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Abergavenny Food Festival 2023, Wales

September 16 - September 17

Abergavenny Food Festival

This September will see the Abergavenny Food Festival with more than 150 exhibitors and producers lined up to attend, in addition to chef demonstrations and food talks.

Created in 1999 by a couple of local farmers the Festival has grown from just 3,000 visitors to become the biggest food festival in Wales, showcasing the very best food and drink in the Principality as well as the world. Some 37,000 people attended in 2018.

Its programme of activities includes masterclasses, product tastings, hands-on cookery lessons and kids’ activities. The Abergavenny Food Festival has drawn food heavyweights, including Jamie Oliver, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Monica Galetti, whilst giving insight on food issues and showcasing rising stars.

The organisers want to transform the way we think about food, encouraging us to question where our food comes from. For instance, at the Farmyard a series of talks and discussions will debate the future of UK farming.

Abergavenny Food Festival
Thomasina Miers (c) Tara Fisher

But it’s not all just talk. Expect to meet some 150+ food and drink producers across nine sites offering everything from cheese and wine to fish & fizz and streetfood as well as a night market.

Highlights of the Abergavenny Food Festival 2023

You can find a full list of the activities, here.

Liz Knight of Forage Fine Foods on the Family Forage
Liz Knight of Forage Fine Foods on the Family Forage

If meat is your thing, then you should head for Meatopia, held in London in August or Dublin in July.

Tickets for the Abergavenny Food Festival 2023

Weekend and day bands with access to all markets and chef demos are available here.

Abergavenny Food Festival
Enjoy the view of the fair.
Getting to Abergavenny Food Festival

Parking is available in Bailey Park and Castle Meadows (£4), or you can take the train to Abergavenny station and walk 15 minutes to the site. Frequent buses also run Cardiff to the bus station, which is a five-minute walk from the Festival. Further details can be found here. There is disability parking in Abergavenny and all the market stalls are wheelchair accessible.

Abergavenny Food Festival 2023 Dates

16 to 17 September, 2023.

Abergavenny Food Festival Photo Gallery

For more information on the Abergavenny Food Festival

Click here. 

Main image: Cookery Dem at the Castle – ©Abergavenny Food Festival – photographer Tim Woodier. Photos where not specified by Neil White.


September 16
September 17
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