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Everything you need to know about this year’s Mold Food & Drink Festival

With Flintshire’s top food festival on the horizon, organisers have lifted the lid on the menu for the two-day extravaganza.

Headlined by award-winning cheesemaker and Coronation Street actor Sean Wilson, the festival is set to attract thousands of people from across North Wales and the North West.

Sean Wilson

Mold Food & Drink Festival co-chair Richard Howells said the event promised to be a great weekend for visitors.

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“Our festival has had something of a refresh this year with new activities and experiences on offer alongside fabulous food and drink exhibitors. It is a great platform for up-and-coming businesses and this year is no exception. There is also plenty for little ones to do with everything from cooking to playing on the menu.”

When and where is it on?

The festival will be held on September 21st and 22nd  on Mold’s New Street Car Park. The festival runs from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. The outdoor food court is open until around 8pm on Saturday, with live music on the stage.


Free transport

A free park and ride bus will run from Theatr Clwyd, Mold, over the weekend. The postcode for the park and ride is CH7 1YA. It will also be free to park there.

Celebrity chefs

The festival has a packed line up of celebrity and local chefs. Cheesemaker and former Coronation Street star Sean Wilson will take to the stage on Sunday (11.20pm, 1.30pm, 3.35pm). Celebrity chef Graham Tinsley MBE leads Saturday’s line-up (10.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm) along with up-and-coming vegetarian chef Eddie Shepherd (12.30, 2.30pm)

Leading exhibitors

More than 100 food and drink exhibitors will be on hand to share the very best produce.

Top tips

Make a memento of your day and learn new skills with Bodfari’s Woodland Skills Centre. Sneak a selfie with the Comedy Chef duo. Sing along with the bands with live music on both days. Book online and whizz past the queues.

Getting in

Admission is £6 for adults, £1 for children (aged 4-15, under 4s free) Book online by 5pm Friday September 20th and children get in free. There are free wristbands for children and a team of dedicated volunteers will be on hand to help. Guide or assistance dogs are welcome.

Flintshire’s best baker?

Could you be Flintshire’s best baker? Mold Women’s Institute will be running a carrot cake competition in their bake-off hunt. Details on the website – www.moldfoodfestival.co.uk