Thousands of patrons are expected to attend the Taste of Wicklow weekend, taking place from Friday, June 28, to Sunday, June 30, at the Abbey Grounds in Wicklow Town.
A record breaking 5000 people attended last year’s staging of the festival, and that number is expected to increase this year.
The fun-filled weekend kicks off on Friday 28th June with the outdoor screening of the family favourite movie “The Greatest Showman” in the Abbey Grounds. Gates open at 9pm, with snacks, music and a full bar available. The movie starts at 10.20pm.
Moving in to Saturday, we will be treated with a full day of talented musical acts, with this year’s lineup being the most star-studded one yet. This year’s “Live at The Abbey” will feature acts such as; the very popular Bob Marley tribute band “Jameire” and the ever-popular UB40 tribute band“Promises & Lies” take to the stage to conclude what is guaranteed to be a fantastic evening of entertainment.
Music commences at 5.30pm. The night’s entertainment concludes at 10.30pm, but it will be followed by an after party until late in The Bridge Tavern.
The highlight of the weekend is the traditional well-established “Taste of Wicklow” food festival on Sunday 30 th June, which takes place from 12 noon – 7pm. With celebrity chefsDerry Clarke, Catherine Fulvio, Paul Kelly, Rory Morahan and a host of local chefs showcasing all of the wonderful food that Co. Wicklow has to offer.
The “Taste of Wicklow” on Sunday is truly a day for all the family – with over 40 food stalls and 30 craft stalls. Apart from the entry cost, all entertainment is free of charge, with face-painting, magicians, clowns, children’s games, stilt walkers and lots of good music.
Tickets cost €10 for adults, OAP’s €5 and children under the age of 12 go free!
Festival Chairman John Sinnott encourages festival goers to book their tickets in advance if they are to guarantee entry to the ever busy Sunday of the festival.