Artisan food, cider, cookery demos and tastings were back in full flow at this year's Armagh Food & Cider Weekend after a major show of support from visitors, participants and locals alike, and planning for next year's food heartland spectacular is already under way.
Famed for its thousands of acres of crunchy Bramley apples and its growing range of award-winning ciders, with more events, participants and visitors this year, the event has been hailed as a major triumph for its choice of quality and entertainment.
Events during the festival included specially-arranged dinners and lunches in unique Armagh locations, food tours, and markets with artisan producers and food experiences.
Lord Mayor Of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Statement
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Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Alderman Glenn Barr stated, "I'm delighted to see Northern Ireland's premier food and drink event continue to add to its continued success. The Armagh Food and Cider Weekend proudly and expertly showcases the city and region's rich culinary quality and heritage and the depth and experience of our food producers, suppliers and hospitality industry.
"Given the excellent feedback received this year, I commend the organisers and all the participants for their work delivering the finest festival event yet and I look forward to its return in 2022."
This year's event, which kicked off on Thursday September 9 and ran until Sunday September 12, was supported by Tourism Northern Ireland, DAERA and the Northern Ireland Regional Food Programme.
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