Foodies set to flock to Caerphilly’s annual festival


Thousands of people will flock to Caerphilly on Saturday for the town’s annual food festival.

Around 100 traders will line the streets offering everything from ice cream and baklava to pulled pork and liqueurs.

There will also be a farmers’ market and craft market, where shoppers will find produce, hand-made goods and gifts.

There will be Broil BBQ demonstrations and children’s cookery classes in the Twyn Car Park, along with puppet shows, donkey rides, ‘crazy waiters’, and street magicians at the top of Cardiff Road.

Musical attractions will include The Voice contestant Tobias Robertson, Tomos Lewis, Maddie Jones, Buffalo, and Francesca’s World Salad. They will perform below the visitor centre opposite the castle.

The event is free and will be held between 10am and 5pm. Town centre roads will be closed to traffic. See more about the event here:


Food stallholders

A ‘N’ G Concessions t/a Dinky Donuts Concession – Sweets Baked Goods (donuts), Snow Cones, Candy floss, hot & cold drinks

Ally’s Confectionary Sweet – Novelty sweets

Boozy Bods Ltd Alcohol – Beers

Caerphilly Preserves – Preserves

Cafe Refresh Concession – Hot Food – Pork carvery, burgers, hotdogs, steak

Caws Cenarth Cheese – Cheese

Celtic Spirit Co Alcohol – Whisky, Liqueur

Cherry Tree Wales – Cheese, Preserves, Chutneys

Churros Ole Limited Concession – Churros

Clam’s Cakes – Sweet Baked Goods

Coffi Cwrt Concession – Hot Drinks

Cottage Sweets Concession – Sweet – Marshmallows

Creative Kitchen Caterers Ltd Concession – Hot Food – Gourmet Grilled Cheese Style Sandwiches (Xmas Mulled wine)

Cwm Deri Vineyard – Alcohol – Wine & Liqueur

Delicia Cakes & Teas – Sweet Baked Goods, Loose Tea

Dimkin’s Patisserie – Sweet Baked Goods – French Macarons

Doughnutterie Sweet & Savoury – Baked goods – bread, donuts, pastries

Ellyse En Jay Sweet – Chocolates

Elm Tree Foods – Savoury Baked Goods

Ffwrnes Pizza Concession – Hot Food – Pizza

Flapjack Fairy – Sweet Baked Goods

Foods of Distinction Concession – Hot Food – Meatballs, skewers, hotdogs, burgers, vegetarian burgers cold drinks

French Flavour Ltd – Alcohol – French food such as beer, cider, garlic strings, honey, tapenades, saucisson

Gwatkin Cider Co Ltd – Alcohol – Cider, Perry

Gwynt-Y-Ddraig Cider – Alcohol – Cider, Perry

Helen’s Homebakes Ltd – Sweet & Savoury Baked Goods

Herbs & Spices Ltd – Herbs & Spices

Huckleberry Treats – Alcohol – Liqueur Italian Green Taste Olives, nuts, baklava & Turkish delight

La Triestina Ltd – Alcohol -Italian Deli products including cheese, chocolate pasties, wine

Lee’s Ices Concession – Ice cream

Van Lilos Concession – Pasta boxes, salad wraps

Little Grandma’s Kitchen Preserves – Chutneys

Little Valley Bakery – Savoury Baked Goods – Breads

Lymn Bank Farm – Cheese, Chutney

Maison Crepe Concession – Hot Food – Crepes

Monster Cones Concession – Snow cones

Mr & Mrs Olive UK Ltd – Olives, nuts, baklava, Turkish delights, fudges, liquorice

Mrs Brown’s Bakes – Sweet Baked Goods – Biscuits

Narna’s Chocolates – Sweet Baked Goods

Nibble Nose Cheese – Cheese, Gift hampers

Old Granary Pierogi Concession – Hot Food – Baked pierogi, soup, cold drinks

Perfect Tipple – Alcohol – Wine, Vodka

Pulled Pork People Concession – Hot Food – pulled pork

Rhosyn Farm Produce Concession – Hot food – Rare breed meat, sausage on a stick, sausage and burger baps, wraps and curry

Riverford Home Delivery = Organic veg boxes – orders only

Season’s Meats – Exotic & Game (Non Concession – Cold)

Sims Food Ltd (Samosaco) Concession – Indian Food

Snowy Cones Ltd Concession – Snow cones

Sorai Sauces

The Blaenafon Cheddar Company – Cheese, Preserves

The Fudge Box Sweet – Fudge, confectionary

The Garlic Farm Preserves, Chutneys, Garlic products

The Jacobi Brewery of Caio Alcohol – Beer

The Wonky Kitchen Sweet – Fudge

Urban Jungle Coffee Concession – Hot & Cold Drinks

Vegetarian Food Studio – Indian Food

Webbers Fish Merchants Ltd Concession – Seafood

Yo-Cart Ltd & Waffle’licious Concession – Frozen Yoghurt & Belgium Waffles

Farmers’ market traders

Dave Eggs • Samosa Co • Carrie Bags • Raw Chocolate • Ty Siriol • Ty Mel Smallholding • Afan Vale Chocolates • Elm Tree Foods • Charming Trinkets • Autumn Whimsey • Paul’s Organic Veg • Annie’s Mythical Emporium • DeeBee Crafts • Blackbrooke Pottery • Miles Better Baking • Penrhiw Organic Meats • Plant 2 Plate • Drwytho • Welsh Witches • Moongate Cakes • Field Bar Wines • Perfect Impressions Jewellery • Welsh Italian Pizza

All you need to know about Cardiff’s International Food Festival this weekend

60,000 people are expected at Cardiff's International Food Festival
60,000 people are expected at Cardiff’s International Food Festival

AROUND 60,000 food fans are set to descend on Cardiff Bay this weekend.

