A country fair right in the middle of a city? Yes that's right, a full on country fair with tractors, animals and british bake-off style cooking right in the centre of Cardiff. Taking place last week inside the Cardiff Castle grounds, we just knew we had to have this marked down in the diary. Luckily though the Cardiff Country Fair was actually looking for bloggers to review the two day event and being lovers of the outdoors we jumped at the chance and were kindly given tickets, so thanks very much lovely organisers. Anyway back to the review, the first thing that bombarded our senses was the lineup of John Deere tractors outside the castle, which Mr A couldn't contain his excitement at seeing, as John Deeres are his favourite tractor going (since watching Tractor Ted our knowledge of tractor makes has massively increased). If this was a taste of things to come inside the event we couldn't wait to see more.
There we tons of local food producers and various produce on sale. I really loved the whole-food veggie stand which sold some very yummy blackbean burgers, which both John and I gobbled up. The food section also had some lovely baked goods and local welsh ice-cream, which went down well with the little man. One of the indoor tents aslo displayed the prize winning baked goods, flower displays and various other categories in the show as well as crafts stalls and such, all I have to say of a very high standard.
To my surprise my cousin from Clydach Poultry was exhibiting with his prize winning chickens, we had a really long chat, as we have been thinking of getting chickens for a while so I had a lot of questions to ask. Cefn Mably which runs a farm park just outside of Cardiff was also there with some bunnies and guinea pigs for the little ones to pet and hold, as well as some very cute Llamas and miniature ponies. There was also a vintage tractor and larger livestock section which I have to say was Mr A's favourite as he got to stroke cows, goats and sheep, as well as have a peak at some piglets and some very old tractors.
|From Llamas to cows the country fair had it all|
There really was something for the whole family with great entertainment on the little bandstand, vintage high tea or a selection of local craft ales and ciders, games for children, masterclasses, cheese stalls (which were amazing) and a tasting tent, we cannot wait for next year, which will hopefully be bigger again. It was great to have all the best bits of being rural right in the city
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