About the Abergavenny Food Festival – Mwy am Ŵyl Fwyd y Fenni
The Abergavenny Food Festival is a not-for-profit organisation. We celebrate craft in food-making, on the farm, in the factory or in the kitchen; and the diversity of foods and traditions, both in Wales and further afield. We are privileged to enjoy the company of some of the most skilled, passionate, knowledgeable and articulate food-lovers in the country: growers, cooks, writers, processors, campaigners and artists. Above all we aim to celebrate the conviviality and sociability that surrounds eating and drinking.
The Festival takes place on five sites in the centre of town and attracts in excess of 28,000 visitors annually. The market venues host over two hundred exhibitors, cookery demonstrations, a children’s Food Academy sponsored by Organic Centre Wales and other entertainment. Alongside this is a programme of individually ticketed masterclasses, tutored tastings, workshops, walks and talks featuring some of the brightest lights of the culinary world. The Festival recently received the accolade of ‘Best Event 2013’ in the National Tourism Awards (Visit Wales).
New for 2014: The Artisan Kitchen School will host cooking classes throughout the Festival weekend. Join small group classes to learn skills from the experts. Try your hand at everything from cheese making to sushi rolling and make something to take home. The first ever night market in Brewery Yard on the Saturday with great street food and entertainment too. To get a feel for the whole event do take a look at our videos below. For details on venues and the programme of events please see Visiting Us.
Recent articles in the media (PDF downloads):
Videos (watch on vimeo.com – videos produced by Visual Impact Productions):
Image: Masterclass with Matt Tebbutt and Tom Parker-Bowles.