It should come as no surprise that Pembrokeshire boasts some of the best food festivals in the UK – especially at this time of year.
What may surprise you is that Pembrokeshire also hosts many other festivals which might not be exactly what you expect from this quiet, tranquil place.
With its rich cultural past you might expect music festivals in Pembrokeshire to focus on Celtic or folk music. Well, mostly you’d be right. Both St David’s and Fishguard have annual folk festivals which are designed for the whole family to enjoy. They are both great days out if you are here on holiday – just make sure you pack the sun cream!
Pembrokeshire’s beautiful scenery and varied landscape makes it an ideal place for organised sporting events. The highlight of the year is the Pembrokeshire Triathlon organised by ‘Ironman’.
The event is one of the hardest triathlons in the world and usually takes place in September. All competitors are required to swim 2.4 miles in open water, cycle 112 miles and then run a full 26.2 mile marathon! If you don’t feel quite up to competing you could always come down to watch. It’s a great day out and there is always a really friendly atmosphere.
Of course, Pembrokeshire is most famous for its many food festivals. The local area is full of local farmers and food enthusiasts who are all very proud of their produce. Also, being a coastal county, it will come as no surprise that there is a strong emphasis on seafood. The most popular festivals are the Cardigan Agricultural Show (August), The Really Wild Food Festival (July) and, of course, Cardigan’s River & Food Festival takes place on Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 August 2012. The festival will be held at Cardigan’s Quay Street car park, next to the River Teifi. The festival attracts around 8,000 visitors, with more than 70 food, drink and crafts exhibitors cardigan-food-festival.co.uk
These festivals all make a great day out if you are visiting Pembrokeshire. They offer an ideal opportunity to get to grips with the people and places that make Pembrokeshire so special. Of course, our self catering cottages make the ideal base if you’re after somewhere to stay.
If you have any questions or would like any more information about any of the festivals, please don’t hesitate to contact us.