2019 – January update

So things are really ramping up at Festival Towers. We have selected our exhibitors for this year which includes some old favourites and of course some fresh faces for you to experience. We will have a provisional list up at the start of February but I really think we should inform them of their fate first!

Tracy is again creating the most lovely festival site up at Old Hall Gardens with amazing activities for the whole family as well as a good cross section of exciting exhibitors. Watch this space for further details.

New to this year will be a Vegan Festival, kindly hosted by The Duke of Wellington Inn. This is a growing field of interest and so we hope to attract some really great products – not just food but products created ethically and along vegan means. If you’re interested in getting involved please email info@cowbridgefoodanddrink.org.

Arthur John & Sons have again allowed us to use their car park for the largest site – we couldn’t do this without them and the surrounding businesses. The open air site is really developing well – I can’t believe we persevered so long in the October storms from 2004-2013! We learn something new every year and hope it will offer the same amazing atmosphere for 2019.

We’ll keep you posted of any further developments as they happen …

2018 – Another VERY exciting announcement …

Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival’s National Lottery Awards for All is enabling us to launch the first Community Fridge in South Wales
After spending the Festival weekend at our Old Hall Gardens site, the Community Fridge will be relocated to its new home in Cathays Community Centre, Cathays Terrace, Cardiff where individuals and  local businesses can deposit surplus food for those who can make use of it FREE.
Russ James, Chair of Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival said
“Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival are thrilled to be driving this movement in South Wales with the help of Big Lottery Fund and hope that other organisations will come on board to offer sites or funding for the future of this amazing concept.”

Hooray!!! Although we weren’t the winner of our category (Best Event), we did get Highly Commended which is worth celebrating. Thank you to everyone involved since 2004 – we are all really proud to be part of such a great foodie weekend.

Since being founded in 2004 as part of the Cowbridge Charter Trust’s 750 year celebrations, Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival has grown from a one day event with 40 exhibitors on one site to a whole weekend of foodie family fun with over 100 food and drink exhibitors, food demonstrations and so much more spread around the beautiful town of Cowbridge.

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The Festival in 2018 will continue to develop as a weekend for all the family. In 2017 we responded to feedback to make the market area more open and traditional in style which was hugely popular. This year we will of course be making some minor alterations depending on our final site layout, but we hope you agree that last year was pretty great!




We look forward to welcoming you in May.

2016 Festival Video

Food from Above from Leaping Wing on Vimeo.