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The Big Grill is Europe’s largest BBQ festival, and returns for its fifth year from 16th – 19th August 2018 in Herbert Park, Dublin 4.

The festival celebrates the art of cooking with fire & smoke bringing chefs cooks and pitmasters from Ireland, UK and further along with over 20,000 visitors to smell, taste, discover and learn about all kinds of barbecuing, grilling, smoking, vegetables, meats, delicacies and drinks.

Over 20 restaurants join for the weekend, with the only rule being they must cook with live fire using natural charcoal and wood only; no gas or electricity. Cue competitive fire pit builds in the lead up to the festival and plenty of theatre over the weekend. This years fire-filled line up, curated by pitmaster & festival co-founder Andy Noonan, has a distinct international street food vibe with New York, London, Buenos Aires and Birmingham all represented.

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McKenna Guides

2018 FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR

“The Great and the Good of the Grill came to Herbert Park in Dublin in August, propelling this inspired celebration of fire and eating into the first division of food festivals in Ireland. There was so much good cooking going on that it was hard to know where to start, and where to stop. And it’s all happening again in August, so get your Whole Hog tickets now.”