Some happy words from our lovely exhibitors in 2017 and 2018 festival:

Pete Bowley, Asia Spice Box

As a small scale, single handed operator this event was perfectly suited to my product mix. My lighter/healthier street food offering proved just the right mix. Being in the first few

stalls meant that I could catch early interest from customers who later returned having toured the other big operators so it worked really well for us.

Phil Danks, The Magic Knife Company

This event just keeps getting better and better each year – I’ll definitely be booking a stall for 2019!

Eve Harris, festival goer

Just the best collection and variety of local produce available and with all the other activities going on during the weekend it really made for a great day out for all the family.  I took my two youngsters and they were entertained the whole time while we enjoyed

sampling some of the tasty treats available.  We also loved the fact that the festival wasn’t just contained to one site which meant there was so much more to explore.

It was great to see the High Street so busy too, with most of the local shops involved in doing something and getting behind the festival.  Great value for money and we’ll definitely be back!

Richard Ballyntyne, The Noble Grape Cowbridge

From a Cowbridge trader’s point of view, the festival is a real asset for the town, bringing in thousands of people who may not otherwise have visited the area – many of whom then become repeat visitors. The High Street and surrounding areas really do come alive

and the atmosphere is always fantastic – we definitely saw the benefit last year, as we have done in previous years and always look forward to the weekend.

Shelly’s – The Welsh Shortbread Company

“Best event we have done at Cowbridge since we started ad seems to be getting better every year.”

Baked by Mel

“Best year ever! Loved the layout. Really well organised and well publicised event that enjoys good footfall every year.”

British Cassis

“Punters were of a good calibre and social media up to scratch.”

Glam Lamb

“Customers came from Abergavenny, London, Scotland – a diverse, happy, large crowd travelled from all over the UK for the event. A real success for the Vale of Glamorgan”

Lonestar Tex Mex

“Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival did a great job this year of mixing it up and keeping it fresh whilst keeping to the traditions and expectations of the festival.”

 

What did the exhibitors and visitors think about the 2016 festival?

“A great selection of exhibitors on offer again. Friendly and efficient ticket collection process and the bands make it easy to get in and out of the festival locations without queues forming. Lots of space to allow everyone to enjoy the festival, with something for all.”

“Getting the village involved in the whole event is lovely. You get stopped so many times on your way to the stalls and tents which gives a real feel for a local, town support. It’s very nice to attend an event like this. I feel the bigger festivals don’t capture the spirit of locality in the same way.”

“Cowbridge is a very well organised event with good signage and parking facilities.”

“Excellent event – made better by excellent weather.”

“We really liked the new arrangement for covering separate rows of stalls, rather than 2 large marquees – great improvement especially with such great weather.”

“Was a good experience all round.”

“I liked the new food stalls as opposed to the old large marquee. A much better layout.”

“The standard of exhibitors was good and there was an excellent atmosphere in the pubs and around town.”