Fingal’s largest summer festival, Flavours of Fingal County Show, is returning for 2019 and will take place this coming Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June.
The two day family event combines the sights and sounds of an agricultural show with a food and family fun experience.
The festival, now in its eighth year, is free of charge for visitors who arrive on foot, use public transport or the free shuttle bus service. For those who opt to drive, parking tickets should be booked in advance online on www.flavoursoffingal.ie.
The Fingal Farmers’ Artisan Food Hall will showcase locally produced foods which can be sampled and purchased, and a range of cookery displays using the best of local produce. Celebrity Chef Adrian Martin will host a qualifying round of the All-Ireland Home Cook Competition with a chance to win a cookery course in the world-famous garden Ballymaloe Cookery School.
A range of food to eat on the day will be on offer, from traditional steak, burgers and fish, and world cuisines such as Asian, Indian and Argentinian fare, to pizza, BBQ and vegan offerings. For those with a sweet tooth, there will be ice cream, churros, crepes, popcorn, frozen yogurt, bubble waffles, and coffee.
The Farmer’s Field at Flavours of Fingal will host displays of cattle, racing sheep, sheepdog, pigs, alpacas, and farm machinery. The poultry area will showcase local fowl and the horticulture tent will highlight locally produced fruit and vegetables as well as local baking and flower arranging.
The event will also feature equestrian competitions, with horses being put through their paces.
As well, there will be live music and entertainment, an arts and crafts marquee, bouncy castles, face painting, archaeological digs, magicians, story telling, a courtyard “chill out zone” and more.
Cllr Eoghan O’Brien, Mayor of Fingal, said: “We are incredibly proud of how the Flavours of Fingal event has developed over the years. It has grown significantly since it began eight years ago and is now the biggest county show in the country, welcoming more than 90,000 people last year. It is a wonderful showcase of the best of what Fingal has to offer when it comes to farming and food production and we are really looking forward to this year’s event.”