The Omagh Food Festival is back!

DISHING up the ultimate foodie and family experience this summer is the annual Omagh Food Festival.

Guaranteed to serve some tasty treats, the festival will run from 1pm-5pm on Saturday August 11 and Sunday August 12 with celebrity chef Paula McIntyre taking centre stage.

Organised by the Ulster Herald the event will take place on Main Street in Omagh and is backed by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Flogas and the Silverbirch Hotel.

Mairead Kelly, event organiser with the Ulster Herald stated, ‘The Food Festival is a great opportunity for local suppliers and restaurants to promote their food and also themselves over a two-day period to a captive audience. “A big thank you to the council, Flogas, the Silverbirch Hotel and Main Street for their continued support of this now annual event.’’

What’s Cooking?

Visit our wide range of fabulous stalls, producers and suppliers of quality: buffalo, bacon, preserves, artisan breads, cider, wood fired pizza, cakes, pastries & buns, homemade pestos, tapenades and sundried tomatoes, cheeses and chat with local restaurant chefs.  

On Saturday August 11, the programme kicks off at 1pm with live cooking on stage with chefs from Main Street, Silverbirch Hotel, The Mellon Country Inn, Il Carro Della Pizza and Erne Larder Preserves.

Celebrity Chef Paula McIntyre (BBC) is hosting the cookery demo unit and will have her own slot from 2pm for 45 minutes.

On Sunday August 12, the programme again kicks off at 1pm with Paula McIntyre hosting the cookery demo unit and serving up her own tasty dishes using products from the various food producers/supplier on-site. She will be joined on stage by more local chefs cooking their signature dishes, including Kennedy Bacon.

Food stalls and family fun

The event is aimed at highlighting all that is mouth-watering about food in Omagh and the surrounding area and so a range of food stalls will be set up along with face painting and balloon modelling for the kids. As the daytime event draws to a close various bars and restaurants around the town are hosting a range of exciting bands, musical performances and food festival related menus.   

Contact Mairead at the Ulster Herald on 028 8225 5959 for more info.

Check out our video wrap from last year’s event…

On the menu was a selection of tasty treats including gourmet burgers to fine dining with top local chefs and of course celebrity TV & radio personality, Paula McIntyre.

Aaron Dolan brings a little bit of France to Main Street during the Omagh Food Festival which proved to be a major success



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