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Abergavenny Food Festival- Saturday 21st until Sunday 22nd 2019

For 20 years, the Abergavenny Food Festival has been a highlight of the culinary calendar for locals and visitors alike. Chefs, food businesses, journalists, farmers and food producers travel from far and wide to enjoy this inclusive and welcoming festival, renowned for its outstanding programme of engaging and immersive activities. This includes masterclasses from the professionals, cookery lessons, topical debates, product tastings and activities for kids.

The festival aims to offer an insight into food issues faced by producers and consumers today, offer new ideas for the future and to showcase rising stars from the industry. It’s also an opportunity for people to explore and learn about food whilst also enjoying some delicious treats along the way!


Festival highlights include:

  • Cooking Over Fire: The Cooking Over Fire stage showcases the very best of cooking outdoors whilst looking out over the stunning ground of Abergavenny Castle. Co-founder of Poco Restaurant Ben Pryor will host demos including ‘Plant Based BBQ with BBC’s Dirty Vegan, Matt Pritchard’ and ‘Three Courses over Fire with Freddy Bird’.
  • Markets: The Markets are truly a highlight of the food festival, with over 220 stalls spanning 8 different sites across Abergavenny. From Castle Street to Cross Street. Horsington’s Yard to Market Hall. Visitors will be spoilt for choice with cheese, wine, artisan baked good, deli meats, plant-based products and so much more.
  • Tasting Workshops: Whether you want to learn more about the ‘Anatomy of a Cow’, ‘Welsh Shellfish’ or ‘The Perception of Taste’, these interactive workshops will get your taste buds tingling.
  • The Farmyard: Farmers from far and wide will join forces to tell the real story of farming today and to celebrate the joy and diversity of the produce we eat. Visitors can also visit the animals in the livestock pens and the family friendly activity tent with workshops for kids of all ages.

For more information about the event and to see the full festival programme, visit the Abergavenny Food Festival website.


Want to travel to this event?

Abergavenny Railway Station is served by frequent train services on the Cardiff to Manchester line and is a 5-10 minute walk to the festival ground. Visitors can also use local bus services including the Cardiff to Hereford X4, Newport to Abergavenny X20 and Cardiff to Abergavenny X3/X33, which all stop a short walk from the festival entrance.


Public Transport

To make your journey by public transport, please use our Journey Planner to find the most convenient route, along with times and services that are running.

If you’d like to find a bus timetable, head over to our Timetables page. Here, you can search for a specific bus route or your location to view timetables of services in the area. You will also have the option to print the timetable to take with you on your trip.


Walk & Cycle

You can also use our journey planner to find walking and cycling routes to get to your event. If you live close by, walking can be a great way to explore the scenery and soak up the atmosphere before the event!

You can find out more information on our Cycling and Walking page.


We also offer a Freephone telephone service. One of our friendly advisors will be on hand to answer any of your public transport information queries and to help you plan your journey. Give us a call on 0800 464 00 00 for free!

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