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2016 WALES (UK) 2016
(see also: 2015 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011)

May 14-15, 2016  National Mills Weekend
Various, Wales
Celebrating the UK's milling heritage on the second weekend of May each year. National Mills Weekend is the annual festival of our milling heritage and provides you with a fantastic opportunity to visit mills, many of which are not usually open to the public.

May 21-22, 2016
Royal Welsh Agricultural Society Spring Festival
Llanelwedd, Bilth Wells, Wales
The Festival includes classes and displays for rare and traditional breeds of cattle, sheep, pigs and goats and there were llamas and alpacas, poultry, pets, demonstrations covering bees, woodland crafts, farriery, farm machinery and equipment and vintage machinery, and magnificent and colourful displays of flowers and garden produce among the 350 trade stands on the showground  Attendance: 25,000

May 29-30, 2016  Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival
Cowbridge, Wales
The award-winning Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival has grown to become one of the most popular events of its kind in Wales.  Thousands flock to the market town each year to sample the high quality artisan produce available, with only one factor ever putting a dampener on proceedings – and even larger attendance figures – the often inclement October weather.  For this reason – and in order to ensure the future growth of this annual showcase – the organising committee has taken the decision that future festivals will take place in May rather than October as previously.

July 18-21, 2016  The Royal Welsh Show
Llanelwedd, Bilth Wells, Wales
Royal Welsh Agricultural Society Show has become an important event in the Welsh calendar attracting some 240,000 people over the course of the four days and is supported by approximately 15,000 staunch members.   Attendance: 240,000


2015 WALES (UK) 2015

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March 30-April 5, 2015  Canned Food Week UK - Wales
Canned Food UK promotes a healthy balanced diet, including a mix of fresh, frozen, dried and canned food.

May 18-24, 2015  National Vegetarian Week
Various locations, Wales
National Vegetarian Week (NVW) is the annual awareness-raising campaign promoting inspirational vegetarian food and the benefits of a meat-free lifestyle. Celebrated by the Vegetarian Society since 1992, the Week is now an established event that gets bigger and better every year. (also:

June 1-7, 2015  Slow Food Week
Various Locations, Wales
During the week, our network of local groups, producers, chefs and other supporting businesses and organisations will showcase the diversity within our movement with a wide range of events around the UK, while several new foods and chefs will become part the Ark of Taste programme and Chef Alliance programmes.  Providing a forum to reinforce Slow Food’s work supporting traditional, local, artisan producers to help preserve British edible biodiversity, farm and tasting tours, lectures, dinner, celebrations and fund-raisers will be taking place in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.


June 25-July 3, 2015  Pembrokeshire Fish Week Festival
Pembrokeshire, West Wales, Wales
A celebration of Pembrokeshire's wonderful fish and seafood - not to mention its spectacular coastline.  The events and activities feature around fish and shell fish, eating out, fish cookery and preparation demonstrations, angling competitions and coaching, on water adventure and outdoor activities, waterway travel, environmental and educational activities, arts, craft and culture and for all ages!    Attendance: 25,000.

July 5, 2015  Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival
Aberaeron, Ceredigion, Wales
Over the years, the Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival has grown to be one of the highlights of the food calendar in Wales. Several thousand people are expected to flock to the quayside this summer to see and taste the best of local seafood, fish and other produce.  (also: )

July 10-12, 2015
Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival
Cardiff, Wales
Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival is one of the most popular highlights of 'summer in the city'. Come and sample an array of mouth watering produce from local, national and international food and drink producers. Grab a bite to eat from the Food Piazza or a glass of bubbles from the Champagne bar and soak up the atmosphere and listen to live music from the bandstand.

July 25, 2015  Lampeter Food Festival
Lampeter, Ceredigion, Wales
Showcasing the best of Welsh food and drink, the annual festival will be held at the Lampeter campus of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.


