British Food Fortnight: Wales

Posted on: 09 September 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves

This year's event is set to be the biggest yet with activities ranging from the wild to the practical.


18th September - 20th September: Bridgend Festival Of Wales

This three-day event celebrates the best in Welsh food, drink, dance and music. Held in the centre of the town, a variety of stalls display food such as homemade jams & pickles. For more information visit www.bridgend-events.co.uk or call Lee Le Bruilly on
01656 661338.

19th September - 20th September: Aberystwyth Food & Drink Festival

This celebration of Welsh food and drink is preceded by a supper and cookery demonstration at the Marine Hotel. Some 60 producers will be selling their wares in Aberystwyth’s Baker Street accompanied by cookery demonstrations and entertainment, with the venue changing on the Sunday to the town’s North Parade. For more information visit www.ceredigion.gov.uk or call 01970 633066.

20th September - 21st September: Mold Food Festival

Held in New Street Car Park in Mold the festival brings together over 60 food stalls with a high local presence. Other activities include celebrity chef demonstrations, competitions, schools projects and kids workshops. For more information contact Greg Shankar on 01352 758662.

20th September - 21st September: Abergavenny Food Festival

Described as the ‘Glastonbury of Food Festivals’, Abergavenny is the place for those passionate about food and food issues, and a chance to meet farmers, producers and cooks. Among the attractions at what has been called the “liveliest, most cultured and
quirky food festival in the country” are master classes, a Cheese and Wine Show, Fish Market and children’s Food Academy. For more information visit www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com or call Cathy Green on 01873 851643.

26th September - 28th September: Narberth Food Festival

The opening day of the Narberth Food Festival has an educational theme with ‘How to Make’ demonstrations for local school children, while the Saturday and Sunday of the event will focus on local food and its producers. Cookery demonstrations; and international cuisine will also be on the menu. For more information visit www.narberthfoodfestival.co.uk or call Jackie Palit on 01834 860084.

26th September: Haverfordwest Harvest Fayre

The Harvest Fayre includes 30 local food and drink producers and other activities including cooking demonstrations, tasting sessions and school visits. For further information contact Kate Morgan on 01437 776168.

27th September - 28th September: Great British Cheese Festival, Cardiff Castle

The annual festival brings together the UK’s 100 best cheese makers and offers visitors the chance to taste over 500 British cheeses, many of them produced in Wales, and among them True Taste Wales Food & Drink Award winners. For details on the Great British Cheese Festival, visit www.thecheeseweb.com.

4th October: Brecon Beacons Food Festival

Last year nearly 13,000 people visited the Brecon Beacons Food Festival, which this year comprises some 60 Welsh food and drink companies. For more information visit www.breconbeacons.org or call Andrew Powell on 01874 624979.

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