Fun and Food by the seaside! – Criccieth Food Slam 2017 – by Helen

Last year we had a such fantastic time wandering around the Criccieth Food Slam – sampling just about every brilliant food and drink stall there was, and  taking in the great entertainment for a highly enjoyable few hours. So this year we decided we wanted to be a part of it all!

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Gorgeous views of Criccieth Castle from the Festival location
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Becci looking ready to greet the public on our lovely little stand – featuring helper Alex deeply immersed in our latest issue!

This year we took our We Love Llŷn ‘Roadshow’ with us to the Food Slam and became part of the atmosphere promoting the magazine and mobile app out of our 1982 vintage VW campervan which is of course painted in the We Love Llŷn colours – that along with our colourful stand drew lots of attention! We received loads of wonderful compliments about the magazine, the app and the website and there were some amazing vibes from both established readers as well as new together with great feedback from advertisers who have been receiving lots of response from their advertising with us.

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Our ‘We Love Llŷn rock’ went down very well!

We were giving away We Love Llŷn magazines together with We Love Llŷn pens and sticks of rock (all in our signature turquoise and white colours!) and it was lovely to chat to so many people, both local and lots visiting Pen Llŷn.

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We were serenaded by brilliant live entertainment throughout the day

We Love Llyn has also got together with the Wales Air Ambulance to run a summer Treasure Hunt around Pen Llŷn giving visitors and residents the opportunity to explore the Peninsula  right round to Aberdaron with an intriguing set of clues to follow!  The prize is £50 and can be completed any time over the summer until the end of September! We sold lots of entries at the Food Slam and if you would also like to take part, it starts in Abersoch and you can enter by contacting us at the We Love Llyn office or calling at Present Thoughts in Abersoch! Entry forms are £5 each with all proceeds going to Wales Air Ambulance.

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Richard from Pant Ddu said that they were pleased to be in such a great place on the sea front to sell their cider, and Matt from Merywen Gin said their first visit to the Food Slam had been very busy and were delighted by the quality and quantity of traders that were there, with a crowd drawn from all over Wales and beyond, and would definitely be there again next year! Gemma from Dylans summed it up saying ‘What a lovely family friendly event again this year.  Great music, stalls and lots of happy faces’ and we can only agree, it was a tremendous success and huge thanks to the organisers for a well managed and superb event!

Look out for the We Love Llyn Roadshow at other events over the coming months and come and say ‘Hi’!

Thanks for reading!

-Helen, (Big Boss Lady at We Love Llyn)

To keep up to date with events we’ll be attending over the summer, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.   If you see us at any events, take a selfie with us! Share it with us on our facebook wall, tweet it to us or tag us on Instagram!

Don’t forget you can download our mobile phone app for FREE on the Apple and Play stores, search ‘We Love Llŷn’ or click here.

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