The Market Hall 2013 Christmas Fair – photo Tim Woodier We’ve got everything covered on the culinary front. Whatever your tastes – rare and exotic, innovative or traditional – it’s all here. Our venues are the Market Hall and adjacent Upper Brewery Yard, and the Priory Centre (just a couple of minutes walk away).

You can buy top-notch seasonal produce from over eighty specialist exhibitors: fresh and cured meats, poultry and game, cheeses and chocolates, cakes and desserts, wines and liqueurs, ales, ciders and more. See inspirational chefs demonstrate Christmas recipes for you to try out at home. Make festive goodies in our ‘Secret Treats’ workshops (children and adults). And to round off the day there’s a community celebration of seasonal music with choirs, bands and a procession.


Heather Myers
Chief Executive

The Abergavenny Christmas Food and Drink Fair is an Abergavenny Food Festival event.

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.



Sunday 14 December / Dydd Sul 14 Rhagfyr

All markets now under cover

Huw Fearnley Whittingstall signed Food Festival apronPrize Draw

Goodies include special Festival aprons signed by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, exhibitor produce and discounts from local retailers, plus bottles of wine and prosecco.

Every stroller ticket holder will be entered into THE draw

Head for the Priory Centre to see if your number is on the board. If the answer is yes you get a go in our Lucky Dip.

Prizes on offer and donating exhibitors are listed here

2013 Sweetie Fest workshop participant – photo: Toril Brancher

Children of course are at the heart of Christmas so we've created the Secret Treats workshops (adults will get a look-in too!). There will be crafts and sweets to make for stocking fillers and little presents, and things to buy.

Follow the ‘shhh’ secret trail

Secret Treats activity details here

Brass band – photo: Tim WoodierChristmas
Musical Feast

Music and entertainment throughout the day plus a musical procession which will start in the Market Hall with Abergavenny Town Band and finish at the Priory Church of St Mary with a free Christmas concert featuring Gwent Youth Strings and School Choirs. St Mary's are also holding a food-themed Evening Service from 6.00 – 7.00pm.

All welcome

More entertainment details here

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