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Events 

Events 

A region rich in culture, natural beauty, and vibrant community spirit.

Explore our diverse events that showcase the best of what Powys has to offer:

Throughout the year, Powys comes alive with a variety of events and festivals that cater to every interest. Whether you're captivated by the allure of heritage celebrations, the charm of local markets, or the excitement of outdoor adventures, Powys has something special to offer.

Additional events will be added to the website as their respective dates become available throughout the year 2024.

 

Stay tuned for an expanding list of exciting and diverse events that will be showcased on the site, providing you with the most up-to-date information to plan and enjoy your experiences in the coming year.

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Heritage and Culture:

Explore the rich tapestry of Powys's history through heritage events and festivals. From medieval fairs to historical reenactments, immerse yourself in the stories of the past. Discover ancient traditions, visit historical sites, and celebrate the unique cultural heritage that defines us.

Outdoor Adventures:

For those with a passion for the outdoors, Powys is a playground of adventure. Join walking festivals to traverse picturesque landscapes, participate in cycling events that showcase the region's beauty, or embark on equestrian adventures through serene trails.

Food and Drink Delights:

Savour the flavour of Powys at our diverse food festivals. Indulge in local produce, artisanal creations, and culinary delights that showcase the region's gastronomic offerings.

Arts and Music Scene:

Celebrate creativity and talent at our arts and music festivals. Enjoy performances by local and international artists, discover hidden gems at art exhibitions, and let the rhythm carry you away at music events.

Connecting with Community:

Powys events are not just about festivities; they are about connecting with the community. Whether you're exploring local markets, attending heritage festivals, summer carnivals or participating in outdoor activities, you'll find a warm welcome from the people who make Powys a truly special place.

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Powys Arts 

Celebrate creativity and artistic expression in Mid Wales.

Immerse yourself in a variety of festivals, exhibitions, workshops, and performances, featuring local and international artists. From visual arts to live performances, enjoy a celebration of community and a tapestry of cultural experiences.

Some highlights to look forward to :

  • Hay Festival:

    • Location: Hay-on-Wye

    • Description: One of the most renowned literary festivals globally, the Hay Festival in Hay-on-Wye attracts writers, poets, thinkers, and artists from various fields. It's a celebration of literature, ideas, and the arts against the backdrop of the beautiful Welsh countryside.

  • Brecon Baroque Festival:

    • Location: Brecon

    • Description: This festival focuses on the Baroque period of classical music, featuring concerts, masterclasses, and workshops. Renowned musicians and emerging talents come together to celebrate the rich heritage of Baroque music.

  • Green Man Festival:

    • Location: Crickhowell

    • Description: While not exclusively an arts festival, the Green Man Festival is a vibrant event that combines music, arts, literature, and performance. It often features an area dedicated to literature and spoken word events, adding an artistic dimension to the overall experience.

  • Mid Wales Opera Festival:

    • Location: Various venues in Mid Wales

    • Description: A celebration of opera, the Mid Wales Opera Festival showcases professional opera productions, recitals, and workshops. It provides a platform for both seasoned opera enthusiasts and those new to the genre.

 

  • Brycheiniog Arts Festival:

    • Location: Brecon

    • Description: Brycheiniog Arts Festival is a multi-disciplinary event that celebrates the arts in various forms, including visual arts, music, theater, and dance. The festival often features a diverse program of performances and exhibitions.

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Powys Agriculture :

Experience the best in rural life with livestock displays, agricultural competitions, equestrian events, and a bustling farmers' market. A fantastic opportunity to connect with the agricultural heritage of Powys.

  • Royal Welsh Show:

    • Location: Builth Wells

    • Description: The Royal Welsh Show is one of the largest agricultural shows in the UK, attracting farmers, exhibitors, and visitors from across the country. It features livestock competitions, equestrian events, agricultural machinery displays, and a vibrant farmers' market.

 

  • Brecon County Show:

    • Location: Brecon

    • Description: The Brecon County Show is a traditional agricultural show that highlights the best of farming and rural life. It typically includes livestock competitions, equestrian events, dog shows, and various agricultural displays.

