The Burren Food Fayre Weekend will hold its 5th annual food themed event in Lisdoonvarna on the October bank holiday weekend – 29th and 30th October 2016. As part of the Winterage Festival, the Food Fayre showcases the fabulous Burren produce.
This festival weekend stretches over 2 days with Food Workshops on the Saturday at the Spa Wells, Lisdoonvarna from 2.00 – 5.00 pm and a free entry Food Fayre on Sunday at the Pavilion, Lisdoonvarna from 12.00 – 5.00 pm. The event is organised by the Burren Ecotourism Network (B.E.N.) and will have a focus on the food produce offered by the Food Trail members. On both days there will be a strong emphasis on local produce, promoting the delicious flavours of the Burren.
Saturday will feature a variety of food workshops including preserving, fermentation and butchering skills, as well as a Pop Up Café serving tastings of the delicious locally produced food.
Sunday’s activities include food stalls, chef demonstrations, a raffle and several competitions.
The Burren Masterchef competition has a junior and adult section and requires entrants to submit a precooked themed dish to a panel of judges. The Burren Beílíni competition is an internal event for Burren Ecotourism Members to establish the Burren Beílíni as a small bite of Burren produce. There will also be Best Taste of the Fayre and Most Attractive Stall competitions.