Search icon


08th Aug 2022

New festival Cork on a Fork comes to Cork City this month

Fiona Frawley

two people walking down a street in Cork City with bars and restaurants with outdoor seating and umbrellas on either side of them

A love letter to Cork foodies in festival form, featuring food trails, tasting masterclasses, cooking demos and so much more.

Carve out a bitta space in the diary, as new 5-day food festival Cork on a Fork takes place in Cork City this August.

The exciting new festival gives locals and visitors alike a chance to feast on the finest local food, take part in unique culinary experiences and of course, enjoy the buzz of the Cork’s vibrant outdoor dining and nightlife scene.

Supported by Cork City Council in partnership with the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Cork on a Fork will further solidify Cork’s status as a go-to food destination, as well as contributing to efforts to create a more diverse and sustainable night-time economy for the city.

One of the festival highlights will be the Taste of Princes Street Dinner on opening night, which will see 200 guests seated along the newly pedestrianised street for a formal long-table style dinner showcasing the range of quality produce in the region and the culinary offering on the street.

Other special dinners include the ‘Show-Thyme’ jazz dinner event at Thyme at Seventy-Six on the Mall on Thursday evening (18th August) and a one-off Cork on a Fork evening dining experience at The Bookshelf at the Elysian on Saturday night (20th August).

Other highlights to catch at the festival include:

  • Whiskey and Cheese Tasting Masterclass at the Shelbourne
  •  Free Pizza and Beer Tasting event at the Franciscan Well
  • Jazz Lunch on Pembroke Street
  • Sushi and Yoga on the Boardwalk at Electric
  • Cork Food History Tour

and many more culinary delights across the five days.

Cork on a Fork takes place at venues across the city centre from from August 17-21. Tickets and more information are available HERE.

Header image via Cork on a Fork

READ NEXT: The number of Irish pubs has declined by 21.2% in the last two decades