With the change of season comes the switch over to new, in-season food and produce, new menus, and seasonal events.
Wexford is famous for producing sweet strawberries and other soft fruit during the Summer months however, as the calendar goes on, we replace fresh fruit with hearty Autumn vegetables.
BBQs are cleaned and put back in the shed until next year as we tuck into warm soups, wholesome stews and Sunday roasts.
Many of our Wexford producers use their local environment and surroundings as inspiration for their produce and so, like the weather, ingredients and flavours change as Lughnasa descends.
Evidently, a change in menus comes hand in hand with changing seasonal ingredients. Many restaurants across county Wexford support local producers when creating their dishes and welcome the new season tastes and produce.
Things to Do
There’s nothing quite like a walk on the beach in the cool air to open up the lungs and clear the mind. Wexford’s vast coastline means there’s no shortage of beaches to choose from and if the coastline isn’t for you, Wexford Walking Trails have a huge selection of walking trails through the many forests with the crunching of leaves under your feet, historical routes and slopes of both Mount Leinster and Blackstairs Mountains. Embrace the open air and stunning views of county Wexford’s varying landscapes.
Mid-term break is just around the corner and that means there’s plenty of Halloween events to check out across the county including Scary Story Writing Workshops, Broom Making, Halloween Mosaic Classes, Halloween Haunts Tours and even a family Halloween Movie Screening – all of which can be found when you search for Seasonal Events on our What’s On page (make sure you select the correct dates when searching).
The haunting beauty of the Hook Peninsula provides the backdrop for Loftus Hall – Ireland’s most haunted house. Take a guided tour or if you’re feeling brave spend a night in the mansion during the Lockdown Experience. You will hear all about the grim and often troubled history of the Hall and experience a re-enactment of the famous card game with the dark stranger that is known today as “The Legend of Loftus Hall”.
For many holiday destinations, the end of Summer also means the end of the festival season. Well, not here in county Wexford. During the months of October and November tourists and locals can look forward to the impressive line-up of both the Spiegeltent Festival and the Wexford Festival Opera.
Wexford Spiegeltent Festival has grown to be one of the biggest and most successful multi-genre festivals in Ireland. The eclectic programme of events features contemporary music, comedy, theatre, film, classical music, burlesque and more all in the setting of the carnival-style big tent on the quays of Wexford town.
So, as you can see Wexford is a beautiful destination to spend a few days in during the Autumn. There are plenty of seasonal culinary delights to try as well as an abundance of events, activities and festivals to keep the whole family entertained.