Ballymaloe Festival of Food

   Celebrating 60 years of Ballymaloe

17th, 18th, 19th May 2024

Welcome to Ireland's newest event, 'Ballymaloe Festival of Food'. Featuring Cooking Demonstrations from celebrated chefs, Pop-Up Dinners, Talks, Stalls and Activities celebrating the journey of good food, from the soil and the sea to your plate. Coming to you Summer 2024

What can you expect at the Ballymaloe Festival of Food?

We will be announcing more about this festival in the coming months.


There’s something for everyone at the Ballymaloe May Fair!
Whether you're interested in cooking, art, theatre, fitness or having a pint in the sun with friends, you're sure to enjoy this Summer Festival that celebrates innovation  and brings us back to our roots.

Live Performances, Cooking Demonstrations, Craft Workshops, Walled Garden Fitness Classes, Garden Walks, Farm Sustainability Tours, Ballymaloe History Tours, Biodiversity Tours, Forgotten Skills Displays, a Children's Activity Area, Irish Crafts, Irish Fashion, Furniture & So Much More.

The Walled Garden was host to two amazing performances over the weekend.
A very special performance of Midsummer Nights Dream took place on Friday evening and we are delighted that Candlelit Tales joined us on Saturday afternoon with their wonderful performance of Mythical Irish Tales.

Thank you to all the performers, exhibitors, chefs and musicians who brought their talent to the May Fair this year!

Festival Activities:

Exhibitors Mayfair 2023

May 12th, 13th and 14th 2023

Friday 5pm to 10pm - Saturday 10am to 10pm - Sunday 10am to 5pm.

To receive an invite to apply for a stall please contact