Now in its eighth year, The Really Wild Festival is renowned for its friendly atmosphere, superb food and drink, its wacky entertainment and hands-on madness for every member of the family. But this year, St Davids, Britain’s smallest city, goes wet as well as wild when it stages its own water-themed games to mark the Olympics. The opening day of the two-day festival, on July 27th, coincides with the opening ceremony of the Olympics and so the festival will be splashing out with the Really Wild Eaulimpic Games! Teams will be challenged to take part in a crazy contest to collect as much water as possible to win the coveted Geauld medal. But if you’d like to stay dryand still have fun, then why not try your hand at ‘Bowling with Veg’ and ‘Wellie-Wanging’, or cheer on the ‘Racing Pigs & Ferrets’?
It’s all about the festival’s theme of championing rural life, said festival founder Julia Horton-Powdrill. “It’s about what goes into the countryside, what comes out of it, and how we can benefit from what nature offers us,” she said.
I know it’s not professional to have favourites, but never mind, the fact is that The Really Wild Festival IS one of my favourites. The organisers took a brave and bold move last year moving their date from its usual September to July. Thankfully that move really paid off as they attracted many more holidaymakers, as well as a sunny weekend. Another reason that this is a favourite for me, is that although it is still just February, I’ve already had my first press release from them. So I know just what’s happening at their festival. The bonus for the organisers is that now, all our Best Of Welsh & Borders producers have their latest information too!!
More than 80 exhibitors and producers will be showcasing what Pembrokeshire and Wales does best, whether it’s serving up delicious tastes or offering a chance to try traditional rural crafts. If you haven’t booked your stand yet, what are you waiting for? Application forms and details can be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org or from Alison the Really Wild Coordinator email@example.com
Chefs, including Anthony Evans and Fraser Christian, will be cooking up a storm with locally-foraged ingredients, and a new addition this year will be the Really Wild Welsh Bake-Off to challenge the more amateur culinary talents.
The event takes place at their normal site of the Festival Fields, Whitesands Road, St Davids between 10am – 5pm on Friday July 27th and Saturday 28th.
To find out more, visit www.reallywildfestival.co.uk