Side Street Style: SouthernSundown Food Festival - Waving goodbye to Summer

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30/09/2018

SouthernSundown Food Festival - Waving goodbye to Summer

Southerdown


Does anything scream summer more than street food and festival vibes? I find letting go of eating al-fresco and long evenings very hard so having the chance to enjoy it one last time before the Autumn weather really sets in was an opportunity to good to miss and when we heard about the SouthernSundown happening the last weekend of September we thought why not head down to the beautiful coastline and enjoy a cheeky G&T.

Hosted at The Barn at West Farm in the small Welsh coastal village of Southerndown, a venue I have wanted to visit for a while and was the perfect location, with some of the most inspiring cliff side views across the ocean you couldn't get a better place to chill out, listen to live music and eat an array of good food.


Food festival

Southerdown

Coffee truck


I have to be honest and say it wasn't the warmest of Sundays, in fact the Saturday had been so gloriously sunny we had been hoping for the same but the one upside of that was it was quieter meaning no queues for all the delicious food yet still busy enough to have a good atmosphere. I really like how well curated in terms of street food vendors, not too many but just enough and all offering something a little different. The kids of course made a beeline for Craft Waffle while John ate his body weight in smoked brisket and I indulged in the Canadian delicacy that is Poutine (a delicious combo of chips, cheese and a different toppings to suit your taste). 

Also a thumbs up to the forward thinking of making this a real family friendly affair with outdoor games and hay bales which offers hours of fun as well as crafting table in the marquee, alongside a secret cinema which shows a family friendly feature during the day and an more mature film in the evening. Despite being rather windswept the kids played outside for hours on end, occasionally running back for something to eat, this gave me the chance to finally try out a glass of Prosecco from the Roaming Caravan, a cute vintage caravan called Margot who's adventures I have been following on Instagram over the summer. 


Food festival

happy toddler

Vintage Caravan


It was a really nice way to say goodbye to summer and welcome in the colder months, a departure which I am feeling a little sad about but at least we got one more food festival in with a fun hula-hoop workshop to boot. The Barn also hosts one off events throughout the year and I spotted a few good ones for Christmas so who knows we may be back sooner than we think and if not I hope the SouthernSundown becomes an annual event.


Welsh coastline

16 comments:

  1. Southern Sundown sounds like such a great foodie festival. Shame about the weather but still looks really fun.

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    1. It was really lovely despite the wind but yes hope it becomes an annual thing

      Laura x

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  2. The festival looks really fun! Summer seems to be lasting so long this year, I am totally ready for my winter tights and wooly jumper now!

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    1. Yes it was a wave good bye to summer type thing, really nice

      Laura x

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  3. This looks so lovely. I confess, I love a windy, overcast day outside -- especially with smoked brisket!

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    1. I have to say it was nice and cosy, all wrapped up in jackets with good food - can't complain

      Laura x

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  4. Not sure I've heard of this one! Lovely coastal location though :D

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    1. I only found out about it via instagram - it was really good though, not too big but hope it becomes an annual event

      Laura x

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  6. I love street food and I'm going to carry on having it until the weather deems it not possible x

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  7. It sounds like you all had a lot of fun even if the weather wasn’t what you hoped. I love the secret cinema for a little movie getaway

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  8. Oo I've not heard of this festival before, I've never been to a food festival before, I must find a local one! x

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  9. Ohh I love street food too! It's my favourite kind of food just trying all different kinds of cuisines. Looks like fun!

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  10. I haven't heard of this festival, what a lovely way to end the summer. Kaz

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  11. What a fab festival and that street food looks delicious! X

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  12. I've never been to a food festival. The food looks great

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