With just two weeks to go until this year’s much anticipated Cowbridge Food & Drink Festival, which will take place across the May Bank Holiday weekend (28-29th), the organisers have announced a brand new star attraction in the shape of the show’s very own Snow Puppy!

Cowbridge Food & Drink Festival will be working with Ty Hafan to raise money to provide support for life-limited children, young people and families across Wales, by hosting a sculpture of a Snow Puppy – a white blank canvas poised and ready to be decorated – across the weekend of family foodie fun.

Young visitors will be invited to give it their stamp of approval to help decorate the sculpture while helping to raise much needed funds for Ty Hafan – one of the UK’s leading paediatric palliative care charities, providing the only children’s hospice service in South Wales.

For a minimum £1 donation, little ones will have the chance to pick one of three bright colours, in which to dip their fingers and make their very own mark on the patterned Puppy.

Painted Snow Dogs from all over Wales, will be exhibited in the streets of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan this Autumn for ten weeks as part of Snowdogs: Tails in Wales trail. The project is
presented by Tŷ Hafan in partnership with Wild in Art, a leading creative producer of spectacular, mass-appeal public art events.

After the show, the Cowbridge Food & Drink Festival Puppy will be varnished, auctioned and pledged to a community organisation to raise further funds for Ty Hafan.

Keeping the Snow Puppy company will be another colourful canine friend, in the shape of the Sundog – designed and created by eminent Cardiff artist Seth Oliver for Ty Hafan’s Chefs’ Night Out and part of an already completed Snow Dog Trail exhibit.

Young foodies will have plenty to get their teeth into over the course of the weekend, with a variety of children’s activities being held in The Old Hall Gardens. Families can expect crafts, face-painting, live music, birds of prey, a pottery wheel as well as other food-themed fun. Make and Take your Tea is sure to be a favourite with those aged 3-7 who will be able to make their own pizza at the festival and then put it in a box to take home to cook. (2.30pm Sunday, 1.30pm Monday – limited availability, first come, first served basis).

This is the third year the Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival has been held in the Spring and the second year with its well-received open-plan festival layout.

Day and weekend tickets are available via www.cowbridgefoodanddrink.org (all on line transactions receive a free festival cooler bag) and children under 12 can enjoy the festival for free and there is a free Park and Ride service running from both sides of town. Ticket holders receive discounts and access to additional activities and town traders also offer promotions to ticket holders.

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