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Comber Earlies Food Festival
  1. Freshly dug potatoes in the earth
    Part of the Taste Summer in Ards and North Down programme. On this tour you will visit the stunning location where the Comber Early grows and is harvested, learn a little bit more about them, get involved in harvesting them yourself and lots of opportunities to taste them.
    1. 24 Jun 2022
  2. Comber Earlies Food Festival
    The event is focused around food and drink with up to 40 food stalls featuring local artisan producers, an artisan bar offering the best of local distilleries and breweries, celebrity and local chef demonstrations showcasing the famous Comber Early potato as well as Brass bands, children's entertainment and a vintage tractor display.
  3. Part of the Taste Summer in Ards and North Down programme. Take part in National Picnic Week, with an afternoon picnic at Island Hill, Comber.
    1. 26 Jun 2022
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  1. Part of the Taste Summer in Ards and North Down programme. Chef Jim Mulholland kicks off the festivities with a daytime showcase of hand-picked local artisan food, drink and craft suppliers showing their fine produce in the beautiful walled garden and courtyard of his restaurant.
    1. 18 Jun 2022
  2. Donaghadee
    Discover the history of Donaghadee on this dog friendly walking tour. After the tour, enjoy a gin cocktail in the Pier36 Beer Garden. Your four legged friend will receive a goody bag.
    1. 19 Jun 2022
  3. Part of the Taste Summer in Ards and North Down programme. A celebration of the summer solstice with great local vegetarian food and local artists providing music and a sing-a-long or two to get you in the summer mood.
    1. 21 Jun 2022
  4. a photo of a man feeding a group of birds
    Part of the Taste Summer in Ards and North Down programme. An opportunity to pick up seasonal gardening tips from the reserve manager. You will visit the orchard and sensory garden before coming into the centre to make potato apple cakes with Tracey.
    1. 22 Jun 2022
  5. a photo of burgers on a bbq
    Part of the Taste Summer in Ards and North Down programme. Horner's Farm, overlooking Scrabo and Strangford Lough, plays host to an evening BBQ with local beef and those gorgeous home grown Earlies with Chef Jasper Castell manning the BBQ.
    1. 22 Jun 2022
  6. Exterior of bar restaurant
    Part of the Taste Summer in Ards and North Down programme. Calling all quiz-lings. McBride's has a special edition of their pub quiz all about Northern Irish food, drink and culture in celebration of Comber Earlies just for you.
    1. 23 Jun 2022
  7. Part of the Taste Summer in Ards and North Down programme. Chef Jim Mulholland launches his special weekend Comber Earlies menu showcasing the versatility of the Comber Earlies potato.
    1. 24 Jun 2022
  8. a photo of different types of cheese
    Part of the Taste Summer in Ards and North Down programme. Indie Fude and Echlinville Distillery get together for a tutored tasting of artisan Irish Cheese and spirits with some great music.
    1. 24 Jun 2022
  9. Comber
    The town of Comber may be small in size, but it is big in terms of history!
    1. 25 Jun 2022
  10. People kayaking on Strangford Lough
    Listen to history and folklore while soaking in the beauty of Strangford Lough.
    1. 25 Jun 2022
  11. Photo of  The Echlinville Distillery sign on exterior to building
    Part of the Taste Summer in Ards and North Down programme. Join the team at McBride's with their friends at Echlinville and Indie Fude for an evening meal that pays homage to the Comber Earlies Spud.
    1. 25 Jun 2022
  12. Exterior of bar restaurant
    Part of the Taste Summer in Ards and North Down programme. Iris McBride has pulled together all your favourite local breweries into a single event to celebrate the talents who make our local beer. Couple that with the carb fest late lunch of Comber Earlies Potato Raclette and you know you're in for a great time.
    1. 26 Jun 2022
  13. Exterior of Hotel restaurant
    Part of the Taste Summer in Ards and North Down programme. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast, meet a few of our fine local producers and enjoy a bit of music over a relaxing morning.
    1. 29 Jun 2022
  14. Walled Garden Helen's Bay main house
    Part of the Taste Summer in Ards and North Down programme. This beautiful afternoon will will provide you with a hint of Downtown luxury within the tranquil setting of this picturesque garden.
    1. 1 Jul 2022
  15. Photo of the Ward Park duck pond and wooden bridge, surrounded by leafy green trees mid summer
    Part of the Taste Summer in Ards and North Down programme. Get that festival feeling and feel those summer vibes with this picnic event in Bangor's Ward Park, with local chefs providing kitchen demos, music and a glorious artisanal food offering, featuring 35 local producers.
    1. 2 Jul 2022
  16. Front exterior of house
    Part of the Taste Summer in Ards and North Down programme. A seven course taster menu where brunch gets an imaginative makeover with plants taking the centre stage. Pick up tips and ideas to try at home that will impress your family and friends.
    1. 2 Jul 2022
  17. Photo of the Rollo Gillespie Monument standing tall in the centre of Comber Square
    Part of the Taste Summer in Ards and North Down programme. Wind your way around Comber town centre, stopping in renowned locations offering food to stir all the senses.
    1. 3 Jul 2022
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