Take a bite: 6 food festivals in Mid Wales Produce markets, masterclasses, cooking demos and family-friendly entertainment all make fantastic ingredients for a day out. Discover six of the best food festivals in Mid Wales. A Welsh Food Festival Welsh Food Festival in Welshpool, Mid Wales September This two-day festival is set in the lovely gardens of Glansevern Hall near Welshpool in Powys and features a full programme of cookery demonstrations. Bryn Williams and Luke Thomas, the talented lad who’s aiming to become the youngest ever Michelin starred chef, have taken part in the past. It won’t be held in 2013, but it will be back in 2014. B Brecon Beacons Food Festival Brecon Food Festival, Mid Wales OctoberOn a Saturday in early October, Brecon Market Hall is transformed into an emporium of all things Welsh and delicious for this fun food event. The programme includes celebrity cook-offs, free tastings and kids’ cooking competitions. The market hall is also the venue for Brecon’s monthly farmers’ market. C Hay-on-Wye Food Festival JuneHay-on-Wye knows how to throw a good party and its one-day Food Festival, held on a Saturday a few weeks after the end of the main Hay Festival, is certainly lots of fun. It’s limited to just 40 local producers to ensure the quality is the best, and there’s entertainment from local brass bands, male voice choirs and folk musicians. D Mid Wales Beer Festival Mid Wales Beer Festival in Llanwrtyd Wells, Mid Wales November This is one of the many festivals held in the tiny town of Llanwrtyd Wells each year. It lasts a whole ten days at the end of November, giving you plenty of time to sample a good number of the many real ales on offer at the town’s friendly pubs. The hub of the action is the Neuadd Arms Hotel, home of the award-winning Heart of Wales Brewery. E Royal Welsh Winter Fair Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells, Mid Wales DecemberThe massive Royal Welsh Showground near Builth Wells gets festive in the run-up to Christmas with this cheery winter agricultural show. While the livestock breeders battle it out for the top prizes, you can browse the food hall for Christmas treats such as cheese, cookies and handmade artisan chocolates. F Brecon Beacons Summer Fayre AugustCelebrate the August Bank Holiday by sampling some delicious Welsh food and drink at this very popular three-day festival, held at the National Park Visitor Centre in Libanus, near Brecon. The organisers claim that the produce on offer travels far fewer miles to reach the event than the vast majority of visitors. Jugglers and clowns provide entertainment. Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Cool food festivals Fancy a crisp stroll through gourmet heaven? Here are some food festivals to warm your cockles. Must do in Ceredigion Ceredigion - from bottlenose dolphins to bottles of ale, devilled kidneys to the Devil’s Bridge. Brecon Beacons adventures Ten inspirational ideas to get active in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Mid Wales family holidays For an area famous for its wide-open spaces, Mid Wales doesn’t half pull the crowds. Walk Aberystwyth-Borth David Atkinson walks the Wales Coast Path along the Ceredigion coast. (5 miles) Wild days in Mid Wales Woodlands burst with colour while ospreys and dolphins lead a star cast of spring & summer wildlife.