Thursday 19th September
8.30pm Comedy Capers at The Castle Hotel. Get ready for a really good laugh at this brand new comedy club! Tickets €10.
Friday 20th September
Macroom Buffalo Farm Trail
11.00am A one hour tour of Macroom Buffalo Farm, an insight into the cheese making process and a delicious tasting of their award winning cheeses. Bring your wellies | Tickets €8 | Families (2 &2) €25 |Booking essential - contact Lee Valley Taste Trails 086 8539744
Herbs in Cooking
11.00am at Macroom Library A Herbs in Cooking demo with Aurora Plannels Bernat of An Talamh de Luibheanna
Teatime Swing Dance
8pm at The Castle Hotel Dress up for this stylish, foot-tapping swing spectacular.
Light bites, sweet treats & liquid refreshments. Prizes for best dressed lady & gent.
Live music from swing band Riff Raft.
Tickets €10 from The Castle Hotel, Macroom
Saturday 21st September
Clowning Around Kids Zone
11.00am – 12.30pm, Marquee on the Main Square
Face Painting, Balloon Magic, Conor the Clown, Story-Time & Dancing. Something for kids of all ages.
Taste & Wellness Trail 2019
2.00pm – 5.00pm Follow the taste trail balloons & signs to taste your way around town. €3 per taster at the following participating venues, some with accompanying live music, courtesy of Macroom Food Festival Busking Competition:
- Vaughan’s Café
- Castle Hotel
- Next Door Café
- The Real Olive Company at Golden's Bar
- The Flaming Cook at JC Murphy’s Bar
- Clancy’s Fresh Fish
- Fitzgerald's Bookshop & Chocolate Café
- Ellen's Elegant Cakes at Enchanted Flowers
- Kieran Hartnett's Quality Meats
- TP Cotter's Bar
- Macroom Buffalo Farm at Dinneens Bar
International Food Flavours a very special welcoming experience on the Main Square – foods from around the world, cooked and presented by our international neighbours in Macroom
And some FREE treats for mind, body & home at the following venues:
- Dandelion Health at Nature’s Corner
- Locally sourced Ummera Honey at Deasy’s Pharmacy
- Berocca Demo at The Haven Pharmacy
- Sip, snack & browse at The Front Porch (12pm - 3pm)
Got what it takes to entertain at Macroom Food Festival? We're looking for eight of the finest musicians, bands & singers to busk from 2.00pm - 5.00pm on Saturday 21st September 2019. Send your video demos now to info@macroomfoodfestival Videos will be uploaded to Faceboook, where all your friends and family can vote for you. Likes = Votes. The entrants with the highest numbers of votes win their spot, €100 starting money in the hat and busking spoils. The winner with the highest number of votes wins €200 and will get to open for Hot Guitars at the Saturday Night Session on the Square.
Saturday Night Session on the Square with Hot Guitars
Live music from Hot Guitars with support from some very special guests
Pop Up Food Market
8.00pm – 10.00pm
Sunday 22nd September
Monster Outdoor Food Market
11.00am – 6.00pm Main Square
Over 50 stalls from Macroom, Cork, Munster & beyond, selling world class artisan food & drinks. The market stalls are run by the producers themselves, providing visitors an opportunity to learn first-hand about the products and processes.
Hilarious kids’ fun & entertainment
11.00am – 6.00pm Main Square
Face painting, balloon magic and interactive wackiness from Circus outside the Box.
Live music from the Army Band of the Southern Command & some more surprises.
Danone Nutricia Cork & Kerry Schools Cook-Off
2.00pm & 4.00pm Main Square
Secondary School students from all over Cork & Kerry battle it out in the open air, to prepare a winning dish using local produce.