It’s back! Bigger and tastier than ever! Yes folks, it’s the finale of the festival – the big eat on the Quay, the big day out, call it what you will - just don’t miss it!
There will be over 100 stalls offering a fantastic array of food and crafts so arrive on the Quays with your stomach rumbling, your taste buds tantalising and your comfy walking shoes on!
A very special “Forgotten Skills’ area demonstrating activities of yesteryear such as threshing, apple pressing, butter making, weaving, sewing, blacksmithing and more. GIY Ireland will demonstrate seed sowing and honey making and for the third year running, the National Sheaf Throwing Competition will thrill and entertain!
Visit the DIY DEMO booth and learn how to make yogurt, ice cream, beer and cider while gaining tips on composting and wormery. Yummy.
A Farm Village complete with Vintage Tractors will be created on the Quay where you can get close to some friendly farmland critters with the Agri Aware Mobile farm including cattle and sheep from Dawn Meats. You could even try your hand at milking the special Macra cow!
A Health and Wellness area will offer basic health testing and inspire you with nutritionists’ talk from Paula Mee.
Kidzone will have activities to keep the kids happy including a treasure hunt, magic show, face painting, pet shop, art and crafts toy tractor run and plenty more!
Don’t miss the Artisan Baker’s Corner where Waterford Blaa Bakers will reveal the history of the Blaa and some insights into the making of the unique yet humble Waterford treasure. Visit the best marquee on the Quay for sumptuous delights and tasty treats guaranteed to satisfy your palate. The best bakers in Waterford, M & D Bakery, Hickeys Bakery, Barron's Bakery & Harney's Bakery will all be under the one roof bursting at the seams with delicious blaas and breads. There will be Blaa making as well as baking and delicious samples filled with local produce on offer from cheese, meat and pudding to relish and chutneys. So come on down to the Artisan Bakers Corner for not only an education into the famous Waterford Blaa but plenty of good home made, locally sourced food for your belly!
Come and learn more about Irish Farmhouse Cheese with Cáis. There are about 50 cheesemakers in Ireland and they make over 120 different cheeses. At this stand you will get information about the different types of cheese, the production process, and get a taste of some too. They can answer all your questions and, to test your knowledge, they will run a little quiz.
Watch out for the Hungry Hoarders- Fado get up to some heritage trickery!
Cookery Demo's by local chefs on the Quay:
12.30 – 1.15 John Moore- The Tower Hotel
1.30 – 2.15 Jean Baptiste Dubois- Athenaeum House Hotel
2.30 – 3.15 Jenny Flynn- Faithlegg House Hotel
3.30-4.15 Eric Theze- La Boheme
4.30 – 5.15 Sabai