Brecon Foof Festival

Brecon Beacons Food Festival

4th OCTOBER 2014

Food Festival in the heart of Brecon

Situated in the Market Hall & surrounds

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The Brecon Beacons Food Festival was held on the 6th October 2012 in the Market Hall Brecon and in the streets and venues surrounding.
The day was dry and warm and a considerable number of people were seen enjoying the event.
This event also had a cookery demonstration as well as live entertainment.
Well worth a visit in 2013 if only to visit the festival and walk along the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal. 

This is an edited comment from Welsh Food Bites.

The Market Hall, which is indoors for those of you that haven’t been there, is a very  good venue for a food festival or a farmers’ market and it’s good to see this beautiful old building being used for its original purpose.
The Market Hall was full of activity when I got there and I was pleased to see people who were not, what I’d class as local to Brecon, which again proves my point that foodie people will make the effort and travel to well-run festival, even though fuel is still horrendously priced.
Another bonus point was that there was no entrance charge, which surely helped draw people in.The organisers had aranaged for the BBC’s Weatherman Derek Brockway, weathergirl Sue Charles and TV nature presenter Iolo Williams to attend and compete in celebrity cook offs.
The organisers had arranged plenty of musical entertainment during the day and it really was needed, as the Hall is a large, tall space and some atmosphere was very much needed.
With so much going on that day, Brecon had done well to attract some excellent producers there. But I did find one ‘producer’ who was selling jam  and chutney that had no weights, or list of ingredients shown on the jars, or even a product name apart from writing in pen on the lid.
 I did not hear any comments about Trading Standards and /or environmental health having been around, but festival organisers do have a responsibility, as do wag, as they are funding, to help improve the quality of producers that are in attendance.
Some producers didn’t even have a banner on their stands and certainly no business cards or leaflets.

 

There was of course some seating at the cookery demo area, but unfortunately there wasn’t sufficient space for chairs and tables for visitors to buy and eat at the festival, thankfully it didn’t stop some people from buying and eating on the run!
The organisers had also done a good job in running a craft market in the street which did help create a buzzy atmosphere in that part of town.
So generally great feedback from Brecon.
 

 

                        

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