Armagh and the surrounding area has been benchmarked as the Food Heartland of Northern Ireland due to the significance of food and drink production and high quality places to eat and drink in the area. Take this opportunity to taste some of our delicious produce at one of the bespoke food events hosted especially during the festival.


Allen’s of Armagh | Thurs 10 – Sat 12 Aug | 9am-5.30pm

Special 7 Hills Blues Festival themed menu with dishes inspired by the Deep South.


Street Food Market

Shambles Yard | Fri 11 Aug | 12.00pm

Straight from the producer, shoppers can purchase some of Armagh’s finest grown ingredients in the historic Shambles Yard. With street food, ice cream and great blues music, where else would you want to be?


BBQ N’Blues

The Shambles Yard | Sun 13 Aug | 1.00pm – 5.00pm

This family fun, BBQ & local Cider event will be filled with good food, great craic and blistering summer blues. Music by Armagh’s own Preacher Casey’s and Cork’s finest One Horse Pony. For you budding blues stars, there’ll be an opportunity to pick up an instrument and play with the musicians at the blues jam session.


Armagh City Hotel | Sun 13 Aug | from 3pm

Enjoy the best craft beers & locally produced ciders, plus live BBQ demonstration by Head Chef, John Whyte. Small donation to charity for tasting dishes. Love Food? Love Armagh!


The Moody Boar | Sat 12 Aug & Sun 13 Aug | 2-5pm

The Moody Blues, Tarts, Tapas & Choc Afternoon with a pop up dessert bar and an ice cream demo by Head Chef Sean Farnan.


Food & Cider Tours

Join us on these guided culinary coach tours and discover the history of this area and its many award winning foodie wonders. Have a chance to sample some of the best local produce and hear about it’s provenance and how this bountiful region has helped to inspire our top quality chefs to create innovative twists on traditional dishes.


Sat 12 Aug | 9.45am – 3.30pm | £55


Departing via coach at 9.45am from the Palace Demesne Armagh (Car Parking Available). You will be provided with Brunch and a visit to an apple Orchard with cider tasting with the grower. Following a visit to the Waring Estate we will join a local beef farmer at their smallholding with the finale of the tour being a sumptuous Tapas style tasting. Return to the Palace Demesne, Armagh for 3.30pm.

Sit back, enjoy and savour the flavours unique to the Food Heartland.

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**Please note on August 19th there will be a second (longer) food tour details as below**


Sat 19 Aug | 10.45am – 6pm | £70


Departing via coach at 10.45am from the Palace Demesne Armagh (Car Parking Available) you will be provided with Brunch followed by a visit to a local farm to hear directly from the grower, visit an apple Orchard with cider tasting and then off for a lite bite, canapé style. Stop off at a traditional pub before finishing off with a tapas style tasting menu. Return to the Palace Demesne, Armagh for 6pm.


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Sit back, enjoy and savour the flavours unique to the Food Heartland.