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Join us a Portavogie Harbour for a great day out beside the sea

This event was part of our Peninsula Food Showcase last year which celebrated the NI Year of Food and the event was such a success that we are bringing it back this year. 

Portavogie Harbour will be bustling with activity on Saturday 12 August from 12noon.

Highlights include:

  • ‘COOKING FISH’ with celebrity chef NICK NAIRN
  • FUNFAIR* (Fri and Sat)

*charges apply

See fully flyer here.

Learn how to cook fish with celebrity chef Nick Nairn at the festival kitchen, sample seafood delicacies from the Artisan food stalls and pick up some of Portavogie’s finest catch at the Fish Market. Plus, with a funfair* which will also be running on Friday evening, touch tank, children’s crafts, fishy characters and entertainment from Portavogie Fisherman’s Choir, you’re sure to leave with great memories of a brilliant day out for all the family.

About Nick Nairn

Chef, Cook School owner and food campaigner Nick Nairn is in high demand for his cooking skills, as a food consultant, TV presenter and also as a prominent spokesperson on diet and Scottish produce. He uses his integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and talents to spread the word about Scotland’s wonderful natural larder, helping people cook and eat better.

Nick owns, teaches at and bases his business at the acclaimed Nick Nairn Cook School on the shores of the Lake of Menteith, beside where he grew up. He also runs an urban Cook School and Cook Shop in Aberdeen, which he extended to include a Pizza Bar and Café in October 2016.

Nick has published ten cookery books with sales well in excess of 500,000 copies.  His television career began on Ready Steady Cook which launched him as a household name.  He makes regular appearances as a food presenter on Landward and The One Show, and guest chef on Saturday Kitchen.  Nick’s latest TV project is Paul & Nick’s Big American Food Trip with chef Paul Rankin, following the trail of the first Ulster-Scots who settled in the New World and cooking with their descendants. The fourth series is on STV and UTV in March 2016.  His other BBC television series include Wild Harvest, Wild Harvest 2, and Island Harvest, as well as Nick Nairn and The Dinner Ladies, which won a Glenfiddich Award.  He represented Scotland in the finals of BBC’s Great British Menu, ultimately winning the opportunity to cook Scottish venison for the Queen’s 80th birthday banquet. 

For full details visit: 

12 August 2017

Opening Times

  • 12noon-5pm


  • Free

Contact Details

  • Address Portavogie Harbour Portavogie Co Down BT22 1EA
  • Telephone 028 9182 6846
  • Email Ards VIC
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