The foodie favourite that is the annual COWBRIDGE FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL is back again this year with another feast in the picturesque Vale of Glamorgan market town.

With something to suit all diets, ages and interests – moreish meats, vegan varieties, curries, cheeses, chutneys; scrumptious ciders, great gins, sweet treats and so much more – it promises to be a real highlight in this year’s calendar. It all happens on the May Bank Holiday Weekend, Sunday 28th and Monday 29th.

The festival is a true showcase for the finest produce, from Wales and beyond. Lots of delicious food and drink to be had and plenty of stalls to buy goodies to take home. Fantastic demos, lots of community involvement, free activities for the younger visitors, special offers on high street and lots going on around this beautiful Town!

New to this year’s festival include the award-winning Keralan Karavan, bringing a taste of stunning Southern Indian cooking street-food style.

The much-loved food demos are also back for 2023; a Saturday Kitchen set up guaranteed to entertain.

As well as the main festival site, the Old Hall Gardens will be buzzing with lots of family-friendly activities to enjoy – interactive slime making workshops with the Slime Factory; plenty of colourful ideas (and slime!) to take home, artist workshops, falconry, pétanque and the chance to create your own favourite milkshake flavour with The Milk Shed team.

Forage Farm will also be supporting the event from their festival park and ride site at Penllyn Estate with animals out on the lawn and activities planned.

Speaking about this year’s event, Festival Manager Tracy James-Lieberman told us……

“We’re gearing up for a really great event this year – a perfect mix of regular exhibitors we know our festival goers love to see with plenty of new and exciting additions too which is fantastic and brings an added international flavour to the whole weekend.

There’ll be such a variety of fabulous produce available to sample, buy and just generally enjoy; and so many other things going on to make it the perfect way to spend a Bank Holiday!

A huge thank you to Arthur John & Co for allowing us to take over their car park and their continued support throughout the whole year, and also to Macey Owen.

Special thanks as well to our lovely sponsors, Hensol Castle Distillery and Specsavers Cowbridge and all the volunteers who lend a hand to help make the event happen – Cowbridge Rotary, The Young Farmers and Cowbridge Moovers running Club – as well as all the local businesses who really embrace the festival vibe.”

The award winning Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival, sees the town at its most vibrant. It’s a weekend of culinary excellence and all round family entertainment. It’s been running since 2004 when it was set up as part of the Cowbridge Charter Trust’s 750 year celebrations, and boy has it flourished since then.

It’s grown from a one day event with 40 exhibitors and 4,000 visitors to a whole weekend attracting 150 applications for the 100+ exhibition stands and well over 10,000 visitors to the town. Along the way it’s picked up its fair share of awards, including the National Tourism Awards Wales: Best Community.

If you’ve never been through or to Cowbridge then maybe the festival is a great place to start. The bustling market town is right at the heart of the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan surrounded by stunning countryside and dramatic coastline. Just a short drive from Cardiff, it is a real contrast to the city with a variety of fantastic independent shops along the historic high street and in the delightful surrounding lanes. You can get everything from tasty and local foodie treats, the best in fashion, gifts and design, and of course, plenty of place to eat.

The COWBRIDGE FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL is definitely a date for your foodie diary. It runs over the Bank Holiday weekend, Sunday 28th and Monday 29th May. For more details, go here – FESTIVAL. The sites is open from 9.30am to 5.00pm.


  • Day pass – £5
  • Weekend pass – £8
  • Children under 11 are free. 

Tickets are available online in advance or on the day at the festival’s Arthur John Car Park site. you can book them HERE.