Welsh food festivals
Nearly every weekend, there's a food festival somewhere in Wales. There are small local festivals as well as large international ones.
Our most well known show for great produce is the Royal Welsh Show that takes place each July. It is the best attended agricultural event of its kind, with a food hall that offers an array of produce including Welsh meats, dairy products and many famous Welsh cheese. You can also enjoy fruits, preserves, honey and many more products of the land and sea and learn more about Welsh food and drink.
The famous Abergavenny Food Festival held each September is also fantastic for trying Welsh food and has been described as "a wonderful energy and individuality that no other food festival can recreate". Also in September is the Narberth Food Festival. It's the 20th anniversary of the festival and will feature food workshops, children's activities as well as food stalls.
Abergavenny Food Festival
If you like great fresh fish and shellfish, you’re in for a treat! Each summer Pembrokeshire Fish Week celebrates the West Wales County’s first class fish and seafood, spectacular coastline, wonderful beaches, great angling, culture and fascinating maritime heritage.
The award winning Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival, which takes place in May, sees the town at its most vibrant. Enjoy a weekend of culinary excellence and family entertainment. In June head to Caldicot Castle to sample local produce and watch demonstrations by local chefs at the Monmouth Food Festival.
We like the Cardiff International Food & Drink Festival that attracts food producers and suppliers from Cardiff’s twin towns of Nantes, Stuttgart and Hordaland, alongside Welsh produce. There are lots of food festivals in Cardiff throughout the year, including the Welsh Vegan festival or why not head to the Depot, a permanent indoor street food venue.
Another popular festival is the Anglesey Oyster and Welsh Produce Festival in October. Eat oysters and other local produce and enjoy the Welsh music, singing and dancing. The festival promotes oysters and other seafood in pubs and restaurants across Anglesey.
If you dare, you can try red hot chilli chocolate at the Hamper Llangollen Food Festival.
Also in October, the Gwledd Conwy Feast offers two days and nights of the very best of food, music and art. Sample Welsh produce, pick up professional tips from top chefs and gain practical advice on growing your own.