The weather was set reasonably fair for the River & Food Festival in Cardigan on 6th August.
The organisers had sensibly erected an enormous marquee with table and chairs so people could eat their purchases and shelter from the occasional shower!
The day was packed with activities and events including demonstrations from the Dream Dance School complete with Zumba Demonstration! Very energising! Tomo – awarding winning DJ compered with humour and pazazz encouraging participants from the audience.
River and Food Festival it is called and for good reason. There is a fabulous array of food stalls offering various delights from beer and wine to selections of cheese, vegetables and bakery including tempting cakes and buns and biscuits and must not forget the quite yummy homemade ice creams for sale. I love goats cheese and was very impressed by Cothi Valley Goats cheese and purchased a beautifully subtle soft goats cheese rolled in ash. Quite stunning. They were showcasing quite a few but had hubby with me so couldn’t go overboard on the spending front!!
Although I am not a bread eater I was still impressed at the wonderful artisan bread for sale. Local produce was in abundance especially the vegetables particularly the Organic Fresh Food Company based in Lampeter.
There were cookery demonstrations from local chefs and in particular Ludo Dieumegard from Ludo’s at the Coopers. Although not around to see them I noticed several bejewelled belly dancers in the crowd and no doubt they were there to demonstrate the age old art.
There was plenty of food on offer from succulent pig roasts to crispy duck with noodles and of course the classic burger. I decided on some local Cardigan Bay crab from Celtic Crab. Delicious!
Before the tide receded the Duck Race attracted a large audience – just like the races with shouts and screams as the plastic ducks were urged to win!!
All in a fun day out for all the family. It will be back next year – meanwhile there is the Winter Food Festival to look forward to at the Guildhall in Cardigan on 4th December
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