New Portrush Beer and Food Festival comes to the North Coast
Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October sees an exciting new event on the North Coast – the Portrush Beer and Food Festival. The event was officially announced at Portrush Town Hall recently. The concept of Lacada Brewery in Portrush, the new festival will showcase and celebrate the very best of artisan food and drink. Heather Quiery (Lacada’s Chairperson) was able to discuss the upcoming Festival which the brewery is organising in collaboration with the local CCAG Food Network, Naturally North Coast and Glens, Fairley’s House of Wines and the RNLI.
“We’re delighted to be involved in this collaboration to bring a new festival to the area and encourage visitors at the very end of the season to come and stay. Often we get great weather in September too. Our local artisan producers will have a fair in the town square and there will be separate Food and Beer Halls in the Town Hall itself, along with great live music to add to the atmosphere!”.
The organisers hope this new Festival will become an annual event and something for locals and tourists alike to celebrate on the North Coast each year. Dr Peter Bolan (Director for tourism management at Ulster University and a Director of Lacada) stated “Events are a hugely important part of our tourism product and particularly those that showcase something authentic and unique to the region in which they take place. This new Beer and Food Festival can become something truly special for Portrush and the North Coast to celebrate”. In addition the Festival will also be fundraising for Portrush RNLI. The Mayor, Cllr Maura Hickey added “Tourism is in the very DNA of our super council area and I welcome this event to give tourists yet another reason to come and sample everything we have to offer!”,
Portrush Beer and Food Festival runs 30th September and Saturday 1st October, 2016.
Check out www.portrushbeerfoodfest.co.uk for more details.