Thousands of people turned out today to visit Wrexham’s “bigger and better than ever” food festival.
The sometimes weather wet and dreary weather didn’t deter the crowds who flocked to Llwyn Isaf to enjoy the variety of food and drink on offer.
Kicking off at 10am this morning, the event was formally opened by the Mayor of Wrexham Andy Williams, Wrexham AM and Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary, Lesley Griffiths, Wrexham’s new Chief Executive, Ian Bancroft, Council Leader Mark Pritchard and event organiser Sam Regan.
More than 75 exhibitors were on hand throughout the day to showcase the best of local and regional produce; with traders including Emz Cakes, Woody’s Pizza, Orchard Pigs, Just Desserts, King Street Coffee, Snowdonia Cheese Company, The Original Welsh Oggie, Wrexham Lager and Custodial Pies, to name but a few! A full list of traders for those yet to pop down / planning visiting tomorrow can be found here.
Outside the crowds were kept entertained by local bands and musicians – along with children’s fairground rides and games.
In the new technical kitchen there was the chance for visitors to try their hand at making pizzas, children’s cookery sessions and some beer tasting!
Elsewhere the chef demo tent, in association with Harthill Cookery School and Harlech Food Service, celebrated the talents of local chefs; who taught guests how to cool some delicious food from scratch.
Tonight will see the food festival end with a spectacular fireworks display lighting up the town – so expect to hear and see them at around 8:50pm!
Missed out on today’s event? There’s more of the same on offer tomorrow, with a jam packed schedule of live entertainment (including food challenges) and exhibitors returning for a second day. Parking is free in council owned car parks and it’s fair to say there is a lot of amazing food and drink on offer – so pop down tomorrow between 10am and 6pm!
Tickets on the day are £4 for adults or £2 for children, with kids under eight in for free.
— Lucy (@LucyBulkeley1) September 22, 2018
Tasty treats galore at @WrexhamFood festival today. Could’ve spent a small fortune! Eventually settled on some flapjacks from @flapjackery and a bottle of Welsh Elderflower Gin from @CelticSpiritCo That’s my Saturday night in front of the TV sorted 😋 pic.twitter.com/9ZZuD1FosH
— Jo Prescott (@Joprezz) September 22, 2018
Thank you @WrexhamFood for a fab day the students really enjoyed it 😊 we’re all looking forward to tomorrow @alexmartinjones @205samr @colegcambria @ChefBrianMellor @andywoods215 pic.twitter.com/4d4uJNJ2tn
— Angharad Jarvis (@jarvisa25) September 22, 2018
— Ian Lucas MP (@IanCLucas) September 22, 2018
— Scot Owen (@scoto76) September 22, 2018
— Tappers Gin (@TappersGin) September 22, 2018
— justdessertswrex (@Justdessertswre) September 22, 2018
— Andrew Atkinson (@andrew4wrexham) September 22, 2018
— Phillip Wynn (@PhillipWynn2) September 22, 2018