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Abergavenny will once again become a centre for culinary celebration in September.

Famous faces such as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Tom Kerridge have confirmed their appearances on the Borough Theatre stage, alongside chefs Darina Allen, Gill Meller, Olia Hercules and Freddy Bird.

Additional confirmed highlights include a pop-up feast by crowdfunded restaurant and food research hub Edinburgh Food Studio, and Ukrainian born chef Olia Hercules cooking up recipes from her soon to be released second cookbook Kaukasis, at a special bookclub dinner to include readings and stories from the author.

Expect Gill Meller cooking over fire, heritage skills workshops from Australian chef and author Rebecca Sullivan, an oyster masterclass from Simon Lamont, and seasonal British/Indian cookery classes from chef Romy Gill, MBE.

Visitors to this year’s festival should expect an expanded Producers’ Market showcasing the very best Great British food, the return of the Night Market on Saturday 16th, and activities for kids and families including a new edible education space, with plenty of opportunities to get little hands dirty.

We’ve also launched a brand new website with a fresh look for 2017. Find and features initial details about the event, with weekend wristbands, tickets for Edinburgh Food Studio and the Saturday night Party at the Castle now on sale at

The jam-packed weekend of food festivities will also feature a community dinner on Thursday 14th September, pop-up feasts and evening celebrations on Friday 15th, and the Saturday night fireworks spectacular and party at Abergavenny Castle.

Keep your eye on the website for the full programme and event listings, which will be released early June.

Abergavenny Food Festival

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