Waterford Harvest Festival 2023

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Waterford Harvest Festival celebrates the food and food heritage of Waterford and is all about local food.

As a coastal county with a rich agricultural tradition and many small artisan producers as well as larger food companies, there is a huge variety of local foods to celebrate. During the festival cookery demonstrations, food tours,  tastings, workshops and restaurant trails will all focus on local produce, encouraging both visitors and locals to perhaps try some food they’ve never sampled before.

As is fast becoming a tradition with all Waterford Festivals, there will be lots of activity on the street, with parties, picnics and a local farmers market.

Waterford BlaaCertain to have pride of place will be the Waterford ‘Blaa’ which has received ‘protected geographical indication status’ from the EU, officially recognising it as a unique local specialty.

Waterford people love their blaas (they munch their way through more than 10,000 of them every day) and are positively evangelical about their charms.

Basically a blaa is a soft bread roll covered with flour,  best eaten very freshly baked, and you’ll be able to have yours filled with just about anything you can imagine during the Harvest Festival.

Date and details for 2023 subject to confirmation.

Map and Details for Waterford Harvest Festival

Many events are on the streets and in the shops and you’ll just come across them. Almost every restaurant and food outlet in the city is involved, with special menus and tastings throughout the week. Other official events such as cookery demos are held in the Mall, where a large marquee is erected.

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