Fabulous food festivals in Wales

Feeling hungry? Get an unmistakably Welsh taste of the coast and countryside with our year-round menu of mouthwatering food events.

Swansea Street Food Festival, 5-7 May

Selection of filled rolls

Swansea Street Food Festival by 
Street Food Warehouse returns for a second year to Museum Park Swansea for a glorious bank holiday weekend of fantastic fresh food and delicious drinks. As a completely free and family friendly event, this is something you don’t want to miss out on if you love sampling quality food and drink in the sun. Running 12 noon-10pm daily, visitors will be able to enjoy a range of mouth-watering food from all over the world alongside an ice-cold pint of local craft beer or a fresh zesty Mojito.

The Movable Feast - all over North Wales

The first Feast takes place on Saturday 28 April, 12pm – 10pm at Bodafon Fields, Llandudno.

The Movable Feast is a brand new roving pop-up food market, showcasing local food and drink producers. It's not just about food either - the all-day family-friendly event includes activities ranging from yoga and pilates sessions to an inflatable assault course, balloon modelling and pom pom workshops, and even free NHS dental screening. Tickets are available on the gate and are priced £3.50 for adults, £2.50 concessions, children under 12 free.

2018 Calendar:

Friday 11 May 5pm – 10pm: Town Hall Car Park, Llangefni
Saturday 19 May: Llanberis 
Friday 25 May 5pm – 10pm: Bangor Pier, Bangor 
Saturday 9 June 12pm – 10pm: Water Street, Menai Bridge 
Saturday 2 June 12pm – 10pm: The Esplanade, Criccieth 
Saturday 7 July: Colwyn Bay
Saturday 14 July: Porthmadog 
Friday 27 July 5pm – 10pm: Benllech Beach, Benllech 
Sunday 12 August 11am – 5pm: Bodnant Food Centre, Conwy 
Friday 24 August 5pm – 10pm: Cemaes Bay, Anglesey 
Saturday 29 September: Gwydir Park, Llanrwst

Festival of the Sea, Pembrokeshire, 19 May

Celebrate all things coastal with the brand new Festival of the Sea at the National Trust's Gupton Farm. There will be plenty of stalls, live music, food and drink - including local favourites Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company, Slow Pig, Tom Bean Pizzas and Barti Ddu Rum plus beach activities to enjoy. Activities start from 10am.

Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival, 27–28 May

Festival stalls and people around a rectangular pond

Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival, Vale of Glamorgan by Tracy James-Lieberman
What do you get when you combine the Vale of Glamorgan’s most stylish and fashionable town with the best food from Wales and beyond? Since starting out as a one-day event back 2004, the Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival has grown to an unmissable feature of the foodie calendar which welcomes 15,000 visitors each year.

Llŷn Land and Sea Food Festival, 27-28 May

Llŷn Land and Sea Food Festival frying pan full of prawns.

Llŷn Land and Seafood Festival, Pwllheli, Snowdonia
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.

Monmouthshire Food Festival, 2–3 June

A group of four adults and a child sat on a picnic rug with festival stalls in the background.

Monmouthshire Food Festival, South Wales by Monmouthshire County Council
Set in the beautiful grounds of Caldicot Castle, Monmouthshire Food Festival returns 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.

Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival, 8 July

The seafood festival taking place by the harbour.

Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival, Aberaeron, Ceredigion by 
What better way to celebrate our Year of the Sea than at this fantastically fishy food event? Established 29 years ago in the harbour town of Aberaeron by local fishermen keen to show off the bounty of our clear blue waters, the festival now features demonstrations from top chefs (many boasting Michelin stars), live music and lots of opportunities to sample our local coastal produce. Tastes of the sea don’t get much fresher.

Lampeter Food Festival, 28 July

Cake and dessert stall at Lampeter Food Festival

Lampeter Food Festival, Ceredigion by Old Miwl
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.

Cardigan River and Food Festival, 18 Aug

Our inland shores also get in on the action at the Cardigan River and Food Festival. Tuck into the best in locally sourced food from independent Welsh producers while watching a boatload of water-based activities on the River Teifi (including rowing races and coracle football).

Abergavenny Food Festival, 15–16 September

Drinks vendor and customer at Abergavenny Food Festival

Abergavenny Food Festival, Vale of Usk
Attracting more than 30,000 people to the streets of the lively Mid Wales market town every year, Abergavenny Food Festival is the biggest event in the UK’s foodie calendar. Gorge yourself on a mouthwatering menu of cookery masterclasses from celebrity chefs, tastings galore and countless stalls selling food from both Wales and across the globe. There’s also an extensive entertainment programme featuring live music, street performances and a colourful firework display to round off Saturday night.

Mold Food & Drink Festival, 15-16 September

Customers being served fresh food at Mold Food and Drink Festival

Mold Food and Drink Festival, Flintshire, North Wales by Mold Food Festival
Back for their 13th year, Mold Food & Drink Festival is a charming event which showcases a great variety of produce from the town and surrounding areas. There's plenty to keep everyone occupied with interactive areas, Children’s Cookery School & Food Science Lab plus local and celebrity chef demonstrations. Celebrity chefs this year include Jean-Christophe Novelli and Great British Bake Off winner Jo Wheatley. Plus there's a full programme of live music and competitions.

Narberth Food Festival, 22–23 September

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
Celebrating its 20th year in 2018, Narberth Food Festival has built up a reputation as a fun and welcoming foodie event (The Daily Telegraph called Narberth one of Britain’s 20 friendliest places). With food stalls, cookery demonstrations, music, street theatre and children’s activities, it’s the perfect Pembrokeshire day out for food fans of all ages.

Tiny Rebel Newport Food Festival, 6 October

Newport street full of people and stalls

Newport Food Festival, South Wales by Newport City Council
The Tiny Rebel Newport Food and Drink Festival will return to Newport city centre on Saturday 6 October 2018.  This buzzing one-day festival only began in 2010, but goes from strength to strength. 

2017's festival attracted over 20,000 people into the city centre. Highlights include chef demonstrations, plenty of mouth-watering food to sample and buy, plus live entertainment who brought fun and laughter to people throughout the day. There was a real buzz across the city and it was great to see so many people visiting and getting involved!  

Llangollen Food Festival, 13–14 October

Four people with a hamper full of Welsh produce including leeks, tea, cake and yogurt.

Llangollen Food Festival, North East Wales by 
Llangollen is no stranger to big events (it hosts the International Music Eisteddfod every year), so it’s no surprise that the town pulls out all the stops for its annual food festival. Alongside all the delicious local produce and cookery demonstrations you’d expect are a range of unusual events like speed truffle making and the first ever Wales Pumpkin Carving Championship.

Gwledd Conwy Feast, 27–29 October

Crowds enjoying Gwledd Conwy Feast

Crowds enjoying Gwledd Conwy Feast, North Wales

 by Gwledd Conwy Feast
Storm the castle at one of Wales’ most popular food festivals. Set against the majestic backdrop of Conwy’s UNSECO World Heritage Site fortress, the ancient streets of this beautiful North Wales town are transform into a groaning buffet of tempting Welsh delights. As you might expect at this seaside location, there are plenty of coastal flavours on offer. Don’t miss the world-famous local mussels, carefully hand-raked from the waters just as they were more than 200 years ago.

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