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The Abergavenny Food Festival is on again this year with two action-packed days of food, activities and entertainment. With guest performers, book signings and celebrity chefs, you won’t want to miss out on the Abergavenny action.
This year’s food festival, the 20th and 21st of September, is set to be a huge weekend for avid foodies and local communities. Local producers are stocking up for their market stalls ensuring they have enough of their delectable delights to go around.
We’ve put together a quick guide to the Abergavenny Food Festival so that you don’t miss out on any of the excitement.
The Market Hall
All of the chef’s demonstrations will be held in the Victorian Market Hall with Wesley Hammond, Chris Harrod, Penny Lewis and many more showcasing their talents.. It is also the place to buy all of the beautiful cookery books that are on offer with The Rossiters Bookstall having all of the latest books from our guest performers. Don’t forget to get your books signed!
The Brewery Yard will be the place to be for a beer on the grass and a cider in the sun. There is also a wide variety of chutneys from Café Spice Namaste and an amazing selection of artisan cheese from La Cave a Fromage. Make sure you find out about the country’s wider food tourism offering and the Visit Wales stall.
Saturday Night Market
From 6pm to 10pm Saturday night the Lower Brewery Yard is going to come alive with this year’s night market. There will be an excellent selection of street food traders, from gourmet frankfurters from Native Breeds to traditional paella from The Spanish Buffet. Don’t miss out on this magical evening of eating, drinking and hanging out with friends. Free entry with any Saturday Stroller ticket or £2 at the gate.
Here you can enjoy wonderful music, food-themed workshops, food stalls, comedy, games and covered seating. The Party at the Castle will be going off on Saturday night with food, drinks and live performances from The Zen Hussies, The Brass Funkies and more! Relax and the Chase Cocktail Bar and dine of seafood at Café Mor.
The Food Academy
The biggest kids event at this years food festival will be The Food Academy at the Dome in the Castle Grounds. The academy is once again sponsored by Organic Centre Wales and is set to be the best yet. Jethro Carr from the Kitchen Academywill be teaching your children how to cook one of several different dishes. This event is free to all ticket holders so get in quick because places will fill up fast.
Food Festival Debate
Stop by The Vintage Tent and The Castle on Saturday between 1pm and 2pm and listen to this year’s great debate. Is Healthy Eating making us ill? Listen to the professionals and decide for yourself!
Friday 19th September
5:30pm – Jay Rayner, My Dining Hell
Live at the Borough Theatre, Jayner discusses lousy reviews; the worst restaurant fads and his most excruciating nights out in this entertaining on stage journey. £8
Saturday 20th September
4:30pm – Marie Cheong-Thong, brew your own Sake.
This ones for the over 18’s only as Marie Cheong-Thong teaches you all about sake at the Masonic Hall. Each student will make their own jar of sake from an ancient Chinese recipe, followed by taste testing different kinds of sake! £20
Sunday 21st September
2:00pm – The Chiappa Sisters, Simply Italian: Cooking at home
The Borough Theatre stage will be set for the Chiappa Sisters for their masterclass on making pasta at home. Demonstrating how to make, colour, roll and shape your pasta. £8
This is just a very small insight into the traders, producers and events at this years food festival. So make sure you head to the Abergavenny Food Festival website to get a comprehensive list of EVERYTHING there is to see and do!
Saturday only stroller – £10
Sunday only stroller – £8
Weekend stroller – £15
Child stroller tickets – FREE!
Make sure you go online today and book your tickets to the festival and events!