2017 News

2024 Caernarfon food festival: More than Ever on the Menu

2024 Caernarfon food festival: More than Ever on the Menu


29th of April 2024

On Saturday 11 May, Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon Food Festival returns for its seventh year, with more on offer than ever before.

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“It's an opportunity for a jangle!”

“It's an opportunity for a jangle!”


19/04/2024

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Unique Caernarfon curry competition seeking contestants

Unique Caernarfon curry competition seeking contestants


9th February 2024

Unique Caernarfon curry competition seeking contestants

A special contest is to be held in Caernarfon to search for the town’s Curry King or Queen.

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The town will be one big Christmas market!

The town will be one big Christmas market!


18th of November, 2023

Groups come together to celebrate Christmas

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Oktoberfest comes to Caernarfon!

Oktoberfest comes to Caernarfon!


14 October, 2023

Bydd blas Cymreig i’r ŵyl gwrw Almaenig

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Christmas Market - call for stalls

Christmas Market - call for stalls


November 18

This year, the Old Courthouse as well as the Welsh Highland Railway Station will behome to the Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon Christmas Market on Saturday November 18th, the same day as Galeri’s Christmas market . Caernarfon will...

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Gŵyl Fwyd 2024

Gŵyl Fwyd 2024


19.05.23

11/05/2024! Make a note of 2024’s Gŵyl Fwyd!

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Gwyl Fwyd 2023

Gwyl Fwyd 2023


13.05.23

10:00-17:00

Food and Craft Stalls, Street Food and Bars, Live Music, Children’s Activities

Free Entry!

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A MONTH TO GO

A MONTH TO GO


14.04.2022

With a month to go until we welcome everyone back to the festival after two difficult years, the committee is delighted to be able to share the day’s programme which includes a map of the stalls and the schedules of the...

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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A BETTER NEW YEAR!

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A BETTER NEW YEAR!


01.12.2021

The Caernarfon Food Festival organisers would like to wish all our supporters a Merry Christmas by announcing the opportunity to register for a stall at the 2022 Festival.

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Cei Llechi 2021 Christmas Market

Cei Llechi 2021 Christmas Market


20/10/21

This year we are pleased to be working in partnership with Galeri and the Welsh Highland Railway to present a weekend Christmas Market on November 27-28 at Cei Llechi and the Station building.

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Frenchman brings unique wine tasting event to Caernarfon

Frenchman brings unique wine tasting event to Caernarfon


06 SEptember 2021

Saturday, 18 September Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon and French restauranteur, Francis Dupuy, will hold an unique wine tasting event at ‘Yr Aelwyd’ in Caernarfon.

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Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon will not be held in 2021

Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon will not be held in 2021


20/2/2021

With a heavy heart, we have to announce that the 2021 Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon Food Festival will not be held in 2021. Despite the current improvement with the virus, and the successful implementation of the Welsh...

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Christmas Gin Cocktail Competition

Christmas Gin Cocktail Competition


3/12/20

As part of the digital events being organised to fill the gap created by the cancellation of this year’s festival, Caernarfon Food Festival has announced a cocktail competition with a prize of three bottles of Welsh gin....

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Cooking Competition for Children and Young People

Cooking Competition for Children and Young People


08/10/2020

Launch of the new Caernarfon Food Festival Gimmie 5 competition in partnership with Hybu Cig Cymru. Do you like spending time in the kitchen and fancy winning £100 worth of cookware and a £50 hamper...

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Nerys Howells cooks 3 recipes from her new book

Nerys Howells cooks 3 recipes from her new book


29.07.20

In this video, Nerys Howells will be cooking 3 recipes from her new book that will be released at the end of the year.

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Porthi Pawb project helping locals during the pandemic

Porthi Pawb project helping locals during the pandemic


15.07.20

At the beginning of the pandemic, Chris Summers, Head Chef at the Oystercatcher in Rhosneigr

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Chris Summers cooking the best burger and loaded fries from his home

Chris Summers cooking the best burger and loaded fries from his home


15.07.20

Here’s another video for you, this time from Chris Summers, Head Chef at the Oystercatcher

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Lisa Jên of 9 Bach cooking a Greek feast at her home

Lisa Jên of 9 Bach cooking a Greek feast at her home


08.07.20

The team have been busy organizing more digital events over the last few weeks with more planned soon. We’ve received a lovely video from Lisa Jên of 9 Bach cooking a Greek feast at her home. Visit the events page to see...

