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Bushmills Salmon & Whiskey Festival

Bushmills, Antrim, BT57 8QA
A lady holding a bottle at the local food tastings
  • A lady holding a bottle at the local food tastings
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  • Image of a man and a woman enjoying a drink in the Bushmills Distillery with whiskey barrels behind them
  • A cookery demonstration with a male chef showing salmon and a woman commentating to the crowd
  • A man's hands placing green leaves on top of a piece of salmon
  • Crowds and stalls fill the main street in Bushmills
  • A man holding a falcon and a little girl reaching out to pet the bird
  • Image showing the River Bush flowing past a brick building with a red door and water wheel at the side
  • A band on stage with two male guitar players, a  man drumming and a female singer with a guitar


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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Season (4 Oct 2024 - 6 Oct 2024)

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