Feast of food festivals for Waterford but blaa gig bites the dust
It will also feature the famous blaa. But sadly, the blaa’s best showcase, the annual Booze, Blaas ‘N’ Banter get-together, has bitten the dust. The early morning celebration of song, food and story-telling, has fallen victim to Covid-19 restrictions.WaterFood 2020 will run from September 4 to September 13.
The Spraoi team will present Spraoi Time 2020, a walk-through exhibition which will take place across the city streets over 10 evenings. For the first time, Spraoi will have a foodie element as it overlaps with the Waterford Harvest Festiva (pictured)l.
The Harvest Festival itself will celebrate the best of local food and drink. This year’s programme will be packed with dining events which will strictly adhere to social distancing and government guidelines
In mid-September, Tramore will launch its inaugural Vitamin Sea Festival, a weekend programme of sea-inspired events featuring excursions, taste trails, craft markets and celebrations of the vibrant food scene.
To conclude, the West Waterford Autumn Festival of Food is holding two festival weekends with picnics, foraging, cruises, barbecues, and fine dining events.
The festival will take place over the last weekend of September and the first weekend in October.
Meanwhile, it has emerged Covid-19 has dealt a blow to the festival that celebrates Waterford’s iconic bread roll.
The hugely popular Booze, Blaa’s ‘N’ Banter extravaganza, held each October Bank holiday weekend at Jordan’s American Bar in Waterford city, has been cancelled.
The gig organised by the Waterford Council of Trade Unions (WCTU) in association with the Imagine Festival had been planning an All Day Banter Bash this year to celebrate it’s 10th anniversary in style.
The WCTU is now planning an online banter gig to go out worldwide on this October Bank Holiday weekend.