The Wicklow Naturally Festival of Food

Sat 14th October 2023 | 12 pm to 5 pm | BrookLodge & Macreddin Village, Co. Wicklow

The Wicklow Naturally Festival of Food will celebrate the food and drink of County Wicklow with a focus on sustainable eating and drinking and will showcase the food and drink producers and providers in Wicklow who offer a delicious bounty with sustainability at the heart of every table. 

The event will include discussion panels on: 

  • Sustainable Tourism in Wicklow – 12 noon to 12:45 pm
  • Biodiversity at the Wicklow Table – 1 pm to 1:45 pm
  • Tradition to Innovation – Sustainable food and drink production in Wicklow – 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
  • ‘Place on a Plate, food miles’ – 4 pm to 4:45 pm  

Talks and tasting on

  • Wicklow Way Wines – 2 pm to 2:30 pm 
  • The Great Eastern Brewing Company – 3.30 pm to 4 pm
  • Whiskey – 5 pm to 6 pm

Chefs, producers and experts from around the Garden County and beyond including Chef Conor Spacey, Dr JP McMahon from Food on the Edge, Darina Allen of Ballymaloe Cookery School, and Hermione Winters from SlowFood Ireland will be part of our discussion panels. 

We will also have a producer’s market, foraging and beekeeping talks and demonstrations, live music, whiskey masterclasses, wine tastings and plenty of delicious food and drink.

The market will consist of the following food and craft producers:

  • Be Kind
  • Earth Food Chocs
  • Egyptian Vegetarian
  • Grá Aran
  • Hips and Haws
  • Le Paysan
  • Mic’s Chilli
  • Olly’s Honey
  • Powerscourt Distillery
  • Sweet Treats
  • The Birds and the Teas
  • The Hemp Farm
  • Turas Leather
  • Vera Foods
  • Wicklow Way Wines
  • Wild Acres

This is a free event for registration is required in advance. You can register here. For your convenience, there’s a bus to and from Dublin City Centre which can be booked here.

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