One of the biggest events in the local annual calendar, Llanelli Food and Drink Festival, is back this Saturday 15th October!

Foodies from far and wide will descend upon Stepney Street and Vaughan Street from 9am to 5pm, admiring the sights, scents and tastes on offer from hot street food vendors and artisan producers, including sweet treats, pastries, chutneys, various alcohols, and much more.

There will also be a host of free activities going on elsewhere throughout the town in conjunction with the event, and festival-goers can enjoy the whole day with free parking in all Carmarthenshire County Council-owned town centre car parks.

Llanelli Food and Drink Festival is organised by Ymlaen Llanelli, and has been up and running since 2018. This year, the festival is supported by Llanelli Town Council and Food & Drink Wales.

Chair of Ymlaen Llanelli BID, Lesley Richards, is excited for another bustling day in the centre: “Llanelli Food and Drink Festival is always one of the busiest events of the year, and we’ve been working hard this year to get the biggest and best range of producers we’ve ever had. There's something for everyone to enjoy, from the huge load of food on offer, to activities for the kids and even some tipple for the adults. We know the people of Llanelli love a good festival, and we hope they think this is a great one!”

Of course, it wouldn’t be an Ymlaen Llanelli festival without some music, and this year the Stepney Square stage is choc-a-block with talent from Sarah Kate Lewis-Meredith, Chris Keys, Sam Couch, Emma, Woolfy, and the Moonshine Duo.

Free activities on the day include autumn wreath-making at the Annibendod craft bus on Bridge Street, and there’s a chance to get stuck in and make your own beastly biscuits and pumpkin-flavoured bread rolls with A Taste of Times Past in St Elli Shopping Centre, both on from 10am to 4pm.

Coleg Sir Gar will be pitched up on Bridge Street with live cookery demonstrations from their Cook24 project, which will see industry chefs crafting meals using local produce from 9am to 5pm.

Further afield, the Selwyn Samuel Centre will be holding its Autumn Fayre from 11am to 3pm, while Threshold will be hosting its monthly Repair Café from 10am to 1pm in their John Street office.

Llanelli Food and Drink Festival is free to attend, and the full line-up of traders for the event can be found on our social media. A variety of producers from the festival will also return for the next Llanelli Monthly Food Market on Saturday 19th November.

Download our poster below and spread the word!

Llanelli Food and Drink Festival 2022 poster


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