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A Taste of Wales

This weekend sees Wales' biggest and best food festival come to Abergavenny.

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. 

Complementing the stalls are a variety of masterclasses, tastings and talks whilst there is plenty to keep the kids happy with workshops, story telling and live music.

Don't worry if you can't make it to Abergavenny, there are two more great food festivals coming up over the next few weeks. 

Look our for the Bridgend Food Feastival (26-27 September) and the Newport Food Festival (4 October)

A Feast of Festivals

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 Orange-utan.

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 below
St Fagans Food Festival
Abergavenny Food Festival
Bridgend Feastival
Newport Food Festival

Get a Taste of Wales

Event - Abergavenny Food Festival
Location - Abergavenny
Date - 21 - 22 September 2013
Website

This is Wales' biggest and best food festival

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 masterclasses, tastings and talks whilst there is plenty to keep the kids happy with workshops, story telling and live music.

Don't worry if you can't make it to Abergavenny, there are two more great food festivals coming up over the next few weeks. 

Look our for the Bridgend Food Feastival (27-28 September), Cowbridge Food Festival (26-27 October) and the Newport Food Festival (5 October)

I hope you're feeling hungry!!!

Fantastic Feastival

Event - Feastival, Wales' Alternative Food Festival
Location - Bridgend
Date - 27 - 28 September  2013
Website

First came the Giant Collapsing Cauliflower Sheep, that was followed by the Leaning Tower of Pizza and then last year came the Orangeutan - you never quite know what to expect at Feastival, Wales' Alternative Food Festival.

Held each year in Bridgend, the festival has gained something of a reputation for allways coming up with something a little bit quirky of different.

Of course, you'll find the usual stalls selling some delicious food and drink and there'll also be some fantastic cookery demonstrations, but look out too for fun family activities such as Spaghetti Bridge Building, Leek Lobbing or the Big Egg Drop.

The Feastival takes place this year on the 27 & 28 September.

Feastival - home of the 10ft cauliflower sheep

Feastival Logo 1.jpegIt's not all about the Golf and the Ryder Cup in Wales at the moment.  This weekend also sees the fourth and final installment of our fantastic month of food festivals.

Abergavenny, St Fagans and Cardiff Castle's Cheese festival have been and gone with great success and so this week it's the turn of Bridgend to take centre stage.

But in area renowned for quirky events (Porthcawl Elvis Festival anyone?) this is no ordinary food festival.  The organisers have dubbed it Wales' Alternative Food Feastival (corny pun intended).

Feastival is a food festival with a difference.  As well as all the usual stalls and stands, markets and demonstrations, sounds and smells that you'll find at other food festivals there are also plenty of other slightly less conventional surprises waiting for you.  Amongst these are an artist carving weird and wonderful shapes out of fruit, the culmination of a 230 mile leek relay and bizarrely a 10ft cauliflower sheep.  It couldn't happen anywhere else!!!