What’s on this August?

August is just around the corner! And its promises to be a action packed calendar of events-full of festivals, country shows and things to keep all ages entertained! Wander around Brecon Show on the 4th, watch the perseid meteor shower on the 10th and don’t forget Brecon Jazz and Fringe Festival 2018 taking place over the weekend of the 9-12th! There’s plenty more going on, read on below…

Talybont Vintage and Artisan Fair-4th August

Llanthony Show-4th August

The Llanthony Valley and District Show has one of the best sites of all local shows, deep in the Llanthony Valley near Llanthony Abbey, surrounded by the Black Mountains of Monmouthshire. It sits at the heart of a thriving farming community, and it’s longstanding popularity is driven by the full support of the local community.

Horse judging starts at 9am with show jumping at 9.30am. All entries to be in the produce tent by 10.30am and all sheep and cattle to be penned by 11am. Dog show entries taken from 12pm with judging to begin at 1pm.

Brecon County Show-4th August

Brecon Show is based around the Cattle, Sheep, Horse & Pony classes which attract exhibitors from all over the country.  It also has over 200 trade exhibitors bringing you the best in BritishFarm 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, rides and stalls for children, beer tent and much more you will be sure to have a great family day out.

Bats ‘n Bugs at Tretower Court-4th August

Come and discover our natural residents and alternative visitors – the ones that live with us and around us, but are rarely seen! Join an evening tour of Tretower Court and be part of our bat investigation team, with the help of wildlife officers and bat detection equipment. What species are here? What do they eat? Where do they go during the day?The Vincent Wildlife Trust works to protect wildlife and help people learn about the species with which we share our gardens, woodlands and ancient monuments. Wildlife Officers will give a brief introduction to the work of the trust and the types of wildlife that may be encountered, whilst the custodian will explain the history of the site over the last 900 years. Please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear, and a small torch is also advisable.

£4 for adults, £2 for under-16s

To book, please telephone 01874 730279.

Come and play with clay-pottery workshop-8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th August

Take part in creating your very own family masterpiece. The workshop will begin with a demonstration of basic ancient pottery techniques. We will make pinch pots, coil pots and a slab pot. Decorating and cut tiles, design and build money box. Next we will look at animal forms and human form. Assistance will be on hand all the way through the workshop. £12.50 for children and £16.50 for adults. Please call 01874 623366 to book

Brecon Fringe Festival-9th-12th August

Brecon Fringe Festival 2018 is an open-access event, which means gigs and events over the Fringe are organised and funded independently by local landlords, venue owners and individuals.There is no official commitee – which is probably why it’s so successful! Many of the gigs at pubs, galleries, cafes etc are regulars but anyone can put an event on as part of the Brecon Festival Fringe and we will include it on the programme. Brecon Fringe Festival offers opportunities for local bands to perform (as well as bands from further afield). It also brings money into the town, and this money goes into local businesses therefore directly supporting the Brecon community. Come to the Fringe if you like blues, rock, R&B, comedy, dance and alternative performances as well as occasional bursts of jazz. There are also family friendly events and workshops and children’s entertainment.

Perseid Meteor Shower with Dark Sky Wales-10th August

Come and view one of nature’s finest shows: the Perseid meteor shower, live from the dark skies above the National Park. Experts from Dark Sky Wales will help you explore the heavens in their portable planetarium; view stars and planets through telescopes. If it is cloudy there will be a range of lectures on the subject. If the weather is against us, this event will still go ahead with the presentation and mobile planetarium. To find out more about Dark Sky Wales click here.Tickets are £15 which includes Coffee and Cake to get your evening off to a great start. This event starts at 7.00pm.

Please bring a warm jacket as it can get chilly even at the height of summer. Organised by the Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre in conjunction with Dark Skies Wales Meet: at the National Park Visitor Centre, Libanus, LD3 8ER. Cost: £15:00 per person (min.age guide 8+ years). Price includes parking, entry to the planetarium and lecture and your Coffee and Cake.

