Successful Festival of Food!

THE annual Omagh Food Festival took place on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th June and it was bigger and better than ever. The festival took place under a festival marquee in the carpark located adjacent to Main Street (Kevlin Avenue). The space was transformed into a foodie heaven where indoor and outdoor food/drink producers, street food vendors and suppliers showcased their wares to all. Click here for a list of all vendors.

The Ulster Herald Omagh Food Festival team were delighted to welcome back the fabulous and entertaining celebrity chef Paula McIntyre. The BBC Radio Ulster chef lead the live cooking demo stage and was joined by local chefs and food producers throughout the two days. Together they cooked up a storm and created their favourite dishes. Those in attendance we treated to a taster of the final dishes. This year the festival added a cocktail making demo to the live stage, where Darren from Ion Distillery created delicious drinks and samples where given to all.

Something for everyone…

The event was as always aimed at bringing together local producers and people with a love for food. In addition to the wide range of exhibitors & live cooking demos there was face painting and cupcake decoration for kids, all part of the line-up to the free event.

On Saturday June 29th, the programme kicked off at 11am and on Sunday June 30th, the event kicked off at 1pm with live cooking on stage with chefs from local restaurants and hotels plus cocktail making classes. Celebrity Chef Paula McIntyre (BBC) hosted the cookery demo stage and had her own slot for 45 minutes where she ccokeda wide range of delights including; ‘Kennedy Bacon’ bacon Chops with apple cider glaze, Miso and ‘Barsonscourt’ Ale glazed ‘Ballyriff Buffalo’ buffalo steak and a Rhubab Honey Cake with poached rhubarb.

Paula created her dishes using ingredients from the Food Festival traders. Recipes of the dishes created will be posted online in due course, but if you can’t wait then simply drop an email to and they can be emailed out.


Organised by the Ulster Herald

The Ulster Herald were once again proud to organise this local event and wish to thank the 2019 sponsors for their continued support; Fermanagh & Omagh District Council, Flogas, Silverbirch Hotel and Main Street Omagh.


Launching the 2019 Omagh Food Festival are (L-R) Mairead Kelly, Ulster Herald and event sponsors Allan Duncan, Silverbirch Hotel, Paul Ruegg, Flogas, Michael McElroy, Main Street and Cllr Siobhan Currie, Chair, Fermanagh & Omagh District Council.

For further information contact Elaine Fyffe-Harper or Mairead Kelly at the Ulster Herald on 028 8225 5959. Find us on Facebook or visit and click on Events.

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.


The following recipes were created live on the Flogas Cooking stage by chef Paula McIntyre and guests. 1. Miso...


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