Food festivals in North Wales

Produce markets, masterclasses, cooking demos and family-friendly entertainment all make fantastic ingredients for a day out. Discover some of the best food festivals in North Wales.


  • Real Ale Trail
    Real Ale Trail, Flintshire, North Wales Borderlands

    April

    A one-day festival which lets you drink while someone else drives? Perfect. Pick up a Real Ale Pass and you can hop on and off the festival bus to your heart’s content. The featured pubs put on a minimum of three fantastic ales, plus home-cooked food and entertainment. 

    Find out more about the Real Ale Trail

  • March

    This lively celebration of the Welsh national day features music, dance, walks, talks and crafts. There’s also plenty of local food on offer including suitably patriotic Welsh cakes and leek bread. To really get into the spirit of things, why not wear Welsh traditional dress for the day – or at least a daffodil or two?

    Find out more about Denbigh's St David's Day Festival

  • Llyn Land and Sea Food Festival

    Llyn Land and Seafood Festival, Pwllheli, Snowdonia

    May

    This festival takes place in the picturesque Hafan Pwllheli Marina over the bank holiday weekend at the end of May. The focus is on small, independent producers, many of whom sell out each day. Treats from the land include fabulous meat, cheese and fruit, while from the sea there’s a wonderful array of fish and seafood.

    Find out more about the Llyn Land & Seafood Festival.

  • May 

    Held on Llwyn Isaf, the green in the centre of Wrexham, this new two-day event raises funds for the Nightingale House Hospice. It also promotes Wrexham’s Local Food First initiative, which aims to get the region’s tender lamb, fresh trout, juicy blueberries and award-winning sausages all the attention they deserve.

    Find out more about Wrexham Food & Drink Festival.

  • Angelsey Beer Festival

    Angelsey Beer Festival, Cemaes

    September

    Organised by the Anglesey Central Lions Club, this friendly two-day festival is as a fundraiser for various worthy causes. Join the locals at a long table in the Wylfa Sports and Social Club to try a selection of beers from some of Britain’s best real ale breweries. Local bands keep things swinging along and there’s space to pitch tents.

    Find out more about the Anglesey Beer Festival.

  • Conwy Honey Fair

    Conwy Honey Fair, North Wales

    September

    The Conwy Honey Fair is said to be one of Britain’s oldest food festivals and dates back over 700 years. There’s honey, of course – over a ton of the stuff gets sold by lunchtime – plus other produce and crafts.

    Find out more about the Conwy Honey Fair.

  • Customers being served fresh food at Mold Food and Drink Festival

    Mold Food and Drink Festival, Flintshire, North Wales Borderlands

     by Mold Food Festival

    September

    Don’t be put off by the name! Mold food festival is a brilliant place to sample fresh Welsh produce such as artisan yogurt, oggies (the Welsh answer to the Cornish pasty) and honey from local beekeepers. On the Saturday afternoon, contenders for the Flintshire Chef of the Year award get cooking in front of a judging panel and a live audience.

    Find out more about Mold Food Festival.

  • Crowds enjoying Gwledd Conwy Feast

    Crowds enjoying Gwledd Conwy Feast, North Wales

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    October

    Conwy food festival is massive two-day Feast has to be one of the most dramatically sited food festival in Wales. Its food and drink marquees, entertainment and demonstration stages line the quayside, between the bobbing boats and the medieval castle. Then, when evening falls, the entire town lights up with colourful digital art projections.

    Find out more about Gwledd Conwy Feast.

  • Stall owner serving Fitzpatrick's Premium Cordials at Hamper Llangollen
    Hamper Llangollen, North Wales Borderlands by Hamper Llangollen

    October

    This weekend event is one of the heavyweights on the Welsh food festival circuit, with over 100 exhibitors including butchers, bakers and chocolatiers from Llangollen itself. There’s also a lively programme of live cookery classes from celebrity chefs and a beer and cider tent featuring the best ales from North Wales breweries.

    Find out more about Hamper Llangollen.

  • People and stalls
    Portmeirion Food & Craft Festival, North Wales by Portmeirion

    December

    Portmeirion’s Food & Craft Fair has a stunning setting in the grounds of an Italianate village in Snowdonia. 120 stalls and chalets celebrate Welsh products and businesses. Enjoy live music, cookery demonstrations, workshops and a magical Christmas Grotto. A new addition to the event includes an elf dash.

    Find out more about Portmeirion Food & Craft Fair