Virtual Abergavenny Food Festival #VAFF2020

A POSTCARD FROM ABERGAVENNY

Wish you were here…

It was with great sadness, that back in June we had to announce that our annual food celebration would not go ahead at the heart of Abergavenny in 2020, because of ongoing uncertainties around the COVID-19 pandemic.

However – we have some good news! Whilst the town centre won’t be the bustling hub of activity that it usually is during festival weekend – our bastion of the Welsh food scene will still go ahead in a smaller way, online.

We are thrilled to announce that, kicking off on 14th September and running for a whole week, ardent food-lovers like you, can get a taste of festival life from the comfort of their own homes by attending the Virtual Abergavenny Food Festival 2020, what’s more most of the events are free.

Joining the line-up will be food writer Anna Jones, chef and bestselling author Sabrina Ghayour, award winning writer and broadcaster Tim Hayward, chefs Steven Terry, Hywel Griffiths and Cyrus Todiwala, food and drink writer Fiona Beckett and  the Cook School Club, with more to be announced. The festival will be opened by friend of the festival Kate Humble.

Also joining the line-up are festival favourites Gower Cottage Brownies, Belazu, Caws Cenarth, Chase Distillery, Ultracomida, and many more.

Across the seven days, ticket holders will be able to enjoy all of the usual Abergavenny Food Festival highlights; from tutored tastings to debates, cooking demonstrations, and access to insider info from some of the industry’s top talent.

The full festival programme will be updated regularly here. Timings for the week-long virtual festival are being added over the coming days here and you reserve your space here.

The Virtual Abergavenny Food Festival is free to attend, but spaces will be limited. The option to purchase food and drink to accompany the tasting events will also be made available from Tuesday onwards. Patrons will also be able to make a donation toward the cost of running the festival, if they wish.

Keep checking the programme as more events are added each day or sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know!

Until we can meet again in person, we can’t wait to see some familiar faces on our screens.

Team AFF 

#VAFF2020