The Hans Sloane Chocolate and Fine Food Festival takes place in the grounds of Killyleagh Castle on Sunday, 23rd September 2012 between 12 noon and 6pm. Co. Down is well known as a centre for fine food production and this year, Finnebrogue Venison, Mash Direct, the Federation of Small Businesses, Down District Council along with Ulster Bank are sponsoring our festival. The day will be jam-packed with the very best of Fun, Frolics and Fine Food. Killyleagh Castle, located at the top of the picturesque High Street in the village, is a fairytale venue. A large marquee will be on the front lawn, filled with the finest food producers from the Co. Down area and a selection of the best Chocolatiers that Ireland has to offer. Browse the many stalls, taste, nibble and buy from a wonderful array of goodies. With the support of Good Food NI and the NITB, we will have a dedicated Demonstration Kitchen for all you foodies to watch the experts and pick up some tips and recipes!
Our event is a family affair with parents paying £2.50 entrance each and children are free. Once inside the castle gates there are many, many free fun activities for children. These include a W5 stage show all about Chocolate. During the afternoon there are “come and play” music sessions with The Silver Fish Band. Outside by the castle front door is the Climbing Wall and Archery area. On the lawn, all through the afternoon are Stilt Walkers, Clowns, and Jugglers. Children can take part in Circus Schools and this year, be part of the Circus Samba Band. We also hope to have an action packed outdoor Stage Show and Chocolate Dance Workshops! After all that excitement, calm can be found in the Art and Story Telling Marquee.
So why not come and join us at the Hans Sloane Chocolate and Fine Food Festival?
Be prepared for some Serious Fun!