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.
Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival, May
Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival is taking place 26 May 2019 - 27 May 2019. Head to the lovely festival site up at Old Hall Gardens with amazing activities for the whole family as well as a good cross section of exciting exhibitors. New for this year will be a Vegan Festival, kindly hosted by The Duke of Wellington Inn. There are over 100 exhibition stands full of delicious food and drink to discover.
Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival, July
Established 30 years ago in the harbour town of Aberaeron by local fishermen keen to show off the bounty of our clear blue waters, the Cardigan Bay Seafood 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. 7 July 2019.
The Big Cheese, Caerphilly, July
Rediscover The Big Cheese! This year’s new look festival will have a new layout and new feel with Street Food Vendors, Live Lounge Bar Area, THREE Huge Food Halls and Live Cookery Demonstrations. 26 - 28 July.
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.
July: Colwyn Bay
July: Benllech Beach, Benllech
August : Bodnant Food Centre, Conwy
August: Cemaes Bay, Anglesey
September: Gwydir Park, Llanrwst
Abergavenny Food Festival, September
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.
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Just some of our lovely stalls in the Market Hall and Upper Brewery Yard. It's a great atmosphere with lots to choose from. We're open until 5pm so still plenty of time to pay us a visit @coedcanlasco @halenmon @calon_wen @britishcassis @tinyrebelbrewco @charcutierltd #foodfestival #aff2017 #abergavenny #visitwales
Mold Food & Drink Festival, September
Back for their 14th 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.
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A new range of pies made by men from Wrexham’s Berwyn Prison @thecustodialpiecorp and dubbed ‘as good on the inside as the outside’ will be launched @mold_food_and_drink_festival @thecustodialpiecorp was set up by the prison and Dylan's with the aim of rehabilitating Berwyn’s men, giving them new skills for the future and enabling them to return to work. Their new range of five dessert pies - including vanilla custard, lemon and ginger, and salted caramel and milk chocolate - will be launched at our September festival. We can't wait to try them!
Narberth Food Festival, September
Celebrating its 21st year in 2019, 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, October
The Tiny Rebel Newport Food and Drink Festival will return to Newport city centre in October. 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, October
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.
Another fantastic day today at the festival. Thank you to all that came out & supported the local traders, thank you to to traders for being amazing, & thank you so much to @jc_novelli & @katie_davies85_ for their amazing demos at @GwynHall pic.twitter.com/cH1RBYC4Zx— Neath Food Festival (@NeathFoodFest) October 6, 2018
Llangollen Food Festival, October
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, October
Storm the castle at Gweldd Conwy Feast, 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.