Things to do this Bank Holiday Weekend

There are so many things going on in the Brecon Beacons this Bank Holiday Weekend! Get your taste buds tingling at the Beer and Chilli Festival, have some family fun at Llangynidr Show, enjoy a adventure with Hawk Adventures Open Weekend or why not have some fun at the World Bog Snorkeling Championships?

Friday 26th-Monday 29th-Tawe Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Annual Exhibition 10 am – 5 pm Admission Hibbert Room, Education Centre, Craig y Nos Country Park.

Saturday 27th-Monday 29th- Brecon Beacons Summer Fayre 
10:00 -17:00

Family fun, local food, craft and artwork. If you’re a fan of food, music, or the arts, the National Park Visitor Centre Libanus, near Brecon is the only place to be this August Bank Holiday weekend for the Tenth annual Brecon Beacons Summer Fayre.

Come rain or shine join the fun at this celebration of Welsh food, drink, arts & crafts from 29th to 31st August. You’ll discover over 70 stands to explore, children’s activities and live entertainment set to spill on to the front lawn and surrounding fields.
While you browse through an endless array of local food, arts and crafts, your littles ones will be kept entertained by a range of inspiring activities including willow sculpting, badge-making, face-painting, pottery turning, a bouncy castle, and guitar and folk

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dancing lessons. Also at the fayre will be Cotswolds Tent Show where you can pick up a bargain!

The selection of local produce on offer at this year’s Summer Fayre includes organic meats, dressings, fresh fruit and vegetables, jams, chutneys, smoked foods, honey, bread, ciders, beers and wines, cheeses, biscuits cakes, chocolates, ice creams and more.

It’s a great family day out supporting local Welsh producers. It’s free entry and only £2 to park for the full day. The festival runs from 10am to 5pm each day.

Saturday 27th- Talybont on Usk Village Show and Sports


Sunday 28th – Local Garden Centre Warming Up for Annual Beer & Chilli Festival

The Old Railway Line Garden Centre in Three Cocks is getting into the festivaBeer & Chilli Festival @ The Old Railway Linel spirit this month as they warm up for their annual Beer and Chilli Festival on Saturday 27th August. Last month they announced the return of Mariachi band, Los Squideros who have gone down a storm the last 2 years. They are a lively bunch who have played at Glastonbury no less than five times! The challenging Chilli Eating Challenge will also return for adults alongside fun for the children including Piñata game at 1.30pm, bouncy castle and Jelly and Ice Cream Mexican Flag activity throughout the day. There will also be plenty of local beer and chilli themed foods to taste and a bar for people wanting to try a full bottle or two!

Sunday 28th-World Bog Snorkelling Championships 

Sunday 28th August 2016 sees the 31st World Bog Snorkelling Championships held annually in Llanwrtyd Wells, an event that Lonely Planet described as one of the top 50 “must do” things from around the world in 2014. Hundreds of participants from around the world and plenty of spectators are expected once again.

In 2015 the bog snorkellers included participants from France, Holland, Poland, Sweden, Eire, Czech Republic, Australia, Japan, USA, and Canada, making this a truly international world championships.

The event takes place at Waen Rhydd bog on the outskirts of the town, getting underway at around 10am. The site is signposted from the town for those who don’t mind about a mile walk, and there is also a shuttle bus running from the town square to the bog and back, beginning as soon as we can manage between 9 and 10 am. There are food and drink stalls, crafts, a bouncy castle, live music and a bar on the site, so it’s a great day out even if you don’t fancy taking the plunge.

Sunday 28th-Llangynidr Show

We pack a lot into this one day event. From agricultural, horticultural and craft comptetions, to cookery demonstrations, sheep sheering and family activities, we are sure you’ll be kept busy just deciding what to do next!!

Sunday 28th-Blaenavon Heritage Railway-Classic Transport Show

Don’t forget that as well as running our steam trains all weekend, it’s our Transport Rally this Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday.


Saturday 27th-Sunday 28th-Talgarth Festival of the Black Mountains

  • Annual Candlelit Concert Talgarth Festival of the Black Mountains would like to invite you to our Annual Concert held in St. Ellyw’s Church, Llanelieu, Saturday 27th August, 7.30pm.
  • Talgarth Festival Dog Show – Saturday 27th August – 10.30am – Talgarth Primary School Sports Field Show Classes: Under 16s’ Obedience, Over 16s’ Obedience, Best Costume, Best Character, Prettiest Dog, Best in Show
    Rosettes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each class.
    Sash for Best in Show
    Judge: Sgt. Neil Furniss Royal Air Force Police Dog Inspector
    Obedience and Welfare Tips between classes
    Hay Vets stall with information on pet welfare
    £1 entry fee per class.
    For more information please contact Sue Lewis, Chairperson, 07891 890099


  • Talgarth Festival Annual Duck Race – Sunday 28th – 3pm @ River Ennig
    Ducks are sold in shops in Talgarth and in the Talgarth Information and Resource Centre prior to the Festival. These will be also available to buy from the Information Point over the weekend and from stewards walking around the venues.
    Cash Prizes are available for the first eight ducks home, plus a booby prize is on offer for the last duck home.
    Winners will be announced at the Information Point on the Sunday afternoon.
    If you need to speak to someone regarding the duck race, please contact us on our website, our facebook page, or call our chairperson Sue Lewis: 07891 890099


Join Hawk Adventures for their Open Adventure Weekend, where you can join them for an adventure with up to a 60% discount!!

Keep an eye out for our whats on in September blog that will be posted soon!


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