The Beacons' must-see events in 2013
So the Brecon Beacons might well be home to some very popular festivals and events (we're thinking Hay Literature, Brecon Jazz etc), but it also hosts countless other events that, while they may not be as well known, are still fantastic fun!
Talybont-on-Usk Village Show - Talybont on Usk Village Show is an annual event that focuses on local produce, crafts and, most importantly, fun for the entire family. Flowers, fruit and veg, cooking classes, crafts, children's arts and crafts, sports and some fantastic attractions all make up a day of fun and enjoyment for all. Make sure you come along with the family and have a fantastic time in Talybont-on-Usk! http://www.breconbeaconstourism.co.uk/events/item/68152/Talybont_on_Usk_Show_.htmlhttp://www.bwlchwalks.co.uk/ Cottages near: Winnies Hayloft, Dragons Cottage, Tower House, Cathedine Old Coach House, Cilwych Cottages, Talybryn House
Wild Garlic festival - Everyone loves garlic, which is exactly why the Wild Garlic Festival has proven so popular since it began on 2011. Taking place on the 13th and 14th of April near Abergavenny, you'll get to forage for your own wild garlic in a 50-acre woodland and learn some neat recipes from Franco and Ann Tarushio, formerly of the Michelin-starred The Walnut Tree. http://www.festivalsinmonmouthshire.co.uk/events/item/70900/Wild_Garlic_Festival.html?subcategoryname=culture_and_lifestyle
Brecon County Show - Having been founded way back in 1755, this is the oldest surviving agricultural society in the UK. Held annually on the first weekend of August (it falls on the third this year), you'll find around 200 trade exhibitors offering up the very best in British farm produce, as well as the latest machinery and cars, clothing, jewellery and hand made gifts. Couple this with a dog show, rides and a stalls for kids, a beer tent and, of course, the show itself, and you've a great family day out.
http://www.breconcountyshow.co.uk/ Cottages near: Canal House, Ty Tal, Hawthorn Cottage, Daffodil Appartment, Kingfisher Reach, Mallard Cottage, Barn Owl Cottage
Llangynidr Duck Race - You'll have great fun watching this annual race that involves around 3,000 plastic ducks! The race starts at the Coach and Horses Bridge in Llangynidr, and finishes at the Bottom Lock, with first prize getting you a weekend for two on a Castle narrowboat and second prize being a dinner for two and B&B at the Old Rectory at Llangattock. There are other prizes up for grabs and you can buy a ticket from the Coach and Horses pub from easter onwards. 0Cottages near: Caer Hendre, Crawnon River Cottage, Yewtree Cottage, Ash Cottage, Cwmbach Barn, Cwmbach Farmhouse, Meeting Placehttp://www.llanthonyshow.co.uk/The%20Show.html Cottages near: The Smithy, Tyhwnt, Strawberry Wood Barn, Box Tree
The Sennybridge Show. Yet another hugely popular family day out in the beautiful Brecon Beacons. Last year, events included a companion dog show, a birds of prey display, a display of vintage machinery, mini rugby and the mighty Supreme Sheep Championship. There was also the chance to pick up all types of crafts and jewellery, as well as a few tasty treats. http://sennybridgeshow.com/Sennybridge/Welcome.html Cottages near – Aberllech, Bailea Stable Cottage, Barley Store, Coachingmans, Bailea Coach House, Bryniau Pell, Corn View, Gilfach Barn, Gilfach Cabin, Apple Cottage, Brook Cottage
The Brecon Beacons is also home to...
The Felin fach Show – 26th August Cottages near – Trebarriad Mill, Buttercup Barn, Lower Argoed, Maesyberllan
Royal Welsh Spring Festival – 18 & 19th May www.rwas.co.uk
Royal Welsh - 22-25 July www.rwas.co.uk
Royal Welsh Winter Fair – 2 & 3 December www.rwas.co.uk Cottages near: Wyeside Barn, Rhosferrig Barn, Green Valley, Bach, Mawr, Lily Pond Lodge Nuthatch, Park Wells
Man vs Horse marathon – 8th June www.green-events.co.uk
Red Kite Bike Bash – 9-11th August www.green-events.co.uk
World Bog Snorkelling Triathlon – 25th August www.green-events.co.uk
Real Ale Wobble - November www.green-events.co.uk Cottages near: Alltwiniau, Real Ale Cottage, Parkwells, Rhosferrig