This year Abergavenny will be hosting its fourteenth Food Festival. Fork magazine has been the media partner since 2010, bringing our expertise in story telling and editorial craft to this fantastic and vibrant food festival. Much has changed since the first festival was held on a wet Sunday in October. On that day about 30 local food and drink producers exhibited their wares in the Market Hall and, despite the weather, the Abergavenny team were all surprised and delighted by the number of people who came out to taste and buy their products. Today the festival attracts over 35,000 visitors and also hosts a busy programme of talks, masterclasses, taster sessions and chef demonstrations.
The partnership Fork Magazine has with Abergavenny Food Festival is a match made in food heaven. We are able to bring our 20 (odd) years experience in cutting edge design, magazine production and marketing along side a fantastic and passionate group of people to tell the story of one of the best food festivals in the world.
For more information on the festival visit: www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com
The Great Bath Feast
Bath is going all foodie this autumn with a new festival ‘The Great Bath Feast.’ Taking place in October, the month long programme will feature celebrity chefs, street food, specialist producers, celebrity book signings, high profile guest appearances in well-known delis and wine tasting in glamorous venues. The essence of the event is to indulge and enjoy food and drink in a city which has been offering hospitality for hundreds of years.
Organised by Bath Tourism Plus and the Business Improvement District (BID) to celebrate the region’s local produce, the festival will highlight events scheduled throughout the city - details of which can be found on www.greatbathfeast.co.uk
Visitors to Bath can look forward to some great gastro performances by visiting celebrities Mark Hix, Angela Hartnett, Michael Caines and Raymond Blanc, along with the inside stories from food writers Matthew Fort, Giles Coren and Xanthe Clay. Throughout the month, the city’s B&Bs, restaurants and delis will be giving prominence to seasonal and local ingredients by serving up the ‘Great Bath Breakfast’ (local sourced), ‘Bath on a Plate’ (seasonal specials) and a ‘Bath Taste Trail’ which will flag up interesting foodie shops to visit and sample.
For more information on the festival visit www.greatbathfeast.co.uk
Fork Magazine have teamed up with the lovely folk at Alastair Sawday's to bring Fork readers exclusive editorial on special places to stay; as "It's more than a bed for a night" when you book that special break.
Sawday's (www.sawdays.co.uk) is dedicated to promoting the joys of independent travel - to special places and among rewarding people. They have about 5,000 places across the UK and Europe and are proud of their eclectic range of holiday homes, B&Bs, hotels, inns and luxury camps.
In the summer issue of Fork Magazine we teamed up with Alastair Sawday's to offer our readers a FREE Special Places to Stay in Wales guide, worth £10. It is packed with gorgeous places from the tip of Anglesey to the stunning Pembrokeshire Coast. Not only that, but in the summer issue, Alastair himself has taken time out to pick five tasty boltholes in France that will appeal to food lovers. In our Autumn issue Alastair goes wild and treats Fork readers to a taste of five Scottish retreats.
For more information on Alastair Sawday's visit: www.sawdays.co.uk