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Castle Grove Strawberry Festival – a feast of fun activities

first_imgCastle Grove warmly welcomes you to this week’s blog for Donegal Daily where wanted to share an update with you on the Strawberry Festival.On Saturday 1st July, Castle Grove hosted our first Strawberry Festival which was a great success with over 600 people in attendance. Firstly, and most important, we as a family and all the team who work at Castle Grove would like to offer a HUGE thank you to everyone who turned out to support the event and in turn participated in making the event a huge success.The Sweeney family at the Castle Grove Summer Strawberry Festival. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinWe had prepared to create a brilliant family day out, regardless of the weather and we were not disappointed. From 12.50 when the first car came down the drive until 6pm that evening, the grounds of Castle Grove, the Walled Garden and the House itself was thronged with people enjoying the carnival atmosphere, the music and the activities.Castle Grove Strawberry Festival. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinThe activities included:Access to the walled garden where they met the gardener and discussed the many specimens growing there including the Strawberry Beds, it was fun to show the kids which plants grew what fruit and veg and share tips and knowledge with the gardening aficionados in attendance.Cookery demonstrations… Castle Grove’s head chef received a full house for his cookery demonstrations which were held at 2 and 4pm. See recipes below.Cocktail demonstrations…Castle Grove’s talented mixologist wowed his audience with the Strawberry Gin Cocktail, and more.BBQ… to add to the carnival atmosphere, a BBQ was in full swing with Gourmet Burgers, Chicken Skewers and Jumbo Sausage Dogs on sale.The Band… Nasty and the Fantastics kept the atmosphere alive and the rhythm of the day flowing. Strawberry themed desserts were on sale inside the house and outside in the marquee and available in boxes to go.Castle Grove Walled Garden. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinCastle Grove Summer Strawberry FestivalIrene Sweeney. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinNasty And The Fantastics. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinPhoto: Rachel McLaughlinCastle Grove Summer Strawberry FestivalCastle Grove Summer Strawberry FestivalCastle Grove Summer Strawberry FestivalThe Castle Grove Strawberry Gin. Photo: Rachel McLaughlinCastle Grove would like to sincerely thank all our media partners and friends who kept everyone involved throughout the day through FB, IG and Twitter.For those that couldn’t attend, we have included a Strawberry Dessert and Cocktail Recipe for you to create at your leisure, we hope you have fun with it. As people are already asking, what’s next we are excited to be participating in The Off The Street LK Festival held on the 29th and 30th July behind the AIB Bank in Letterkenny and Taste of Donegal in Donegal Town on 25th to 27th August.As part of the Donegal Food initiative, it is exciting to involved in all these fab events and do our bit in building Donegal’s reputation for great food, along with the beautiful scenery we have here in Donegal.So hopefully we will see you soon at The Off The Street LK Festival ….. Where will have more delicious treats available! Castle Grove Strawberry Festival – a feast of fun activities was last modified: July 8th, 2017 by Castle GroveShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:castle grove country house hotelstrawberry festivallast_img read more