What’s on this November in the Brecon Beacons

Embrace the Autumn and get out and about in the Brecon Beacons this November! Here’s our top pick of things to do!

November kicks off with a bang with plenty of fireworks displays this bonfire night! Find out what’s happening near your town here.

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18th-20th November

Llandeilo Christmas Festival of the Senses
The Festival of the Senses is a weekend of fun, entertainment and shopping opportunities held every November in the town of Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire.

Run by a committee of local businesses and organisations the festival started in 2008 and has now grown into the largest annual festival held in Carmarthenshire.

During the three days of the festival thousands of visitors and locals flock to Llandeilo to enjoy the gastronomic delicacies of local and far away produce, to dance to the music performed on the stage, to awe at the colourful firework display and of course to meet Santa and be enticed by the full Christmas shopping experience.

19th November

Brecon Craft Fair 2016 at Brecon Market Hall
The High Street, Brecon, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7LF, Wales
19 November 2016 To 17 December 2016

+44 07980 644932  View website

Not only will you be able to pick up a handful of goodies, you’ll also be able to talk to artists and craft workers themselves and find out just how much effort went into creating each and every item. You will be pleasantly surprised not only by the quality of the crafts on offer, but also by the fact that you can pick things up for the fraction of the price you’d find elsewhere. 

Christmas Tree Decorations at Hay Castle
Oxford Street, Hay-on-wye, Hay-on-wye, Powys, HR3 5DG, Wales
19 November 2016
+44 01497 820079
View website

We will have two artists showing everyone how to make a variety of brilliant designs. Kids are welcome on the funky glitter table, while adults can try out some book themed constructions.

25-27th November

Hay Festival Winter Weekend

Main Photo: Adam Tatton-Reid

Hay on Wye Winter Food Festival 
There is a programme of an exciting array
of events for you including Ben Fogle on Land Rovers, Daisy Goodwin on Victoria, Nic Compton on the shipping forecast.

Laugh your Christmas socks off with Mark Watson stand-up, the Scummy Mummies talking about less than perfect parenting and Andy Hamilton on his Star Witness novel. Dance away the Winter chills with The Ben Baddoo Afrobeat Band or simply cuddle up and listen to Flauguissimo Duo or Nuala Hona! More here

28th-29th November

Royal Welsh Winter Fair
First staged in 1990, the Winter Fair is now firmly established as one of the most popular attractions on the British agricultural show calendar. Leading stockmen from all over the UK compete for the top accolades in the competitions running throughout the two-d2013-03-21-0dc91ay event.

Away from the judging rings the very best of Welsh food producers will be showcasing their produce and Christmas shoppers can explore the hundreds of tradestands, demonstrations and exhibitions, and festive atmosphere.

Gates open at 8am
FREE car parking
Christmas gifts                                                                                             Find out more here
Food hall and Farmers Market
Cookery, produce and handicraft
Santa’s grotto.


Our Top Pick of What’s on at Theatr Brycheiniog this month
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Broadway and Beyond-19th November
Broadway and Beyond is a thrilling and entertaining mix of music and wit from the most popular musicals of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The performance is an uplifting celebration presented in an engaging and entertaining package by one of the country’s newest and brightest production companies.

The Circus of Horrors – The Never Ending Nightmare-20th November
The Circus of Horrors celebrates its 21st anniversary as it takes to the road with its latest incarnation “The Never-ending Nightmare”. The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre, brave & beautiful acts all woven into a Alice in Horrorland type story driven by a mainly
original soundscape& performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek!

Leo Houlding – Reflections Of The Mirror Wall-29th November
Leo Houlding is a world renowned climber for audacious ascents of epic faces, documented in award winning movies including The Asgard Project, The Wildest Dream and The Last Great Climb. Twenty years of extreme adventures have taken him from BBC 2’s Top Gear to the top of Everest, from devastating injury to major world firsts and from terrifying BASE jumps to glorious summits of the most remote and difficult peaks on every continent. In photo of Leo Houlding - Reflections Of The Mirror Wall2014 Leo fronted a major Discovery TV adventure series, Lost Worlds. In this new show, Leo discusses the contrast between adventure TV and adventure film and reflects on the conflict between a life of extreme adventure and the responsibilities and homely joys of fatherhood, juxtaposed against the undying drive for the next great quest through the narrative of his aptly named Mirror Wall expedition.

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