Welsh Food Festivals

Feeling hungry? Get an unmistakably Welsh taste of the coast and countryside with our year-round menu of mouthwatering food and drink festivals featuring the best of Welsh produce. 

The Movable Feast - all over North Wales

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:

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

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 Celebrity MasterChef winner Lisa Faulkner and Anglesey’s Stephen Stevens of Michelin-starred Sosban & The Old Butchers.

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!  

Neath Food and Drink Festival, 5 - 7 October

A crowd of people eating food outside.

Neath Food and Drink Festival by John Campbell
Held over three days the Neath Food and Drink Festival welcomes around 60 exhibitors each year including award winning suppliers from Neath's famous Indoor Victorian Market. The festival is a true celebration of local produce and Neath's historic market town atmosphere. The Festival also includes Street Food Zones in Angel Square and Neath Square. There will be entertainment in pubs, cafes and restaurants together with street entertainment and much more.

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.

You might have missed them this year, so watch out for these fab foodie festivals next year...

Swansea Street Food Festival, May

Festival of the Sea, Pembrokeshire, May

Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival, May

Llŷn Land and Sea Food Festival, May

Monmouthshire Food Festival, June

Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival, July

Lampeter Food Festival, July

The Menai Food Festival, August

Cardigan River and Food Festival, August

Beaumaris Food Festival, September

Cake and dessert stall at Lampeter Food Festival

Lampeter Food Festival, Ceredigion by Old Miwl

For more food festivals and up to date information on things to do in Wales, head to our What’s On page.