Kids Events at Samhain Food Festival 5-7 November Kells

Kids Events at Samhain Food Festival 5-7 November Kells
This November sees the welcome return of the Samhain Food Festival to Kells in County Meath from 5th-7th. The Festival offers visitors oodles of fantastic events to attend over the 3 days including cookery demos, food & drink tastings, farm tours, producer visits, farmer’s markets, panel discussions, kids workshops, long table suppers, poetry readings & more featuring award winning chefs, best selling cookery cook authors, culinary experts, food writers & thought leaders in sustainability and agriculture. 
We have lots of great events for children to enjoy with workshops, farm visits and online cookery classes! 

Tickets available now on

The Great Irish Farm Book on the Farm with Darragh McCullough at Causey Farm

Venue: Causey Farm - Eircode C15 TP0A
Author of the award winning ‘Great Book of Irish Farming’, and well-known TV personality, Darragh Mc Cullough will be hosting a Q&A on all things agricultural. The Meath farmer combines his passion for farming with his extensive media experience explaining how farming works through selected readings from his book and answering the cart-load of questions that inevitably follow! How many Farm animals are in Ireland? Can a sheep really see backwards? How can farmers protect the environment?

Irish Food from A-Z


Venue: Eureka House - A82 DX47

Join Vanessa for a fun interactive event where she will read from her new book which tells the story of sustainable farming, food, culture and health. A copy of her book is now in every primary school on the island of Ireland as part of curriculum-linked education.

Turkey Walk & Talk at Hogans Farm

Venue: Hogans Farm - Eircode A82 R7V7

Bring your wellies and experience the story of Christmas with a lovely outdoor family event at the multi award winning Hogans Farm. This family farm has been producing Turkeys for almost 60 years & they are excited to offer this opportunity to visit their Charlesfort Woodland outdoor reared free range bronze turkeys in their environment of three acres of pasture to roam. This will be followed by a visit to the Farm Shop and Café at Hogans Farm.

Feast with Devin O’Sullivan

Venue: Eureka House - A82 DX47

Join Devin O' Sullivan for a fun and immersive workshop taking you on a journey through a wide variety of sustainable, tasty foods. Come along and learn about Oysters,  Mussels and different Seaweed as well as fizzy, fruity Kombucha, Sourdough Starters and finally some simple ways to reduce your food waste at home. Tasters are available throughout the workshop. Devin O' Sullivan is a food provocateur and educator from West Clare. He is the founder of FEAST, a social enterprise improving food education in Ireland through innovative and engaging food workshops in 1st and 2nd level schools across the country.

2022 will see the publication of his first book 'The Story Matters Most' an in-depth exploration of the global food system and the food we eat. Featuring contributions and interviews from renowned chefs, farmers and scientists.

Suitable for children of 10+, parents also welcome

The Bunnery Family Cook Along

Venue: Online

Join Catriona from The Bunnery Online Cookery School for a fun cooking session the whole family can take part in right from the comfort of your own kitchen! In this fun interactive Zoom class you will cook a delicious meal together live on Zoom. On the menu is Chicken Pie with a side dish of green vegetables and then everyone's favourite Chocolate Fudge Cake for dessert. The ingredient list and Zoom link will be sent out 5 days in advance and you will receive a recording of the class and full recipes afterwards.

Suitable for ages 6+ (younger children will need adult help)
Free but ticketed

Listen to your Food with the Cool Food School

Venue: Eureka House - A82 DX47

Join us for a unique sensory journey into the sound of food! This fun, interactive food workshop will get your kids thinking about food in a whole new way!

Deirdre Doyle, owner of the award winning The Cool Food School, is a health coach, GMIT hotel graduate and mum of 3. She is passionate about creating a better food environment for her children and yours through her fun, interactive approach to food education.

Prior to Covid, she was bringing her innovative workshops to schools and events around the country like Taste of Dublin, Bloom and Savour Kilkenny.

Guth Gafa Film


Venue: Eureka House - A82 DX47

What happens when an ordinary family, living just south of the Arctic Circle, bans all grocery store food from their house for one year? Add three skeptical teenagers, one reluctant husband, no salt, no caffeine, no sugar and -40° temperatures.

First We Eat celebrates the ingenuity, resourcefulness & knowledge of Northern Canadians and our relationship to the land through the food that we hunt, fish, gather, grow and raise in the North.

Under 12s go free