The Slow Food Apple & Craft Cider Festival is a celebration of Irish apples and their importance to the culture and history of South Tipperary. This family friendly festival will feature lots of events for old and young, with great fun activities for children. There will be a juice bar and family barbecues, spit-roasts and tapíní (that's tapas Irish style!), with smaller, affordable portions of food so that you can try it all.
Live music will keep the festival atmosphere going and the Orchard Special will give kids the chance to take a train ride around the Apple Farm. At the centre of the festival will be the revival of traditional pure-juice cider.
As well as celebrating craft cider, there will be opportunities to watch apple-pressing and cider-making demonstrations, to learn about Irish apple varieties and the history of apple-growing and cider-making. Apple growers and producers of apple-based foods will be showcasing their products and there will be opportunities to enjoy great local food with a distinct apple flavour.
The Festival Gala Dinner will feature a fabulous apple-inspired tasting menu. This year there will also be a number of workshops about the tradition and history of apple growing, cider production and the commercialisation of apples, and the business opportunities for apple growers and ways to use apples at home will be explored.