What's On

24th-25th September 2016

Saturday: 11:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Local broadcaster, Bryan Gallagher will be our compere for the weekend.



Visit a fabulous showcase of the very best of local artisan producers including Lough Erne Cakes, Cavanagh Free Range Eggs. Baked in Belfast, Fosters Chocolate, Ruby Blue Liqueur, Granny Shaws Fudge, Erne Home Brew Club, Erin Grove Preserve, Long Meadow Cider, Fivemiletown Cheese, Burren Balsamics, Richards Bakery, Kennedy Bacon, McIvors Cider, Long Lane Pantry, Heavenly Cupcakes, Ballyriff Buffalo, Lillys Home Bakery, Lacada Brewery, Boatyard Distillery, Seriously Juicy, Chocolate Fountains WPM and more! Our local food companies will have a huge range of products for you to sample and purchase! 

Local crafters from The Buttermarket Art, Craft & Design Centre and Camlake Canvas will also be showcasing their products to Festival goers.



The food court will be home to local pop-up restaurants creating their signature dishes using solely local produce.

  • Bush Deli & Bistro (Saturday 24th)
  • Crowes Nest (Sunday 25th)
  • Chez Manu
  • Phair Grylls
  • Joebella Coffee
  • Westville Hotel


Cookery demonstrations will be running throughout the day with demonstrations from Noel McMeel, Joe Kelly and Stephen McFarland, as well as many local restauranteurs!

Saturday 24th September

  • 12.00pm-1.00pm Chef Mantvydas Gelezauskas, Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel 
  • 1.00pm-2.00pm Celebrity Chef Noel McMeel, Lough Erne Resort
  • 2.00pm-3.00pm  Author of “Just Desserts”, Chocolatier and Pastry Chef, Stephen McFarland
  • 3.00pm-4.00pm Chef Gavin Cassidy, Westville Hotel
  • 4.00pm-5.00pm Dale Ebbitt, The TapHouse

Sunday 25th September

  • 1.00pm-2.00pm Joe Kelly, Belle Isle Cookery School
  • 2.00pm-3.00pm Celebrity Chef Noel McMeel, Lough Erne Resort
  • 3.00pm-4.00pm Author of “Just Desserts”, Chocolatier and Pastry Chef, Stephen McFarland


During the festival, there will be a range of water based activities* on offer including canoeing & rowing taster sessions provided by Erne Paddlers & Row The Erne. Water-based taster sessions have been part-funded by Waterways Ireland and the Get Wet EU Programme. 

Other activities available over the weekend include:

  • Face painters
  • Fantastic Street Entertainers 1-5pm both days
  • Full Bar Service offering a full range of bar products including locally brewed / distilled delights by Devenish Bar, Enniskillen.
  • Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark activities for all the family
  • Lough Erne Heritage Group in attendance giving talks and demonstrations
  • Activities by the National Trust
  • A programme of musical entertainment providing a foot tapping ambience


As Wellington Place car park will be reserved for Festival Traders and blue badge holders, it is recommended that patrons wishing to attend the festival should park in Castle Place Car Park, off Wellington Road adjacent to Fermanagh House.


*As a general rule it is 8 years and above as they have the ability to paddle themselves.  If parents want to go out with younger children, they can on rafted canoes which are quite stable and paddle together as a family.