(Pictured above are Chloe Harper, Edon O’Brien and Charley Harper at the Pigtown Urban Food Fest launch)
Urban Food Fest at the Milk Market on Friday evening September 1st is the opening event of the Pigtown Food & Culture Series, a two-month long celebration of Limerick’s pig heritage with food, cultural and family events. See pigtown.ie for full listings.
Following its enormous success last year, when an unprecedented 6,000 people turned out for the event ran by Limerick Food Group, Urban Food Fest will once again transform the historic Limerick Milk Market into a street food mecca as local producers, market traders, restaurants, and hotels come together for a unique Limerick food event.
The event on the evening of Friday September 1st will be open to the public with free entry, and a voucher system will be in place to enable guests to purchase €3/€6 plates from various stalls. A number of voucher purchase points will be in place this year to accommodate the queues that turned out for the inaugural event.
Urban Food Fest will create a unique and festive evening atmosphere at the Milk Market that will showcase some of the best food and drink Limerick has to offer. This year, organisers are planning family friendly hours between 5-7pm with alcohol being served after 7pm for a more grown-up focus.
Inspired by the pig, everything will be local featuring more traditional offerings like Pulled Pork or Ham Hock, to Harper’s ‘capp-pig-chino’ Pigtown coffee and other fun and creative takes on the theme. Savoury stalls will be joined by snack and sweet offerings from local artisan chocolate and confectionery producers (bound to be a big hit with the kids!) There will be a craft corner for the kids too and other entertainment on the evening.
The event is ran by the voluntary Limerick Food Group, and a donation from each voucher goes to raise funds to promote Limerick food by holding events such as the Pigtown Food & Culture Series.