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Whats on in the Festival 2015?

The festival always has a varied programme of music, exhibits and entertainment, spread over various venues all over the town, is will be avaiailable in the Festival Programme produced later in the year. Be sure to check our Face Book page Talgarth-Festival for any last minute updates! 

Programmes are available from local Talgarth shops and Talgarth TIC for £1.

Below shows what sort of events and activities took place in the festival last year!

Children's Activities

Don't forget our great arts and crafts competitions for the Festival this year. 
Check or Facebook page for details or buy a programme! 
Carl John- our entertainment specialist will be around the Festival and also the usual popular Punch and Judy shows.

A Teddy Bear's picnic will take place in Great House Gardens on saturday from 2pm until 4pm with tea between 3.00-3.30pm. Food provided but bring your teddy! 

Doc's Meadow will be again offering children's rides and entertainment and also various activities in the Town Square.

If your feeling crafty, Blooming Events will be at the Tabernacle, Regent Street putting together a 'collaged mural' of our local environment. Everyone is welcome to come and contribute! 


Candlelit Classical Concert in LLaneilieu, Medieval Church.

In the Medieval Church, LLaneilieu, Talgarth on Saturday 23rd August at 7.30 pm at the foot of the Black Mountains. Tickets available from the Tourist Information and Resource Centre, in the Square, Talgarth. Tickets £10 including entrance, programme and cheese and wine refreshments.

Countryside & Rural Crafts

Talgarth has always been a market town and to celebrate these important agricultural links, the towns livestock market will be host to a variety of stands, demonstrations and activities relating to the countryside.

Demonstrations of traditional crafts such as Blacksmiths, wool spinners and wood turners, displays from the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority and the Countryside  Council for Wales. There will be up 34 various exhibits so don't miss it! The Livestock Market is open both days from 11.00 - 5.00pm. Sheep shearing will take place at 2.00 pm on Sunday. Also on Sunday the Marcher Apple Network Group will be in the market on Sunday, they can help identify your apples/pears just bring three fruits, and a stalk, you never know what you might find! 

Arts and Craft Fair

More crafts will be on offer at the Annual Craft Fair, held in the Town Hall, in the Square on both days between 11.00am and 5.00pm. There will be handmade products on offer with arts and prints to toys and jewellery,

A fly fishing demonstration will take place on both days in the River Ennig, this will be prior to the Annual Duck Race on the Sunday. 

Food & Refreshments

For the food lovers and those wishing to get their hands on great local produce, a number of food vendors, will be present from Latino's Coffee Bar in the Square, Llanfaes Dairy Ice Cream and also all our local eateries and pubs and hotels, will be offering you a warm welcome what ever your choice in food fayre! 

The 'Great Barn' hosts our food pavilion area, and here along with Bronllys Road you can find a host of local food and drink producers. This area is renowned for its diverse food and drink offerings, come along you won't be disappointed! 

Annual Produce Show

The annual Bell Talgarth Gardening Club Show will be held in the Bell Hotel from 1.30pm - 6.00pm on Saturday and 11.00am - 5.00pm on Sunday. The Presentation of Trophies and raffle prizes will take place at 5.30pm on Sunday in the Bell Hotel. There will also be an auction afterwards.

Poetry Competition

‚ÄčThis year the poetry competition will be held in St. Gwendoline's Church, Talgarth and will be judged by local resident Sydna. All entries should be received at the Bell Hotel, Bell Street, before the Festival. The entries will be on display throughout the weekend in St. Gwendoline's Church. Any subject but not too long! 

K9 Fun Station

Would your dog excel as a drug detection sniffer dog? Pop along to the school field on Saturday 23 August and have a go at at fun activities. Booking essential 10.00 am - 4.00pm. The session costs a £1 and lasts for about 20-30 minutes! Bookings taken from 9.30am onwards! Rosettes for all!

PLEASE NOTE: All dogs must be kept on a lead at all times for the saftey and enjoyment of spectators and participants.

Live Music / Dance
Live Music by Carsboro Sound will be at the Castle Hotel Garden and in the Square during the two days of the festival, keep checking our Facebook page for more details! 

The Talgarth Male Voice Choir will be performing in St. Gwendoline's Church on Friday evening at 7.00pm. Tickets £5 on the door.

The Talgarth Community Choir will be performing a concert on the Sunday evening in the Tabernacle, Regent Street at 7.00pm. Tickets available from the Tourist Information Centre in the Square.



Fire Station Open Day; Flower Festival; Duck Race; Dance demonstrations; stalls; hisotry displays; horticulture

Firework Display

A grand Firework DIsplay on Treffeca Road, opposite the Rugby Club at 7.00pm onwards. The display is free but we ask for donations so please bring some change for our buckets! All donations gratefully received and go towards running the Festival for another year! 

& lots more...

For full programme details, including venues, times and further information please purchase a Festival Programme for £1.