The West Waterford Festival of Food has unveiled a sustainably driven programme for 2020.

The annual event will take place from 16-19 April with over 100 events, many centering around the 2020 theme of celebrating and exploring sustainable Irish food.

Speaking about the programme, Festival Director, Gemma Tipton said: "Sustainability is a big focus for us, and we want to shine a light on being Sustainably Irish - what those involved in the festival do, how they do it and what impact they have on society and the environment.

"From foraging with Marie Power, The Sea Gardener at Clonea Strand; and Andrew Malcolm on the Waterford Greenway and Ballysaggartmore Towers; to hopping on the Family Farm Bus to local producers and farmers, there are chances to see first-hand across the festival where our food comes from."

Another big highlight of the festival, for those trying to ditch fast food along with fast fashion, is the sustainable feast that will be hosted by the people at FoodCloud who plan to use surplus food from zero waste chef Conor Spacey at The 2 Sisters Restaurant.

Over 35,000 visitors are expected to attend the mouth-watering event, with the three-day festival welcoming a host of Irish talent and old favourites such as afternoon tea by Judit McNally; Waterford Way Tapas Trail; and Supper Theatre at Dungarvan Mart. 

If you want to mix things up a little, head chef of Michelin-starred Ichigo Ichie, Takashi Miyazaki, will be cooking a Japanese meal in The Tannery Restaurant; and esteemed Waterford Castle head chef Luis H Martin will also be putting on a delectable meal at Dromana House.

As always, the main focus of this festival will be to celebrate all things Waterford so you can expect some delicious local produce to be served up over the weekend.

If you want to bring the little ones along, there will be over 40 family-friendly events this year including interactive workshops on healthy eating and cooking, and how to grow crops from seeds.

There will be tips to reduce food waste by FoodCloud; biscuit baking classes; a teddy bears picnic; food treasure hunt; and family yoga sessions. 

Tickets for all events on sale from Wednesday, 18 March at www.westwaterfordfestivaloffood.com.