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Food & Cider Festival

Imagine the autumnal mists rising to meet the apple-laden branches as dawn breaks…

Imagine the heady aroma of a perfect oak barrel, fermented cider…

Imagine foraging for lunch and uncovering a bounty of secreted treats…

Imagine intimate 5-star dining with old friends (and new) under the canopy of elegant tepees…

Imagine creating your own story on painted canvas, nestled amongst the gnarled decade-old branches…

Imagine top class produce and flavours in buzzing showcase, artisan markets…

Imagine no more…. live our passion, hear our story, and taste our tradition!

Festival of food and cider

Photo Credit: Adam & Grace Photography, Long Meadow Cider Portadown.

The ‘Food Heartland Of Northern Ireland’, Armagh is now showcasing its wonderful local produce and acclaimed restaurants in a fabulous annual festival for foodies each autumn.

Whether it is dining on the lawns at a stunning orchard, food tours and trails where you meet and talk to artisan producers and chefs, pop-up restaurants at a traditional cidery or at markets bursting with superb local artisan produce – it can only be Armagh Food and Cider Festival!

This is a movement led from the front by the leading chefs of the area and its many artisan food producers. Working together in the Food Heartland forum they have brought Armagh’s superb local produce to exciting menus that combine local tradition with contemporary cooking. This is your opportunity to enjoy the fruits of that combination.

The ‘Food Heartland Of Northern Ireland’, Armagh is showcasing its wonderful local produce and acclaimed restaurants in a fabulous annual festival for foodies each autumn.

Highlights include a pop-up restaurant at a local cidery, dining in the company of friends (old and new) under cover of glamorous tepees, a Beef Baron’s Dinner, foraging for your own lunch, a cider vs wine face-off and even a murder mystery set amongst the orchards. 

Orchard tours are a becoming a big attraction in Armagh, not least during the spring when apple blossom seems to cover the countryside. It’s a wonderful opportunity for visitors to explore the heritage and techniques of this traditional industry.

Tours at the Festival offer a unique sensory journey and guests can enjoy talking with chefs and producers and hear about their passion and commitment to food and of course have the opportunity to taste and sample as they go.

Urban Orchards is at the heart of the Food and Cider Festival providing gastro experiences and food adventures.

So, why not come and enjoy a foodie’s paradise in Armagh this September. You’re sure to find something to tantalise your taste-buds!

Festival of food and cider

Photo Credit: Adam & Grace Photography, Long Meadow Cider Portadown.