Fresh and fun: food festivals in West Wales Produce markets, masterclasses, cooking demos and family-friendly entertainment all make fantastic ingredients for a day out. Discover nine of the best food festivals in West Wales. A Pembrokeshire Fish Week Festival Chef Demonstration at Pembrokeshire Fish Week by Pembrokeshire Fish Week June Described rather cryptically as “a festival for those who love fish – and those who don’t”, this award-winning late June festival offers seafood tastings, foraging sessions and filleting classes with top chefs. There are also lots of coastal activities to try all over the county – have a go at a snorkel safari, eco-fishing, pond dipping, surfing or coasteering. B Llandysul Food Festival June Llandysul is an attractive Ceredigion village on a bend in the River Teifi. Drop in on the last Saturday in June and you can sample food from the Teifi Valley and beyond. This is a small, friendly festival with the atmosphere of a traditional village fair. Don’t miss the Teifi Farmhouse Cheese stall or freshly made toffee waffles from Llandysul’s Tregroes Waffle Bakery. C Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival, Ceredigion July The Cardigan Bay Seafood Featival is on a Sunday in early July, Aberaeron’s pretty Georgian harbour fills up with outdoor kitchens where expert chefs prepare amazing seafood dishes, from simple grills to freshly dressed lobster and Thai fish curries. You can get tips from the masters on how to choose, fillet and season fish. Folk dancing and jazz bands add to the festive atmosphere. D Lampeter Food Festival Lampeter Food Festival, Ceredigion by Old Miwl July Held on the sweeping lawns of the Lampeter campus of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David on a Saturday in late July, Lampeter’s food festival has plenty to keep families entertained. There are tempting stalls loaded with organic vegetables, artisan cheese, delicious little cupcakes and old-fashioned preserves, plus live music from local bands. E Cardigan River and Food Festival Cardigan River and Food Festival, Ceredigion August Cardigan’s festival has been running since the late 1990s. Set beside the broad River Teifi, it’s a great place to discover small, independent Welsh food producers including award-winning cheesemakers and rare breed livestock farmers. River events such as coracle races and RNLI demos make this festival unique. F Haverfordwest Beer Cider Festival August There’s a laidback vibe to this three-day summer festival, set against the ruins of Haverfordwest Castle. While there are wild boar burgers and other filling options on offer, the emphasis is definitely on real ale, with over 20 Welsh brews on tap, plus quite a few varieties of Welsh craft cider and perry. Local musicians provide live entertainment. G Narberth Food Festival Narberth Food Festival, Pembrokeshire by valleyboy74 September There are plenty of local producers to chat to at Narberth's lively weekend festival. Leading Welsh foodies Angela Gray and Elizabeth Luard, who are patrons of the event, always take part and other chefs demonstrate recipes and techniques, too. Live bands will entertain you when you sit down to munch on your purchases. H Really Wild Food Festival Chef preparing wild mushrooms May Taking place at Pwllcaerog Farm, Celtic Camping site, the Really Wild Food Festival is the only British food festival to focus on wild food and crafts. It’s a friendly weekend event, with chefs on hand to show you how to find and prepare food foraged from hedgerows and beaches. To up the wild quotient, there’s also plenty of wacky entertainment. Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Cool food festivals Fancy a crisp stroll through gourmet heaven? Here are some food festivals to warm your cockles. 10 Welsh food festivals For a celebration of food and drink, look no further than one of Wales’ many food festivals. A different arts event Discover how Laugharne Weekend founder, Richard Thomas created the wilfully different arts event. Summer in the wild West Spring and summer are a great time to see the wildlife in West Wales. Faith in West Wales Your guide to some fantastic places of faith to enjoy across West Wales. Accessible West Wales You’ll find attractions and accommodation that people of all abilities can enjoy all over the west.