Food festivals of North Wales
We may be waving goodbye to summer, but our favourite season is still yet to come – that’s right, it’s food festival season in North Wales!
Whether it’s the sweetest honey you’ve ever tasted, full-flavoured ales crafted to perfection or moreish cheese to rival the French, our quality local produce is undeniably ‘blasus’.
And what better place to try them than at one of our many food festivals? Here’s our pick of taste bud tingling, appetite-whetting food fests this autumn:
Beaumaris Food Festival: 1-2 September – £5 per adult or £7 for both days
Taking place on the Anglesey coast with magnificent Beaumaris Castle as a backdrop, Beaumaris Food Festival is as picturesque as it is delicious! Head over there on the first weekend of September for street food and artisan goods, as well as live music and cooking tips, tricks and demonstrations.
Conwy Honey Fair: 13 September – free admission
Bzzzz! Did you know that Conwy has long been home to numerous busy beekeepers? The Conwy Honey Fair is one of the oldest in Britain – over 700 years old in fact! You’ll find local beekeepers selling delicious honey and talking all things bees. But don’t worry, if you’re not a honey fan, there’s also beeswax candles, polish, soaps and bee-related crafts.
Mold Food & Drink Festival: 15-16 September – £7 per adult, £3 per child, £15 family ticket
A perfect recipe of music, exhibitors, activities, demonstrations and food producers make this popular food fest a tasty treat for all. Celebrity and top-tier local chefs are on the cards too, so keep an eye on the website for the line-up. Little ones chefs in the making or budding bakers? Don’t miss the children’s cooking school and food science lab – it’s so much fun!
Llangollen Food Festival: 13-14 October – £5 or under 16s free
Llangollen Food Festival attracts foodies from around the world and has been named one of the Top 10 Food Fests in the UK by the Independent newspaper. It’s a true celebration of Welsh food, with exhibitors showing off delicious produce and giving us an insight as to how its made. Find yourself eating one too many samples? Just burn it off with a bit of dancing in the Dee Valley – there’ll be live music all weekend!
Gwledd Conwy Feast: 26-28 October – tickets and prices released later this year
Conwy Feast claims to be ‘the tastiest festival in Wales’ and we agree! One of North Wales’ most hotly anticipated culinary events, it draws in tens of thousands of foodies every year. Expect over 100 stalls, live music, wine tasting, demonstrations from top chefs and loads of activities for the kids.