The annual Cardiff International Food & Drink Festival will feature eating, drinking, live music and entertainment.

Visitors can watch cooking demonstrations by top chefs, browse stalls selling local produce, and there will be a farmers’ market. There will be taste from around the globe. The timings for the free event will be:

Producer’s Fayre: 12noon-9pm Friday, 11am-9pm Saturday, 11am-7pm Sunday

Farmers’ Market: 12noon-7pm Friday, 11am-7pm Saturday/Sunday

Food Piazza: 12noon-10pm Friday, 11am-10pm Saturday, 11am-7pm Sunday

Craft Stalls: 12noon-9pm Friday, 11am-9pm Saturday, 11am-7pm Sunday

Blaengawney Farm Gwatkin Cider Sarah Cooks
Bread of Devon Gwynt y Ddraig Cider Ltd Selwyns Seafood
Caerphilly Preserves Homemade Country Preserves Septimus Spyder Drinks
Caws Cenarth Cheese Hot Roasted Nuts Shepherd’s Ice Cream
Celtic Country Wines Irvin Confectionary Snowdonia Cheese Co Ltd
Celtic Spirit Co Little Jack Horners Sub Zero Ice Cream
Condessa Welsh Liqueurs Llanfaes Dairy Ice Cream The Blaenafon Cheddar Company
Cowpots Love Patisserie The Chocolate Brownie Company
Devon Fishcakes Narna’s Chocolates The Fudge Box
Dewi Roberts Butchers Perfick Pork The Garlic Farm
Elm Tree Foods Produce of Stuttgart The Gift of Oil
Farmhouse Deli Radnor Hills The Handmade Scotch Egg Co
Fire Foods Ralph’s Cider and Perry The Original Welsh Oggie Pie Co.
Fudge Factory Riverford Organic Farms Tudor Brewery
Gilly’s Samosaco Wessex Pantry
Asiaspicebox Fresh As A Daisy Sorai
Carn Edward Farm Heather’s Harvest Susan’s Farmhouse Fudge
Caws Teifi Cheese Little Welsh Deli The Celt Experience
Claire’s Kitchen Mr Fitzpatrick’s Cordials The Continental Bakery
Contempo Catering Narna’s Chocolates The Dangerous Food Company
Cottage Sweets Oh Sugarplum! The Pudding Shop
Cwm Deri Vineyard Pastamore The Wiltshire Chilli Farm
Delicia Cakes & Teas Popty Cara Toffoc Ltd
Dream Blue Trading Co. Retro Shots Tudor House Preserves & Welsh Craft Foods
Emily’s Jams and Pickles Riverside Market Assoc Ty Gwyn Cider
Enhance Rowlestone Farmhouse Ice Cream Untapped Brewing Company Ltd
Field Barwine Ltd Samosaco Yo Go Go Frozen Yogurt
Food Station Wales Seasons Farm Foods  Crafty Devil Brewing
Parsons Nose The Strawberry Stop The Welsh Creperie
The Wrap Shack  Dusty Knuckle Pizza Company
Cambrian Organics Meat and Greek Ltd Taste of Persia
Gaucho BBQ Mela Street Food The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Co. / Café Mor
Glamorgan Vale Hog Roast Ltd Morgans Family Butchers The Spanish Buffet
Greta’s Wholefoodies Old Granary Pierogi Welsh Venison Centre
Griffiths Bakery Ltd Roly Poly Ltd Yum Yum
Indian Delights Shabbanakle

Bandstand & Entertainment Timings

Bandstand (all sets 45 minutes)
Friday Saturday Sunday
12pm Donnie Joe’s American Swing Peel Your Own Spuds Slap Your Mama Big Band
1pm Baraka Red Ray Maelog
2pm Fiesta Resistance Miss Maud’s Folly The Zen Hussies
3pm Tantz The Dandos Slap Your Mama Big Band
4pm Rob Heron and The Teapad Orchestra Maddassa Soul Band Maelog
5pm Donnie Joe’s American Swing Peel Your Own Spuds The Zen Hussies
6pm Baraka Red Ray Slap Your Mama Big Band
7pm Fiesta Resistance Miss Maud’s Folly
8pm Tantz The Dandos
9pm Rob Heron and The Teapad Orchestra Maddassa Soul Band
Entertainment, Farmer’s Market (all sets 30 minutes)
Friday Saturday Sunday
12.30pm The Railroad Skiffle Quartet The Saxalettes 89-91 Band
2.30pm The Railroad skiffle Quartet The Saxalettes 89-91 Band
4.30pm The Railroad Skiffle Quartet The Saxalettes 89-91 Band