Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival, 26–27 May
What do you get when you combine the Vale of Glamorgan’s most stylish and fashionable town with the best food from Wales and beyond? Since starting out as a one-day event back 2004, the Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival has grown to an unmissable feature of the foodie calendar which welcomes 15,000 visitors each year.
Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival, 7 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.
Cardigan River and Food Festival, 17 Aug
There’s more to Cardigan’s food scene than seafood. Our inland shores also get in on the action at the Cardigan River and Food Festival. Sample 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, 21–22 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.
Mold Food and Drink Festival, 21–22 September
Now in its 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.
Narberth Food Festival, 28 & 29 September
A foodie fixture for more than 20 years, Narberth Food Festival has built up a reputation as a fun and welcoming 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.
Neath Food Festival, 4-6 October
Celebrating its 10th birthday in 2019, the three-day 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, 19–20 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 the annual Llangollen 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, 25-27 October
Storm the castle at one of Wales’ most popular food festivals. Set against the majestic backdrop of Conwy’s UNSECO World Heritage Site fortress, Gwledd Conwy Feast transforms the ancient streets of this beautiful North Wales town are transformed 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.