The Big Banquet at Caldicot Castle 2024

The Big Banquet at Caldicot Castle 2024

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The Big Banquet at Caldicot Castle is back for 2024 for the May Bank Holiday Weekend in South Wales

The Big Banquet returns to Caldicot Castle for 2024 over two weekends this springtime! 

Once again, the incredible organisers of Forest Feastival have put on an event that won't break the bank and is for all the family, including our furry friends!

  • When? Weekends from the 24th of May to the 2nd of June
  • How much? Adult tickets £6 (zero booking fees!) PLUS under 16's and dogs can go for free!
  • Who's it for? Families, friends and dogs - this is a bank holiday event for all

What's going on at The Big Banquet at Caldicot Castle?

If you're looking for things to do in South Wales over the May Bank Holiday, well, you've come to the right place. The Big Banquet festival is set to be a great day out for the whole family this summer bank holiday with delights to dazzle and entertain all. 

At The Big Banquet expect more than food, surprise circus performances, guest DJs and busking band sessions. Marshmallow fire pits and loads of space to just hang out and enjoy a big day or night out.

  • The food - incredible food vendors, including Indian, Afghan, Pan-Asian, Italian, Argentinian, Southern-Fried, roasts, burgers, vegetarian, vegan, yummy desserts and more!
  • The drinks - festival bars including craft beers, ciders, cocktails and more
  • Jaw-dropping circus shows and performers
  • Marshmallow fire pits
  • Spectacular evening fire shows
  • Guest DJs

Kids go free to The Big Banquet this May and June with cheap days out for families in Wales!

The Big Banquet is an experience like no other, a celebration of food and family featuring the best street chefs from Wales over one delicious bank holiday weekend, pitched up in the picturesque grounds of Caldicot Castle in Monmouthshire.

Get ready for an extraordinary culinary experience, with the most delectable dishes from all over the world cooked up by a team of renowned street food chefs, served in a fun festival atmosphere at long banquet tables.

So gather your friends, family and even your dog and prepare to be dazzled by the vibrant and colourful world of the The Big Banquet at Caldicot Castle this spring! 

And for all the eager foodies out there, here's a list of all the vendors this year for you to start preparing your appetite for: 

  • Ceylon & Beyond
  • Church of Churros
  • Fire & Flank
  • Hills Burgers
  • Keralan Karavan
  • Lola's Cocktails
  • Minto's Desserts
  • Packed Sarnies
  • Pwdin
  • Sin Nombre
  • Son of a Bun
  • Straight Outta Canton
  • Taco Taco Taco
  • Tiny Rebel x Bobo Bar
  • Two Lads Kitchen
  • Wild Pizza
Monmouthshire NP26
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How to find us

Visitors are encouraged to use the train to reach the site, and can arrange a taxi with the car park postcode NP26 4HU.

By train:

Caldicot Train Station is just a 5-minute drive from the site, or an approximate 20-minute walk.

Trains are served from all major routes, including Newport, Carmarthen, Cardiff, Swansea, Bristol and London.

By car: 

The Big Banquet is located in the grounds of Caldicot Castle, just 10 minutes off the M4 between Chepstow and Newport. It’s around 40 minutes from Bristol and Cardiff. Sat-Nav address is Caldicot Castle, Church Road, Caldicot, NP26 4HU

From the West:

  • Exit at Magor Services junction 23A.
  • Follow signs for Caldicot.
  • Follow signs for Castle. 
  • Enter the Castle grounds via Church Street 

From the East: 

  • Use the M48 over the old Severn Bridge for a more direct route.
  • Enter the Castle grounds via Church Street 
  • Paid parking

The Big Banquet will be running for two weekends this Spring: 

  • Fri 24th of May to Mon 27th of May
  • Fri 31st of May to Sun 1st of June

Yes, feel free to bring along your well-behaved pooch! Please keep all dogs on a lead and make sure to pick up after them.

Please bare in mind that if your dog's behaviour is unruly or dangerous to other dogs or customers, you may be asked to leave at the discretion of the events team.

It is essential to book a free dog ticket if you intend to bring your dog(s), to The Big Banquet. 

The Big Banquet will be taking place from 11:00am to 10:00pm, except on the adults-only Friday evenings, where it is only open from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. 

The Big Banquet is cashless, so it is advised that you bring a card or phone to pay for food at the event. 

The traders are contracted not to take cash, so it is asked that you respect the event's terms and conditions and be ready with your card or mobile. 

The Big Banquet will take place whatever the weather. There are lots of under cover areas pitched under canvas canopies, these areas are protected from the weather but are not 100% waterproof. As an outdoor venue, it is strongly advised that you dress appropriately for the weather. 

The Big Banquet is a family-friendly event and children are very welcome to all sessions except the adult-only session on Friday evenings. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

There is an accessible car park very close to the site, advise the car park team on arrival to be directed there. 

Once onsite the ground for the most part, is wheelchair accessible.

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