Pencil the dates into your diaries! There are just 50 days left until the return of the this year’s Wrexham Food and Drink Festival.
The event, which will take place on Llwyn Isaf (Library Field), will take place on the weekend of the 7th and 8th of September with over 80 exhibitors ready to tempt your tastebuds.
Several thousand festival goers enjoyed last year’s successful event – the first from the new ‘rebooted’ organisation. This year sees with the same team putting on the event again this year.
Taking place again over the two day period the festival is promising something for visitors of all ages – including food and drink traders and live entertainment.
Speaking about some of the exhibitors that people can expect to see, food festival committee member Sam Regan told us: “It will be bigger than ever, and we are delighted to say we have eleven start up businesses attending such as Doughnutology, Ffa Da Coffi, Gardd Gwyllt and Bao Revolution.
“They are all new over the last year and will be showcasing their products, so we would encourage everyone to come and see their new offers and ideas.
“It is great to see one of the start up slots from last year now in town centre premises, and we look forward to seeing this years fledgling businesses flourish.”
This year there are no advanced sales with wristbands being sold on at the entrance, with prices remaining the same £4 for adults and £2 for children and under 8’s come in free.
There is also a £10 ‘family ticket’ that covers 2 adults and 3 child wristbands, and the wristbands allow re-entry throughout the day.
Committee member Alex Jones also reeled of a range of exhibitors: “Aber Falls gin, Wood Brewery, Rosies Cider, Magic Dragon of aqueduct ale fame will be attending amongst others for those who who want to drink responsibly during the day, and of course Wrexham Lager who are also sponsoring the stage again this year for the live entertainment.
“The festival will have the huge marquee again containing sixty (ish) exhibitors including Sabor de Amor, Riverside Spirits, Chilly Cow Ice cream and Happy Hedgehog Foods to name just a few.
“We also have a separate demo kitchen marquee with a chef theatre, where you will be able watch some of the regions best chefs educate and entertain throughout the weekend.
“We don’t do celebrity chefs. The opportunity to showcase local talent far outweighs anything a celeb could offer, and they are our local celebs to celebrate!”
“We will be presenting a great programme of live entertainment on both days, with full details released soon, and of course the now traditional firework display on the Saturday evening.
Those helping organise the event are again doing so on an entirely voluntary basis, with Wrexham Council allowing use of Llwyn Isaf and will be provide free parking for the event in some town centre car parks – with more detail to be released soon on that.
Sam Regan added, “We literally have a handful of trader space left, but if there is anyone interested in showcasing at the festival please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call Alex on 07772 582829”.
“Pop the dates in your diary, the 7th and 8th of September, and we promise you will have a great weekend in Wrexham!”
Top pic: One of the new flyers that you will be seeing around the area!
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