Get out and about in Hay this weekend with their many events!

Its a busy weekend in Hay On Wye, with Hay Craft Festival at the Castle, Hay on Wye Summer Food Festival and Hay does vintage all taking place.

Hay Craft Festival

Welcome back to The Big Skill’ annual event at Hay Castle!
This crafts/arts/music/food festival takes place in the Castle grounds, with the beautiful backdrop of the building behind

There will be craft stalls, workshops, story-telling, face-painting, street food and folk musicians, buskers and Hay Community Choir, for two days of rural skills fun and learning – free entry too! THRILLED to have Puppet Soup performing their first showing of their new show, Jack and the Beanstalk, live in the grounds of the castle!

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Another exciting attraction will be Crimson Moon Medieval Tavern – a fully functioning bar with ciders, wines, 20 types of mead… and in the evening, they have mulled ciders too! They will be in character throughout the weekend!

Also, the scrumptious Hay Food Festival will be running on the Saturday in/around the Butter Market at the foot of the castle grounds, and on Sunday, the wonderful Hay Does Vintage will be based there too! Hay food Festival is a one-day gourmet gathering, well worth a visit. It’s limited to a relatively small number of local food, cider and whisky producers to ensure the quality is the best, and there’s entertainment from local brass bands, male voice choirs and folk musicians. As it’s an outdoor event, the atmosphere is particularly festive in good weather. The venue is Hay’s Memorial Car Park, in the middle of town. Hay Does Vintage– The Vintage Wonder Town’ will see the Market Square and surrounding venues filled with over 50 vintage and retro traders. Open 10.30am till 4pm.


Friday Night Exclusive: Opening of exhibition inside the castle by Rolf Hook, sculptor. Time: 8pm – 9.30pm. You are invited to come and see Sculptures and ‘Quirky Pieces’ by Rolf.

The exhibition is also open to the public on Saturday and Sunday (inside the castle) from 10.30am – 9.30pm. He will be running a Masterclass each day too, please check his website for details or email us for the booking link.

A RARE opportunity to explore inside the Castle and Mansion ALL weekend!

Saturday runs from 10.30am – 5.30pm for workshops,  and then the public are welcome to stay on and listen to music and relax in the early evening too, and we will close the event at 10pm. Sunday runs from 10.30am – 5.30pm

Read our Guide to Hay on Wye here

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