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. Wales Rally GB Wales Rally GB by 04 – 07 October The British leg of the FIA World Rally Championship takes place over four thrilling days based at the Rally Village in Deeside, Flintshire. Find out more about Wales Rally GB Neath Food and Drink Festival Balloons for Neath Food & Drink Festival, near Swansea by Nazgul 9 05 - 07 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 Real Ale Train Real Ale Train, North Wales Borderlands by Andrew Gale 06 October All aboard The Real Ale Train! Enjoy a selection of real ales on a real steam train while taking in the scenic surroundings of this part of North Wales. Find out more about the Real Ale Train Cardiff Half Marathon Cardiff Half Marathon by Cardiff Half Marathon 07 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 Tiny Rebel Newport Food Festival Tiny Rebel Newport Food and Drink Festival by Newport City Council 06 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 Iris Prize Festival, Cardiff Iris Film Festival, Cardiff by Iris Prize Festival 09 – 14 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 Gwledd Conwy Feast Crowds enjoying Gwledd Conwy Feast, North Wales by 26 – 28 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 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 CrosstoberWales Fast Starts, Crosstober by 5311 Media TBC A fast paced and vibrant form of cycle sport, cyclo cross racing, aimed at all ages and abilities. Riders from all over the world converge in Abergavenny for an expected muddy weekend. Find out more about CrosstoberWales Search for more events Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Red Bull Hardline time! Thrill-seekers! Red Bull Hardline, one of the UK's toughest mountain bike races, is back in Wales. Indie record shops 5 of Wales’s best indie record shops- and 5 new artists to listen to wherever you are in the world 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. Epic Easter 2017 Our new location and design of the EPIC letters has been revealed: find out where you can see it. Events in Wales in July A taste of the many events taking place in Wales in July.