We love food festivals, we always end up coming home with bag fulls of goodies, although this will often consist mostly of cheese, closely followed by beer and cider! On principle we like to support local, small producers, and when it comes to food, you not only get to feel good about supporting your local economy, but the food is generally superb and a cut above the norm.
September appears to be a rather popular month here in South Wales!
7th/8th September – St Fagans Food Festival
St Fagans is brilliant! We visited when we were in Wales on holiday at the beginning of the year. It has over forty original buildings from various historical periods in Wales that have been re-erected and are furnished as they would have been. There are also craftsman demonstrating traditional crafts, and on the 7th and 8th you can add more than 80 stalls of food and drink. As we are in wonderful Wales and St Fagans is a museum, entry is free!
14th September – Usk Show
“Over 300 traders join us each year outdoors or in our Food Hall, Craft Marquee or Shopping Mall. ”
21st/22nd September – Abergavenny Food Festival
Described as the ‘Glastonbury of Food Festivals’!
27th/28th September – Bridgend Feastival
Over 60 food traders in Bridgend town centre.
28th/29th September – Narberth Food Festival
“We’ll never be the biggest food festival, but lots of people tell us that we’re the friendliest and most enjoyable.”
28th/29th September – Llandovery sheep festival
OK, so it’s not exactly a food festival, but it just looks so cool!
Do you know of any foodie events in South Wales, would you recommend them? Have you been to any of these events in the past, would you go again?