Head down to St Davids this July for local produce and all sorts of fun and adventure at the annual Really Wild Food and Countryside festival.
Friday the 27th and Saturday the 28th of July will see St Davids come alive with its annual Really Wild Food and Countryside festival. Now in its 8th year, the festival gives visitors the chance to visit the UK's smallest city, enjoy the festival atmosphere and sample all manner of edible goodies that have originated from the natural countryside of Wales.
This year's exhibitors include local producers ranging from the likes of Teifi Farmhouse Cheese, Little Welsh Deli andPembrokeshire Wood Fired Pizza to Preseli Coffee Roasters and Cowpots Ice cream. There will also be representatives from the RSPB, the National Trust and the Friends of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, as well as various craftspeople, farmers and wild food gatherers.
Not only will you be able to buy the produce for yourselves, you'll also be able to witness just how top chefs use it to create restaurant-quality meals. Visit the festival marquee and you'll be able to sit in on local chef demonstrations, all of which are free to watch and include the likes of Nick Mascall from Cwtch Restaurant, Fraser Christian, who has hosted catch and cook courses for Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall as well as running various foraging courses throughout the country, and Deri Reed, the Ethical Chef. Also making an appearance is Anthony Evans, the entertaining young chef whose S4C cookery series 'Stwffio' is aimed at getting younger generations interested in all things food-related.
And while all this is going on, there's a whole weekend-long programme of exciting events taking place over in the fabulous main ring that are sure to entertain the whole family, ranging from Gundog training and sheepdog & duck demonstrations to a birds of prey display. And if that weren't enough, mini events taking place throughout the festival - kids will love the pig and ferret racing, as well as watching the 'Pyro Pixies' acrobats show, scaling the climbing wall and seeing just how far they can 'Wang a Wellie'. There's also the chance to watch the festival's very own 'Really Wild Eaulimpic Games', where teams will compete to win the coveted 'Geauld' medal.
As the festival's very own 'fringe' event, the Really Wild Verge takes place throughout the week surrounding the event and aims to highlight the quality and diversity of what St Davids and the surrounding area has to offer to both tourists and locals. You can expect Arts and Crafts courses, walks, concerts and sporting events.
There will also be a programme of free walks and talks at the Really Wild festival itself, including foraging for food and wild medicine. For a full list of walks and talks, be sure to check the festival's website in the run up to the festival.
We are very excited to be in attendance and are looking forward to spreading the word about our holiday accommodations and attracting brand new cottages into the FBM Holidays family! Don't forget to enter our prize draw for your chance to win a weeks holiday at 45 Croft Court (Terms and conditions apply).
Cottages near the festival