PLANS for one of the region’s flagship summer festivals are already gathering pace.
The Mold Food and Drink Festival returns to the town for its ninth year in September for another weekend of food, cookery demonstrations and live music.
Last year more than 13,000 visitors flocked to the two day event, with surveys of visitors at the festival showing more than 90 per cent of those surveyed said they would definitely come back to visit the festival next year.
John Les Tomos, festival chairman said: “As an organising committee we are delighted with the ongoing success of the festival and I would like to thank everyone for their support.
“Receiving such positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors is fantastic and we are confident this year’s festival will be even better. The festival is all about showcasing local food producers.”
Last year more than 110 food and drink businesses attended the festival and many booked on the spot for this year.
More than 60 bookings have already been received, more than of last year at this point.
Organisers hope this year’s event will be even more successful.
Mr Les Tomos said: “This year we’re increasing exhibitor space and we hope to attract even more food and drink producers from the local area to highlight to visitors what is available here all year round.
“Despite some funding cutbacks, we are pleased to maintain last year’s ticket prices while still offering great value for the whole family with celebrity chef demonstrations, interactive foodie workshops, children’s entertainment and live music.”
The festival is on the weekend of September 20 and 21.