West Wales hosts some truly memorable festivals throughout the year catering for all ages and interests.
The annual Laugharne Weekend takes places in the small Carmarthenshire town noted for being the home of Dylan Thomas and where, and about which, he wrote his superb play for voices, Under Milk Wood. Taking place from 10th-12th April 2015 this is an event not to miss for those interested in comedy, poetry, literature and music.
Amongst this year’s line up are actors and comedians Harry Hill, Alexei Sayle and Omid Djalili; poets John Hegley and John Cooper Clarke; musicians Mark Olson and Brian Briggs, Witers Suzanne Moore and Jenny Colgan, cartoonist Martin Rowson and many more.
For something completely different The Really Wild Festival returns to St Davids, Pembrokeshire on 23rd-24th May this year. The festival showcases rural life and offers the chance to get back in touch with the countryside by promoting locally grown or produced food and wild ingredients foraged from the hedgerows, coast beach and river.
Pembrokeshire County Show at Haverfordwest is a superb day out with something for everyone. 90,000 visitors attended the three day event in 2014 enjoying the 500 trade stands showcasing everything from delicious liqueurs and local cheeses through handmade crafts and furniture to hot tubs and farm machinery. There are classes for farm animals, caged birds, dogs, horses and donkeys, harness racing and exhibitions from motor cycle display teams to cookery. This year’s event runs from Tuesday, 18th – Thursday, 20th August.
Narberth Food Festival has made its name as one of the premier Food Festivals in Britain and takes place on 26th-27th September. Food stalls serve delicious fare, chefs demonstrate their art and there is live music and street theatre.
Other notable events and festivals throughout the year include the St. Davids Cathedral Festival from 22nd-31st May 2015 with wonderful recitals, concerts and choral performances including The King Singers.
Saturday, 25th April is Cardigan’s Barley Saturday; an annual event showcasing the finest local Welsh cobs. Horses are judged in the morning and then paraded through the streets of Cardigan in the afternoon, along with vintage vehicles and farm machinery – quite a spectacle!
August 8th sees the Cardigan River and Food Festival take place – a celebration of the River Teifi and the marvellous food and drink produced in the area.
The Tenby Arts Festival takes place from 19th-26th September; a week long celebration of music and art.
If you are interested in attending these, or any other, events in West Wales, Pembrokeshire Farm Bed and Breakfast is centrally located, so ideal for exploring Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion. We are an informal b & b where we like our guests to feel as though they are staying with friends in the country rather than at a traditional bed and breakfast. Set in gardens, orchard and farmland our traditional Pembrokeshire long house offers a haven of tranquillity where you can sit with a cup of tea and home made cake on the lawn listening to the bird song; talk to our donkeys or take a stroll down the old drovers’ lane and watch the buzzards and red kites circling. For reservations please call Carol and Rayner Peett on 01834 860338; email firstname.lastname@example.org or take a look at our website on www.pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk. We are also listed in Sawday’s Special Places to Stay.