Cardiff International Food Festival

08 Feb

 Just taken a call from a food producer who says that Cardiff International Food festival has increased its tradestand prices by 33%!!! WOW, even for a venue in the capital Cardiff, that’s huge. The organisers are even talking about how they can get visitors to pay to go in too.

Is this is how the festivals are going to go this year?

Please update me if you have any further information ………..


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  1. Tradestander - who would now rather work for WAG

    February 10, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Increase stand prices by 30% yes 30%, that would be a joke if it was funny.
    Have these organisers ever run their own business in Wales, let alone in a recession?
    Welsh food needs support but we wont get it from these clowns.

  2. admin

    February 10, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    As of 5.00pm today I’m still patiently waiting to get news of what happened at meeting on 8/2.
    I have asked WAG Food and now also asked WAG Food Press Office – which is my official route. I’d like to include a brief summary in our Food Larder page in our M/A issue, but time is running out.
    I did see WAG’s Jon Parker, who’s responsible for Food Festivals, at a Buyer’s event yesterday in Haverfordwest but for some reason …………………………he didn’t see me, which happend on Sunday morning in Aberaeron too!
    I’ll try and ring an organiser tomorrow and get their view but I’d rather give you the offical WAG one.

  3. festival goer

    February 17, 2011 at 11:58 am

    If the stand prices go up which if this figure is true is outrageous, 30% is really taking the ……………..
    the traders will either not attend or have no option but to stick their prices up to us. I have heard that flour and coffee prices have increased already so prices will already be higher than last year.
    Has anyone had confirmation of this?
    Does it also mean that they might charge us public to go in?
    If so that will be one I’ll not go to even though it’s a good event at the weekend.

  4. food lover

    February 18, 2011 at 9:36 am

    How can this event put stand prices up so much – is this Welsh inflation?
    Have Cardiff been told how much funding they are gretting from Wag? Is that the reason for this possible increase? Can’t see Wag not being supportive to a festival in its capital and we all know how many Wag staff appear at this event – some having very long lunch hours and others ‘officially working!!!!!!!!
    I hope this rumour is not true but it’s a huge pity no-one seems to know what Wag is doing

  5. fed-up

    February 18, 2011 at 9:54 am

    This cannot be true – such an increase is disgusting

  6. fed-up

    February 21, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    another one that’s got me cross
    how much funding does Cardiff get and from where
    I thought that festivals didn’t know yet whether they were getting Wag funding yet so if they can go ahead now does that mean that they are getting funding from the Council in Cardiff?
    You can be sure the captial will run with its festival

  7. trader

    March 3, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    I’ve not had certain prices for this one but if they’ve gone up that amount it simply doesn’t stack up
    how do organisers think traders make money? Well it’s not by paying these jokers up front.
    Get real guys ……..

  8. admin

    March 7, 2011 at 11:28 am

    I’ve heard – but unofficially – that Cardiff prices this year are £195.00 for 3 days
    Last year it was I think about £150.00 – that’s a massive increase…………………………………