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The Festival prepares to serve up digital events

The Festival prepares to serve up digital events


12.06.20

Despite having to postpone the Caernarfon 2020 Food Festival until 2021 due to the Corona Covid-19 virus, the committee continues to meet regularly (over the internet) and has been busy with all sorts of different...

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GWYL FWYD CAERNARFON 2020 IS POSTPONED

GWYL FWYD CAERNARFON 2020 IS POSTPONED


18/03/2020

Due to the current situation with the Covid-19 virus, and in order to prevent the spread, the Caernarfon Food Festival has decided not to hold the 2020 festival.

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Curry Night

Curry Night


06/03/20

At the end of February, with storm Jorge approaching, 10 chefs with a pan full of curry each made their way to the Feed My Lambs community hall in Caernarfon.

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Gin O'Clock!

Gin O'Clock!


21/01/2020

With 210 shots of gin poured, 114 slices of lime chopped, 60 bottles of tonic chilled and 70 welcome cocktails prepared, we were ready for an evening of gin tasting with Lowri and Ffion from Jinsan.

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Blog Christmas Fair 2019

Blog Christmas Fair 2019


10.12.2019

Despite the bad weather, a succesful Christmas Fair was had at Celtica on Saturday, December 7th.

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Reverse your Advent Calendar with Arfon Foodbank

Reverse your Advent Calendar with Arfon Foodbank


29/11/2019

Arfon Foodbank, part of Trussell Trust’s nationwide network of foodbanks working to combat poverty and hunger, are calling Arfon residents to join them reversing the traditional advent calendar this year.

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Bonfire night food stall going from strength to strength - Marged Rhys

Bonfire night food stall going from strength to strength - Marged Rhys


06/11/2019

The Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon organisers held a food and drink stall as part of the town’s fireworks display on November 5th to raise money for the 2020 food festival. This is the 4th time the festival has organised a stall as...

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Diwrnod Braf yn Waunfawr i Godi Arian - Angharad Prys (Cymraeg yn unig)

Diwrnod Braf yn Waunfawr i Godi Arian - Angharad Prys (Cymraeg yn unig)


24/09/19

Gyda’r awyr yn las a’r awel gynnes, ymlwybrodd dros 70 ohonom am Waunfawr ar y trên bach. Ar ôl pasio Fron Goch, y caeau llawn pridd ble byddwn yn gwibio heibio i Gaernarfon ar y ffordd newydd a lot o gaeau gwyrdd, dyma...

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Food Festival supports town's businesses

Food Festival supports town's businesses


27/06/2019

As Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon crew prepare for 2020’s festival a public meeting was held on Wednesday, 26th June to give the public an opportunity to express their views and attract people to be part of the team of volunteer...

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We Need Your Opinion!

We Need Your Opinion!


12/05/2019

What did you think of this year’s festival? Let us know by completing the questionaire.

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2019 Programme and Map

2019 Programme and Map


14/04/2019

With less than a week to go - here’s all the information you need about what’s on during our great event!

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Gala raising over £1k

Gala raising over £1k


March 29, 2019 - SOPHIE

We had a wonderful evening at our Gala dinner again this year. With the weather on our side and all tickets sold, we were set up for success! Our special guest chef this year was Ffion Roberts, previous Coleg Menai...

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GOOD CURRY AND GOOD COMPANY – BLOG

GOOD CURRY AND GOOD COMPANY – BLOG


March 18, 2019 - MARGED

What an interesting evening we had at Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon’s fourth annual Curry Competition, which has developed to be a very popular event. The audience have the power, with 80 of them giving 10 local kitchen lovers’...

