One of Wales’ best loved food festivals promises to be even bigger this year with a record number of food and drink producers attending for the first time.
Returning for its eleventh year on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September, Mold Food & Drink Festival showcases the best produce the area has to offer as well as the burgeoning choice of independent restaurants and eateries.
Every year the Festival seems to grow and there’s always something new to see, do and discover, earning it a reputation as one of the best in Wales. It is also exceptional value for money. Admission charges have been held for the fourth consecutive year and a family of four (2 adults/2 children) costs just £10!
Exhibitor space is always in high demand and with bookings from an abundance of new and diverse food and drink producers well up this year, there will be in excess of 130 purveyors of gourmet goodies. Amongst the newcomers are Edwards of Conwy, The Pulled Swine, American Surf Shack, Old Granary Pierogi, The Sour Leprechaun, Woodlands Farmhouse Ice Cream, and there’ll even be healthy, homemade treats for your four legged friends from Pupcakes Dog Bakery. Numerous producers from the Clwydian Range Food Trail are also making a debut appearance.
John Les Tomos, Festival Chairman says: “We’re really looking forward to the Festival this year. It’s always been about the food and it’s fantastic that we’ve got so many new exhibitors coming, as well as all our regular producers.
“There will be plenty for visitors to enjoy including superb cookery demos, children’s cookery sessions, and live music. Over 13,000 people attended last year from a wide geographic area and we’re anticipating similar numbers, if not more, this year.”
As well as the tempting array of food and drink on offer, visitors will be treated to a host of inspirational cookery demonstrations by celebrity and local chefs in the Love Food cookery theatre.
Headlining the cookery theatre line-up on Sunday is the widely acclaimed celebrity chef, Nick Nairn. Well-known for his television appearances, cookery books, and his highly respected Nick Nairn Cook Schools in Scotland, Nick will inspire festival audiences with three stunning cookery demonstrations.
On Saturday celebrity chef Graham Tinsley MBE will take to the stage joined by local chefs from the North Wales Culinary Guild for a day of demos and masterclasses.
Talented chefs from local restaurants will also appear on stage to demonstrate their culinary expertise.
The popular Children’s Cookery School and Food Science Lab returns with more fun and experimental cooking sessions for all ages, and other activities include a local honey show, arts and crafts, children’s rides, and face painting.
Throughout the weekend live music will be performed on the outdoor stage by a variety of talented local bands and musicians providing entertainment to appeal to most musical tastes.
The large open-air food court area offers plenty of seating and an array of delicious street food, local ales, and other taste bud tingling delights to savour!
For a packed weekend of all things foodie, and activities to appeal to the whole family, this Festival is a must visit for food lovers everywhere.
The Festival is held in the New Street Car Park in Mold. Doors open to the public from 10am-5.30pm on Saturday (Outdoor entertainment, food and drink until 8pm) and 10am-5pm on Sunday. Tickets cost £5 for adults, £2 for children aged 3-12, and £10 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children.
Visitors are encouraged to use the FREE Park & Ride service from County Hall/Clwyd Theatr Cymru into Mold town centre.
For full details visit www.moldfoodfestival.co.uk
Mold Food & Drink Festival 2016 is supported by Flintshire County Council, MPH Construction, Mold Town Council and Coleg Cambria.