July 29, 2015
161st Annual Cardigan County Agricultural Show
Cardigan, Ceredigion, Wales
West Wales' Premier Agricultural Show.  Not only are we celebrating our 160th birthday but we are also changing things on the show field this year. Our Demonstration ring will be the focal point of the show with the introduction of a 150 seat Grandstand and the new Headliner act, there will be something for everyone to see and do at this year’s show.  We are also introducing a Sheepdog Trials Challenge for three invited Young Handlers from the Counties of Ceredigion, Carmarthen and Pembrokeshire. This will also take place in the Demonstration Ring and will be sure to thrill anyone who has ever Seen One Man and His Dog on the telly.   Another old Favourite will make a return appearance this year with the reintroduction of the Cattle Parade, a spectacle missing from the Show for many years.  Then there’s the New Food Hall with a variety of locally produced food and drinks on display. There will also be a demonstration area with talks and demonstrations taking place thorough the day. These are all on top of the well-established attractions which appear annually at the Show.

August 7-8, 2015
7th Annual Welsh Cider, Perry & Music Festival
Trellech, Monmouthshire, Wales
16 Different Ciders & Perry's, Live music & Barbeque all weekend and Free camping available. Telephone to book a plot for your tent or campa van.

August 8, 2015  Cardigan River and Food Festival
Cardigan, Ceredigion, Wales
Cardigan's River & Food Festival has grown to attract thousands of people to the town every year. Now in its fifteenth year, our objective remains the same, to celebrate the quality and diversity of the superb local independent food producers that abound in Wales.  Come and experience the taste of REAL local produce from award winning cheeses to rare breeds of meat, produced and sold by people who really care about their food.

August 27-29, 2015
Swansea Camra Annual Beer and Cider Festival
Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales
Over 150 real ales and ciders will be available. Tickets available on the door. No advance tickets. Cost: £3 Camra members and £5 non-Camra. Admission price includes souvenir glass and programme. Live bands will be performing each day and hot and cold food will be available.

September 18-20, 2015  Abergavenny Food Festival
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales
The most magical of culinary experiences, conjuring a feast of plenty amidst the streets of this small Welsh borders market town.

September 26-27, 2015  Narberth Food Festival
Narberth, Pembrokeshire, West Wales, Wales
Narberth is gearing up for its Food Festival with its usual mix of quality food stalls, eclectic choice of live performers, chefs, speakers and special events.

October 2-4, 2015  Neath Food and Drink Festival
Neath, West Glamorgan, Wales
Celebrating its 7th year, the Neath Food & Drink Festival will host around 75 exhibitors at the two day event, including award winning suppliers from Neath's famous Indoor Victorian Market. The festival is a celebration of local produce and Neath's historic market town atmosphere.

October 3 , 2015  Newport Food Festival
Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales
Newport Food Festival celebrates the city’s strong, diverse and vibrant food sector and this annual event brings food enthusiasts to the city centre.  There will be chef demonstrations, masterclasses, family activities, the final of the Teenchef competition as well as a wealth of exhibitor stalls selling the very best food and drink produce.

October 10-11, 2015  Oyster & Welsh Produce Festival
Anglesey, Wales
Anglesey is proud to host an annual Oyster & Welsh Produce Festival.  It is a very different event from what it was in  the early years. It used to be an informal social event whereby vast amounts of local oysters & alcohol were consumed - Served with a strong music, singing and a Welsh and Irish dance offer. A  committee of volunteers was formed in 2000 to direct the event into the future. The aim was to broaden the appeal for non seafood lovers, and as a result a 'Welsh Produce  Festival' was introduced in 2000.

