One of Wrexham’s largest and most popular events will return to the town centre “bigger and better than ever” this weekend.
Thousands of visitors are expected to descend on Llywn Isaf (the Library Field) in Wrexham across Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September to visit the revamped ‘This is Wrexham Food and Drink Festival’.
More than 70 exhibitors will be at the festival over the two days, selling everything from local produce, freshly made cakes, gourmet coffee, cheese, pies and desserts (to name just a few!)
Work setting up ‘the biggest marquee has seen’ began on Thursday morning, with a willing team of volunteers battling the wet and blustery elements overnight to make sure everything is ready and perfect ahead of the weekend’s event.
(video from this morning below)
Elsewhere on site will be a demo kitchen and technical tent plus family friendly stalls.
With around 50 stalls inside the marquee, there will also be an ‘open air market’ on Llwyn Isaf – with another 25 stalls selling a range of food and produce.
It’s a fresh start for the festival, which has this year been taken over by the This Is Wrexham Tourism Partnership, a non for profit organisation made up of likeminded people who represent Wrexham County as a tourism destination.
For the first time ever there will be an extended opening on Saturday – with doors opening at 10am and closing at 9p,.
Throughout the day there will be live music and entertainment to enjoy while you shop and enjoy the culinary offerings; before culminating into a spectacular fire work display at 8:50pm.
Sunday will also see a host of entertainment and food challenges, with entry to the festival between 10am and 6pm.
We have compiled a quick FAQ from what we have been messaged / tweeted and asked – but there is a bigger more official list of Q&A’s here on the Festival’s site.
Where can I find the Wrexham Food and Drink Festival?
The festival is taking place on Llwyn Isaf / the Library Field outside the Guildhall. For anyone visiting from outside the area you can find the event at LL11 1AY.
When is the This is Wrexham Food and Drink Festival taking place?
The event is taking place between 10am and 9pm on Saturday 22nd September and 10am and 6pm on Sunday 23rd September.
How much does it cost to enter the Wrexham Food and Drink Festival?
Tickets on the day are £4 for adults or £2 for children, with kids under eight in for free.
There is also the chance to purchase early bird tickets on the This is Wrexham Food and Drink Festival website.
What time are the fireworks taking place on Saturday night?
Where can I park?
Wrexham Council are kindly providing free car parking across the weekend in the following car parks:
Waterworld / Crown Buildings
St Georges Crescent
There are also several other car parks in and around the town centre, however only the ones listed above will be free,
More information can be found on the This is Wrexham Food and Drink Festival website here.
(Wrexham.com has been happy to donate promotional space, along with two pairs of scissors and a ribbon!)