Mold Food & Drink Festival
This festival in North Wales was set up by the Mold Hotel and Restaurant Association in 2006.
It features demonstrations by celebrity chefs, local cooking competitions, farm shops and farmers' markets, honey, olives, oils, and more - the remit goes beyond the purely Welsh to include cuisine from as far afield as India. Local entertainers keep the mood lively and the crowds entertained throughout the weekend.
Mold is a foodie mecca throughout the year, with numerous delis, a street market on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and the Celyn Farmer's Market on the first Saturday of the month. Mold is the first town in Wales to achieve the distinction of becoming a Slow Food Town.
A record-breaking 15,000 people attended the Festival in 2012, a feat which organisers will be looking to repeat in 2013. With celebrity chef names including Rosemary Shrager, Graham Tinsley MBE and Brian Mellor, the 2013 Festival is shaping up to be an extremely exciting event.