Coming Next: Christmas Fair, Sunday 14 December

2014 Abergavenny Christmas Food & Drink Fair / Ffair Fwyd a Diod Nadolig Gŵyl Fwyd y Fenni: Sunday 14 December / Dydd Sul 14 Rhagfyr

2015 Food festival: 19 & 20 September

2015 Abergavenny Food Festival / Gŵyl Fwyd Y Fenni
Saturday 19 – Sunday 20 September / Dydd Sadwrn 19 – Dydd Sul 20 Medi

'Best Event in Wales' award ceremony2013 ended on a high when the Abergavenny Food Festival was awarded 'Best Event in Wales' by the National Tourism Awards for Wales – so we set the bar pretty high for 2014.

For those of you who were unable to attend, here's a quick summary of how it worked. The five market venues in the centre of town were all accessible on a Stroller Ticket (wristband) with free entry to children under 16 if accompanied by an adult. Within these venues (outdoor and indoor) were over 200 carefully selected top-notch exhibitors, showcasing the best of products, produce and culinary skills from Wales, The Marches and further afield.

Wristband entry also gave access to a rolling programme of chef demonstrations in the Market Hall, a children's Food Academy at the Castle (sponsored this year by Organic Centre Wales), and plenty of other entertainment too. On the Saturday night we held our first ever Night Market with a brilliant collection of street food traders and as well as non-catering produce stalls; a magical place to eat, drink and hang out.

Every year we invite some of brightest lights in the world of food who joined us to share their creativity and expertise and this year was no different with addition of our new 'Artisan Kitchen School' events. It was a real chance to learn first-hand from the masters.

In closing I'd just like to say a special 'thank you' to everyone who contributed to this year's event: our funders, sponsors and supporters; our presenters; our exhibitors; our regular team and to all those who join us in the run-up to and over the Festival weekend each year.

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Heather Myers
Chief Executive

The Abergavenny Food Festival is a social enterprise and is run on a not-for-profit basis. Its remit is to promote food growers and processors, cooks, campaigners artists and writers who in different ways celebrate the craft, diversity and culture of food. In doing so the organisation seeks to contribute to the regeneration of Abergavenny and the surrounding area and to bring benefits to the wider community. All funds raised (aside from a percentage set aside for the administration of the Festival) are reinvested into future events.

 

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Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 September 2014 / Dydd Sadwrn 20 – Dydd Sul 21 Medi 2014

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Abergavenny Food Festival scoops 'Best Event' at National Tourism Awards

"Winning this award will help us continue to promote the best of Wales – its distinctive landscape and heritage, its warm welcome and most of all its fabulous food offering. We are committed to spreading the word that Wales is a serious and distinctive food tourism destination..." Read more

Abergavenny Food Festival,
Best Event in Wales 2013,
National Tourism Awards, Visit Wales

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