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Thursday, 11 July 2013

South Wales Food Festivals 2013

I love food, I love Festivals, so it goes without saying that I also really enjoy putting the two together and visiting a a good food festival.  This year though, for various reasons I have had to sadly miss many of our local food festivals.

We are lucky in Pembrokeshire to host the Really Wild Festival, which takes place in St David's every May.  I need no excuses to visit the Scenic St Davids and my favourite special place, St Nons, but if you do need an excuse then this is it.  

I missed the festival this year, but have just found about the the Really Wild Dining Club which is now open to new members.  Eating, drinking, socialising -just the sort of club I'd like to be in.

I was away at Brit Mums in June, so I missed taking the kids down to our annual Pembrokeshire Fish Week Opening Day.  Dave and Mum took them for me and a lovely time was had as usual.  I don't eat Fish or meat personally, but I always support Fish Week.  There are delicious local cheeses, pickles, strawberries and a variety of tempting foods as well as of course, an abundance of fish.

For the first time, Milford Haven hosted a Pembrokeshire Camra Beer Festival.  These are ran by volunteers so if you feel that your local town is missing out on a Beer Festival, perhaps you could volunteer to run one.  I hope it's on again next year, as a Beer Festival within walking distance from home is always a good day out.

While not strictly a food festival, our annual Pembrokeshire County Show  on August 13-15 is a great place for local producers to showcase their tasty offerings.  There is always local Cider and Beer on sale too.  

Another Summer Food Festical that we like to visit is the Lions Tenby Paella Festival on 25th August.  You have the beach, bands and paella to enjoy!  Perfect.

One Pembrokeshire town that also knows how to put on a good event is Narberth, so I'm sure their Narberth Food Festival  on 28th and 29th September will once again be a huge success.  

If all this talk of food festivals has made you tempted to try lots of new tasty foods straight away then do not fear, there is a great one coming up this weekend.  Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival takes place from the 12th to 14th of July on Cardiff Bay.  The weather is looking perfect for soaking up the atmosphere of mouth watering food and live bands this weekend. 

If you are planning on trying some wierd and wonderful foods further afield this Summer, then please follow the precautions mentioned below in this "interesting" infographic - just in case!  There is nothing worse than being ill on holiday.

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Wow!  I am sure that Danny would be up for trying some of these, but I'll stick to my vegetarian diet, thank you!  

What food festivals do you like to visit?  



  1. My sister definitely will be! I'm away at a funeral but may come up Sunday. :-) x

  2. I love a good food festival, I'm gutted that I probably won't be able to make the Cardiff Bay one this weekend. x


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