Our favourite food extravaganza is almost here! The Abergavenny Food Festival runs from the 16th-17th September, and is the largest and longest running food festival in Wales.
Created in 1999 by two local farmers to promote confidence in British produce, this inclusive and welcoming event is the destination for the exploration and enjoyment of all things food. The Abergavenny Food Festival brings an estimated £4 million for the local economy and is committed to employing young people.
On our doorstep, the Abergavenny Food Festival hosts a range of product testing, kids activities, masterclasses, cookery lessons and topical debates to transform the way in which we think about food, promoting new ideas and the origins of our food.
A range of food heavy weights are scheduled to be at this year’s Festival, with speakers including Hugh Fernley Whittingstall, Angela Gray and Jay Rayner as well as a whole host of other influential chefs, journalists and commentators.
Alongside the high profile names, the Food Festival will include a Cheese and Wine Market, a Fish and Fizz Market, a Producers’ Market over three locations and a Night Market. We’re also excited to see that Hobbs House Bakery, famed for their hand moulded sourdough, organic and gluten free loaves will be in attendance!
We’re looking forward to seeing and taste testing some of the finest produce from local producers- as well as seeing some of our bespoke packaging in action!