For one glorious weekend in October, Llangollen turns into the culinary centre of Wales
as some of Europe's top producers come together at the Llangollen Royal International Pavilion.
This year the festival will take place in October - see website for dates and times www.llangollenfoodfestival.com
One of the first and most successful food festivals in Wales, representatives from as far afield as
Spain, Poland, Italy and France annually take part, giving the whole event a real European flavour.
Developed originally as a showcase for traditional food producers in the counties of Denbighshire and Conwy,
the event has grown from one room in the International Pavilion to now filling the whole building
and sometimes spreading into Llangollen itself!
Visitors to the Festival are always amazed at the mixture of different smells that seem to blend
into one distinctive aroma, almost unique to Llangollen.
Over 100 different exhibitors offer everything from organic meats to fruit lacquers, Welsh cheeses, bread, chocolate, fish
- in fact, you think of a food product and chances are you'll find it at this fantastic culinary event.
Many local food producers also take the opportunity to promote their produce
and of course this can be found in the shops in town, the rest of the year.
And you never know who you might meet there either.
Some of the top names in the gastonomic world have visited the Festival over the years.
A couple of years ago, we were visited by the Hairy Bikers and in 2012, TV chefs Dudley Newbery
and Graham Tinsley were joined by our very own Dai Davies known as Dai Chef, who is a firm favourite with Festival goers.
Photograph: Llangollen Community Book www.llangollencommunity.co.uk