Local Food Markets
There are a number of regular Farmers Markets which are great places to buy high quality, locally produced, fresh food and hand-made products.
Brecon Farmers’ Market – Held in the Market Hall, Brecon, (4miles). Second Saturday of month, Time: 9.30am – 2.00pm.
Llangynidr Farmers’ Market – Held in The Village Hall, Llangynidr, (6miles). Last Sunday of the month, Time: 11.00am-2.00pm
Hay-on-Wye Street Market – Weekly street market, every Thursday, revolves mainly around food.
Abergavenny, Market Hall – Regular Farmers Markets, Craft Fairs, Antique Fairs, Flea Markets, Arts & Crafts Fairs are held here. Tuesday Market is well known as one of the major markets in Wales. Less well known, but equally worth a visit are the Friday and Saturday Markets.
The highlight of any foodies calendar is the Abergavenny Food Festival usually held mid/end of September annually. Well worth a taste.
Royal Welsh Show takes place usually mid/end of July. With 7,000 livestock, 1,000 trade stands and hundreds of activities and live shows for the whole family to enjoy. It is one of the best attended events of its kind in Europe.
Additionally there are a large number of smaller agricultural shows on throughout the summer.
Music and Cultural Festivals
Hay is a lovely town to visit any time of year, but has become an international location with the highly successful Hay Literally festival. It is scheduled for the May holiday week, tickets sell fast.
Brecon Jazz takes place at the beginning of August, with colourful street entertainment around town, and a programme of large names in the Jazz world. A fringe of music events in the towns bars and smaller venues are also organised to compliment the festival.
The Green Man Festival is located in shadows of the Black Mountains, close to Crickhowell. This small/medium sized festival is set in beautiful welsh fields, supporting great music, good times and good causes.