Date(s) - 24/09/2016 - 25/09/2016
Thousands of foodies from NI and beyond will descend on Killyleagh to celebrate the Finnebrogue Artisan Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival, 23rd – 25th September, 2016! Sponsored by artisan producer Finnebrogue, this year’s festival will be the largest one yet, with over 15 chocolatiers and nearly 40 local artisan food producers scheduled to set up camp at the historic Killyleagh Castle for the weekend-long festival.
Founded in 2010 to celebrate Killyleagh’s most famous son, Hans Sloane, the inventor of milk chocolate, the biennial festival has grown from strength to strength and is now regarded as one of the leading events of its type in the UK and Ireland.
The festival will kick off on Friday 23rd September with the Chocolate Ball on the grounds of the stunning Killyleagh Castle. Guests will be treated to a chocolate-rich menu prepared and curated by the Chef Simon Dougan of Yellow Door and Finnebrogue consultant development chef Chris Burt, followed by world class entertainment set in a stunning marquee.
The celebration will continue on Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th September with the Finnebrogue Artisan Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival, where guests will enjoy the range of chocolatiers’ displays and market stalls, taste and purchase local artisan produce, and be entertained by the activities for the whole family, offering serious fun for all in 2016!
This year’s programme will include:
- The Chocolate Ball – Friday 23rd September, 6.45pm at Killyleagh Castle (cost £1,000 per table of 10 and can be purchased via email at firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Finnebrogue Artisan Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival – Saturday 24th September & Sunday 25th September (Adults £5 / under 16s free, tickets can be purchased in advance at https://www.ticketea.co.uk/tickets-the-hans-sloane-chocolate-festival/)
The Finnebrogue Artisan Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival kindly acknowledges the support of Tourism Northern Ireland, Newry Mourne & Down District Council, and Food NI in the staging of this year’s event.
For further information or to purchase tickets visit www.hanssloane.com