The Summer holidays may be slipping away…
But things aren’t winding down too quickly in East Cork. With festivals the whole family will enjoy, there are two very unique and exciting festivals happening very soon; Youghal Medieval Festival & FEAST.
Here’s all you need to know.
Youghal Medieval Festival
This is a free event not to be missed! Held on Saturday the 18th of August and Sunday the 19th August, Youghal will once again celebrate its renowned beauty, heritage, and history with its celebrated and award winning Youghal Medieval Festival.
Celebrating National Heritage Week, Youghal Medieval Festival will bring together over 150 performers, entertainers, musicians, historians, re-enactors and over 40 events. Festival goers can also look forward to lots of talks, walks, tours and FREE Gala Concert.
Held in the open air, but with plenty of indoor activities too, it’s the perfect opportunity to step back in time, with serfs, knights, jousting, falconry and historical re-enactments.
For more information and a full list of the programme, click on the link here.
FEAST – The East Cork Food & Drink Festival
If you are a foodie, then you will be in foodie heaven with this festival in early September! Feast Cork 2018 will run from 2nd to 9th September based in the market town of Midleton. Running for over a decade, what was once known as the ‘Midleton Food Festival’ is now FEAST, the East Cork Food & Drink Festival.
Beginning with the official opening on Sunday night, September 2nd in the Jameson Heritage Centre the week of Feast Cork 2018 has food-focused events every night. The main event happens on Saturday September 8th, when the entire town of Midleton is animated by this vibrant and exciting festival from early in the morning to late in the evening.
Bringing together a host of hardworking, innovative food producers from all over this landscape that is largely defined by food production and food heritage, Feast Cork 2018 is a celebration and showcase that mixes the old and new, the traditional and the innovative.
For a full list of events head to www.feastcork.ie