The colder months means apple season, foraging walks, nights in with a home cooked meal and of course, food festivals! This autumn head to one of these to hear from the experts, try a huge variety of local produce and once inspired hurry home to have a go yourself…
20th & 21st September –Abergavenny Food Festival, Brecon Beacons
The famous Abergavenny Food Festival will once again bring together 200+ speciality food and drink providers for a weekend of masterclasses, tutored tastings and food talks, as well as children’s activities.
4th October– Brecon Beacons Food Festival
The annual Brecon Beacons Food Festival is set to welcome 70+ local food and drink exhibitors into the Brecon Market Hall. Presenting local ingredients, delicious food, cider and beer to take home and free entry to all festival-goers.
Brecon Beacon Holiday Cottages can tend to all of your accommodation needs for these events with over 375 cottages across the Brecon Beacons National Park.
27th & 28th September – Narberth Food Festival
Having previously won both gold and silver in the National Tourism Awards, you can guarantee you’ll have a blast with all the food, live music and children’s activities. This year they’re welcoming back a lot of old favourites plus Pembrokeshire’s latest culinary convert, Michelin-starred Will Holland of Coast, Saundersfoot.
Stay in: The Grove
Head chef Duncan Barham makes the most of a region which has a great selection of delicious ingredients and all the food is locally sourced, as fresh as they come, with as much as possible plucked from the hotel’s very own kitchen garden.
October – Food Month
Cardigan Bay Food Passport
Win when you spend at qualifying outlets that are participating in the Food Passport. You will need a minimum of 3 stamps to enter the raffle to win prizes donated from participating outlets. This could include restaurants, farm shops and food producers.
Caws Teifi Cheese For anyone interested in the cheese making process get there early for a chance to see the process from the start.
Felin Ganol Mill is open every Saturday during October for mill tours and demonstrations. Come and see one of the last working, powered corn mills in Wales. They still use the original machinery to produce high quality flour.
The Harbourmaster is an award-winning establishment that is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks seven days a week. With a great selection of ales, wine and their own HM Bitter, the Harbourmaster is ready to take on all of your libations and accommodation needs.
18th – 19th October – Apple Festival at Llanerchaeron
During October the Nation Trust’s Llanerchaeron Mansion near Aberaeron will be having an Apple Festival. There will be exhibitions with different varieties of apples, guided tours, garden talks and cooking demonstrations.
Forest of Dean and Wye Valley
13th September – Newent Onion Fayre
The annual Newent Onion Fayre is back again this year with even more live music, entertainment and exhibitions. There will be 100+ stalls, food and drink, children’s activities and of course the anticipated Newent Onion Show!
The South Downs National Park
4th & 5th October – Grow! Cook! Eat!
Get ready for this years Grow! Cook! Eat! Located in West Dean the two day festival will be packed full of cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs, live music and seasonal and locally produced food. The food market has many stalls selling food, drink and crafts from local and national suppliers.