NORTH ICELAND LOCAL FOOD FESTIVAL: 1. – 2.October
Local Food Festival is one of the biggest food festivals in Iceland. The main focus of the festival is to promote the northern parts of Icelandic food culture. The festival program is varied and covers the whole Northern area. You can attend daily events such as food lectures, food craft competitions, tours to food companies, cooking lessons, demonstrations on how to work with local foods. In addition, a range of food tours are available and restaurant experiment with special menus with Icelandic food tradition as an emphasis. The aim of the festival is to extend the concept, and connect events to promote Icelandic food culture in Iceland, and abroad.
The exhibition is held annually in Akureyri’s Stadium. Participants at the exhibition in 2013 were more than thirty, and the exhibition has expanded every time it has been held in terms of exhibition space and attendance. Besides traditional exhibitions, this is also a sales exhibition also offers various events such as competition between chefs and auctioning of generous food baskets where the proceeds have gone to charities as well as an award for outstanding entrepreneurs.
The exhibition reflects the strength of the North as the largest food production area of the country and is therefore, an ideal promotional platform for companies and individuals in the sector to draw attention to the production, food culture, catering, food tourism and trade issues related to this.