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Neath Food and Drink Festival returns this weekend

The hugely popular Neath Food and Drink Festival is returning to the town on Friday, October 7th and Saturday, October 8th, 2022 with a generous serving of all the very best local produce.

During the festival, the centre of Neath will be packed with more than 50 local food and drink stalls and exhibitors offering a range of food from South Wales and further afield to tuck into.

The event will also give visitors the chance to try the town’s many cafes, restaurants, bars and shops serving up a delicious blend of local dishes and drinks.

The Neath Food and Drink Festival first started in 2009 and has since established itself as one of the premiere events in Neath Town Centre’s calendar, and one of the most anticipated events of its kind in Wales.

Over the years, the festival has highlighted the variety of high quality produce that is available locally and has focused on the range of products available from award winning suppliers, with more than 80% of them being Welsh producers.

Among those exhibiting and trading at this year’s festival are the father and daughter run Austringer Cider, producers of international award winning craft cider based in the heart of Port Talbot’s Afan Valley, and the Pontardawe based Little Goat Brewery which makes tipples such as Yankee Doodle Nanny and Satan’s Little Helper.

Also in the list of traders is Fat Bottom Welshcakes of Bancyfelin which uses Welsh Butter, Welsh farm fresh eggs and Welsh honey to create its delicacies and Van Goffi, a South Wales based mobile artisan coffee bar.

Cllr Martyn Peters, Neath Port Talbot Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic and Community Regeneration said: ”It’s wonderful to see the festival returning to Neath after a difficult two years for everyone, and such a rich mixture of exhibitors attending the festival this year.

“It will also provide a great opportunity to show off the market town of Neath where traders will benefit from the increased footfall and the festival will showcase the wonderful food and drink being made in Neath Port Talbot and across South Wales.”

Admission to the festival is free.