We are blessed with some of the best food and drink you’ll find anywhere, with our producers regularly winning awards on the world stage. We also love showing off what we do, so you an me can sample, buy and enjoy the best that South Wales has on offer.

One of the best places to do that is one of our FOOD & DRINK FESTIVALS, of which there are many, and with the season far from over, here’s a quick guide to what’s coming up soon.


Think Abergavenny and there’s a chance you’ll also think of amazing food. Great places to eat, a thriving market and regular street food events and of course, biggest of all, the ABERGAVENNY FOOD FESTIVAL. Now celebrating 20+ years, its reputation has grown along with the event itself. Not only with the thousands who attend each year but as a place for chefs, food businesses, journalists, farmers and food producers to come together.

Abergavenny Food Festival enjoys an exceptional reputation as a place for chefs, food businesses, journalists, farmers and food producers to come together. They are known for being an inclusive and welcoming event, delivering a delicious opportunity for people from all walks of life.

The Festival is a place to explore and learn about food, and eat a little more than you think you can. There’s a huge programme of activities, including tastings, masterclasses, hands-on cookery lessons and debates and there is so much for the kids’ to see and do. If it’s food related you can bet Abergavenny has it all.

Matt Tebbutt, Franco and Ann Taruschio at last years festival (Photo: Tim Woodier)

As for the music, the Saturday night PARTY AT THE CASTLE is always a quick sell out. If you’ve been before, then you know it’s a special and magical event set amidst the romantic castle ruins with high-octane entertainment, and fabulous food and drink to buy.

ABERGAVENNY FOOD FESTIVAL is over this weekend, the 17th and 18th September. As you can imagine it will be busy, as the festival is spread all across town and up to the Castle. It’s really worth a visit anytime (as long as you pre-buy your wristband).

For more details take a look at their new website HERE.

Think Indian Cuisine and one name instantly comes to mind and that is CYRUS TODIWALA. He’s been a regular favourite on out TV screens for more years than we remember, but actually, has been a welcome visitor to the festival for even more.

We caught up with Cyrus last year for his take on this fantastic event. You can also take a look at our feature HERE.


Narberth Food Festival returns with two days of family-friendly food themed entertainment. The independent locally-run festival will be cooking up lots of foodie treat at the Town Moor in Narberth.

The festival has established itself as Pembrokeshire’s foodie event of the year and this year is no exception.

Learn from the experts in the workshops and masterclasses. Led by top chefs, these are an absolute must for getting hands-on with your culinary heroes. Discover exciting street food and other tasty treats from over 50 food and drink suppliers.

The number of Welsh businesses represented is always nice to see. Some of the stalls are set out in a dedicated marquee and they also have a street food area, selling everything from sushi and Middle Eastern cuisine to crepes and wood-fired pizzas.

There is something of interest for all generations, not least the free family activities and live music throughout the weekend.

Of course, the emphasis is well and truly on the food and there’ll be plenty to tempt all tastes with food stalls, passionate guest chefs, toe-tapping live music, entertainment, a bar and more.

The festival is renowned for celebrating the best of Pembrokeshire and Wales while encouraging new and young talent on the way.

You really can’t miss it, the festival, at the top of the high street, is perfectly placed for you to have a wander around the town centre with its award-winning independent shops, cafes and restaurants.

There are also a couple of park and ride schemes to ensure you have easy access on the day.

We’ve heard they now have over 40 stalls confirmed and are still adding more to make your 2022 festival a great experience.  Many producers are local to West Wales and most who are coming are based in Wales so Narberth Food Festival is continuing in the tradition of promoting Welsh Produce. 

The NARBERTH FOOD AND DRINKS FESTIVAL is on the 24th and 25th September (Saturday & Sunday). If you’d like more details, just head to their website HERE.



The Brecon Beacons Food Festival is now in its 25th year, the venue is the Brecon Market Hall. The event is a key premier Welsh Food Festival in Wales.

This year promises a fantastic selection of local food and drink – some of the very best to be found in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

The event returns on Saturday 1st October in the Brecon Market Hall, and the organisers assure us this year it will be bigger and better than ever.

We’re great believers that if you have something good, you shout about it, loud and proud. That’s exactly what they’ve been doing at the for the last 25 years. Not only shouting and sharing, but promoting local food by bringing the best food and drink producers in and around the Brecon Beacons together for us all to enjoy. As well as over 60 exhibitors at the festival, the day includes a wide range of entertainment and celebrity and local star chef demonstrations. If that wasn’t enough, it’s FREE, making it the perfect day out for the whole family!

You can sample a range of produce from bread to beers and cheese to Welsh cakes with most travelling fewer miles than the visitors themselves. There will, of course, be cooking demonstrations from award winning chefs.

We also understand that Aberhonddu, Talgarth Male Voice Choirs, and Builth Ladies Choir will be performing throughout the day live on stage.

For more details take a look at our feature on the event HERE.

Get yourself along to the Market Hall in Brecon on Saturday 1st October from 9:30am till 4:30pm. There’s plenty to see and do (and eat) so make sure you enjoy the whole day. For more details go HERE. And don’t forget, it’s FREE.

Of course, we’re never too far away from great food and drink in South Wales at out regular markets, of which there are many. We have a full guide to what’s on and where, right HERE.