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 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.
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
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, Ceredigion by Old MiwlHeld 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.
The brand new Menai Food Festival will be held on the recreation field and surrounding areas in Menai Bridge, Anglesey. Exhibitors will be showcasing the finest locally made liquors, beers and ciders, plus there will be local and international street food vendors dotted around the festival site. An eclectic mix of music will be performed live on stage throughout the day and there's a mini funfair on site to keep little ones entertained. The crafts marquee will have a wonderful selection of jewellery, decor items, soaps, wooden crafts and children’s treasures.
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, Vale of UskAttracting 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 and Drink Festival, Flintshire, North Wales by Mold Food FestivalBack 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, Pembrokeshire by Valleyboy47Celebrating 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.
Newport Food Festival, South Wales by Newport City CouncilThe 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, 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.
Crowds enjoying Gwledd Conwy Feast, North Wales by Gwledd Conwy FeastStorm 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
For more food festivals and up to date information on things to do in Wales, head to our What’s On page.