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.

  • Rugby World Cup: Wales v Fiji

    Millennium Stadium
    Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

    01 October

    Eyes will be on Wales as the fourth of eight matches being held at the Millennium Stadium for the Rugby World Cup kicks off with Wales v Fiji.

    Other matches are as follows:

    02 New Zealand v Georgia, 11 France v Ireland, 17-18 TBC.

    Find out more about the Rugby World Cup

  • Neath Food and Drink Festival

    Balloons in the park at the Neath Food & Drink Festival

    Balloons for Neath Food & Drink Festival, near Swansea

     by Nazgul 9

    02 - 04 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

  • Newport Food Festival

    Apron logo of Newport Food Festival.
    Newport Food Festival by Mike Hall Photography

    03 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 Newport Food Festival
  • Cardiff Half Marathon

    Start line of the 2012 Cardiff Half Marathon
    Cardiff Half Marathon by Cardiff Half Marathon

    04 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

    Cardiff's International Gay & Lesbian Short Film Festival

    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

  • Anglesey Oyster Festival

    Oysters on ice
    Angelsey Oyster Festival, Angelsey

    10 - 11 October

    It started as a local gathering to eat oysters and get merry, but now the food festival attracts thousands of visitors due to its choice of quality Welsh food and drink companies accompanied by live music.

    Find out more about the Anglesey Oyster Festival

  • Gwledd Conwy Feast

    Gwledd Conwy Feast Conwy Castle in background
    Gwledd Conwy Feast, North Wales by Gwledd Conwy Feast

    24 – 25 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

    Adult and child at a Welsh Museum.
    Welsh Museums by Wrexham County Borough Council

    24 October - 01 November

    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

  • Made by Hand

    30 October - 01 November 

    At this contemporary craft fair you can meet and buy directly from 135 of the finest designer 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

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