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GIN NIGHT - BLOG

GIN NIGHT - BLOG


FEBRUARY 01, 2019 - MARGED

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2018 CHRISTMAS MARKET

2018 CHRISTMAS MARKET


DECEMBER 11, 2018 - CATRINSIRIOL

Despite the weather, a very Christmassy market was held at Copa, on Castle Square in Caernarfon on Saturday 8thDecember to raise money for the 2019 Caernarfon Food Festival. A variety of stalls sold foods and crafts made...

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CAERNARFON FOOD FESTIVAL RECEIVES £3,900 FROM TESCO COMMUNITY GRANT SCHEME

CAERNARFON FOOD FESTIVAL RECEIVES £3,900 FROM TESCO COMMUNITY GRANT SCHEME


DECEMBER 06, 2018 - MARGED

Organisers of Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon Food Festival are proud to announce that the festival has received £3,900 from the Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ community grant scheme. The ‘Bags of Help’ scheme is run in partnership with...

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AND WE’RE OFF 2019!

AND WE’RE OFF 2019!


NOVEMBER 05, 2018 - SOPHIE

The fundraising for Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon 2019 has kicked off! Once again, on this year’s bonfire night, we set out to raise funds by providing refreshments for the lively (cold!) watchers who flocked to see the fabulous...

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GŴYL FWYD CAERNARFON FOOD FESTIVAL EVENTS

GŴYL FWYD CAERNARFON FOOD FESTIVAL EVENTS


SEP 15, 2018 - MARGED

To hold a completely free festival in May, a timetable of food and drink themed fundraising events has been put together by the festival committee to raise up to £20,000. The first event in the fundraising effort is the...

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VOTE FOR FESTIVAL IN TESCO’S ‘BAGS OF HELP’ SCHEME

VOTE FOR FESTIVAL IN TESCO’S ‘BAGS OF HELP’ SCHEME


SEP 03, 2018 - MARGED

Voting is now OPEN for this year’s Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ grant scheme. We have been lucky enough to reach the public vote and with your help, we could win up to £4,000 towards the 2019 festival.

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2018 GFC – Your opinion

2018 GFC – Your opinion


MAY 17, 2018 - MARGED

Thanks to the hard work of all the volunteers, the products of the stallholders, the entertainment of the performers and to you, the public, the third Caernarfon Food Festival was a success! This is an opportunity for you...

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THANK YOU for another tastyfest!

THANK YOU for another tastyfest!


MAY 14, 2018 - SOPHIE

Well, the town looks its usual self again by now with every barrier and picnic table back in its place and every tent taken away… That’s what we call an amazing weekend! Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon group would like to...

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Announcing Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon Food Festival Programme 2018!

Announcing Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon Food Festival Programme 2018!


MAY 03, 2018 - SOPHIE

With little over a week to go until the big event, Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon Food Festival organisers are extremely happy to be able to announce the final programme and maps! In the programme, you will find all the relevant...

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Announcing Harbour Stage Line-up

Announcing Harbour Stage Line-up


APR 12, 2018 - MARGED

With only a month to go, we’re happy to announce the line-up performing in our brand new festival area in Victoria Doc, Llwyfan y Docfeistr: Y Brodyr Magee Sera Beth Celyn Geraint Lovgreen a’r Enw Da Band Pres Llareggub...

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A new look for Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon Food Festival!

A new look for Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon Food Festival!


APR 04, 2018 - SOPHIE

If you read our previous statement, or if you’ve perhaps seen some of the festival posters around town, you will know that we are expanding this year to new and exciting locations! Like the 2016 and ’17 festivals, Pool...

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NEW DATE for Gala Dinner – 17 April 2018

NEW DATE for Gala Dinner – 17 April 2018


MAR 31, 2018 - SOPHIE

Those of you who had bought a ticket to our Gala Dinner at Coleg Menai in March, and those who couldn’t make that date, will be glad to hear that we have managed to rearrange. We are very happy to announce a new date –...

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Hywel Griffith takes on gala!

Hywel Griffith takes on gala!


MAR 26, 2018 - SOPHIE

This year, Hywel Griffith was our head chef for our annual Food Gala at Coleg Menai. Hywel has won several awards for his kitchen skills and by now, he is head chef at Beach House restaurant in Oxwich Bay. To assist Hywel...

