Athlone Shannon Feastival takes place on September 8th & 9th celebrating the best of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands and promises to be a feast for foodies and families alike with an action-packed and busy programme of events planned for the whole weekend.
As part of the Festival’s Fashion Trail, Rebecca Rose and Tanya from Athlone Towncentre’s Style Squad will be on the Level 1 Mall doing Live Styling Demos @ 1, 2 & 3pm and offering FREE 30 minute personal style consultations from 12-4pm. (Spaces are limited, pre-book your slot here)
Award winning restaurant, The Fatted Calf which is located at Athlone Towncentre will also be participating in the Feastival Food Trail all weekend.
Other highlights of the weekend include:
On Saturday 8th September, stroll down to the town bridge and East Quay where the Heritage Boat Association will be displaying up to 20 of their spectacular vessels. Experience what life with the Vikings was like by exploring the medieval tent village which will have stalls featuring weapon making embroidery and more.
Children will be in heaven with the chocolate painting workshops by award winning An Olivia Chocolate at the Radisson Blu Festival Marquee from 11am. Adults can raise a glass at the Midlands Whiskey Experience local whiskey and chocolate tasting event in the Malt House from 5pm.
On Sunday 9th September local crews battle it out to be crowned ‘Champions of The Shannon’ in the Leisure Boat Rowing Races. Professional flyboarders take centre stage at 4pm as they hover over the river performing a variety of amazing stunts and tricks.
The Flogas Demo Kitchen hosts a series of foodie talks, cooking demos and tasty treats all day, and the Massage and Wellness tent is the perfect location for a short spell of R&R. At 6pm Viking Mike casts off and sets sail for a Viking Whiskey Cruise hosted by Midlands Whiskey Tours.
Restaurants participating in the Feastival Food Trail all weekend include The Fatted Calf, Kin Khao, Thyme, Smoke BBQ, The Corner House Bistro, Fine Wine & Food Company, La Cucina Di Angelo, The Radisson Blu Hotel and Sheraton Athlone Hotel, with more to be announced.
Step into the season in style with the latest fashions on display on the Feastival Fashion Trail with Burgess Department Store, Athlone Town Centre, Kadee Bridal, Lusana Shoe Boutique and Golden Island Shopping Centre.
Meander the Music Trail around Athlone’s pubs featuring sessions at Sean’s Bar, The Snug, The Castle Inn, The Fiddler’s Bar, The Malt House, The Sheraton Athlone Hotel Bar, The Quayside Bar at The Radisson Blu Hotel, The Prince Bar and The Waterfront Bar in the Hodson Bay Hotel.
The Artisan Food Village will showcase the best of locally produced food from producers including Kilbeggan Chocolate, Tara Jams, Wild Irish Foragers, KO Kombucha, Quarrymount Farm, Durrow Mills, Behan’s Fruit & Veg, and more to be announced.
For a full programme of events visit http://www.athlone.ie/visit/athlone-shannon-feastival/