Ystrad Mynach Winter Food & Craft Fair 2023

For trade space and general event enquiries, please email

Join the official Facebook event here.

Wrap up warm and get ready for the Christmas season to kick off as the Ystrad Mynach Winter Food & Craft Fair comes to town on Saturday 18th November 2023!

This year’s Ystrad Mynach Winter Food & Craft Fair is set to bring a Christmas sparkle throughout the town centre on Saturday 18th November and Gelligaer Community Council are hosting a Santa’s Grotto so don’t forget your Christmas list!

The Ystrad Mynach Winter Food & Craft Fair will give you an opportunity to start your Christmas shopping early with a fantastic selection of approximately 30 food and craft stalls, which will run through the length of the town selling beautiful gifts from Christmas decorations and jewellery to tasty bakes and traditional festive treats.

A few small children’s funfair rides will be dotted around the town, with a feast of festive characters roaming the event site to keep the whole family entertained. A community stage with festive performances from local schools, choirs, bands and singers will also help to get everyone in the Christmas spirit.

As well as the stalls and entertainment, there’s a great range of independent town centre shops that the town has to offer. Grab your shopping bags and come along to join in the festive fun from 9am until 5pm!

The fair is also host to the magical Gelligaer Community Council Christmas Light Switch on at 5pm.

This event is completely FREE!

For further information, please email

This event is organised by Caerphilly County Borough Council and supported by Gelligaer Community Council.

Entertainment Programme

Some of the activities you’ll find at the Ystrad Mynach Winter Food & Craft Fair include:

Birds of prey

Donkey Petting

Face painting

Funfair rides

Gelligaer Community Council’s Annual Light Switch-On

‍♀️ Hair braiding

Make-and-Take Craft Workshops

Santa’s Grotto

Street theatre performances

Click HERE to see the full entertainment programme for this event.

Main Stage Programme

A stage area will be created on Siloh Square for local community choirs, singers, groups and schools to perform! Here are the acts you’ll find performing throughout the day:

Time Entertainer
9:00am – 9:30am Lewis Girls’ School Senior Choir
9:40am – 10:10am Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Allta
10:20am – 10:50am Ystrad Mynach Primary School
11:00am – 11:30am Ysgol Penalltau
11:40am – 12:10pm Ystrad Mynach Male Voice Choir
12:20pm – 12:50pm Cefn Hengoed Ladies’ Choir
1:00pm – 1:30pm RecRock – Adults
1:40pm – 2:10pm RecRock – Young People
2:20pm – 2:50pm The Melody Makers
3:00pm – 3:30pm Llancaeach Junior Choir
3:40pm – 4:50pm Oakdale Silver Band
4:50pm – 5:00pm Gelligaer Community Council’s Annual Light Switch-On

Stall List

Hot Food / Drink
Company Name All Products on Sale
Ringo’s Dirty Diner Burgers, hot dogs & fries
Dinky Donuts Fresh Dinky Donuts, hot and cold drinks, Snowcones
Signore Twister Potato twisters and soft drinks
Williams Brothers Cider Mulled cider


Food, Drink, Craft, Information pitches – take home products
Company Name All Products on Sale
Ackermando All children’s toys have UKCA & CE marking – Soft Toys, Wooden toys, Wall art, Hoodies,T-shirts, Christmas tree ornaments
Ally’s Confectionary Traditional sweets, Novelty Sweets & candy floss
Bow Addict Hair clips, bands, bows & bobbles
CCBC Caerphilly Cares Advice and information relating to Cost of Living and general Council support services
CCBC Waste Management / Recycling Team Free food recycling bins and information on food waste
Charity Link – OBO – Dogs Trust Fundraisers will invite people to become direct debit donors for our ‘Sponsor a Dog / Puppy / Nurse’ campaigns.
Charlie B’s Dog Items
Charly’s Braids Hair braids
Chris Noonan Handmade jewellery & accessories
Crystal Crysalis Real Crystals in all forms, such as towers, tumbles, carvings, spheres, keyrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings, etc, along with incense sticks and gift packs.
Doughnutterie Bakery selection of gourmet doughnuts
Eleri’s Welshcakes Homemade Welsh cakes in a variety of traditional and contemporary flavours.
Falconry UK Birds of prey static display
Forever Fudge Over 37 flavours of handmade fudge, peanut brittle, nougat, and cinder toffee
Gelligaer Community Council Promotional Items
Gem Trading Furry bucket hats, bags, novelty ball and keychains, crazelines and novelties
Gin Lizzy Locally sourced beer and cider gift packs for consumption offsite and on-site mulled wine and cider.
Hancox’s Pies Pies
House of Wax Vegan friendly bath bombs, shower melts, bath salts foot soaks, soya wax melts candle natural toilet cleaner gift set
Karen’s Bookshop in Partnership with Usborne Usborne children books jigsaws board games and snap cards
Little Grandma’s Kitchen Chutney, curd, preserves, marmalade, mustards, spreads, and crackers
Llangattock Apiaries Honey and beeswax related products
Mrs Boss Wales Laser engraved gifts and homeware, using materials of wood, metal & slate
My Little Pests Children’s hair accessories and jewellery – bracelets, necklaces rings, etc
Pasithea Pebble pictures, slate hearts, acrylic art, essential oils & oil burners, incense cones / sticks, incense burners, bath bombs, scented candles.
Pembrokeshire Chilli Farm All sorts of chilli related products
Rae’s Grace Cakes Cup Cakes, Cake Slices, Tray Bake, Cookies
RNLI Signing up members of the RNLI via direct debit, and distribution of safety messages and youth safety messages for drowning prevention and water safety. Giving out respect the water safety materials and free gifts
RSPB Cymru RSPB give the public the opportunity to support the RSPB via monthly donations, as well as pin badges with suggested donation.
Simply Christmas Ltd Christmas Decorations
Steve’s Engraving Hand Engraving , sunglasses , Bucket Hats , Scarves , gloves (House of Tweed) LED flashing products for nighttime events
Teddy Eva Scents Ltd Wax melts, reed diffusers, candles, room sprays, and general home fragrance items
The Slime Factory Slime Making Kits and accessories, slime making workshops
The Wire Room Wire words, wire Christmas decorations, wire art, wire dog lead holders, wire medal holders, wire Christmas cards
Tracey’s Funky Faces Face Painting
Tudor Brewery Alcohol – Real Ale, gift packs of beers
Ty Hafan To promote and generate interest in Ty Hafan the children’s hospice in Sully
Williams Brothers Cider Ciders, Perry, Apple juice and Mulled Cider

Important Notice to Residents and Retailers

Click the images below to see a full copy of the Residents and Retailers’ Notice.














Ystrad Mynach is a Smart Town!

Explore the town before you arrive and see what local businesses have to offer whilst you’re at Ystrad Mynach Winter Food & Craft Fair by downloading the VZTA Smart Towns app.

Download for free, here.

Levelling Up

This project is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit

Essential information

Bedwlwyn Road and Oakfield Street, Ystrad Mynach, CF82 7AB
CF82 7AA
Contact Name
CCBC Events Team
Email Address
029 2088 0011
Pet Friendly
Pet Friendly

You may also be interested in: