Produce markets, masterclasses, cooking demos and family-friendly entertainment all make fantastic ingredients for a day out. Discover some of the best food festivals in North Wales.
Denbigh St David's Day Festival
This lively celebration of the Welsh national day features music, dance, walks, talks and crafts. There’s also plenty of local food on offer including suitably patriotic Welsh cakes and leek bread. To really get into the spirit of things, why not wear Welsh traditional dress for the day – or at least a daffodil or two?
Real Ale Trail
A one-day festival which lets you drink while someone else drives? Perfect. Pick up a Real Ale Pass and you can hop on and off the festival bus to your heart’s content. The featured pubs put on a minimum of three fantastic ales, plus home-cooked food and entertainment.
Find out more about the Real Ale Trail.
Wrexham Food & Drink Festival
Held on Llwyn Isaf, the green in the centre of Wrexham, this new two-day event raises funds for the Nightingale House Hospice. It also promotes Wrexham’s Local Food First initiative, which aims to get the region’s tender lamb, fresh trout, juicy blueberries and award-winning sausages all the attention they deserve.
Find out more about Wrexham Food & Drink Festival.
Conwy Honey Fair
The Conwy Honey Fair is said to be one of Britain’s oldest food festivals and dates back over 700 years. There’s honey, of course – over a ton of the stuff gets sold by lunchtime – plus other produce and crafts.
Find out more about the Conwy Honey Fair.
Mold Food & Drink Festival
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.
Find out more about Mold Food & Drink Festival.
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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!
Gwledd Conwy Feast
Conwy food festival is massive two-day Feast has to be one of the most dramatically sited food festival in Wales. Its food and drink marquees, entertainment and demonstration stages line the quayside, between the bobbing boats and the medieval castle. Then, when evening falls, the entire town lights up with colourful digital art projections.
Find out more about Gwledd Conwy Feast.
This weekend event is one of the heavyweights on the Welsh food festival circuit, with over 100 exhibitors including butchers, bakers and chocolatiers from Llangollen itself. There’s also a lively programme of live cookery classes from celebrity chefs and a beer and cider tent featuring the best ales from North Wales breweries.
Find out more about Hamper Llangollen.
Portmeirion Food and Craft Fair
Portmeirion’s Food & Craft Fair has a stunning setting in the grounds of an Italianate village in Snowdonia. 120 stalls and chalets celebrate Welsh products and businesses. Enjoy live music, cookery demonstrations, workshops and a magical Christmas Grotto. A new addition to the event includes an elf dash.
Find out more about Portmeirion Food and Craft Fair