At this stage regarded as an annual event the popular ‘A Taste of Louth’ returns to Marshes Shopping Centre on Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10.
The aim of A Taste of Louth is to celebrate the high quality and diversity of superb local artisan food producers and the versatility, talent and skill of local craft producers.
In addition the Chefs Kitchen will be free to the public with cookery demonstrations from local chefs throughout the weekend.
There will also be some great prizes to be won on the day.
A whole host of top class artisan producers from the north-east will feature at the festival to ensure that you can get everything you need for the Christmas season- from local culinary delights to bespoke crafts and unique gifts ideal for family and friends.
The organisers of the event are once again grateful to have been sponsored by the Marshes Shopping Centre and McArdle Meats.
Local artisan producers participating at the event include; Daisy’s Pantry - who will have a range of homemade jams and chutneys prepared for the day, Kookee - who make scrumptious homebaked cookies and cookie dough, Darling Buds - who are wedding and event floral arrangers, Ferdia Fine Foods - manufacturers of Ferdia Chocolates, Chapel Cross Cakes - who create beauiful bespoke celebration cakes, McCloskey;’s Bakery - who will have a range of artisan Breads and susikay over the weekend, Handmade Handbags, diaries and candles, Red Dog Foods chilli sauces and jams, Coole Swan cream liquor and Quaint who sell lots of unique gifts and are an Annie Sloan Paints vendor.
There is something for everyone at this festival.
The county’s secondary and primary schools can get involved with the Cupcake competition which is being run for secondary school students and has traditionally seen entries of a very high standard.
Primary schools will be able to get involved in a colouring competition.
The poster to be coloured will be distributed to all primary schools in Louth and prize giving will be held over the weekend with thanks to Crowne Plaza, Dundalk.
The Festival is organised by the Parents and Friends of the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland and is supported by Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dundalk Chamber of Commerce and Louth Economic Forum.
Keep an eye on their website which can be found at www.tasteoflouth.ie.
You can also like the event on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tasteoflouth and follow the organisers on twitter using the handle @tasteoflouth.
If you are a trader and would like to take part in the fiar, or are interested in becoming a sponsor of the event, please contact Martina Morrow via email email@example.com or by telephoning 086-6005306.
Above all, please come and see for yourself in November, the high quality food and crafts that are produced in Louth with such skill and care.