October 10-11, 2015  Monmouthshire Food Festival
Caldicot, Monmouthshire, Wales
The Monmouthshire Food Festival returns to the glorious surroundings of Caldicot Castle with a packed programme of demonstrations, talks and workshops.  The cookery demonstration theatre features award winning chefs from the county of Monmouthshire finest hotels, restaurants and pubs.  We are also delighted to welcome chefs from the Catering Platoon of 1st Battalion The Rifles (1 RIFLES) to participate in the Monmouthshire Food Festival. 1 RIFLES is based in Beachley Barracks, Chepstow and is part of 160 (Wales) Brigade.The chefs will work from an Operation Field Kitchen as they would when deployed on exercise or operations, using military rations supplemented with local produce. So come along, see the chefs at work and taste some of the recipes that soldiers get on the front line and maybe get some culinary inspiration. The Producers market will feature a variety of food and drink producers from Monmouthshire, neighbouring counties and throughout Wales.   In the Children’s Quarter a programme of hands on workshops to engage, entertain and educate our younger visitors.  The Look and Learn theatre features talks, demonstrations and tutored tastings on a wide range of food and drinks from our producers.

October 17-18, 2015
Hamper 2015, The Llangollen Food Festival
Llangollen, Wales
Discover great food and drink in our fabulous local producers market. Enjoy live cookery classes and take part in our fun workshops. Pick up exciting new recipes or learn about traditional dishes.

October 24-25, 2015  Gwledd Conwy Feast
Conwy, Wales
North Wales` biggest food festival, this tasty two-day event is held within Conwy`s medieval town walls and on its quayside. Gwledd Conwy Feast features Conwy's world famous mussels, collected in the Conwy river estuary for hundreds of years. The event boasts 150 stalls, celebrates the best of Welsh chefs and local produce and attracts 25,000 visitors. Varied programme of cookery demonstrations, music, entertainment and workshops and children's activities.

November 30-December 1, 2015
Royal Welsh Agricultural Society Winter Fair
Llanelwedd, Bilth Wells, Wales
Set in the heart of rural Wales and priding itself on being the best primestock event in the UK, the Royal Welsh Winter Fair has something to offer everyone.  The main attraction for the event is, of course, the tremendous display of livestock, with an average of 1400 entries in both the livestock and equine competitions each year, showing off the best of British farming.

December 13 , 2015  Abergavenny Christmas Food & Drink Fair
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales
Over ninety stalls across four venues: the Market Hall, Upper Brewery Yard, The Corn Exchange and The Priory - An unrivalled selection of fresh and cured meats, poultry and game, cheeses and chocolates, cakes and desserts, wines and liqueurs, ales, ciders and more - SweetieFest – wonderful old-school treats - 'Kitchen stage' demonstration programme.


2013 WALES (UK) 2013

events waiting for new dates

August 16-17, 2013  The Welsh Menu Live
Swansea, South Wales, Wales
The Welsh Menu Live hits Swansea City Centre this August Bank Holiday. This food festival will encompass chef demonstrations, hands on sessions for children and adults, high quality street food, great entertainment and producer stalls selling the finest produce Wales has to offer. This ticketed event takes place over three days and an exciting schedule of demonstrations and talks is being planned. The show will appeal to lovers of fine food, and those with an interest in local, seasonal produce, showcasing everything from Welsh wine, beer and cider, handmade patisserie, and everything in between.


2012 WALES (UK) 2012

events waiting for new dates

June 30, 2012  Llandysul Food Festival
Llandysul, Ceredigion, Wales
The 13th annual event will include a variety of food stalls from all over Wales and many from the Teifi Valley itself. From cheeses to ice cream, chocolate to waffles, beer to liquers they'll be at our festival. We will also have cooking demonstrations throughout the day.

September 22-23, 2012  Great British Cheese Festival
Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Wales
Britain's Biggest Cheese Market where you can taste over 400 Sheep, Cow, Goat and even Buffalo cheeses along with artisan wine, cider, perry and beer.

October 6, 2012  Food Festival--Celebrating Harvest
Llandysul, Carmarthenshire, Wales
The festival will take place at the National Wool Museum. It will celebrate local produce and harvest time with cookery demonstrations and competitions for local schools.


2011 WALES (UK) 2011

events waiting for new dates

August 27-30, 2011
Welsh Beer, Cheese & Music Festival 2011
Clytha, Wales
Now in its 14th year, the festival offers beers and cheese from all over Wales and live bands all weekend.



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