Kinsale Chowder Festival

All Ireland Chowder Festival

1st week in April

This hugely popular event, hosted by the town’s Good Food Circle and an association of local restaurants, sees restaurants, cafés & bars compete to become “All-Ireland Chowder Champion”.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all events have been temporarily suspended — we will keep you up to date with any changes.

Who makes the best chowder in Ireland? Another fantastic event hosted by Actons hotel and weddings with a marquee on the lawn.

Entrants from all over Ireland, the best chefs compete to be crowned with the coveted Best Chowder in Ireland. It started 11 years ago with a one-day event and has now grown to a 4-day event. From a fashion show to street food festival to an array of entertainment including trad sessions, stilt walkers, balloon makers and much much more.