Fun and fodder at the Really Wild Food and Countryside Festival

...and really wild it was!

For it's tenth year founder Julia Horton - Powdrill and organiser Ian Griffiths from Celtic Camping, pulled out all the stops... 

Really Wild is taking a break but hopefully will be back, bigger and better for 2019.

Demonstrations kicked off with an African vulture and steppe eagle demonstration in the amphitheatre from Pembrokeshire Falconry - the huge birds swooped and turned over the crowds – no mean feat when their wingspans top 8 feet.

Falconry Display Really Wild Festival

The beautifully situated festival was held at Celtic Camping on Pwll Caerog Farm this year, after its brief hiatus in 2014. Just a stones throw from the beach, with the perfect pond for dipping, the 250 acre farm was the perfect setting for the infamous 'Really Wild Mud Run' that kicked off on Saturday morning.

Mud Run Really Wild Festival

With food stalls galore the large crowds were well fed and watered by local businesses as well as those from all over Wales: Preseli coffee's Welsh roasted beans were sought after whilst Dr Beynons Bug Farm cookies proved surprisingly popular - made from cricket flour and meal worms. For those of a sweeter persuasion Devilishly Good Brownies were on hand with all kinds of chocolate treats, and at lunch Dragon Activities burgers and Torth y Tir flat bread pizzas were kept busying frying and baking in the on-site bread oven.

To work off some of delicious fare and to make the most of the gorgeous sunshine, there was a huge array of activities for all ages - from a climbing wall and kayak taster sessions from TYF for the adventurous, to learning bushcraft skills, pig racing and archery. Phew! After all that we needed a local tipple from Caffle Brewery to relax with in the sun before dancing the night away to music from Welsh Ska band Tattysyrup.

Can't wait for next year!

Did you enjoy your time at the festival this year? What were your highlights? Let us know via Facebook or Twitter, or tag your photos #IgersPembrokeshire on Instagram.

WEATHER
 Pembrokeshire, I want more. I shall be back!  
Paul Steelewww.baldhiker.com

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