Airfield Estate, Ireland’s largest urban food and farming experience, is set to host its first ever food festival this September 11th – 13th. The festival will give visitors the chance to experience produce from a range of Irish artisan food and drink producers, speakers, demonstrations, free workshops, tastings, scarecrow building, a tea room and kids’ zone.

I love the sound of their opening night, which will feature a pop-up dining experience in Overends restaurant. Guest can enjoy a glass of Airfield’s rhubarb champagne and some home grown canapés.

The food market will comprise of three large tents showcasing some of the best of Irish food produce – Kettyle Irish foods’ salt moss aged beef, lamb, free range chicken & bacon; Roundstone Bakehouse and their Irish breads made with stone ground, ancient grain flours; and seasonal fresh produce from Airfield Estate food gardens and Riddle & Spade Fruit & Vegetable Company. 

As well as this, there will be a range of fantastic speakers including Seamus Caulfield on the history of farming, Gearoid Carvill from The Dublin Honey Project, butchery demos from Kettyle Irish Foods, Conor Kerley discussing nutrition, Iseult Ward from Foodcloud and many more. Food producers at the festival include Natasha’s Raw Foods, Ohco Herbs, Wild About, Glendalough Distillery and Real Breads Ireland.

Admission with Airfield Estate membership is free.

Admission for non-member is €10 for adults, €5 for children.

Tickets for the Overends pop-up experience cost €55.