The tents are up, the exhibitors are on their way and the chefs are stocking up on ingredients -it’s almost time for the launch of A Taste of Donegal Food Festival 2019.

Now in its 11th year, the event attracts thousands of food and drink enthusiasts to Donegal Town.

The event kicks off from 4pm on Friday, with the official opening at 7pm and a fireworks display at 10pm (weather permitting).

From Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th August you can discover, dine and delight in the exciting culinary scene of Donegal.

This year’s event is set to be the best yet, with 130 food and drink exhibitors and some exciting new additions.

A new Cherrymore Kitchens children’s marquee will be open from Saturday to Sunday, with a special kitchen, interactive workshops, cookery demonstrations by award winning celebrity chefs, experts on Education, Sustainability, & Biodiversity with some balloon magic and an Agri Aware Open Farm.

The Food Festival will stretch beyond the pier this year too, with a walk taking place around the River Bank as part of Heritage Week.

And there’s non-stop cooking and entertainment in the festival village. Attendees will be entertained by celebrity chefs, wine and beer masterclasses, music and much more.

Donegal Daily will be offering you a sample of events all weekend on a Live Blog at :

You can plan your visit over the three days by browsing the full festival programme at: