Get ready for fun at Newport Food Festival

Posted on Wednesday 25th September 2019
Newport Food Festival crowd shot 2018

Crowds at last year's event

We are counting down to one of the biggest events in the Newport City Council calendar – the annual Newport Food Festival taking place next month.

More than 75 stalls will be filled with a huge variety of goodies and drinks from participants visiting the city from across Wales and the rest of the UK and one of the best things about the day is access to visitors is completely FREE.

The event will not only be staged in the High Street and at Newport Indoor Market but will also spread into Usk Plaza at Friars Walk and even across the river to Horton’s Coffee House..

Put Saturday, 5 October in your diary to make sure you don’t miss this fantastic event which is being staged from 9am to 5pm.

This is the ninth year the council has hosted the festival which is growing in popularity year on year. There will be chef demos throughout the day at several venues including Newport market, the Pobl Group offices in High Street and at Usk Plaza, Friars Walk with the teen chef final being staged in the market at 11am.

Leader of Newport City Council, Councillor Debbie Wilcox said the event is a chance for residents and visitors alike to appreciate that the city can put on a good show.

“We are looking forward to welcoming people of all ages to the festival which promises to have something for everyone, from the fabulous food and drinks that will be on sale to street entertainment, chef demos and the chance to try something new.

“I would also like to thank our sponsors Newport Now, the Celtic Manor and Friars Walk for their support.

“Fingers crossed the weather will be kind to us. I hope the stallholders have a very successful day and visitors a fabulous experience.”

Hywel Jones, Newport Food Festival patron said the day promises to be better than ever, bringing together amazing local businesses, foodies and an enthusiastic public.

“I’m glad to say local chefs will be demonstrating just why the food scene in Newport is thriving. I’ll be cooking upstairs in the market at midday so if you are around come and say hello,” said Hywel. 

And Councillor William J Routley, Mayor of Newport, is looking forward to attending the Food Festival.

“I know this is a popular event which draws the crowds because of what the festival has to offer people of all ages. I look forward to seeing you all on the day,” said Cllr Routley.

The council has a website for the event, for more information visit

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