Wrexham Food and Drink FestivalWe love our grub here in North Wales and one such event which showcases this more than most is the Wrexham Food and Drink Festival coming up in a few days time on the 17th and 18th of May.

Along with the countrywide-famed Conwy Food Feast, the Wrexham Food Festival is an amazing celebration of cuisine and has the attendees to back it up. Last year’s occasion was grander and better than ever with 2014’s edition all set to follow suit.

Our proud region is renowned for many brilliant exports, particularly in terms of food and drink and many of these pioneers will be exhibiting at Llwyn Isaf over two days of mouth-watering fun. With names that range from Adamsons of Anglesey to Wrexham Lager, there’s a whole range of delights awaiting you.

There’s such an array of stuff for you to get stuck into that even the trickiest of palates will doubtlessly leave satisfied. From vinegars to hot dogs and from truffles to vegetables, there’s a fantastic supply of independent and specially-prepared products that could become new firm favourites in your cupboard.

Along with all this, there will also be ‘Love Cookery’ demonstrations on both days with more or two star turns sure to delight the audience. Names for the Saturday include the likes of Jo Williams, Paul Prescott and Bhupinder Virdee. Wrexham School’s Cookery Competition comes to a close in the evening.

Sunday brings with it the same kind of pedigree from the day before but with the addition of the incomparable Lesley Waters: well-known for her stints on Ready Steady Cook and This Morning. Also, are you proud of your bangers? Well why not display them in all their glory at the Sausage Competition? Butchers from all over will be competing so it’s bound to be a hard-fought (and tasty) showdown.

The Nightingale House Hospice is the amazing group behind the festival and it must be said that they are deserving of all the recognition they get. By offering free palliative care to many people inNorth Wales in places that include Wrexham and Flintshire, this non-profit organisation have been dedicating themselves to their cause for many years. As only 19% of their funding is allocated by the Local Health Board, they are more than grateful for any donations they receive. With proceeds from this year’s £5 entry fee going to a good cause, you have no excuse not to attend.

To find out how you can help, please visit: www.nightingalehouse.co.uk/fundraising

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