What’s on in October

October sees the return of crisp days and cold evenings, but that’s no excuse to hibernate. October is all about long leafy walks, pubs with fires and sunday lunches. So get out there and enjoy the Brecon Beacons this October with our pick of events happening across the National Park.


October 1st

Brecon Beacons Food Festival

Brecon Beacons Food Festival is back and better than ever this Saturday 1st October at Brecon Market Hall. It’ll be foodie heaven with over 70 Welsh food and drink suppliers selling their produce.

From 10am until 5pm you can shop, taste, cook, order your Christmas turkey and swap recipes until you drop! We’re excited just thinking about it.

Penpont 350 Celebration

Penpont will be celebrating its 350th Anniversary with a action packed weekend on October 1st and 2nd 2016.

Saturday 1st: 10.00am – 11.00pm  For a program of events please scroll down.
Sunday 2nd : 10.00am – 6.00pm.
Entrance fee : £5 per adult. £2.50 for children.

Highlights include a display of unique historical documents, garden tours, live music, and foraging tours hosted by Adele Nozedar of Brecon Beacons Foraging. There will be a bar too and Brecon Brewery have promised that they will create a special Penpont Ale just for the occasion!

For a full program of events and more information please click here.


Crafts in the Park at Craig Y Nos Country Park

Sat 1st October – Sun 2nd of October
Local crafts fair in the Hibbert Roon with “Crafts of the Valley” 10am – 3.30pm


Crickhowell Literary Festival
Dates: 01/10/2016 – 09/10/2016

The Festival features something for everyone – there will be lots of talks – on books, poetry, art, sport and politics; and there will be readings, stories, interviews, debates, candle-lit literary suppers, creative writing workshops and wholesome walks.

We hope that the Crickhowell Literary festival will bring opportunities for learning and pleasure to the entire community. We would like to see it develop into a popular annual event that not only promotes Crickhowell as a cultural destination but also showcases what we, as a town, can offer the wider world throughout the year.

October 9th 

Castles and Cathedrals Sportive

The Castles & Cathedrals Sportive offers riders one last challenge at the end of the season.

This year’s 93 mile ride, Castles Grande (7,893 feet of climbing) will be equally as challenging as in previous years, however we will be traveling back through Tredegar, Blackwood and Caerphilly. There will once again be a shorter route, the Castles Medio which will be 50 miles (4,631 feet) and an all new Castles Piccolo route of 30 miles (2,298 feet) for those wanting to take on their first challenge. All of the rides will start and finish at Fairwater Leisure Centre in Cardiff.

October 21st-24th

Brecon Baroque Festival 2016

Brecon Baroque was founded in 2007 as the resident ensemble for the festival but now enjoys an international reputation in its own right, touring Europe and Japan. The players are all leading performers of their instruments who hold positions in distinguished ensembles. Brecon Baroque’s recordings with Rachel of Bach concertos have received outstanding reviews; in 2014 they released Vivaldi’s ‘L’Estro Armonico.

For full details of concerts, artists, venues and tickets visit www.breconbeaconsmusic.com

October 22nd

Stargazing Evening – National Park Visitor Centre

Times: 18:30 – 21:30 Description:Cardiff Astronomical Society will once again be hosting an evening of stargazing at the National Park Visitor Centre (LD3 8ER). If skies are clear their telescopes will be focused on interesting phenomena in the night sky, or if cloudy there will be lectures indoors. Price includes parking, soup and a roll. The event will run whatever the weather!  

Meet:  National Park Visitor Centre, Libanus, LD3 8ER.

Cost:  Adults: £9.00 Children: £7.00 (minimum age guide 8+ years)

25th Of October

Wings of Wales Event
Wings of Wales and Lewis Phillips Images are holding a charity event and raising awareness for Vultures around the world. Starts 7.00pm to 9.00pm, free entry with limited seats available. Flying demo and talk on the evening with all proceeds going to VULPRO.unnamed

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