Newport Food Festival

Newport Food Festival back in 2022 

The Newport Food Festival returns to the city in October after a two-year Covid-enforced absence.

On Saturday 8 October, the city centre streets will once again become a hive of activity and tasty treats.

There will be plenty of food stalls as traders showcase the best in food and drink from across the city and the wider region.

Returning alongside the stall holders are the popular chef demonstrations. Local chefs will be displaying their culinary wares in the Newport Now Zone in Newport Market.

Among the chefs that will be appearing in the chef demo zone is Hywel Jones, patron of the festival and executive head chef at Restaurant Hywel Jones, at the Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa.

Other confirmed chefs include Anil Karhadkar, head chef at city centre restaurant Curry on the Curve; James Davies, head chef at Horton’s Coffee House; and Steve White, head chef at the Mercure Hotel.

There will also be a full programme of activities taking place across the festival site, including face-painting and roaming street theatre. See what's on throughout the day.

Since the first event back in 2010, the festival has become a highlight of the Welsh food festival scene, with traders considering it a key date in their calendar.

Commenting on the festival’s return, Councillor Jane Mudd, leader of the council, said: “I’m very excited to see the return of the Newport Food Festival after an unavoidable hiatus.

“The festival has attracted fantastic producers and suppliers both from the local area and slightly further afield, and many thousands of visitors since its inception in 2010.

“I know it has been sorely missed and its return will be welcomed by all those who appreciate great food, a great atmosphere and a great day out.

Entry to the festival, which begins at 9am, is free.

The council is grateful for support from this year’s partners/sponsors: Newport NOW, Newport Live, and Newport Market, and from our patron Hywel Jones. 

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Get a flavour of the event on YouTube


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