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. Neath Food and Drink Festival Balloons for Neath Food & Drink Festival, near Swansea by Nazgul 9 30 September – 02 October 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 01 October 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 Cardiff Half Marathon Cardiff Half Marathon by Cardiff Half Marathon 02 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 Iris Prize Festival, Cardiff Iris Film Festival, Cardiff by Iris Prize Festival 12 – 16 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 21 – 23 October 80 acts announced kicking off with SŵnRise, with Meilyr Jones, Spring King, Crows and more at Tramshed followed by Lonely the Brave and another six acts and more. Find out more about Sŵn Festival Gwledd Conwy Feast Gwledd Conwy Feast, North Wales by Gwledd Conwy Feast 22 – 23 October 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 Welsh Museums Festival Welsh Museums by Wrexham County Borough Council 22 – 30 October There will be a variety of events, activities and exhibitions to include talks, walks, re-enactments, family workshops and Halloween themed nights. Find out more about the Welsh Museums Festival Wales Rally GB Sweet Lamb, Mid Wales, Wales Rally GB by drew buckley 27 – 30 October Wales Rally GB comes roaring into North Wales this month. Wales is the concluding round of the FIA World Rally Championship which kicks off from Eirias Park Stadium, Colwyn Bay. Come and join the world class action in the legendary Welsh forests. Find out more about Wales Rally GB Made by Hand Limited edition screenprint by Jane Ormes, exhibitor 2016 28 – 30 October At this contemporary craft fair you can meet and buy directly from 135 of the finest makers at Made by Hand in City Hall in the centre of Cardiff. There are adult and children's workshops, demonstrations and masterclasses. Find out more about Made by Hand and what's new this year Search for more events Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Events in Wales in July A taste of the many events taking place in Wales in July. Tales from the past From music and food, re-enactments and excavations. A calendar of events right up until September UK school summer holidays Those six week holidays are fast approaching. Keep your little'uns entertained with a trip to Wales. Street Food Cardiff Independent food producers develop a new food scene in Cardiff! Fireworks in Wales Don't let your fireworks night be a damp squib. Whizz along to one of our events. Happy New Year! A new year and a chance to experience something new.