Great Autumn Food Festivals in Wales
There is no need to be down about the end of summer in Wales, as autumn sees the start of the ‘food festival’ season. Whilst food markets, fairs and festivals can be found all year round across Wales, most seem to be during the autumn months, giving us something to be cheerful about as the nights draw in. Take a look at these events coming up over the next few weeks to help you plan your food festival break experience.
Neath Food Festival, 5 - 6 October
Now celebrating its fourth year, the Neath Food & Drink Festival will host over 60 exhibitors at its two day event. The festival will be a celebration of local produce and Neath’s historic market town. There will be lots going on for all the family including cookery demonstrations, children’s activities, produce shows, live music and community projects. Local Neath restaurants, cafes, hotels and bars will be hosting food & drink themed events during the festival. There will also be a programme of musical entertainment in Victoria Gardens.
Newport Food Festival, 5 - 6 October
In its second year and utilising a number of venues across the city. 70+ food and drink stalls and chef demonstrations will be found in and around the Riverfront Theatre as well as other city centre locations.
Anglesey Oyster & Welsh Produce Festival, 13 – 14 October
A full programme of events is planned for the annual Anglesey Oyster & Welsh Produce festival, held at the Trearddur Bay Hotel. Visitors will get the chance to meet with food and drink producers, watch cookery demonstrations, competitions and try some of the food on offer, most importantly, Anglesey’s famous oysters. Starting as an annual informal event where locals would gather to eat oysters and get merry, this event now attracts thousands of visitors each year.
Hamper 2012 (The Llangollen Food Festival), 20 – 21 October
Discover great food and drink in the local producers market, enjoy live cookery classes, take part in our fun workshops, pick up exciting new recipes or learn about traditional dishes at Hamper 2012.
A trio of top chefs who have signed up as the stars of the popular food festival. Graham Tinsley, the star of ITV’s Taste the Nation and a former captain of the Welsh Culinary Team, will be joined in the show kitchen by S4C favourite Dudley Newberry, and Dai Chef.
Denbigh Plum Festival, 27 October
Denbigh town centre will comes alive to the smell of plums on 27 October 2012. There will be cookery and horticultural demonstrations with local chefs, Alwyn Thomas, Llaeth Y Llan, Bee Keeping and Green Fingers. The market will sell fresh rural produce, seasonal foods, crafts, and plum specials including Denbigh plum jam, plum wine, plum cake & bread, plum chutney, plum gin and even more plum things. There will also be competitions, entertainment, town walks & talks, a fun fair, meet Sali Mali & Fireman Sam Tan and live music.
Conwy Feast, 27 - 28 October
The Conwy Feast sees the historic quayside town transformed for two days into a huge waterside food market. North Wales` biggest food festival, showcases Conwy’s world famous mussels, collected in the Conwy river estuary for hundreds of years. The event boasts 150 stalls, celebrates the best of local produce, presented by Welsh chefs, including Bryn Williams and Laura Coxeter, the event attracts 25,000 visitors. There will also be a programme of cookery demonstrations, music, entertainment, workshops and children’s activities.
Cowbridge Food & Drink Festival, 27 – 28 October
Now in its eight year, Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival has grown from a one day event with 40 exhibitors and 4,000 visitors to a whole weekend attracting 80 exhibition stands, and over 15,000 visitors. This year there will be a designated Cheese and Wine marquee, housing 10 stalls selling predominantly Welsh Artisan produce. The Food Demonstration Area offers a wide variety of interesting and fun demos to suit all palates and levels of cooking ability. There will also be drinks talks, a Champagne Marquee, street entertainers and an entertainment zone full of family fun.Days Out, Festivals, Food, Regions. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.