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Events in and around


We are very lucky in Hay with many events happening throughout the year. Here are some of the events happening nearby this year.

To find out about other local events visit or browse Wye Local, the local listings magazine, online at


2019–2020 EVENTS

What’s on Hay
Various activities and events listed at

The Globe at Hay
Various activities, including music, crafts and discussions. There is always something on. Visit

Hay Music Classical Recitals
Events nearly every month throughout the year. Visit

Hay Festival Winter Weekend 28th November–1st December 2019
Hay Festival runs a mini-festival at the end of November, at which international stars of stage, screen and radio regularly perform. There are additional events and activities for children and young adults. Visit

Hay Winter Food Festival Saturday 30th November 2019

Hereford Cathedral  Concerts
Hereford is 30 minutes’ drive from Hay. Concerts and events all year. Visit

Brecon Cathedral  Concerts
Brecon is 20 minutes’ drive from Hay. Concerts and events all year. Visit

Talybont Point to Point March 2020 tbc.

Talgarth Walking Festival early May 2020. tbc.

Golden Valley Point to Point May 2020 tbc.

The Hay Festival 21st–31st May 2020
Hay holds a Festival at the end of May at which international authors, stars of stage, screen and radio regularly perform. Alongside this is the Children's Festival where storytelling, puppetry, and magic occupy children from the ages of 6 to 12 in workshops, with additional activities for younger children. Visit

The Royal Welsh Show 20th–23rd July 2020
Takes place each July in Builth Wells, 20 minutes’ drive from Hay. Visit

Brecon County Show (20 minutes from Hay) Aug 2020. tbc. Visit

Llanthony Show (20 minutes from Hay) August 2020. tbc Visit

Brecon Jazz Festival (20 minutes from Hay) August 2020
An annual summer jazz festival and events throughout the year. Visit

Llanigon Show 2nd Saturday in August 2020

Steam and Vintage Rally (5 minutes from Hay) 2nd Sunday in August 2020
The Rally is an event which caters for all the family – nostalgic vintage items for the older generation, entertainment for the children and plenty to interest everyone else.

Green Man Festival (in Crickhowell, 30 minutes from Hay)  20th-23rd August 2020. Visit

Herefordshire Art Week 7th–15th September 2020. Visit