A brand new and exciting addition to the Blas na hÉireann weekend of events.
Eat Ireland in a Day – the newest addition to the Blas Village
There will be a new space which will be open to all festival visitors which will showcase Blas na hÉireann finalists and winners.
This space will be called Eat Ireland in a Day and will house 4 5m x 5m tents. Each of the 4 tents house producers from one of the 4 provinces of Ireland. Each provincial tent has spaces for 6 producer showcase spaces from each province.
This is an exciting new opportunity which for the first time allows the Blas Village to open up to the public over the weekend of the awards and Dingle Food Festival.
Dates & Times
These venues will be open as follows;
Thursday 29th: Evening only, open for press & buyer visits – this is not a trading time but a showcase to buyers and press
Friday 30th: 10am – 6pm
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd October: 11am – 5pm
In addition to the tents there will be an interactive area where producers will rotate on a Meet the Maker space.
In this space producers will be interview in front of attendees on the craft and skills involved in their produce.
Eat Ireland in a Day will celebrate the finalists at the awards and showcase to the festival attendees (both visitors and local audience) the quality food & drinks which have reached the finalist stage of this all island competition.
Eligibility: To be eligible an exhibiting producer must be a 2022 finalist or a finalist (or a finalist from 2021 or 2020 when live events did not take place)
Ideally, we would like to work with food networks who will co-ordinate their producers within their space, this will allow for a rotation of producers on the stand should they so wish.
Cost: €900 which includes a 1m space (as outlined below) and covers Friday, Saturday & Sunday (Thursday evening press event also)
Please note there are some options for trading on individual days
- Each pagoda tent will have 6 producer display stands which are 1m wide
- Each stand will be branded with the producer logo (this can be amended daily if producers are rotating)
- There will be access to electricity & refrigeration (limited refrigeration which must be pre-booked)
- We also have supports in place to assist with accommodation, parking on site for exhibitors, etc
How to apply: Email your interest to Artie & Fallon on firstname.lastname@example.org
At the moment we are looking for an expression of interest and we will work in more detail with those who are interested in taking part with drawings of the layout, graphics, etc.