Harvesting the Festival crowds

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Author Muireann Ní Chíodháin is pictured with Rhea, Faye and Dimitri Saridakis in the GIY Juniors tent.
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DESPITE the orange weather warning forcing the closure of the Harvest Festival on the Sunday, tens of thousands of festivalgoers flocked to the city to revel in the atmosphere on Friday and Saturday.

Festival director Shona Dubois said: “We are thrilled to have experienced absolutely huge support for the Harvest Festival over the weekend, there were visitors from far and wide and the people of Waterford also turned out in their droves.

“Festival-goers loved the Taste Waterford Kitchen stage demos, the Food Done Right talks, and the Kids zone events, there wasn’t a seat in any tent vacant.

visitors from far and wide and the people of Waterford also turned out in their droves

“The market traders enjoyed swift trade and the food events at restaurants across the city were booked up.

“We are very proud of all of the team and we want to express our thanks to everyone involved in Harvest.

She added: “Naturally having to make the decision to close the festival early due to the Orange weather warning for Waterford was devastating.

“We were so disappointed to have to make that call but for the safety of everyone, it was necessary.”

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