Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The Gwledd Conwy Feast 2014

Food Festival
The 2014 Gwledd Conwy Feast takes place this weekend (25th and 26th October). This is one of the biggest and most loved annual events in North Wales especially if you love food, music and art.

The Conwy Feast actually has grown so big it covers several areas. The Conwy Quay is where most of the delicious food halls can be found. With over 150 food stalls to sample from you will be full by the end of the day. These halls are the perfect places to get gifts and try something new. In addition to the main food halls there are vendors selling delightful street food and the always hotly anticipated beer and champagne tent. Look out for the option of Oysters to add with your glass of bubbly.

The chef’s demonstrations take place at Vicarage Gardens, along with children’s cooking classes, even more champagne options, the vegetable plot and the farming for food marquee. New to the feast this year is the opportunity to discover traditional Welsh building skills.

The Farmer’s Market on Lancaster Square in Conwy is where the local food producers get to show off their stuff so do not miss out on getting your hands on all the freshest, locally grown and raised produce.

Food is the heart of this event but you can expect other great attractions too, including the Arts Banquet, which will be a massive visual feast for all. The music line up for this year is incredible as Friday Night brings us The Secret at 7:30pm, Sera at 8:30pm, Secret Shows at 9:30pm and Sarah and the Unusuals at 11pm. On Saturday enjoy the acoustic melodies of Gavin Mart at 2pm, Awen Thomas at 3pm, The Wee Bag Band at 4pm, Mostly Blues at 5pm, Wil Williams & The Continentals at 6pm, Svengali at 7pm, Tacsi at 9:15 and finally Banda Bacana at 10:30pm. Sunday finishes off with Open Mic day until 2pm when the Wee Bag Band will perform again, Aziz Hero and The Harp are on at 3pm and the event completes with Ronstadt Generations at 4pm.

A special feature this year will be the firework display on Saturday night. This will take place from 8pm-9:15pm

With so much to get stuck into, food and otherwise, make sure you make the trip to Conwy for a truly unforgettable and enjoyable weekend.

If you are visiting North Wales especially for the feast and are looking for accommodation the Cae Mor Seafront Hotel in Llandudno is only a short 13 minutes’ drive from the feast venue. It is a great choice if you want peace and quiet after a long day exploring the feast but are still only a quick and convenient journey from the heart of the action. It is a beautiful Llandudno hotel with views of the bay, it offers pet friendly accommodation and rooms for those with mobility issues.

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