As well the many great attractions Explore our out and about pages nearby, each year the area is host to popular festivals and shows..
Talgarth Walking Festival -
The ancient market town of Talgarth is an ideal base for visitors wishing to explore the Brecon Beacons National Park on foot, particularly as it forms the "Gateway to the Black Mountains". We offer visitors a taste of our town and the wonderful walking opportunities we have on our doorstep. We hope that you thoroughly enjoy your experience with us and return to our town in the near future.
Hay Festival -
Hay Festival brings together writers from around the world to debate and share stories at its festival in the staggering beauty of the Welsh Borders. Hay celebrates great writing from poets and scientists, lyricists and comedians, novelists and environmentalists, and the power of great ideas to transform our way of thinking. We believe the exchange of views and meeting of minds that our festivals create inspire revelations personal, political and educational. Hay is, in Bill Clinton's phrase, 'The Woodstock of the mind'
Crickhowell Walking Festival -
The Crickhowell Walking Festival takes place around the beginning of March each year and lasts nine days. It consists of a number of guided walks of various grades, all led by local experienced guides. There is something for every level of walker, whether you are happy trekking all day across the tops of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons or would rather keep to paths and the lower slopes.
Brecon Beacons WAAT4 Challenge -
The WAAT4 Challenge is a prestigious navigation event in Wales’ beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. Teams from all over the UK take part every year.
Its reputation is growing quickly and it features in the walking calendar for such events. Each year more than 500 competitors take part over either 30km or 40km Challenges which included South Wales’ highest peak -
Royal Welsh Show -
The pinnacle event in the British agricultural calendar, the Royal Welsh Show.
Along with an exciting four-
Brecon County Show -
The Brecon County Show is held annually on the 1st Saturday in August at The Showground, Watton, Brecon. Our Show is based around the Cattle, Sheep, Horse & Pony, Goat classes, & a Poultry Show, which attract exhibitors from all over the Country. The show also hosts a major shearing competition. We have over 200 trade exhibitors bringing you the best in British Farm Produce, the latest tractors & farm machinery and cars to anything for the garden. From clothing and jewellery to hand made cards, there is something for everyone. Combine this with vintage and modern machinery, Dog Show, Food Hall, Fun Fair -
Brecon Jazz -
Over twenty concerts will be held at the major venues in town – Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon Guildhall, Castle Hotel, Brecon Cathedral and The Muse.
From cosy gigs to big bands, from an emerging artists showcase to late-
here will be street entertainment and activities in Bethel Square, a ‘Food Feast’ next to the Wellington Monument and Brecon Farmers Market at the Market Hall. In addition, Brecon Fringe Festival will ensure there is music for every taste in scores of different venues across the town.
Brecon Fringe Festival -
The Fringe is an open-
Green Man Festival -
BREAK OUR HEARTS AND SEND US BONKERS. EVERY GREEN MAN MOMENT HAS ITS OWN SOUNDTRACK.
Music is the lifeblood of Green Man. We get our biggest kicks from welcoming spellbinding musicians who you may know already, or will be really pleased we introduced you to. They stun us, break our hearts and send us bonkers. Every Green Man moment has its own soundtrack.