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Abergavenny Food Festival 2024, Wales

21 September - 22 September

£5 – £30

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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.

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 2024

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 2024

Weekend and day bands with access to all markets and chef demos are available here. Stroller tickets cost £16 for a day and £25 for a weekend, while tickets for the night market are £5, and for the Party at the Castle (over 12s only) £30. The line-up for the Party can be found here.

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

Parking is available in Bailey Park and Castle Meadows, 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 2024 Dates

21 to 22 September, 2024.

Abergavenny Food Festival Photo Gallery

For more information on the Abergavenny Food Festival

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


21 September
22 September
£5 – £30


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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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