Mid Wales & The Brecon Beacons Events - November & December
Winter may be upon us but there is no need to shut yourself away. There is still plenty to do when on a visit to Mid Wales in November and December and we have chosen our favourite events here.
Real Ale Wobble
★ TBC November 2017 ★ ★ Llanwrtyd Wells LD5 4SP ★
Marking the beginning of the 10 day long Mid Wales Beer Festival, the Real Ale Wobble is a non-competitive bike ride around the stunning local countryside. The event has two courses, one for amateurs and another for the more experienced rider. Finish the course, and get beer tokens which can be exchanged for ale that has been brewed locally! Soft drinks, tea and coffee are also available. With live music in the evenings, and a wide range of ales, cider and perry, the entertainment will ensure that you have a great weekend.
Brecon Craft Fair
★ Saturday 18 November, Saturday 2 December & Saturday 16 December 2017 ★ ★ Market Hall, High Street, Brecon LD3 7LF ★
There will be plenty of opportunity to pick some unusual and unique Christmas presents at the Brecon Craft Fair this year. Regularly attracting over 60 craftworkers with a range of goodies on offer from woodwork to handpainted jewellery to loving crafted soft furnishings. Talk to the makers themselves to get a real feel for the items you are interested in!
Royal Welsh Winter Fair
★ Monday 27 & Tuesday 28 November 2017 ★ ★ Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells LD2 3SY ★
The Royal Welsh Winter Fair has been a resounding success since it started in 1990. Originally held in one of the halls, the events has become so popular that it now covers most of the showground. Take a leisurely stroll around the fair and browse the trade stands to do some Christmas shopping. The showground also features a farmers market, food hall, class demonstrations, exhibitions and livestock competitions.
Hay Festival Winter Weekend
★ Friday 1 to Sunday 3 December 2017 ★ ★ Dairy Meadows, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5PJ ★
Smaller than the ever-popular May festival in the town this mini-festival is still well worth a visit with plenty of events taking place. Workshops for kids, author events, music and comedy along with Christmas Shopping happy hours! The Christmas light are also switched on along with a local arts and crafts market. Why wouldn't you go!