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The Omagh Food Festival is back!

DISHING up the ultimate foodie and family experience this summer is the annual Omagh Food Festival. It’s the first weekend of the summer, the schools are out and all roads lead to the local foodie event of the summer!

Guaranteed to serve some tasty treats, the festival will run from 11am-4pm on Saturday June 29th and 1pm -5pm Sunday June 30th with highly entertaining and knowledgeable 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 and Flogas.

Mairead Kelly, one of the event organisers 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, and Main Street for their continued support of this now annual event.’’

What’s Cooking?

We will host a wide range of fabulous food producers, suppliers, street food vendors and chefs. A marquee filled with stalls, the Flogas live demo cooking stage and an eating area will take place in the large carparking space adjacent to Main Street.

On Saturday June 29th, the programme kicks off at 11am and on Sunday June 30th, the event kicks off at 1pm with live cooking on stage with chefs from local restaurants and hotels plus cocktail making classes. Celebrity Chef Paula McIntyre (BBC) is hosting the cookery demo unit and will have her own slot for 45 minutes were she will cook up a fabulous meal using ingredients form the Food Festival traders. Recipes from the dishes created will be posted online for event visitors to recreate when they get home into their own kitchens!

The event is aimed at highlighting all that is mouth-watering about food and drink in Omagh and the surrounding area and so a range of food & drink stalls will be set up along with entertainment 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 or Elaine at the Ulster Herald on 028 8225 5959 or email omaghfoodfestival@northwestnewsgroup.com for more info.

 

Celeb chef Paula McIntyre is joined on stage by Main Street chef Wilson as they cook up a storm on the Flogas live cooking stage.

 

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