Over this weekend a food festival has been going on in Conwy and Storm went along yesterday to see what all the fuss was about.
The Conwy Feast showcased local food and drink as well as local talent, with bands and University societies performing throughout the town.
The first thing that hit us when we entered Conwy was the smell of amazing food, throughout the town there was over 150 stalls all wafting the smell of delicious food our way. When we tasted the food none of us were disappointed either, from Kangaroo Burgers to Chicken Korma to French style crepes to the more traditional roast Pork bap the food was divine. And it wasn’t just meals on offer, there were stalls selling some very sour sweets as Cam discovered as well as a cake stall selling the largest meringues any of us had ever seen.
Once we had eaten there was plenty of drink on offer too. There was a beer tent on the quay hosted by some local brewers which served up some lovely tasting ales. So nice in fact that Amy had really wished she didn’t have to drive everyone home so she could have had more than just a few mouth falls. But it wasn’t just in the beer tent that you could find drink throughout the food halls there where plenty of local breweries and wine makers sharing free samples.
Although it was a food festival there was more going on than just the food and drink. Evan visited Conwy castle and saw Bangor Universities own Medieval Reenactment society performing to large crowds. BEDs where there too performing throughout the town and trying to sell passer byers some “Jesus Blood”. Rosie got talking to Cadi Ha the Morris Dancing society as well as they jingled along the High street entertaining feast goers.
John got talking to some ‘exhibitors’ , speaking to some geese in the farming for food tent. A living farmyard of cows, pigs, sheep, hens and ducks from local farms with diagrams of where the cuts of meat came from, really reminded you about where our food comes from.
There was plenty of music on offer too from local bands. With three different stages all hosting different artists there was something for everyone’s music taste and the music really added to the celebration factor of the festival.
All of us really enjoyed our day out at the Conwy Feast and although the food and drink was a massive highlight the whole day was a feast for the eyes as well. From the blinc digital art to the bubbles coming out of archways, there was as much to eat as there was to see.