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Ale & Sound
So you like your music and you like your ale – and often both at the same time. But how does music influence our tastebuds? British Beer Writer of the Year, Pete Brown mixes the two in this unusual tutored tasting celebrating two favourite recreational pursuits.
Sunday 21 Sept, 12.30 – 1.15pm, Lions Place. Tickets: £12.00. Read more and buy tickets
The World of Oysters
Dare you eat oysters? Katy Davidson, fondly known as The Oyster Lady, is on a mission to convert you to this highly nutritious, delicious and aphrodisiac delicacy. Take the plunge and join her for a tutored tasting session (with food sampling) on the superhero of the seas.
Sunday 21 Sept, 3.30 – 4.15pm, Angel Hotel. Tickets: £10.00. Read more and buy tickets
Welcome to Abergavenny Food Festival 2014. Last year ended on a high when the Festival was awarded 'Best Event in Wales' by the National Tourism Awards for Wales. So we've set the bar pretty high for 2014.
For those of you who are new to the Festival, here's how it works. The five market venues in the centre of town are all accessed on a Stroller Ticket (wristband) with free entry to children under 16 if accompanied by an adult. Within these venues (outdoor and indoor) are over 200 carefully selected top-notch exhibitors, showcasing the best of Wales, The Marches and further afield.
There's also a rolling programme of chef demonstrations in the Market Hall, a children's Food Academy at the Castle (sponsored by Organic Centre Wales), and plenty of other entertainment too. On the Saturday night we have our first ever Night Market with a brilliant collection of street food traders and as well as non-catering produce stalls; a magical place to eat, drink and hang out, and all accessed on your Stroller ticket.
Alongside this we have a some very special events (all individually ticketed). Some of the brightest lights of the food world will be joining us over the weekend and sharing their creativity and expertise. It's a chance to take your culinary skills to another level by learning first-hand from the masters.
When you arrive, be sure to pick up a copy of our free 80-page Guide which contains everything you need to make the most of your visit. We very much look forward to having you join us here in Abergavenny for a weekend of fun and feasting – whatever the weather.
The Abergavenny Food Festival is a social enterprise and is run on a not-for-profit basis. Its remit is to promote food growers and processors, cooks, campaigners artists and writers who in different ways celebrate the craft, diversity and culture of food. In doing so the organisation seeks to contribute to the regeneration of Abergavenny and the surrounding area and to bring benefits to the wider community. All funds raised (aside from a percentage set aside for the administration of the Festival) are reinvested into future events.