What are the opening times?
The Festival opens from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The outdoor food court remains open until around 8pm on Saturday, with live entertainment on the stage too.
What are the entry charges?
Admission is £5 for adults, £2 for children (aged 3-12) and £10 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children.
Why do you charge for entry?
The Mold Food & Drink Festival is run by a team of dedicated volunteers but staging this major event incurs considerable costs. We receive some funding through Cadwyn Clwyd, plus a small amount from the Welsh government but this is reducing every year and does not cover our costs. We also receive good support from Flintshire County Council, but we need to charge for entry to generate funds to pay for costs such as marquees, site set up, staging, kitchens, insurance, health and safety, security, marketing, and so on.
Every year the Festival attracts over 13,000 people to Mold who shop and stay over in the area benefiting local businesses, the hospitality sector and the community. It has also helped put Mold on the map as a foodie town which, in turn, boosts tourism to the area too.
Is the Festival buggy friendly?
We love families and have lots of activities for children to enjoy. However, the Festival site does get very busy and, although we strive to give as much space as we can for the walkways, at some points the marquees can get quite full. In the interests of your child, it might be easier not to take buggies into these areas at such times.
Is there a Lost Child point?
Yes, the Lost Child point is the on-site Festival office located close to the entrance. We also have special wristbands for children which you can collect from the same place on your arrival. This will carry your mobile number which we will call in the event your child becomes lost.
Is the Festival wheelchair friendly?
All our marquees are wheelchair accessible with level access to the entrances or easy ramps to access any change in level.
Can I bring my dog?
No dogs are allowed on the Festival site except for guide Dogs or Assistance Dogs which must be kept on a lead at all times.
Parking for Disabled
There is provision for disabled parking at Bethesda Chapel which is located very close to the Festival site. It is free and very accessible, just follow the signs.
St John’s Ambulance will be present on site all weekend and will be located close to the Festival entrance.
Where are the cashpoints?
The closest cashpoint is at the Co-operative supermarket which is located just yards from the Festival entrance.
Can I pay by credit card?
At present we do not have the facility to accept card payments.
How do I know what’s going on when?
You will be given a Festival programme when you pay on entry which will contain schedules for all the different activities taking place over the weekend. There is also a site map in the centre pages to help you find your way round.
I would like to volunteer over the weekend – who do I contact?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01352 741466 – we look forward to hearing from you!