Food festivals in the UK

The experience of a Welsh food festival is one not to be missed – our food festivals are outpourings of flavours, colours and smells. You will find a myriad of different stalls and activities, but the star attraction is the produce brought to you by people with a real passion and talent.

  • Cowbridge Food & Drink Festival

    Cowbridge Food & Drink Festival, Vale of Glamorgan

     by Visit Wales

    A real vibrancy takes over the bustling market town of Cowbridge at the end of May when this established event is in town. Along with the usual mix of exhibitors, chef demonstrations and talks, you’ll find marquees devoted to the time old coupling of wine and cheese, and to the decadent drink that is Champagne.

  • Abergavenny Food Festival

    Abergavenny Food Festival, Vale of Usk

    16-17 September

    The Abergavenny Food Festival takes place during September. Featuring some of the brightest lights of the culinary world it occupies the centre of the town across six venues. Around one hundred and seventy stalls with produce from Wales, the Marches and further afield, together with a programme of individually ticketed masterclasses, tutored tastings and chef demonstrations (previous participants: Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, Clarissa Dickson-Wright, Anthony Bourdain). 

    Find out more about food festivals in South Wales

  • Narberth Food Festival photo by Valleyboy47, from Flickr taken with Creative Commons http://www.flickr.com/photos/valleyboy74/3959733304/
    Narberth Food Festival, Pembrokeshire by Valleyboy47

    This community event, entirely volunteer-run, won‘t get the biggest names, but it’s still one of the friendliest and most enjoyable food festivals around. Patrons are Angela Gray and Elizabeth Luard, so you can expect talks and demonstrations from those two luminaries, along with a variety of exhibitors, all sound tracked by live music. Narberth Food Festival takes place at the end of September.

    Find out more about food festivals in West Wales

  • Crowds in front of the Wales Millennium Centre at Cardiff Bay for the Harbour Festival

    Cardiff Harbour Festival, Cardiff Bay

     by Curmo

    28 July – 3 September

    Capital FM Cardiff Bay Beach, the UK’s largest free outdoor festival, will once again be bringing colour and cultural vibrancy to the city and the waterfront of Cardiff Bay. This year will be bigger than ever, offering a great family day out including street theatre, live music, youth and children’s entertainment, funfairs and many stalls offering food, drink and craft.

    Find out more about Capital FM Cardiff Bay Beach

  • Neath Food & Drink Festival

    Neath Food & Drink Festival, near Swansea

    Thousands of visitors enjoy the abundance of food stalls in and outside the Victorian market at Neath Food Festival which takes place at the beginning of October. Under the guidance of Le Crème Patisserie’s Ian Hindle, they have big ambitions for this event and you can expect Neath Food Festival to get bigger and better every year. 

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

    Mold Food and Drink Festival, Flintshire, North Wales Borderlands

     by Mold Food Festival

    16-17 September

    Though perhaps a slightly unfortunate title for a festival devoted to eating, Mold Food & Drink Festival is a charming event which showcases a great variety of produce from the town and surrounding areas. Taking place in mid September you can enjoy demonstrations from local chefs and talks on how to use Welsh produce, plus a full programme of live music. 

  • Panorama view of Monmouthshire Food Festival
    Monmouthshire Food Festival by Monmouthshire Food Festival

    14-15 October

    Monmouthshire Food Festival returns to Caldicot Castle with a full programme of talks and demonstrations from Monmouthshire’s top chefs, including cookery classes and 'have a go' sessions for young and old. Taste the best from local producers offering everything from cider and wine to cheese and bread.     

  • Hairy Bikers at Llangollen Festival photo by BBC North East Wales, from Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/bbcwalesnortheast/1688162356/

    Hairy Bikers at Llangollen Festival, North Wales Borderlands

     by BBC North East Wales

    14-15 October

    Llangollen Food and Drink is one of the heavyweights of Wales Food Festival circuit, with over 100 handpicked exhibitors and a variety of celebrity chef demonstrations. Enjoy live cookery and take part in fun workshops. It’s not just focused on the food though, with a dedicated beer tent featuring craft ales from breweries around North Wales and the borders.

  • Crowds enjoying Gwledd Conwy Feast

    Crowds enjoying Gwledd Conwy Feast, North Wales

     by

    27-29 October

    The Conwy Feast takes place over two days at the end of October and is now one of the largest and most successful in Wales. With a myriad of choice from local food producers and retailers on hand for you to try (and buy) their produce plus cooking demonstrations and much more, this is a day or weekend for all the family to enjoy.