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StrawFest at Rock Farm Slane - Boyne Valley Food Series 2019

Rock Farm Slane 041 988 4861

Sunday, 22 September 2019 from 12:00 to 16:00 (IST)

StrawFest at Rock Farm Slane - Boyne Valley Food...

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Event Details

 Straw Fest  

Sunday 22nd September 2019

12pm - 5pm

 A Farm to Fork Festival at Rock Farm Slane

 Straw Fest is an Autumn celebration of artisan and organic food supported by the Boyne Valley Food Series and Slane Food Circle. It is also part of our tradition of celebrating the bounty around the time of the Autumn Equinox at Rock Farmwhen we have plenty of produce to share. Harvest festival at Rock Farm is a time of hard work and joy as we reap the rewards of months of careful growing of vegetables and fruit. 


 This year we are focussing on the combined talents of the local producers from the Slane Food Circle as well as other Boyne Valley Flavours producers:

Hay Barn Activities 

12pm to 5pm Farmer's Market with artisan food, teas and coffees around the Strawbale Farm Office 

12pm to 4.30pm Organic Dexter Burgers, Organic hot dogs and Pizzas from the wood-fired oven  

Organic Dexer Burgers in large floury baps with mixed leaves from the organic garden and a range of condiments €8.50 each

Organic Pork Sausages as hot dogs with mixed leaves from the organic garden and a range of condiments €6.50 each

Wood-fired pizzas with a range of ingredients from our wood-fired clay oven. Choose your own ingredients and wait for a new taste sensation €10/pizza

Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate and minerals also for sale

12pm - 3pm Music local talented musicians from Slane (on the Hay Barn stage)

Farm activities

12.30pm Meet and feed the Pigs - meet our outdoor organically reared sows, our Long White boar and their offspring as we explain how we ethically rear our pigs and our markets. We have lots of fallen apples and we'd love some volunteers to help feed them!

12.30pm - 4.30pm Glamping tours throughout the day - Visit our beautiful Glamping area and see what it's like to stay in one of your yurts or shepherd huts. Check out the views of the infamous Slane Castle amphitheatre which will be hosting another concert in June 2019

12.30pm - Meet the Dexters meet our native Irish cattle whose first record was made at Slane Castle in 1840. Learn about their hardy nature and who we keep them outdoors all year round.

1pm Meet the Turkeys & baby chicks! - come and meet the turkeys in the poultry area by the forest garden where our organic turkeys are reared on a mix of fallen fruit and herbs foraged in the Forest Garden

2.30pm Farm walk with Carina Conyngham (organic farmer and founder of Rock Farm Ecotourism) Take a general tour of the organic farm and her of the journey since Rock Farm was established in 2014 

4pm Meet the Producers: meet our talented artisan producers like Hilda's Jams, Boyne Valley Blue Cheese, Cockagee cider, Des Crinion cheese and hear their story, Q&A session after each speaker.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?



What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Colllins Coaches from Lower Abbey Street in Dublin:

Bus Eireann from Drogheda or Navan:

Admission ticket includes car parking space. You are also free to park in the village or by the bridge and walk in with free admission. 

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

041 988 4861 or 

What's the refund policy?

No refunds unless the event is cancelled.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes please 

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, but to other parties attending the event on that day


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes. Please check at the gate.


Do you have questions about StrawFest at Rock Farm Slane - Boyne Valley Food Series 2019? Contact Rock Farm Slane 041 988 4861

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