The Straw Festival – Food, Film & Music Fest at Rock Farm Slane

The Straw Festival is an Autumn celebration of artisan and organic food as part of the Boyne Valley Food Series. It is also part of a tradition of celebrating the bounty around the time of the Autumn Equinox at Rock Farm, in previous years, when we’ve had plenty of produce.



This year we are focussing on the combined talents of the local producers from the Slane Food Circle as well as other Boyne Valley Food Series producers:

(12pm to 5pm) Farmer’s Market with hot food, teas and coffees around the Strawbale Farm Office

(12pm to 4.30pm) Pop-up Pizza Restaurant – fresh homemade pizzas in our 2 wood-fired clay pizza ovens. Choose your own ingredients and wait for a new taste sensation €10/pizza.

(2pm) Organic Farm Walk hosted by Alex Mount Charles (Slane Castle Whiskey Distillery)

(12pm – 4pm) Tours of our Gold-certified Ecotourism Glamping overlooking Slane Castle and our new Strawbale Eco-Guesthouse (the Lime House) by Carina Mount Charles and her Rock Farm team.


(4pm – 7pm) Guth Gafa Film Festival will be showing some fabulous Food Documentary Films in our barn from which will be thought-provoking for #foodies #producers and the like. We will leave time between each film to allow for open discussion of the key themes.

Tickets will be sold separately for this event, please see below. €5/person/film or €8 for 2 films.


(7pm – 11pm) No food event should be without its feast. This unique dining experience will be held in our new strawbuild the Lime House. This is an opportunity to break bread with friends old and new and share in the abundance of the harvest. Please bring a sharing plate of your own produce or invention to share at the table and in exchange you will get to sample the best of our local produce.

We will finish the evening with a campfire and an acoustic session in the Pit beside the Lime House from the Wednesday Gang from Boyle’s Pub in Slane (

Tickets will be sold separately for this event which begins at 7pm. Please see below


Follow our Eventbrite link here for more details on how to book

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