Flavours of Fingal, Ireland’s largest Summer family fun event.
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd July, 11am-6pm.
Taking place at Newbridge House and Farm, just 10 minutes from Dublin Airport, these beautiful rolling parklands come to life for 2 amazing days of music, entertainment, farming, food, sport and fun.
Flavours of Fingal, now in it’s 11th year, has to be experienced to be believed.
With over 80,000 visitors in 2022, and plans for bigger and better in 2023 Flavours of Fingal is much more than just an agricultural event, it promises a fun-filled family day out for all ages, showcasing the best of food and drink produce, offering spectacular entertainment, fantastic shopping, music and family fun; there really is something for everyone.
Highlights of the festival include:
Farmer’s Field: hosted by the Fingal Farmers Group, this area will highlight the best of farm animals including cattle classes, sheepdog trials, alpacas, sheep and pigs. Traditional farming methods and techniques will be demonstrated alongside some of the most modern, state-of-the-art farm machinery. It’s not all animals and tractors, join our instructor Patricia for social dancing with lessons in Jive, Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and Line Dancing!
The Horticulture Tent organised by Fingal Horticulture Society will host Flower & Gardening Demonstrations, 80 competition classes from flowers to vegetables to home baking, seed sowing, hanging basket & container gardening, plant propagation, and a series of workshops with expert gardeners including Christopher White, multiple medal winner at Chelsea Flower Show and Bloom.
Dublin’s Coast & Fields: Explore the bustling food market from Dublin’s Coast & Fields, brimming with stalls featuring an array of delicious, locally sourced produce. From freshly harvested fruits and vegetables to artisan cheeses, seafood and bread, visitors can sample and purchase an assortment of delectable treats. Some of the local producers taking part include An Bácús Beag, Feisty Ferments, McNally Family Farm and Country Crest. Take a seat and watch cookery demonstrations with top local chefs, including Declan McManus of the King Sitric restaurant, Howth who will showcase the wonderful seafood caught around our coast.
Family Fun Zone: The festival is a family-friendly event, with a dedicated Kids Zone, in partnership with Keelings, offering engaging activities for children. Activities will include theatre and circus skills, arts and crafts, magicians, puppet shows and traditional games. There is action and entertainment for children of all ages. But there is also a quiet zone for children and families who need a little space during a busy day out.
Wellness Lawn: another new addition to the festival this year is exercise and wellness for all ages. Join local expert instructors on the lawn for free Yoga, Pilates, DanceFit, family fun fitness and strength and conditioning classes.
Equestrian Showcase: Hosted by Fingal Harriers, professional Irish horse riders will compete in top competitions including the Mervue Amateur, speed classes, RDS Dublin Horse Show qualifiers and the Joe Duffy BMW National Grand Prix. Ringside seating will be available to cheer on the fantastic competitors.
Live Music and Entertainment: Enlivening the festival atmosphere, there will be live music performances in the Walled Garden and Front of House featuring local talent along with Irish and ballroom dancing.
In addition to free admission to the event, Fingal County Council are also offering a shuttle bus option to and from Balbriggan/Skerries, Rush/Lusk, Swords, Naul/Ballyboughal and Blanchardstown. The cost is €1.50 per person for a return ticket and under 16’s go free. All tickets must be booked in advance. If you are travelling by car, pre-book your car parking ticket for the best value. Early bird car tickets are priced at €15.00 and €20.00 or €30.00 on the day.
For more information and to book your parking and shuttle bus tickets, visit the festival's website www.flavoursoffingal.ie or follow us on social media for regular updates and announcements.