The taste experience of the year is the Dingle Food Festival which takes place annually on the first weekend in October.
Organised by a group of local people on a non profit making basis the festival is a celebration of quality food and drink and a great chance to meet artisan food providers, chefs and restaurant and taste their produce in what is like a giant street party.
Locals call it ‘The Best Weekend of the Year’ as the town comes alive with locals and visitors. Highlights of the festival include cookery demonstrations, over 50 market stalls, workshops, street entertainment, childrens' events, wine tastings, whiskey tastings and much much more.
The most popular part of the festival is ‘The Taste Trail‘. Festival goers purchase a book of taste trail tickets and can then visit over 70 venues around the town offering tastings of the best food and drink the Peninsula has to offer.