Wexford festivals join forces for larger Rockin’ Food event

The 1950s-style Rockin’ Music Fest has teamed up with the Enniscorthy Food Festival to create the bigger Rockin’ Food Festival this August bank holiday weekend.

It will run from Friday to Sunday, and food and music lovers are in for a treat. Forty free events will celebrate the best of Irish food, craft, and design.

The two original festivals have attracted tens of thousands of visitors over the years, and, combined, are expected to draw thousands more to Wexford.

The Enniscorthy Rockin’ Food Festival is based on 1950s rock ’n’ roll, rockabilly, and rhythm ’n’ blues music, and attracts visitors from all over Ireland and Europe. There will be fun for the family in the square, with children’s carousel, face-painting, balloon-makers and an outdoor movie.

Food will also be available, in the form of a tapas trail, celebrity-chef cookery demonstrations and tastings with chef, Edward Hayden, a locally produced craft beer and cider exhibition, toegther with a showcase of local produce and crafts from Wexford and beyond.

Because Enniscorthy is the hometown of Brooklyn author, Colm Tóibín, outdoor screenings of the film will also take place.

The Rockin’ & Food Festival offers an extensive, free programme, with a choice of more than 40 events, including live music gigs all weekend, artisan food, craft and beer markets, outdoor movie screenings, a Junior 1798 Rebellion march, and story telling.

Younger festival-goers can enjoy the Junior Rebel Parade, treasure hunt, Mad Hatters tea party, bungee trampoline, arts and crafts, storytelling and Punch and Judy.



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