Unmissable Events in Brecon This Autumn

This Autumn, Brecon offers a feast for all the senses with food, music and outdoor activities aplenty.

Whether your summer vacation is a thing of the past or school summer holidays are in full swing, it’s time to book one of these unmissable events into the diary as something to look forward to for the upcoming season.
The team at our Brecon accommodation have pulled together this helpful list of events they most anticipate next season…

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canalathon 2017 – 9 September 2017

The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canalathon is a 35 Mile Team Endurance Challenge following one of the most scenic canal routes in Britain. Whether you wish to canoe, cycle, walk, run or hike the route you can join in with celebrating over 200 years of history along a much loved and scenic canal route.

Abergavenny Food Festival – 16 – 17 September 2017 (20 minutes from Gliffaes)

This delicacy filled event has grown to become the largest, longest running food festival in Wales. Expect to see product tastings, kids’ activities, master classes, hands-on cookery lessons and appearances from upcoming and celebrity chefs.

Llandovery Sheep Festival – 23 – 24 September 2017 (60 minutes from Gliffaes)

This quintessentially Welsh event celebrates all things sheep with droving, sheep farming & a look into the wool industry. Highlights of the weekend include the fantastic and hilarious sheep race, sheep dog trials & sheep shearing demonstrations.

Crickhowell Autumn Walking Weekend – 29th September – 1st October (5 minutes from Gliffaes)

To complement the very popular annual Walking Festival at the end of February, we are offering an autumn walking weekend in the glorious Black Mountains. A great chance to come and enjoy our beautiful hills in their autumn colours with (hopefully!) plenty of sun and no rain! 12 guided walks over 3 days. Booking essential via the website. Recommended Event!

Crickhowell Literary Festival – TBC October 2017 (5 minutes from Gliffaes) 

This festival is set in one of the most picturesque places in all of the Brecon Beacon –  the town of Crickhowell. Expect the programme to include talks, readings, interviews, workshops, lectures and literary-themed walks.  

Brecon Baroque Festival 2017 – 26 – 30 October 2017 (20 minutes from Gliffaes)

For its 12th anniversary, the Brecon Baroque Festival 2017 and will be celebrating Vivaldi and exploring the music of Venice. Featuring five headline concerts from Rachel Podger, Brecon Baroque, I Fagiolini, Ensemble Diderot and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, you can enjoy the music alongside a pop-up café that features live chamber music, as well as participate in Festival Evensong and Eucharist at Brecon Cathedral. Guided walks of Penpont House and Baroque dance events are also not to be missed.
Need somewhere comfortable to stay after exploring the delights of Wales this Autumn? Look no further than Gliffaes Country House Hotel, one of the finest places to stay in Brecon. If you would like any further information or to check availability please don’t hesitate to call us on 01874 730 371 or check availability online here.