Brecon Fringe Festival-9th-12th August

The Brecon Fringe Festival hosts events all over the town of Brecon, organised by local landlords, venue owners and individuals, running alongside Brecon Jazz Festival. The majority of events are free, with others asking for a very small fee. There are 30+ venues again in 2018 with live music and other events taking place all over town and in nearby villages. The Fringe offers a range of musical tastes from local artists and those from further afield. See a full line up of events here.

Brecon Jazz Festival-10th-12th August

Brecon is set for a whirlwind of performances this year -with an all-encompassing line-up you are set to see some of the biggest names in jazz as well as a parade of up-and- comers. This year sees national and local heroes of jazz with a sprinkle of international visiting or resident talent!

The Greatest Showman Sing a Long at Theatr Brycheiniog-12th August 

Certification: PG
Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Green Man Festival-16th-19th August

Visit Wales ©

Credit: Visit Wales

The Green Man is an independent music festival held annually in the stunning Brecon Beacons. It has evolved from a one-day event into a seven day festival with live music including psych, folk, indie, dance and Americiana, as well as DJs playing everything from dub-reggae to electro and stoner rock, all throughout the night.
Literature, film, theatre, ceilidhs, all-night bonfires, comedy and secret gigs are part of the festival’s unique identity. The festival has carved a niche as a non-corporate and ethically-minded festival. Find our 10 reasons to love the festival here.

Volksfest Wales-17th – 19th

Watton Show Fields- Brecon.Its our 19th anniversary and we have loads of things lined up to celebrate! 

Gates open for camping at 9.00am! Traders, catering to suit most tastes, bar,  live music 

The Cruise is back for 2018 with Crawl to the hills. Its a Volksfest Knockoutm. Traders, auto-jumble, vehicles for sale,club display, catering, bar, adult and Kids party kids disco, fire poi displays and live music. Saturday night is fancy dress night and our theme Prehistoric for 2018 with Caveman/Cavewoman

Auto-jumble, vehicles for sale, show & shine competition, live music, acousitc chill out session, club stands and a whole lot more!

Brecon Craft Fair at Brecon Market Hall-18th August

Brecon craft fair has been established for over 20 years and is based in the towns historic market hall. Each month up to 60 traditional independent craft workers and artists offer a wide range of high quality arts and crafts. This provides the opportunity to buy original and unique work directly from craft workers and artists. Held on the 3rd Saturday of every month from March to December.

The Drover Cycles Brecon Beacons Devil Sportive-19th August

Photo Credit: Drover Cycles

Road cycling sportive (distance options 83, 114 or 203 km) starting from Drover Cycles, Hay on Wye Entry fee £29 (on the day £35). Choose from three stunning cycling routes taking in the best of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Radnorshire Hills. Leave Hay on Wye on a twisting mountain road to reach Gospel Pass, Wales’ highest road. Having topped out at 549 metres, enjoy a long descent past Llanthony Priory. This is simply some of the best scenery you can enjoy from the saddle anywhere in the UK!  Long route riders now tackle the second climbing challenge of the day, The Tumble, as featured in UK 100 Greatest cycling climbs. All riders rejoin in the pretty village of Talybont on Usk for the feed station before the ride continues. Full event maps, details and info on the event website here.

Kingdom Project-25th August

Curated by some of the biggest names in music and the arts. Kingdom Project is run by not for profit RAW CIC as an annual event in Hay-on-Wye. For a taste of things to come join us and take a ‘A Jaunt through the Kingdom’ this August. IT’S A PROJECT FOR THE PEOPLE. CURATED BY SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN MUSIC & THE ARTS, KINGDOM WILL BE A NOT FOR PROFIT ANNUAL EVENT TO HELP BOOST THE LOCAL ECONOMY. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR FUND RAISING EVENT & TAKE A JAUNT THROUGH THE INDEPENDENT KINGDOM OF HAY ON AUGUST 25TH 2018. More here.

Llangynidr Show-26th August

In the heart of the Brecon Beacons – the Llangynidr Show is a great day out for everyone. We pack a lot into this one day event. From agricultural, horticultural and craft competitions, to cookery demonstrations, sheep shearing and family activities, we are sure you’ll be kept busy just deciding what to do next!

Wow! There’s so much to do in the Brecon Beacons National Park this August! Make sure you follow our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to find out more things to do this summer in our wonderful national park!


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