Supporting Rural Development in
Waterford County

Waterford Festival of Food

Waterford Leader Partnership CLG under the Rural Development Programme has been an avid supporter of the Waterford Festival of Food since it began in 2008.

11/06/2022. Pictured at the Woodhouse Estate Walled Garden Dinner at the 13th annual West Waterford Festival of Food, one of Ireland’s biggest food festivals, which ran from 10 – 12 June with almost 100 events happening across the weekend. Photograph: Patrick Browne Photography.  By courtesy of Waterford Festival of Foods.

Video Credit: Waterford Festival of Foods

Over the years the festival has been a showcase of the food of the region, as well as being host to top chefs, fresh flavours, interesting influences and variety of events that grew and evolved.  It has a full programme of events over a three day period from dining, trails and tours, live demos, childrens events, markets, entertainment, the list goes on and changes year to year.  There is something to suit all ages and tastes and a great family outing.

The festival is a testament to the organisers and local businessess, communities, volunteers and funders that come on board every year making it one of the best Food and Events festival in country. All proceeds from the festival are re-invested to ensure the ongoing success of the festival and local business going forward.

Both Legacy Cider and Blackwater Distillery pictured below received support under the Rural Development 2014 – 2022 Leader Programme.

Photos taken by Browne Photography and by courtesy of Waterford Festival of Foods 

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