We are counting down to one of the biggest events in the Newport City Council calendar – the annual Tiny Rebel Newport Food and Drink Festival taking place this week.
[aoa id=”1″]More than 80 stalls will be filled with a huge variety of goodies and drinks from participants visiting the city from across Wales and the rest of the UK and one of the best things about the day is access to visitors is completely FREE.[/aoa]
For the first time ever the event will not only be staged in the High Street and at Newport Indoor Market but will also spread into Usk Plaza at Friars Walk.
Put Saturday, 6 October in your diary to make sure you don’t miss this fantastic event which is being staged from 9am to 5pm.
This is the eighth year Newport Council has hosted the festival which is growing in popularity year on year. There will be chef demos throughout the day at several venues including Newport market, the Pobl Group offices in High Street and at Usk Plaza, Friars Walk with the teen chef final being staged in the market at 11am.
Leader of Newport City Council, Councillor Debbie Wilcox said the event is a chance for residents and visitors alike to appreciate that the city can put on a good show.
“We are looking forward to welcoming people of all ages to the festival which promises to have something for everyone, from the fabulous food and drinks that will be on sale to street entertainment, chef demos and the chance to try something new.
“I would also like to thank our main sponsors, the award winning brewers Tiny Rebel for their support for the third year running and for Newport Now, the Celtic Manor and Friars Walk for their support.
“Fingers crossed the weather will be kind to us. I hope the stallholders have a very successful day and visitors a fabulous experience.”
Hywel Jones, Newport Food Festival patron said the day promises to be better than every, bringing together amazing local businesses, foodies and an enthusiastic public.
“I’m glad to say local chefs will be demonstrating just why the food scene in Newport is thriving. I’ll be cooking upstairs in the market at midday so if you are around come and say hello,” said Hywel.
Newport Council has a website for the event, for more information visit www.newportfoodfestival.co.uk