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Bushmills Salmon & Whiskey Festival

Bushmills, Antrim, BT57 8QA
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Bushmills Salmon & Whiskey Festival will make a welcome return this autumn to celebrate the food, drink and local heritage of the area. The village will host the festival on the weekend of 4th – 6th October, with lots to look forward to.

The programme includes a wide variety of activites and events - including fantastic food and drink samplings and cookery demonstrations, unique bespoke hosted foodie tours and experiences, a self guided Taste Trail to sample delicious festival dishes, cocktails and specials. There'll be live music as well as great street entertainment, a range of fun kids activities, craft activities and workshops, fly casting and tying and much more! 

Foodies will be able to indulge in the wonderful locally produced food and drink, with a focus on salmon and whiskey. Visitors will be enjoy the local warm hospitality of the village at both the Bushmills Distillery and the Naturally North Coast & Glens Artisan Market and at all the venues throughout the village.

The Distillery will be open during the festival weekend running regular tours, while the Artisan market and showcase and samplings will offer the opportunity to meet the makers behind the local produce, purchase unique handmade crafts and more. 

The Visitor Information Centre will be open throughout the weekend to provide festival information.

Programme: More details to follow.



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Thursday, 14th November 2024 - Sunday, 17th November 2024

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