The festival which is being funded by Ymlaen Llanelli Business Improvement District, Llanelli Town Council and Welsh Government will see the town filled with a selection of artisan and street food and drink stalls from 9am to 4pm on Saturday, 20th October. Visitors will be able to buy everything from cheese and chutneys and to craft beer and wine.
In the St Elli shopping centre there will be a show demonstration kitchen where local chefs will be showing off their cooking skills from 10am on a variety of themes including the Big Welsh Breakfast, Fish is the Dish and Keep It Local.
You can also learn how to make bread, mill flower and churn butter at free workshops in the St Elli Centre and well as listen to live music in the entertainment marquee in Vaughan Street.
There are free activities for children throughout the day too including a toddler trail, disco potatoes and a pottery bus.
Llanelli market who are pioneers of little or no packaging will be taking part in a Go Green Trail and offering free canvas bags to customers on the day.
There is free parking all day in town too.
Chair of Ymlaen Llanelli, Lesley Richards said:
“It’s great to see months of work finally coming to fruition with our First Food and Drink Festival this weekend and we are all very much looking forward to it. We hope to see a large number of visitors in the town centre on Saturday to visit the food and drink stalls. Once they see what fantastic businesses we have in Llanelli, we hope they will return to support our lovely town which is a great place to do your Christmas shopping. Don’t forget there’s free parking all day too!”
Llanelli Town Mayor, Cllr. David Darkin said:
“Llanelli Town Council is proud to be involved in this weekend’s food festival. The Town Council continues to work in partnership with the Llanelli BID and supporting events such as the food festival brings a much needed increase in the footfall in the town centre. The event will be a fantastic showcase of what Llanelli Town centre has to offer.”