Date(s) - 20/08/2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Following the success of its inaugural year, Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, hosts of Speciality Food Fair, have announced a packed line – up for the Fair’s second appearance in Moira Demesne on Saturday 20th August. Featuring a wide range of primary and artisan producers from the Moira area and across Northern Ireland, this year’s Fair is expected to be a date not to be missed by food enthusiasts and families across the province.
Held in conjunction with Tourism Northern Ireland’s Year of Food and Drink, the festival will include many award-winning food offerings to suit all tastes. Fittingly, August has been designated the month of celebrating NI Meat in the Year of Food and Drink calendar. The Speciality Food Fair in Moira could not be more ideally placed with the celebrated Great Taste Supreme Champions, McCartney’s and Hannan Meats located in the town. Products from both will be featured in the Kitchen Sessions by the chefs including Moira’s own Chris McGowan of Wine & Brine in advance of his third appearance on Great British Menu, Derek Patterson of Moira’s The Tannery, part of the widely-acclaimed Plough Group, and Stevie Higginson of Square Bistro, Lisburn. Sarah McGreechan of Sarah’s World Fare will provide some meat free inspiration, using the range of Northern Irish produce showcased in the artisan food market marquee. Visitors will have the chance to buy directly from the farmers themselves, whilst the picnic area will feature gourmet street food that epitomises the farm to fork ethos.
Alongside these primary producers, guests will find organic vegetables, artisan cheese, bread and cakes, jams, chutneys, chocolates, fudge and many other speciality foods – many from multi-award winning producers.
With speciality teas and coffees served from vintage trucks and a gourmet street food village offering premium sausages and burgers (with beef, lamb, goat or indeed a vegan black bean burger on offer) to fresh oysters, seafood chowder, pizza and freshly made crepes, expect to be spoilt for choice. Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of the picnic area with a range of family friendly activities including face painting, storytelling, pop-art and more, while enjoying tunes played by local musicians, all in the spirit of keeping it local this summer.
Entry and parking to the Speciality Food Fair Moira is free. The Fair will run from 10am – 6pm on Saturday 20th August. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/foodfairmoira or follow the Speciality Food Fair Moira on Twitter and Instagram @FoodFairMoira.