Presteigne Food & Flower Festival

Thanks to all who came and enjoyed our Food and Flower Festival in 2019. Thousands of people filled the streets of Presteigne and enjoyed the sights, sounds and tastes.

We will be taking a break in 2020 due to the change in the Early May Bank Holiday to Friday the 8th May in order to celebrate VE Day.

But we are planning a garden related event in the summer of 2020 – more information as soon as we have it – and are already preparing for the Food and Flower Festival 2021.

Hope to see you soon!

Connect Events Committee


At last year’s festival, the sun shone and food and plant stalls lined the pretty streets of Presteigne. The shops threw open their doors, and the town thronged with bigger crowds than it has ever seen before. Street food stalls occupied the courtyard behind St Andrew’s Hall where the churchyard was full of families eating picnics on the grass in the sunshine.

The most magical day - masses to do, to watch, to eat, to drink, and secret gardens to explore. A total triumph for the town, and the organisers. All three generations of my family, from 70 to 3, enjoyed every minute.
— Author Deborah Moggach
It was just a wonderful day and a great event for the town. The weather was a huge bonus of course and I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many people around Presteigne, some of whom will have been first-time visitors and have now seen the town at its best’.
— Terry Wells, Secretary PACDG

2018 Festival Wrap Up

The Open Gardens raised £1886.36 for St Michael’s Hospice,

‘We’re delighted that the Open Gardens during the Presteigne Food and Flowers Festival raised such a wonderful sum for St Michael’s Hospice,’ said Paddy Nugent, the Hospice’s Community Fundraising Manager, ‘Thanks to everyone who opened their garden and to the many generous visitors who donated.’

Chris Ruby won the Presteigne Pie Competion with her pecan pie and Tom Carter won the Photographic Competition.

Norton Lions won the Ready Steady Cook competition with their talented team of Deb Edwards and John Wilding. The enthusiastic but ultimately defeated Presteigne Tigers team was Colin Kirkby and Cllr Bev Baynham. Writer, broadcaster and performer Ian Marchant expertly compered the competition.