Mount Stewart is to host its annual Harvest Food Fayre this month.
The event, which takes place on October 11 and 12, will see the launch of National Sausage Day and cookery demos by the Ulster Pork and Bacon Forum.
Not only is there the chance to browse a marquee brimming full of culinary delights, but there is also a range of exciting children’s activities and entertainment for all the family to enjoy.
On Saturday, the Ulster Pork and Bacon Forum will entertain with cookery demonstrations. At 11am, 1pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm, there will be cookery demos by Sean Owens and Jenny Turley — top Northern Ireland chefs.
At 12pm, its bangers and mash galore for the kids’ hour, and of course there is lots of sausage sampling throughout the day!
On Sunday, Mount Stewart’s resident chef Jason Carnduff will share his tips on making lamb burgers at 11am and 3pm, and give an insight into National Trust food policies.
Cookery demos will also take place by local man Gerry Falloona, who reached the quarter finals of Master Chef in 2006 and 2007. In addition, there will be the opportunity to come and learn more about cheese by Olive Murray, a Northern Ireland cheese consultant and cheese judge.
Irish traditional fiddlers will entertain on Saturday morning and there will be country music, mixed in with a jig or two from local Irish dancers, and line dancing throughout the day.
The event runs from 10am-5pm each day, and normal admission fees apply (National Trust members - free admission).
For more information please contact Mount Stewart reception staff on 028 4278 8387.