About Us

Waterford Harvest Festival is a city wide festival celebrating food heritage and culture in Waterford. Join us for seven days of fun filled foodie events.

We have something to suit all tastes, with cookery demonstrations, food tours, foodie films, tastings, workshops and restaurant trails. This midweek menu is rounded off by a wonderful weekend of Street Parties with a picnic, a quayside market, a Viking Banquet, and Artisan Beer Fest- all basking in the glory of the delicious good, clean food on offer in a city surrounded by such rich resources as The Bread Basket, The Golden Vale and The Atlantic Ocean.

Since pagan times, the harvest festival has been a time to celebrate the crop, for family and the wider community to relax and enjoy the fruits of their labours. Waterford Harvest Festival recreates a modern version of this traditional feast and celebratory period, with foodie fun and educational events for all and children's entertainment across the city. The festival takes place from the 10th - 16th September 2012 and encourages people from Waterford, the rest of Ireland and beyond to gather together and experience an exciting range of culinary delights.

WHF brings together, involves and educates people in the appreciation of good, clean, fair food, showcasing all the gastronomic delights the region has to offer. Waterford and the surrounding environs is home to an expanding network of dedicated, enthusiastic producers and the Waterford Harvest Festival is just one way to leak this secret to the rest of the country and to put Waterford on the gastronomic world map.