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‘Soup and a Song’ at the Sailing Club

‘Soup and a Song’ at the Sailing Club


MAR 23, 2018 - SOPHIE

Despite the cold and snow on Saturday evening, the 18th of March, an enthusiastic bunch braved the elements to enjoy an evening of soup and songs at Caernarfon Sailing Club. Following the success of the Welsh rugby team...

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Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon Food Festival calls for volunteers of all ages.

Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon Food Festival calls for volunteers of all ages.


FEB 20, 2018 - CATRINSIRIOL

Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon food festival has become yearly highlight for some with over 15,000 visitors decending on the town from near and far to celebrate local produce and delicious foods. If you’d like to be a part of this...

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Mike Downey is 2018’s Curry King!

Mike Downey is 2018’s Curry King!


FEB 10, 2018 - SOPHIE

A night of spice and a variety of tastes was had on Friday as the Cofis went head to head for the Best Caernarfon Curry 2018 title for the third time. On Friday, the 9th of February, 10 competitors took their curries over...

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Cofis Compete for ‘Best Curry’ title

Cofis Compete for ‘Best Curry’ title


JAN 29, 2018 - CATRINSIRIOL

Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon Food Festival’s Curry Competition returns on Friday, February 9th, with 8 amateur chefs competing for a £50 prize and the ‘Best Curry’ title. Following the success of the fundraising event in 2016 and...

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Sushi Workshop with Phil McGrath

Sushi Workshop with Phil McGrath


JAN 28, 2018 - SOPHIE

On the 25th January 2018, Phil McGrath (one of our group’s loyal members!) held a sushi workshop as he transformed Caffi Te a Cofi into a Japanese restaurant. Phil and Ifan were busy preparing 4kg of rice, as well as...

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SUSHI WORKSHOP (25.01.2018)

SUSHI WORKSHOP (25.01.2018)


JAN 09, 2018 - CATRINSIRIOL

SUSHI WORKSHOP – JOIN US FOR AN INTERESTING EVENING FUND-RAISING FOR CAERNARFON FOOD FESTIVAL. Thursday evening, 25 January, Phil McGrath, a member of the Caernarfon Food Festival Group will be stepping up to teach you...

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Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon Food Festival Christmas Fair

Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon Food Festival Christmas Fair


DEC 12, 2017 - SOPHIE

On Saturday, 9th December 2017, the Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon Food Festival group brought the Christmas Narnia-like spirit to Palace Street by holding a Christmas Fair at the Market Hall. The fair hosted a variety of stalls...

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Caernarfon Food Festival hosts the town’s Christmas Fair

Caernarfon Food Festival hosts the town’s Christmas Fair


NOV 29, 2017 - CATRINSIRIOL

The Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon Food Festival hosts a Christmas Fair at the Old Market Hall, Caernarfon on Saturday, December 9th, 2017 from 10:00 to 16:00. Following the success of last year’s fair, the Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon...

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Feeding Caernarfon’s firework watchers

Feeding Caernarfon’s firework watchers


NOV 07, 2017 - SOPHIE

On Saturday, the 4th of November 2017, the group were busy providing refreshments to all the enthusiastic watchers that flocked to watch the amazing fireworks display organised annually over the Aber Bridge by the Lions....

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Caernarfon Food Festival provide food and drink at town Fireworks Display

Caernarfon Food Festival provide food and drink at town Fireworks Display


OCT 31, 2017 - CATRINSIRIOL

Caernarfon Food Festival volunteers will sell hot food and drinks on the Caernarfon Prommenade during the town’s Fireworks Display on November 4th, 2017 between 18:00 – 20:00. Following last year’s success, display...

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‘Cawl a Chân’ (Soup and Song) with Alys Williams and Osian Williams

‘Cawl a Chân’ (Soup and Song) with Alys Williams and Osian Williams


OCT 09, 2017 - SOPHIE

‘Cawl a Chân’ (Soup and Song) at Caernarfon Sailing Club was the first event of the Caernarfon Food Festival 2018 events’ programme. With a cost of £25,000 to stage the Festival, fund-raising events are necessary to...

