Festivals & Events

Westport Food Festival ‘bows out’ for 2019 after 8 year run

For 'a combination of reasons' the festival will not go ahead this June

The Westport Food Festival has followed suit from Galway and is bowing out for 2019.

A note posted on the festival’s website says it ‘bows out’ for 2019 following an eight year run in the Mayo town.

“Chairman Eoin McDonnell and the committee of Westport Food Festival regret that for a combination of reasons the festival won’t be going ahead in 2019”, reads the statement.

“They want to thank everyone who has been involved in the festival since it began. It has been a real celebration of food in Westport drawing together producers, eateries of all descriptions and people who are just interested in food and its provenance.”

Billed as a showcase for the best of Mayo’s food producers, restaurants, chefs, baristas and more, the festival had it’s first outing back in 2011.

“Westport Food Festival has been a mainstay of the summer calendar for the last 8 years”, said McDonnell.

“It has played an important part in highlighting Westport as a centre of good food and provided opportunities for local producers to develop their business. Thanks to everyone who has so generously helped out to make it possible.”

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