Despite the Llyn Land and Seafood Festival currently on being hiatus, there are still plenty of wonderful food festivals and markets for you to come and visit.
Over the last few years the demand for quality food events has grown and grown with thousands of people flocking to Wales every year to taste what the region has to offer.
A good food festival offers something for everyone and thanks to the huge variety of produce that Wales creates, you’ll find that a Welsh food festival has just as much on offer than any other hip, urban event.
If you’re thinking of visiting us here in Wales then why not incorporate one of these popular food festivals into your holiday itinerary so that you can get a real idea of what Welsh food is all about and even take some home with you!
There are so many great food events across the country that we’ve decided to make a couple of lists, this first one will cover our favourite food festivals in North Wales:
The seaside town of Conwy is the kind of place that you can spend days exploring should you wish. The imposing 13th-century fortress serves as a dramatic backdrop, with the Smallest House in Britain providing a neat juxtaposition. What many visitors aren’t aware of is the thriving bee-keeping community that calls its home there.
Each year these bee-keepers collect their produce and sell them at the Conwy Honey Fair, which takes place every 13th September on the High Street and Lancaster Square. This is a perfect chance to meet beekeepers and discover all the wonderful products that they can make with the help of their bees.
Where? High Street & Lancaster Square, Conwy When? 13th September 2018
Returning for its 13th year, this event packs an entire festival’s worth of food stalls, exhibitions, cookery theatres and produce into New Street Car Park bringing the sleepy North Wales town to bustling life and pumping much needed money into the community.
Live music from the local area keeps the crowds entertained and a massive open-air courtyard is decked out with tables and chairs for folks to sit down, enjoy the summer sun and enjoy the festival.
Where? New Street Car Park, Mold When? 15th-16th September 2018
Wrexham Food Festival
After a couple of shaky years the Wrexham Food Festival is back and set to be better than ever.
In addition to events taking place on the Saturday and Sunday, organisers have joined forces with restaurants for the week before, offering diners the opportunity to try new menus and special offers in the run up to the weekend. This year there’s going to be an emphasis on entertainment with plenty of live music to keep you moving all the way through the evening.
Where? Wrexham When? 22nd-23rd September 2018
One of the most successful festivals in North Wales, the Llangollen Food Festival was founded in 1997 making it one of the longest running festivals of its kind in the country.
The event has consistently attracted thousands of people to the town for two decades and is estimated to have boosted the local economy by approximately £8 million since its inception. 2017 was the festival’s biggest yet with over 130 stallholders offering a massive range of produce for visitors to try and take away with them.
Where? Llangollen Pavilion, Llangollen When? 13th-14th October 2018