The Festival


In it’s 15th year, Midleton Food and Drink Festival 2017 is building on a strong foundation. Events will run from 3rd to 10th September with the family favorite Street Festival on Saturday 9th September. The East Cork region has a deeply embedded culture of food and drink production from beef to barley and pork to prawns. It’s history tells a story of struggles and triumphs where food and drink producers have been taken for granted and undervalued. Thankfully that is no longer the case. Awareness of the importance of our local food and drink producers and pride in what they bring to the region has never been higher. East Cork is home to masters of the culinary arts, transforming the local produce into dishes to savour. Sometimes the art is in the simplicity, other times through intricacy and patience. The Midleton Food and Drink Festival 2016 is held at a traditional time of celebration following harvest. It is a gathering up of all that is good in food and drink in the region and allowing consumers to interact with producers.

Midleton, a market town for centuries is proud to host the weekly Midleton Farmers’ Market, the first of the revival of such markets in Ireland.

With an estimated 25,000 people visiting Midleton Food and Drink Festival 2016, we anticipate that this year will be every bit as enticing. Watch out for our programme of events running over the full week preceding the Street Festival on Saturday 9th September.