What’s on this Autumn in the Brecon Beacons
Here’s a round up of the upcoming events in the Brecon Beacons over autumn months for you to come and enjoy.
23rd – 25th September Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Festival 2022
The second Dark Sky Festival is held over the weekend, with lots of events to attend.
27th September – Wildlife walks at the National Botanic Garden of Wales
Discover the range of wonderful wildlife on offer in the National Botanic Garden of Wales this autumn on this expert-led wildlife walk.
Discover the range of wonderful wildlife on offer in the Botanic Garden this autumn on this expert-led wildlife walk.
The route will take you around Llyn Mawr looking for birds, fungi, flowers, insects and signs of mammals.
There are two walks: at 11am and at 2pm. They will last about an hour. Meet at the Stable Block archway, near the dragon sculpture.
Book your place on the 11 am walk here
Book your place on the 2pm walk here
1st October Brecon Food Festival
Brecon Beacons Food Festival is an annual event bringing the best food and drink producers in and around the Brecon Beacons together for the public to enjoy. As well as over 60 exhibitors the day includes a wide range of entertainment and celebrity and local star chef demonstrations.
Find out more about the food festival here.
1st October – World Fungus Day
To mark this annual focus on the science and conservation of wild mushrooms, the National Botanic Garden of Wales will be running two guided walks led by two of Wales’ most exciting young mycologists, Emma Williams and Hywel Evans. Find out more here.
FestAfal will be a celebration of the Botanic Garden’s Welsh orchard, which achieved National Collection status in 2017.
Everyone’s favourite fruit will take centre stage but there will be a mouth-watering cast alongside the core attraction, including a hog roast, live music, stalls selling cider, cheese, pork, savoury and baked goods, honey and crafts – all with a fruity, apple-flavoured twist.
21st- 24th October Brecon Baroque Festival
The 2022 Festival focuses on the second stage of the Walk with Bach series, looking at JS Bach’s early years as Cantor at St Thomas’ Church in Leipzig.
Brecon Baroque and the festival’s guest artists explore this rich period of sacred and instrumental music with performances of Lutheran Masses, cantatas and concerti by JS and JL Bach. We have thrown in some secular spice too with songs and madrigals, as well as some bizarre, with birdsong, battles and church bells. The grand finale programme, The Italian Job, is high drama – from concerti and arias by Handel and Torelli, to thunder and terror with Vivaldi.
find out more about the Brecon Baroque Festival here
20th – 31st Zip World Tower Monsters of the Mine
Hundreds of years of coal mining and tunnelling further and further into the Earth has resulted in the unthinkable over at Zip World Tower… a horrifying underworld has been disturbed, unleashing what lies below, uncaging the terrifying Monsters of the Mine. For the first time in centuries, the gate has been opened to this dimension, exposing the swarm of sinister monsters, who have been surviving quietly underground. Up until now…
As dusk dawns over the Rhigos mountain range, reports of spooky sounds, prowling footsteps and other-worldly sightings have been spreading across town. The underground tunnels, unknowingly to the locals, are becoming overcrowded with the Monsters of the Mine, making their way to the surface to wreak havoc by night. The echoes send a spine-chilling mood around the region, but no one dares venture up to Tower Colliery to investigate… Will you?
29th – 30th October Mid Wales Autumn Fayre
A celebration of food and drink, arts and crafts. There will also be a Truck Fest with up to 100 lorries and classic tractors, cars and motorcycles, including motorsports models.
Seventy-five lorries from across Wales took part in last year’s popular Truck Fest, with oragnisers confident of increasing the number in 2022.
Leading Welsh chefs Ryan Jones, Colin Gray, Shaun Bailey, Jamie Tully, Matthew Jones and Gareth Johns will showcase their culinary skills using quality Welsh ingredients in a cookery demonstration kitchen.
There will also be a pop-up restaurant, street food vendors and a choir corner, with choirs performing live over the two days.
With two-days packed full of competition, attractions, and shopping… there is plenty to see and do. Find out more here
31st October – Spooky afternoon tea at the Old Railway Line Garden Centre
Get into the Halloween spirit with our Spooky Afternoon Tea! We welcome families to join us for some delicious Halloween themed cakes and sandwiches. After food enjoy a scary story. spooky bingo and venture along our Halloween hunt through the plant area. There will also be a prize for the best childs fancy dress and party bag for each child to take home!
Monday 31st October – 2pm
ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT – buy your ticket here.