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 very own food festival in a year’s time.
The festival’s unique logo was unveiled for the first time on Saturday following a competition held among Ysgol Syr Huw Owen’s year 10 art students. Local graphic designer Iestyn Lloyd from Cwmni Da, was inspired by three students’ work to come up with the eye-catching logo which references the town’s most famous landmark – Caernarfon castle. The logo can be seen on souvenir coasters distributed to food and drink establishments throughout the town.
Many of Caernarfon’s 68 food outlets provided examples of their fare at the launch. The town has a variety of highly regarded restaurants and cafes which are set to take centre stage during the festival alongside other food producers from Gwynedd and beyond.
Alun Ffred Jones, Welsh Assembly Member for Arfon said on Saturday : “The Food Festival will bring hundreds of people to Caernarfon, which will give the local economy a real boost. I am delighted that so many businesses have supported the launch and I am truly grateful to them.”
Guests were welcomed by the Mayor, Roy Owen and committee chairperson Nici Beech and popular folk band Gwibdaith Hen Frân provided the music following their previous evening’s perfomance at the successful Rail Ale festival.