Harvest Festival at at Powerscourt Distillery

Sun 01st October 2023 | 12 pm to 5 pm | Powerscourt Distillery

Join Powerscourt Distillery as they celebrate the Harvest Season in Ireland on Sunday, October 1st  from 12 pm to 5 pm. Powerscourt Distillery will participate in a celebration of Irish Whiskey and the harvest. The best of Wicklow’s culture, food & drink will be centre-stage, showcasing our food culture, markets, panel discussions, Fercullen Irish Whiskey and plenty more.

Click here to book your Ticket(s).

Please note:

  • entry to this event is only guaranteed if you have a valid ticket, as this is an indoor event with limited capacity.
  • all talks will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • all talks listed, unless otherwise stated, are complementary.
  • This event does not include a Tour of the Distillery.

Running Order (If a session is booked out, speakers may be available afterwards for questions)

Waterfall Room

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
Whiskey Tastings with Head of Whiskey, John Cashman.
* €15

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Whiskey Tastings with Head of Whiskey, John Cashman.
* €15

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Whiskey Tastings with Head of Whiskey, John Cashman.
* €15

Mill House

Cheddar Making demonstration with Tom Burgess from Coolatin Cheddar.

Wicklow Food and Drinks producers demos and tastings.

Cinema Room

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm:
Food Styling for the Film Set with John O’Brien of Enniskerry Antiques.

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm:
A Day in the Life of a TV Chef with Celebrity Chef Catherine Fulvio.

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm:
Food in Film with TU Dublin Food Media Lecturer Anke Klitzing.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm:
Drinks on Screen with Wine Spirits Women Chairperson Sinéad Smyth.

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm:
Food Documentaries with Chef, Filmmaker and activist Tadgh Byrne.

Tasting Rooms

12:45 pm – 4:45 pm:
History & Lore of the Elderberry Tree: Foraging Walk & Folklore presentation, demonstration and tastings with Lorraine O’Dwyer (Please see gallivanting.ie for more info – payment is required for this event).

12:00 pm – 4:45 pm:
Bee-Keeping Talks and Honey Tastings with Olly Nolan at Powerscourt Orchard – (Please see www.ollysfarm.ie for more info – payment is required for this event).

Sugarloaf Room

Wicklow Food, Drinks & Craft Market including Daisy Cottage Farm, The Birds and The Teas, Janet’s Country Fayre, Le Paysan, Wicklow Way Wines, Mic’s Chilli and Ebb and Flow.

Whiskey Lounge

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Entertainment includes music from the Victory Dolls, Poetry Readings from Actor Patrick Bergin and Traditional Music.

The October Fesast is funded by the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine under the Rural Innovation Development Fund.