The sixth Caerphilly Food Festival saw a record number of visitors take advantage of the delicious food stalls lining the town’s streets.
The festival, which offers an array of food stalls, entertainment and demonstrations, attracted a massive 11,000 visitors to the town – the most recorded since the annual celebration began in 2012.
The festival was filled with an array of stalls selling tasty treats, chutneys and preserves, hot drinks, wine, whiskey, and cakes.
A dedicated cheese market was located in the Twyn car park, with a fantastic selection of speciality cheeses on offer from ten producers including Lymn Bank Farm, Nibble Nose Cheese and Croome Cuisine.
A cake decorating competition was also held, which consisted on an on-the-day competition to create a cake incorporating the theme of ‘myths and legends’ to coincide with the Welsh Government’s Year of Legends, as well as pre-entered floral icing entries for the best bunch of daffodils.
Members of the public were asked to vote for their favourite during the festival, as Phillip Carter won the floral display class and Rejeki Lavery topped the Myths and Legends section.
The legends theme was also found in the entertainment, as the likes of Tommy Cooper and Tom Jones tribute acts wowed crowds, with further musical entertainment provided in the town centre by local company Recrock. Falconry, children’s funfair rides and storytelling was also available to entertain children of all ages.