Autumn food festivals
Newport Food Festival, South Wales by Newport City CouncilFood festivals? You know the drill. You’ll just have a few nibbles... seven cheese samples, one venison burger and several cakes later, you’re as stuffed as a Christmas turkey!
Check out this selection of autumn and winter food festivals in Wales where you can get your scoff on.
Newtown Festival, Mid Wales
Newtown’s food festival comes alive each September, where you’ll discover everything from the healthy and nutritious to the downright naughty! The festival welcomes Welsh food and drink with music by local artists, all concentrated around the beautiful market town of Newtown. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Mid Wales countryside, this free event is great value. Expect chef demonstrations, a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, riverside exploration walks and special festival beers and wines.
Abergavenny Food Festival, Wye Valley
The Abergavenny Food Festival takes place on a weekend in the second half of September. Featuring some of the brightest lights of the culinary world, it occupies the centre of the town, sprawling across venues. You’ll find nearly 200 stalls with produce from Wales, the Marches and further afield, together with a programme of individually ticketed master classes, tutored tastings, talks, debates and chef demonstrations. Previous participants include Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Anthony Bourdain.
Narberth Festival, Pembrokeshire
Held during the last weekend in September, Narberth's friendly festival features over 50 food stalls from independent Welsh producers and a bar stocked with beers from local micro-breweries. The whole festival is disability-friendly, with plentiful free seating to BSL (British Sign Language) interpreted talks and demonstrations. There’s also live music, street theatre and children’s activities.
Neath Food and Drink Festival
Taking place in the first week of October each year, Neath Food and Drink Festival is a celebration of local produce. Neath's historic market town atmosphere highlights the variety of high quality Welsh produce that is available locally. Now a major event in the town's calendar, as well as the calendars of foodies across West Wales, you can expect cookery demonstrations, cask ale tasting, children's activities, live music and community projects, as well as a wide variety of stalls lining the streets.
Newport Food Festival
Newport Food Festival is held in Newport city centre in early October. As well as over 70 stalls lining Commercial Street, festival-goers can experience master classes and chef demonstrations, plus talks and tasters. The festival is packed with live performances and activities including street theatre and children’s workshops.
Gwledd Conwy Feast, Llandudno
Towards the end of October each year, the medieval riverside town of Conwy provides a picturesque and atmospheric location for Gwledd Conwy Feast, a wholesome celebration of food, music and the arts. Over 150 food stalls adorn the site, which boasts all manner of activities and artistic offerings – including an edible ‘banquet of art’. With a special focus on farming and growing your own, courtesy of Growing the Future and Coleg Llandrillo, Conwy’s reputation as an ‘edible, incredible’ town is sealed.
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