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Food festival returns to Cowbridge this Easter

Cowbridge high street. Credit: Matthew Horwood

The foodie favourite that is the Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival is back with a bang this year with a whole host of tasty treats to tempt festival goers across the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend (17-18 April).

With something to suit all diets, ages and interests – moreish meats, vegan varieties, curries, cheeses, chutneys; scrumptious ciders, great gins, sweet treats and so much more – it promises to be a real highlight in this year’s calendar.

Cowbridge Food Festival

As well as the main festival site, the Old Hall Gardens will be buzzing with plenty of family-friendly activities to enjoy including artist workshops, falconry, willow weaving and the chance for children to make Beebombs and bath fizzers, courtesy of the Vale’s first zero waste store, Awesome Wales.

Forage Farm will also be supporting the event from their festival park and ride site at Penllyn Estate with storytelling, an Easter trail, lambs on the lawn and fun face painting.

Adding to the whole weekend’s entertainment, this year’s National Vintage Tractor Road Run will also be passing through the Vale of Glamorgan on Easter Sunday – organised by the Glamorgan Vintage Tractor Club, over 300 tractors from across the UK will take to the farms and lanes for spectators to enjoy.

Speaking about this year’s event, organiser Polly Wilson said:

“It’s been a tough time for everyone; our lovely exhibitors – who are all raring to get properly back on the festival scene – contributors and all who enjoy the festival every year.

“We’re so pleased to be back after this two-year gap, doing what we do best; showcasing the very best artisan producers and generally just getting the community back together.

“Last year’s virtual festival was great and we were delighted to be able to keep the spirit going but nothing beats bringing the festival back to life; the smells and tastes of all the delicious produce available and the vibrant atmosphere that takes over the whole town.

“Big thanks go to our lovely sponsors, Nathaniel Cars, Hensol Castle Distillery and Specsavers Cowbridge for their support; to all the volunteers who lend a hand to help make the event happen – Cowbridge Rotary, The Young Farmers and Cowbridge Moovers running Club – and all the local businesses who really embrace the festival vibe.

“It’s been a while, and we’re determined to make this one a real Easter treat!”.


Sunday 17-Monday 18th April 2022

Sites are open 9.30am – 5.00pm.


Day pass – £5

Weekend pass – £8

Children under 11 are free.

Tickets are available online in advance or on the day at the festival’s Arthur John site.

To book online, please visit: ticketsource.co.uk/cowbridgefoodanddrinkfestival

A free park and ride system will operate from both Cowbridge Comprehensive School and Penllyn Estate