Events in Wales during October Autumn is in full swing and October is packed with events for you to visit. Spend a day at a food festival or an afternoon listening to music in the capital. There’s also lots of walking festivals taking place all across Wales, perfect for taking in the autumn-coloured countryside. Cardiff Half Marathon Cardiff Half Marathon by Cardiff Half Marathon 01 October Competitors race right through Cardiff city centre past some iconic locations, with beautiful scenery and historic buildings, starting at Cardiff Castle, and passing the Millennium Stadium, Penarth Marina, before crossing the Cardiff Barrage and racing through Cardiff Bay before finishing close to Cardiff City Hall. Find out more about the Cardiff Half Marathon Wales v Ireland Principality Stadium, Cardiff 9 October The last Group D football qualifier, with the glittering prize of a place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. No pressure, then. Find out more about the World Cup Qualifier Iris Prize Festival, Cardiff Iris Film Festival, Cardiff by Iris Prize Festival 10 – 15 October Cardiff’s international gay and lesbian shortfilm prize welcomes the best new filmmaking talent to the capital. Find out more about the Iris Prize Sŵn Festival Swn Festival, Cardiff by Steve Malpass TBC This guerrilla music festival takes over just about every available venue in Cardiff, to showcase raw music talent in intimate spaces. It's loosely based on SXSW in Texas, and designed to unearth the next generation of performers. Find out more about Sŵn Festival Wales Rally GB Sweet Lamb, Mid Wales, Wales Rally GB by drew buckley 26 – 29 October The British leg of the FIA World Rally Championship takes place over three thrilling days in some of Wales' most stunning scenery. Find out more about Wales Rally GB Dylan Thomas Festival 27 October – 09 November A two-week literature festival that starts on Dylan's birthday and finishes on the date of his death. Find out more about the Dylan Thomas Festival, Swansea Neath Food and Drink Festival Balloons for Neath Food & Drink Festival, near Swansea by Nazgul 9 TBC A celebration of local produce and Neath’s historic market town atmosphere. Lots going on for all the family including cookery demonstrations, children’s activities and live music. Find out more about the Neath Food & Drink Festival Tiny Rebel Newport Food Festival Tiny Rebel Newport Food and Drink Festival by Newport City Council TBC The festival will showcase local produce and businesses with its free chef demonstrations and over 70 exhibitor stalls. There will be street theatre, live music and activities throughout the day for all the family. Find out more about the Tiny Rebel Newport Food Festival Gwledd Conwy Feast Gwledd Conwy Feast, North Wales by Gwledd Conwy Feast TBC The medieval town of Conwy is transformed with a weekend festival that boasts the largest celebration of music, art and food of Wales. The quayside, castle and medieval streets burst with flavours, sound and sights. Find out more about the Gwledd Conwy Feast Search for more events Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Expect the Unexpected How to make the most of Roald Dahl’s big weekend Welsh Music Prize 15 Find out this year's winner. It's St Patrick's Day! Discover the Welsh links to the Irish patron saint. St Dwynwen's Day Celebrate the Welsh patron saint of lovers this January. A summer of sound A multitude of choice at music festivals across Wales Mothers Day Whether its Mam, Mum, Mother or Mummy make sure she has a fantastic break in Wales.