This autumn, Southern Wales will be awash with food
festivals, celebrating the very best in local food and drink.
The first festival of the season takes place in the picturesque
surroundings of the St Fagans National History
Museum on the weekend of 6-7 September. Located
on the outskirts of Cardiff, the 100 acre site
houses many of Wales' most historic buildings and interspersed
amongst them will be dozens of stalls serving up some hearty
treats. Cheeses, ciders and ice creams will be amongst some
of the goodies you can indulge in.
Just two weeks later (20-21 September), the biggest food festival
of them all hits Abergavenny. Now in its 16th
year, the event is as popular as ever.
The historic market town, which has a great reputation amongst
foodies, will be full of stands, stalls and exhibitors giving
visitors, quite literally a taste, of Wales. The various
venues are situated close together and include the Market Hall, the
Cheese and Wine Show, and Grillstock.
Complementing the stalls are a variety of master classes, tastings
and talks whilst there is plenty to keep the kids happy with
workshops, storytelling and live music.
The following weekend (26-27 Septemerb), it's time for something
slightly different with Bridgend's Food
Festival. Called Feastival, and billed as Wale's Alternative
Food Festival, there's always something different or unusual going
on. Previous years' activities have included the Giant
Cauliflour Sheep (you really do need to watch this YouTube
video), the Leaning Tower of Pizza and the
Finally, it's Newport's turn with its
festival on Saturday 4th October. Amongst all the
usual stalls there'll be an array of talks, demonstrations
and workshops for you to enjoy.
For more information on any of these festivals, click on the links
St Fagans Food Festival
Newport Food Festival