 

  • Llanfyllin Show:

    • Location: Llanfyllin

    • Description: The Llanfyllin Show is a community-focused event that brings together farmers, residents, and visitors. It features livestock exhibitions, equestrian events, craft displays, and activities for all ages.

 

  • Knighton Show:

    • Location: Knighton

    • Description: The Knighton Show is a long-standing agricultural event that showcases the agricultural heritage of the region. It includes livestock competitions, horse shows, sheepdog trials, and a variety of trade stands.

 

  • Montgomeryshire Agricultural Show:

    • Location: Newtown

    • Description: The Montgomeryshire Agricultural Show is an annual event that celebrates agriculture, horticulture, and rural life. Visitors can enjoy livestock displays, equestrian competitions, and agricultural machinery exhibitions.

Powys Food Festival:

Indulge your taste buds at the Powys Food Festival, where local producers showcase the finest culinary delights. Sample artisanal cheeses, handmade chocolates, locally brewed beverages, and much more. Enjoy live cooking demonstrations, tastings, and the opportunity to purchase delicious treats to take home.

  • Brecon Food Festival:

    • Location: Brecon

    • Description: The Brecon Food Festival is a celebration of local food and drink, featuring a wide array of stalls offering fresh produce, artisanal foods, and beverages. Visitors can enjoy tastings, cooking demonstrations, and the opportunity to purchase high-quality, locally sourced goods.

 

  • Newtown Food Festival:

    • Location: Newtown

    • Description: The Newtown Food Festival showcases the best of Mid Wales' culinary offerings. With a focus on local and regional produce, the festival features food stalls, cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, and activities for the whole family.

 

  • Hay On Wye Food Festival:

    • Location: Hay On Wye

    • Description: Hay OnWye Food Festival is a prominent event in the region. It brings together chefs, food producers, and enthusiasts for a weekend of culinary delights, including tastings, masterclasses, and a vibrant street food market.

 

  • Llandrindod Wells Food Festival:

    • Location: Llandrindod Wells

    • Description: The Llandrindod Wells Food Festival celebrates local and Welsh produce, offering a variety of food and drink stalls, cooking demonstrations, and family-friendly activities.

 

  • Machynlleth Food Festival:

    • Location: Machynlleth

    • Description: The Machynlleth Food Festival is a community-focused event that highlights the region's culinary talent. With a mix of food stalls, workshops, and entertainment, it provides a platform for local producers and chefs to showcase their creations.

 

  • Blas Cymru Taste Wales Trails:

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Powys Music Fest:

Let the music sweep you away at the Powys Music Fest, a dynamic event featuring a diverse lineup of musical genres. From local bands to renowned performers, this festival caters to all tastes. Join the rhythm and revel in the joy of live music against the backdrop of Powys' scenic landscapes.

 

  • Green Man Festival:

    • Location: Crickhowell (near Powys)

    • Description: While not directly in Powys, the Green Man Festival is a prominent event in the nearby Brecon Beacons. It is a multi-genre music festival featuring a diverse lineup of artists, along with comedy, literature, and art. The festival takes place in the picturesque Glanusk Park.

 

  • Brecon Jazz Festival:

    • Location: Brecon

    • Description: Brecon Jazz Festival is a well-established event that brings jazz enthusiasts to the picturesque town of Brecon. The festival features a diverse lineup of jazz performances in various venues across the town.

  • Hay Music Festival:

    • Location: Hay-on-Wye

    • Description: The Hay Music Festival is an annual event that showcases classical and contemporary music in the charming town of Hay-on-Wye. The festival includes concerts, recitals, and performances by renowned musicians.

  • HowTheLightGetsIn Festival:

    • Location: Hay-on-Wye

    • Description: While primarily a philosophy and music festival, HowTheLightGetsIn features a diverse music program with live performances across multiple stages. It's a unique event that combines intellectual discussions with a lively music atmosphere.

  • Brecon Baroque Festival:

    • Location: Brecon

    • Description: While focused on Baroque music, the Brecon Baroque Festival is a noteworthy event for classical music enthusiasts. The festival features performances by top musicians and ensembles in historical venues around Brecon.

Town Festivals and  Events 

 

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