Newport Food Festival

One of the biggest events of the year, the Newport Food Festival will return to the city on Saturday 5 October 2019.  

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Thousands of people are expected to attend to visit the stalls which will be set up along the High Street, Bridge Street and in Westgate Square in the city centre.

This free event, which is hosted by Newport City Council with support from Newport Now, The Celtic Manor, Friars Walk, Pobl and Horton's Coffee House will include street entertainers and cookery demonstrations.

The programme of chef demonstrations will take place in the Festival Kitchens - located in Newport Market and in the reception area of the Pobl Group offices at the top of High Street. 

Local chefs including Hwyel Jones, patron of Newport Food Festival,  Anil Karhadkhar from Curry on the Curve and Ben Periam from The Pod will all be showcasing their skills for people to taste and try their hand at the recipes at home.

The exciting final of the annual Teen Chef competition for local youngsters keen to show off their skills is also being served up on the menu at 11am on the day of the festival.

New for 2019 Horton's Coffee House, located on Millennium Walk just over Newport footbridge, will be host to a number of coffee talks and coffee art demonstrations which will take place throughout the day. 

One of the highlights will be appearances from top local and national chefs including one from the Dirty Sanchez TV chef Matthew Pritchard, who hosts the BBC’s vegan cookery show Dirty Vegan, who has been brought in by Friars Walk.

Councillor Debbie Wilcox, Leader of Newport City Council, said: “We are delighted to once again host our popular Newport Food Festival in the city centre along with our supporters.

“I am sure we will be welcoming thousands of residents and visitors to our free event.  Let’s hope the weather is kind to us. I look forward to seeing you there.”

 Get a flavour of the event on YouTube

NFF 2017 stalls

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