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Waterford Harvest Festival grows with support of the business community

Harvest businessCelebrating the people who make good food great, Waterford Harvest Festival has grown to encompass a whole spectrum of food themed, family-fun events since it began in 2009.

The festival, now in its tenth year takes place throughout Waterford city and its surrounds and will bring together a host of food producers, chefs, growers, food entrepreneurs and those who champion good food.

The success of the festival, while in no small part can be attributed to the organisers, has also been credited to the backing of local business sponsors who bring a wealth of support, expertise and assistance to the festival.

Commenting on the sponsor support, Festival Director, Tommie Ryan believes that it is vital in sustaining the festival and giving it impetus to grow. “Without a doubt, the Festival has received fantastic support over the years from Waterford City and County Council and Failte Ireland, in addition to our steadfast corporate supporters, hospitality sponsors and voluntary support team.”

It’s the support of the business community that has seen the festival grow to one of the most anticipated events on the culinary calendar.

“We’ve been most fortunate to have received support from Glanbia and Dawn Meats since the very inception of the festival. Glanbia and Dawn Meats are market leaders in their respective fields and to have their continued support is a fantastic boost to the Harvest Festival. Not only do they contribute financially, but they bring a wealth of visionary ideas which are transformed into great events along with their extensive industry knowledge and this year are supporting the Sports nutrition talk and taste demos respectively.

Tommie also acknowledged the contribution of Se2 continuing its sponsorship of the Harvest Music Stage, Sanofi which sponsors the Harvest Wellness area and new sponsors, HandHeld.ie which have joined Harvest 2018 in supporting the festival’s award-winning decorations.”

Local businesses have been enthusiastic in their support of the Harvest Festival and as a result dozens of fun family friendly exciting events will dot Waterford’s City Centre, Cultural Quarter and Ballybricken Green from September 7th to 9th and will feature a jam-packed, eclectic mix of culinary, family, fun and After Dark events.

Some of the events sponsored by businesses including GIY’s Food Matters,Waterford Chamber Skillnet’s Taste of Food and Craft, Baby HQ LiveWell day, Waterford LEO Love Local Lunch, Anchor Spirit’s Cocktail MasterClass, City Square Chocolate making workshop, and the Reg Churchyard Sessions.

With so many events to enjoy over the three-day Harvest Festival from Friday, September 7th to Sunday, September 9th find out more at www.waterfordharvestfestival.ie or keep up to date on all things Harvest Fest by checking out #waterfordharvest on Facebook and Twitter.


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