A Taste of West Cork Food Festival is much more than a festival which happens to be about food. It showcases the wonderful food and food creators of this very special place. It brings together a unique mix of food markets and cooking demonstrations, food tasting and cookery competitions, special dinners, brunches and banquets, talks and exhibits, children's events, adventures and more.

The 2013 festival is set to be bigger and better and to include the much loved traditional open air food and craft market; food demonstrations and tastings;  themed nights in restaurants in Skibbereen and beyond; the already famous Celtic Cook off; blogging workshops amongst others; cookery competitions; traditional music nights; walks and talks and special events.

Plans are afoot to expand and strengthen the festival's connection with our Celtic brethren, not just in the cooking and enjoyment of food but also in the coming together to explore our deep musical connections and to play music together.

There is something to tempt every palate and many events throughout the festival week are free or minimum charges apply so there is also something to suit everyone’s pocket.