Win two tickets to the Abergavenny Christmas Fair
The Abergavenny Christmas Fair will return to the Welsh market town on Sunday 10th December, welcoming over 85 artisan stallholders and showcasing a huge variety of local, seasonal produce and festive foodie gifts.  

Sadly, as this year’s Christmas market falls on the same weekend of my 32nd birthday (!) I will be too busy quaffing champagne and accepting lavish gifts to be able to make it. I’m a bit gutted, because tickets to the festival cost a mere £5 each, and after attending the main festival earlier this year, I just know how good it will be.
Included in the ticket price is access to a fab selection of chef talks and interactive demos on everything from foraged festive trifle, to making the most of the Christmas leftovers. With a focus on celebrating up-and-coming Welsh culinary stars, this year’s line-up includes: 

  • Food blogger turned MasterChef Quarter-Finalist Imran Nathoo on ‘making the most of your Christmas leftovers’ 
  • Chef Tommy Heaney on cooking up a showcase festive feast 
  • Liz Knight from Forage Fine Foods on cooking a foraged Christmas trifle 
  • Guardian gardening journalist Lia Leendertz sharing recipes from her book, The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2018 

There are also a handful of paid-for expert masterclasses on offer – including a Christmas desserts class with culinary maestro and Bake Off Creme de la Creme finalist Laurian Veaudour from our very own Cocorico Patisserie in Cardiff.

If you’re reading the line-up and thinking about heading to Abergavenny on December 10th, I can highly recommend coupling your visit with a trip to The Angel Hotel – their festive afternoon tea is a thing of beauty, and make sure you pop in to their custom-built  “après-ski” hut for a tipple, too!


Tickets are available for £5 (from the website, or from the box office on the day), but one lucky reader can win a pair by adding their details to the subscriber list below – the winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email by 30th November. If you are already a subscriber, simply leave a comment below this post to enter. Good luck!



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