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Comber Earlies Food Festival

Comber Town Centre, Comber, County Down, BT23 5DU
Hands holding Comber Early potatoes

About

This is a FREE event - no ticket required to attend the event.

Part of the Ards and North down Taste Summer Programme of events. To view the full programme, click here.

The annual Comber Earlies Food Festival is a wonderful day out filled with family fun, cookery demos in the Festival Kitchen and activities that celebrate the Comber Earlies potato which holds PGI Status.

Returning to Comber Leisure Centre Car Park on Saturday 22 June, enjoy a wealth of artisan food and drink stalls, celebrity chef demos, children's entertainment and lots more foodie favourites at this free family event! 

Come along to Comber and celebrate its famed potato, with chefs showcasing their culinary talents, discussions with food heroes and live music throughout the day, a festival not to be missed!

 

Festival Kitchen

Rachel Allen | A bestselling cookery writer, TV chef and celebrated teacher at the world-famous Ballymaloe Cookery School in County Cork, Ireland.

 

She is a popular figure in the culinary world, with an international audience for her bestselling cookery books and food writing, her live demonstrations, and her much-loved television programmes. Rachel was co-host of Good Food Channel’s Market Kitchen, has appeared on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen, and currently co-hosts The Restaurant alongside Marco Pierre White for RTE as well as writing a weekly food column for the Sunday Independent. Read more about Rachel.

 

Lotte Duncan| is a skilled and highly experienced broadcaster. We are delighted to welcome Lotte back to Comber for the festival this year. Recognised as a leading authority on English cooking, she brings thirty years of food experience to her television presenting, live stage hosting and compering with a light, friendly and humorous touch. Read more about Lotte.

 

Recipe inspiration

There are many ways to cook these famous potatoes, here is some inspiration for you to try at home - Comber Earlies recipes.

 

Sustainability

We encourage visitors to travel via public transport and the FREE buses provided. There are fresh water stations on site, so bring along your refillable bottles and reusable bags to pick up goodies at the event. Please dispose of rubbish in the recycling stations provided. Read more about Sustainability.

 

Getting to the event

Public Transport | There is a bus station in the town. For information on timetables, visit Translink.co.uk

 

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[Please note, details subject to change. This event is being photographed/filmed. Images may be used in Ards and North Down Borough Council promotional material. If you do not want your image to be used, please inform our event staff].

For more information on safe alcohol consumption, visit the Drink Aware website.

 

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Opening Times

Season (22 June 2024)
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Saturday11:00 - 17:00

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

​​​​​​By car - Follow directional road signs to Comber town centre. A guide to the local car parks.

 

 

 

Public Transport Directions

Public Transport  - nearest bus station is Comber, located in the town centre. For information on timetables, visit Translink.co.uk

 

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