Gwledd Conwy Feast is one of the biggest festivals in Wales. It’s also the most perfectly placed.
When Gwledd Conwy Feast launched back in 2003, who could have predicted we’d be celebrating our 16th anniversary? 2019 is the Year of Discovery here in Wales, so come and join us for a Feast of new things, from TV BBQ chef sensation Chris Roberts working his fiery magic, to the Calon Wlan wool fayre where you can see the whole process: from sheep shearing to spinning and the finished article; create a beast and ride it in a virtual world; check in to the bug hotel, and spot the giant red squirrel.
Back again for 2019 are all the foodie favourites, including an impressive array of street food stalls stocked with goodies from across the globe, and an astonishing range of produce from Wales and further afield – all available to try and buy, plus cooking demonstrations and workshops for all ages. And, as usual, there’s an exciting schedule of music, crafts and visual arts. What will you discover this year?
Set within the world heritage site of Conwy, we can boast a 13th century castle, town walls, towers and a working quayside as our backdrop.
Conwy is also the last rake-only mussel fishing community in the UK and the Feast is held in October to coincide with their season.
We started as a food festival but have always been more than that.
Our exciting programme includes music, art, farming, and also showcasing Wales’ makers, artists and those using traditional building skills.
The event costs around £160,000 per year to stage, and generates £1.4 million in revenue for the local economy.
We are a completely independent, non-profit Community Interest Company and we rely on revenue generated from ticket sales and stallholder fees to help us hold the festival each year.
We hope you will enjoy the event and continue supporting us. We honestly couldn't do it without you!