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Friday, 20th – Sunday, 22nd September 2024 at Naas Racecourse, Co Kildare

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The 2024 Taste of Kildare festival offers an exciting world food tour without leaving the county! Showcasing the very best local and visiting chefs, the cuisine from regional producers highlights the diversity and vibrancy of food culture in Co Kildare.

From traditional Irish fare to Asian-inspired dishes and everything between. A vibrant, diverse blend of homegrown and international flavours awaits you.

Our unique food and drink celebration highlights the globally-inspired dining vibrancy that can now be found right in the heart of Ireland's culinary capital.

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What to expect?

Browse creations from dozens of talented local artisans and producers in our lively market. Renowned chefs demonstrate cooking skills live on stage while experts lead spirited workshops. Enjoy perfectly paired food and drinks or sample regional specialties. Hone your own kitchen talents at hands-on culinary workshops. Listen to festive music at festive communal tables and sample vendor fare.

An incredible array of flavours and experiences - both mindful and indulgent!

Exhibitor & sponsorship opportunities!

Calling all attendees, food and drink producers, restaurateurs, chefs and sponsors! We invite you to submit an expression of interest to join us at the upcoming 2024 Taste of Kildare festival.

In 2018 the inaugural Taste of Kildare Festival in the K Club attracted over 3,500 visitors. Following 2018, the 2021 Festival was held in The Curragh Racecourse, during the Autumn racing festival, with a combined attendance of over 15,000 visitors.

Now in 2024, it will be a fresh blend of dining experiences, markets, mixology, produce, producers, heritage, storytelling and entertainment – a foodies heaven.

This is a tremendous opportunity to showcase your local quality ingredients, specialities and culinary expertise to thousands of attendees celebrating the rich tastes of our county. Previous years have seen everything from artisan bakers to craft brewers, family eateries to fine dining, we welcome businesses of all kinds.

Whether serving up your signature bites, hosting an interactive demo, providing samples, or exhibiting in our producer tent, this festival offers a platform to widen your customer base and present new sponsor opportunities.

Joining as an event partner includes promotion via our website, social media, email newsletters and more. Partners have enjoyed great visibility and attendee interest during past events through these offerings.

We welcome your application to trade your wares, sponsor our features, or get involved in this exciting celebration of our diverse food and drink scene.

Festival date: Friday, 20th to Sunday, 22nd September 2024
Location:
Naas Racecourse, Co Kildare

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