Launch Night of the New Wexford Strawberry Weekend Food and Drink Festival

This evening marked the launch of the new Wexford Strawberry Weekend Food and Drink Festival, which will be held on the 1st and 2nd of July at the Village at Wheelocks. This event promises to delight foodies and beverage aficionados with an array of delectable cuisine and refreshing drinks. The Village at Wheelocks is eagerly anticipating the arrival of artisan traders and visitors for this fantastic festival, which will be hosted by Cyril, Margaret, and their team. They have planned an incredible weekend of local food, fun, and celebrations and if tonight was anything to go by it is sure to make it an unforgettable experience.

(Michael Bennett, Thomas Wheelock, Jimmy Gahan, Maria Nolan enjoying the launch of the new festival.)


This festival is a unique opportunity for producers, vendors, and customers to come together on a working farm and celebrate the excellent produce that the South East region has to offer. Patrons at Tuesday night’s (18th April) launch event got a glimpse of the experience they will have over the two-day event, which promises to be an amazing festival packed weekend full of local food, fun, and celebrations.

The festival will host over 40 food, drink, and arts & crafts traders, along with free cookery demonstrations by regional and specialist chefs. Children will also have their own area and activities at key locations across the festival site. Attendees can also look forward to great live music on a dedicated music stage.

Cathaoirleach of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council, Cllr Aidan Browne, “The event is a fantastic addition to our community and promises to be an exciting two-day celebration of local food, fun, and entertainment. As the Cathaoirleach, I am delighted to see this festival taking place in Enniscorthy. It’s a great opportunity for local businesses to showcase their produce and for visitors to experience the high-quality food and drink that our region has to offer.”

Cyril Wheelock, this year’s host, expressed his excitement about the festival, saying, “We’re excited about this newest addition to the Wexford food festival scene and we are delighted to be hosting its inaugural year and look forward to sharing in the celebration of the Strawberry that has come to make us so successful!”

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to indulge in some of the best food and drink the South East has to offer. Come and join the celebration of the Wexford Strawberry Weekend Food and Drink Festival at the Village in Wheelock’s on the 1st and 2nd of July!