Food and Drink Festivals and Events

Ceredigion food festivals are a great opportunity to taste local produce, meet the producers, watch celebrity chefs cook for you, browse and buy at all kinds of stalls, have fun mingling, taking part in competitions, listening to music and dancing!​​​​​​​​

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it is not confirmed if any of Ceredigion's food and drink festivals will be held this year.

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Lampeter Beer and Cider Festival - February

A warm and friendly festival celebrating beers, ciders and lagers from all over Wales, including new and local brews. Held on the Lampeter campus of the University of Wales Trinity St David.

Cardigan Quays Beer Festival: June

According to the Guardian, The Cardigan Beer Festival is 'One of the most scenic beer festivals in the UK', ans who are we to disagree? The quayside setting in Cardigan is full of atmosphere with roaring fires, great food from the smokehouse and pizza oven and music live on site as well as livestreamed from the Glastonbury Festival. The beer that's celebrated is the best of craft beers from Wales, many of them local.

Aberaeron FEASTival: July

You won't miss out on the good food and relaxed atmosphere of an Aberaeron food festival in 2020, as FEASTival is taking place on the south side of the harbour the same weekend as the (Sunday only) Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival takes place. FEASTival is a celebration of local produce, street food, music,  makers and crafters.

Aberystwyth Street Food Festival: July 22 - 24, 2022

The Streetfood Warehouse roadshow rolls into town for a week end of tasty treats inspired by the cuisines from all over the word - from the Americas, Asia and Africa to Europe and Wales. Aberystwyth Marina is the relaxed setting for dozens of stalls and vans, each offering classic and new dishes to tickle your tastebuds.

Lampeter Food Festival:  July 23, 2022

The campus of University of Wales Trinity St David's is the lovely setting for the Lampeter Food Festival.  Meet local producers, taste fantastic produce and enjoy the food, drink, herbs and craft stalls gathered under the shade of trees. Music fills the air around the fountain in the college quad whilst local and celebrity chefs share their tips and secrets in the ever popular demonstration tent.

Aberaeron Beer and Cider Festival: August

Hosted by Aberaeron Yacht Club, the Aberaeron Beer and Cider Festival is one of the food and drink highlights of the colourful harbour town. Sample a range of welsh ciders and beers and enjoy live music from noon and entertainment until late.

Cardigan River and Food Festival: August 20, 2022 (tbc)

Held on the quayside at Cardigan, the Cardigan River and Food Festival combines activities and fun on the river Teifi with a full programme of live music, cookery demonstrations, children's activities and an array of food and craft stalls. The festival site is perfect for seeing Teifi river coracles and cheering on the competitors in the river races. You can also take to the water yourself with a boat ride.

Aberystwyth Sea 2 Shore Festival:  August

Aberystwyth Promenade is the setting for the annual Aberystwyth Sea2Shore Food Festival. With all kinds of stalls and activities you can enjoy tasty treats at cookery demonstrations by fish experts and local hotel chefs; watch Aberystwyth surf lifesaving club members go through their paces, marvel at the casting demonstrations and the delicate art of fly-tying; also enjoy the award winning Aberystwyth Farmers Market food stalls, art and craft stalls and children's craft activities; Competitions include the Aberystwyth World crab championships.

Aberystwyth Food Festival: September

Aberystwyth's annual autumn food festival - held on Baker Street in the centre of the town - is a lively celebration of food and drink, with favourite food stalls from the award winning Aberystwyth Farmers market plus live music, craft stalls and children's entertainment.

Apple Day at Llanerchaeron: October 21, 2022

The National Trust's Apple Day is a day to celebrate all things apple. The walled garden at Llanerchaeron has over 50 varieties of apple trees, including some ancient apple trees trained on espaliers. Activities include guided walks, kids’ games and activities, and apple produce stalls. You can even bring along your own apples to have their variety identified.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre Christmas Food Fair - November

Get in the mood for Christmas and stock up with seasonal gastronomic goodies at the Christmas Food Fair at Aberystwyth Arts Centre. The Fair is a great opportunity to meet the producers of luscious chocolates, cakes and jams, artisan cheeses, home-made pickles and chutneys and lots more!