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Neath Food and Drink Festival Hits 10 Year Milestone


The Neath Food and Drink Festival is due to celebrate its 10th anniversary as it once again transforms Neath Town Centre into a culinary hot spot between Friday 5th and Sunday 7th October 2018.

Alongside the much celebrated food producers, there will be cookery demonstrations, a champagne tent, street food zones and live entertainment throughout the town; and in celebration of the 10th anniversary, this year promises to be better than ever!

On Saturday 6th October Celebrity Chef, Jean Christophe Novelli, a regular on our television screens, will be holding cookery demonstrations in the town’s historic Gwyn Hall. If you don’t want to miss out make sure you book your free tickets in advance via the Gwyn Hall website.

Neath’s very own, Katie Davies, a popular and talented quarter finalist on BBC’s Britain’s Best Home Cook, will also be hosting cookery demonstrations on Saturday 6th October.

There are over 60 artisan food and drink producers heading to the festival who will be offering sweet treats such as cakes, brownies, crepes and fudge. Hot foods such as hog roasts, artisan burgers and international cuisine, alongside savoury flavours including welsh cheeses, fine sausages, meats and sea food. All this delicious food is served up with a generous helping of craft ales, cider, gin, cordials and liqueurs.   With such huge variety on offer the Festival is just too mouth-watering to miss.

Thanks to Neath Inspired, which represents traders within Neath Town Centre, there will be FREE car parking after 10am throughout Neath Town Centre’s pay and display car parks for the duration of the festival.

Neath Food and Drink Festival is a great opportunity for anyone who enjoys quality produce to meet artisan food producers face to face. When you speak to our exhibitors, the first thing that you will notice is their passion and knowledge, everything on offer at the Neath Food and Drink Festival has been made by people who care passionately about the quality and process of the products they make.

Cllr Rob Jones, the Leader of Neath Port Talbot Council said:

”The Neath Food and drink festival grows in popularity every year, with over 50,000 people attending last year’s festival. The 10th anniversary is promising to be even better.  Along with many other events held in Neath Town Centre throughout the year, the food festival is raising the profile of the county and encouraging investment within the town centres.’

The Neath Food and Drink festival has received funding from the Welsh Government’s Strategic Business Growth Grant Scheme via Food and Drink Wales.

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