Welcome to Haverfoodfest 2016

The county town’s Food Festival

After an impressive sell out of stalls and produce in its first year, a number of the town’s businesses have decided to recreate the Haverfoodfest again this year on Saturday 7th May 2016.

See who’s coming in 2016! Go to our News page to read about stallholders, competitions and programme of events. Also visit our Facebook page to participate in weekly competitions.

Saturday 7th May 2016, 10am-6pm

Picton Centre demo kitchen:

11.00 Anthony Evans (S4C chef from Castell Howell)
12.00 The team from Blas y Tir (Puffin Produce)
13.00 Anthony Evans (S4C chef from Castell Howell)
14.00 Andy Holcroft (insect restaurant Grub Kitchen)
15.00 Anthony Evans (S4C chef from Castell Howell)


My Little Kitchen (Cookery school for children)

10.45 Tuna pate & handmade sweets
11.30 Tuna pate & handmade sweets
13.00 Welsh Cakes
13.45 Welsh Cakes
14.30 Welsh Cakes
15.15 Welsh Cakes
16.00 Welsh Cakes


The Plaice (Fish Demos)

11.30 Gone Fishing (how to gut a fish)
12.00 Dressing a Crab
12.40 Silent World
14.10 Gone Fishing
14.50 Dressing a Crab
15.20 Silent World (talk and display of fish tanks)

As last year it will be held in the grounds of the County Hall and the Picton Centre from 10am – 6pm, and this year will include an abundance of superb food and drinks stalls from the local area. Around fourty stalls will be under cover and there will also be plenty of street food stalls in the outside area.

The Picton Centre will be the base for the main demonstration kitchen where well-known chefs will be cooking in front of a live audience. Welsh chef Anthony Evans from S4C and Castell Howell will be starting off the demonstrations of fresh seasonal food, followed by Andy Holcroft from Britain’s first insect restaurant, which is situated in our very own county. The team from Blas y tie will also join the talented chefs, who will be entertaining and demonstrating their culinary skills throughout the day.

A new project for 2016 is My Little Kitchen where children aged 4 – 11 can learn to cook their own food under the guidance of Ellen Picton from Health Aspire. She will be helping them cook as exciting dishes as tuna pate, Welsh cakes and healthy sweets.

Living in a county by the sea has inspired the organisers to put focus on the sea world in a new, separate marquee where Cardigan Bay Fish will be cooking fish dishes after joyful local fishermen have demonstrated how to gut a freshly caught fish and a demo of dressing a crab, and not in pretty pink frills! Silent World will be displaying their large fish tanks and talk about the fascinating colourful sea life. They will also provide colouring sheets for children.

There will be live music throughout the day with a mix of local singers and songwriters, all in convenient proximity to a licensed bar! All along a clever magician entertaining the crowds.

Generous sponsorship has been sourced from a number of local businesses and organisations, and Haverfoodfest promises to be a wonderful day out for the whole family: an opportunity to spend an enjoyable and relaxing day tasting the best that local produce has to offer in a wonderful atmosphere of fun, food and fabulous entertainment. The Man v Food competition will go ahead again with fierce competition as to who is fastest eating the massive burger! This should be an awesome spectacle.

About Us

Branded as the Haverfoodfest, plans are well advanced with the festival committee under the chairmanship of Carol Norgrove along with Sally Williams and Shaun Stewart from Just Nice, Donna Jones from the Creative Cafe, Gary Lewis from County Sports, Glyn Matthews from Plumstone Plumbing and Lise Matthews from The Ark.

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