Wrexham Feast 2022 was held over the weekend of the 24th & 25th of September in Wrexham city centre. We transformed the Water world car park into a foodie frenzy as our second year exploded in interest from businesses to attend. We found we had outgrown our previous home on Llwyn Isaf and needed to move to a significantly more accessible location.
We have found our new home in the car park, which has allowed us to become more accessible for visitors with it being on the tarmac. We also have more space to accommodate a vast range of new traders, exciting new exhibitions and live entertainment.
This year, we brought some outstanding new elements to the festival, including a free family cookery school and fort building!
We had over 80 fabulous traders from all over the UK with exciting products and tasty street food.
Our demo kitchen – headed up by our demo kitchen co-ordinator Matt Scard-Jones, the head chef from The Buck in Overton-on-dee- saw fantastic local chefs and producers showcasing their skills and products.
Our Feast Cookery School was coordinated by Matt’s lovely wife, Cath, who owns Scard By Baking and helped families make tasty treats throughout the day, from Pizza & Stir-Frys to Doughnuts and Cupcakes!!
This year we welcomed the world-renowned stunt team – Ken Fox and His Hell Riders on one of the oldest Wall of Deaths in the UK. In his Guinness World Record attempt, Ken taught Guy Martin how to ride the wall. The show was loved by everyone, young and old, who came to visit, with this being the first time the wall had ever been to Wrexham.
Our music stage was graced by artists and bands from all over the UK playing a range of music with something everyone can get up and dance to! Based in Wales, we also had some fantastic songs sung in Cymraeg from Six Ton Dogs. We welcomed the Rock Choir to the food festival, and they went down a storm!
This year, we supported our local community radio station with the all-new Calon FM acoustic stage!
Ensuring we support all the arts, we collaborated with Delta Academy and the School of Performing Arts to bring their dance troupes in to perform for the crowds.
And for those thrill seekers, we brought our vintage fairground in, with the classic twist ride suitable for the whole family alongside our other family rides and stalls.
Overall it was a fantastic weekend enjoyed by over 8500 people. We look forward to what next year has in store when we once again take over the car park to transform it into something quite special for Wrecsam!
Wrexham Feast will return on the 23rd & 24th of September, 2023