Don’t miss out on the Welsh Food Festival which takes place on the September 3 and 4.
The festival, which is set in the beautiful grounds of Glansevern Hall, near Welshpool, Powys, has attracted thousands of people and celebrities including Bryn Williams, Dudley and Sian Lloyd. It has grown to be the largest food and drink festival in Mid Wales and the borders.
2011 marks its sixth year and promises to have something to please all the family, including cookery demonstrating with celebrity chefs; fun activities for children and musical performances.
The festival is about giving top class producers an opportunity to sell their produce and promote their brands to thousands of visitors.
According to Bernard Harris, chair of the Welsh Food Festival, it is about bringing together the best of Wales’ produce. “It’s about giving top class producers an opportunity to showcase their produce. We have some of the finest food producers in Wales on our doorstep. The festival is about bringing them together, whether they are meat, chutneys, cheeses, wines, ales or chocolates, so that visitors are able to experience the sensational tastes of Wales.”
“Feedback from producers says that the festival attracts a fantastic footfall and that the magical settings of Glansevern Hall makes it an unique experience for them, which in turn attracts thousands of visitors over the two days,” he added.
The festival is unique because of its courtyard food market. “Hosting a food festival on the grounds of a country house creates an amazing atmosphere especially with the courtyard full of stalls and the restaurant set by the lakeside. It really is very special,” said Jenny Thomas proprietor of Glansevern Hall.
“Whether you are a serious foodie or someone who just appreciates good food and drink there’s more than enough at our festival to ensure that you and your family will have a great time.”
People attending the festival will have the opportunity to explore at leisure Glansevern Hall garden which covers some 25 acres, making it one the largest in Wales. Set on the River Severn the garden is full of secluded corners and secret places. Various sculptures are positioned through the gardens, which are renowned for their variety of unusual trees; some of which are the oldest in Wales.
For further information about the Festival visit www.welshfoodfestival.co.uk or call 01686 640 916