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

March

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

June

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

September

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

September

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

September

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.

Gwledd Conwy Feast

October

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.

Hamper Llangollen

October

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

December

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

Celteg stall at food festival
Portmeirion Food and Craft Fair, Portmeirion, North Wales