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Alys Williams opens Caernarfon Food Festival fundraising calendar

Alys Williams opens Caernarfon Food Festival fundraising calendar


OCT 06, 2017 - CATRINSIRIOL

On Saturday, October 7, singer Alys Williams and Osian Huw Williams will be performing in the first fundraising event for Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon Food Festival 2018. With £10 tickets including a delicious bowl of lobscouse,...

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GŴYL FWYD CAERNARFON FOOD FESTIVAL GROWS IN 2018

GŴYL FWYD CAERNARFON FOOD FESTIVAL GROWS IN 2018


SEP 13, 2017 - CATRINSIRIOL

Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon Food Festival will be held for the third time on May 12th, 2018 in new locations in Caernarfon. Work on the development of the Slate Quay and St Helens Rd area in 2018 means that this area will not be...

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CELEBRATING NATURE AND LEGENDS ON A STEAM RAILWAY TO RAISE MONEY FOR FOOD FESTIVAL

CELEBRATING NATURE AND LEGENDS ON A STEAM RAILWAY TO RAISE MONEY FOR FOOD FESTIVAL


APR 18, 2017 - CATRINSIRIOL

On May 6th Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon Food Festival will be taking over two carriages of the Welsh Highland Railway to raise money toward the festival which is held in Caernarfon on May 13th. With profits going towards making...

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TRAVEL GREEN TO CAERNARFON FOOD FESTIVAL

TRAVEL GREEN TO CAERNARFON FOOD FESTIVAL


MAY 08, 2017 - CATRINSIRIOL

On Saturday, May 13th, you can travel to Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon Food Festival, held on the Castle Square, Caernarfon sustainably by bike, bus or train. The festival, which is free to attend, celebrates local food and drink...

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Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon 2017 Food Festival Calls for Stallholders

Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon 2017 Food Festival Calls for Stallholders


DEC 30, 2016 - CATRINSIRIOL

Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon Food Festival opens applications for stallholders at the festival which will be held in Caernarfon town centre on May 13th, 2017. Around 10,000 people visited the town during the festival in 2016 for...

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Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon Food Festival Publish a Recipe Book

Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon Food Festival Publish a Recipe Book


DEC 29, 2016 - CATRINSIRIOL

Caernarfon Food Festival have announced a recipe book ‘Cook with Cofis’ as part of their fundraising campaign for the festival held on May 13th, 2017. Including recipes by people from the town, famous chefs and popular...

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Caernarfon Food Festival at the Fireworks Night

Caernarfon Food Festival at the Fireworks Night


DEC 15, 2016 - CATRINSIRIOL

Caernarfon Food Festival organisers would like to thank spectators of Caernarfon Fireworks on Saturday, November 5th who helped raise money for 2017’s Food Festival by buying food and drink from the van. Organised by...

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THANKS

THANKS


MAY 15, 2016 - NICIBEECH

Thanks to all those who came to the festival and make it so special. We had sun and fun all day Saturday and a bellyfull of laughs in Galeri ond Friday night.

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The programme is out!

The programme is out!


APR 30, 2016 - NICIBEECH

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Curry Competition Night 04/03/2016

Curry Competition Night 04/03/2016


FEB 20, 2016 - NICIBEECH

We’ve been looking for amateur chefs to compete with their best curries in a fun filled foodie evening! Mici Plwm is the MC, there’s a prize of £ 50 and all proceeds will go to Ca

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Website Launch at the Old Market Hall

Website Launch at the Old Market Hall


DEC 09, 2015

Tonight we will be launching the website and welcoming local businesses and individuals to hear about our plans and to share their ideas and opinions.

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Food at the Fireworks

Food at the Fireworks


NOV 05, 2015 - MEI

Local butchers, bakers and food suppliers donated sauasges and bread rolls to help us rasie money for the festival in our first fundraising event. We hired Cegin Cofi from Menter Fachwen, and enlisted the help of a local...

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Festival and Logo Launch

Festival and Logo Launch


NOV 01, 2015 - NICIBEECH

Gŵyl Fwyd Caernarfon was launched at Gisda’s Te a Cofi cafe on the Maes. Crowds gathered around the cafe to sample some delicious local food, enjoy some great music and to welcome the news that Caernarfon will hold its...

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