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Big Welsh Bite Returns for 2015

A mouth-watering two-day food festival is on the menu this summer as the Big Welsh Bite once again takes over Ynysangharad War Memorial Park in Pontypridd. 

The Welsh Food and Agricultural Show, organised by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, promises to be a fabulous fun-filled family event.

Traditionally attracting over 10,000 people over the two days, the Council’s Big Welsh Bite will be arriving in Pontypridd on August 1 and 2, open from 11am to 5pm both days. 

There will be many attractions at Big Welsh Bite 2015, including a fine array of food and craft stalls and a packed itinerary of arena shows and side attractions.

All produce available at Big Welsh Bite will be grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed by the stallholders themselves, resulting in a scrumptious range of local produce.

From cupcakes to Indian spices, there will be something for everyone and a range of food to eat on site.

Visitors can also enjoy arena shows including:

The Duck Runner Pack (Sat and Sunday)

Black Mountains Falconry (Saturday and Sunday)

Little Nippers Terrier racing (Saturday only)

Rockwood Dog Display Team, which went down a storm at the recent Aberdare Festival (Sunday only)

Jeff “The Chef” Toovey will be on site with practical cookery demonstrations to show you how to get the best out of fresh, local produce and how to create low-cost, delicious and healthy meals.

There will also be a small farm with chickens, goat, donkey and geese to enjoy and a funfair (there is a charge for rides).

Partner agencies will also have information stands at the event, so you can find out about the range of schemes and initiatives on offer to help you and your family live a healthier life. This includes how to get involved in sport, develop your sporting talent or open your own club from the Council’s Sport RCT Team, as well as health advice and services from Cwm Taf University Health Board.

Cllr Maureen Webber, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member for Council Business, said: “Big Welsh Bite is always a highlight of our summer months, and I am sure this year will be no exception.

“Now in its12th year, it promotes all that we have to offer in Rhondda Cynon Taf, as well as showcasing our Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, the home of Lido Pontypridd, the National Lido of Wales, which also opens to the public later this summer.”

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