October Events in the Brecon Beacons

October sees the return of crisp days and cold evenings, but that’s no excuse to hibernate. October is all about long leafy walks, pubs with fires and sunday lunches. So get out there and enjoy the Brecon Beacons this October with our pick of events happening across the National Park. All withing easy reach of Talybont.

Crickhowell Literary Festival 20172

1st-8th Oct 2017

The Festival features something for everyone – there will be lots of talks – on books, poetry, art, sport and politics; and there will be readings, stories, interviews, debates, candle-lit literary suppers, creative writing workshops and wholesome walks. Click here for some highlights of this years festival.

Star Gazing Event at the National Park Visitor Centre

Sat 14th Oct 2017 – Sat 14th Oct 2017


Cardiff Astronomical Society will once again be hosting an evening of stargazing at the National Park Visitor Centre If skies are clear their telescopes will be focused on interesting phenomena in the night sky, or if cloudy there will be lectures indoors.

Price includes parking and soup and a roll to warm you up for the night. Please bring warm clothing. The event will run whatever the weather!

Tickets £9.00 each, here. 

Brecon Beacons Heritage Day

Sun 15th Oct 2017 – Sun 15th Oct 2017Image result for brecon beacons heritage day

Speakers will give an expert perspective on key heritage projects – find out more about the Glyn-neath Gunpowder Works, the Brecknock Museum, and much more. Free Entry. Click here for more info.

Brecon Baroque Festival 2017

Thu 26th Oct 2017 – Mon 30th Oct 2017

Our 12th Festival celebrates Vivaldi and explores the music of Venice. Five landmark concerts with Rachel Podger, Brecon Baroque, I Fagiolini, Ensemble Diderot and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama frame a long weekend which also includes a pop-up café – Caffe Florian – with live chamber music, Festival Evensong and Eucharist at Brecon Cathedral, a guided walk plus tour of Penpont House in the Usk Valley and our annual Baroque dance events.

There are also plenty of shows being held at Theatr Brycheiniog throughout October. Click here for more info on their Autumn Programme, or if you’re in need of somewhere to stay in our National Park click here. 


About Alison Kidd

Research Psychologist
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