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, 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 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 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 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 Iris Film Festival, Cardiff by Iris Prize Festival 07 – 11 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 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 Snowdonia Walking Festival Llanberis Pass, Snowdonia by Paula J James 24 - 25 October Guided walks taking in forests, lakes and mountains around Betws-y-Coed. All walks are taken by a local guide and range from three-mile strolls to all-day treks for the more experienced mountain walker. Find out more about the Snowdonia Walking Festival Gwledd Conwy Feast 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 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 Search for more events Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Happy New Year! A new year and a chance to experience something new. Events in June Whether your holiday includes the kids or not, there are some great ideas for days out in June. Events in August We've picked top events to help you plan your next day out in August. Events in July Now that summer is here there are many options for a great day out, check out events in July. Events in September We've picked events to help you plan your next day out in September. National Eisteddfod Immerse yourself in Eisteddfod and see the very best of Welsh culture in a summer spectacular. Events in November We've picked events to help you plan your next day out in November. Good times, good causes More an intimate party between friends and family in the countryside than a festival. Fireworks in Wales Don't let your fireworks night be a damp squib. Whizz along to one of our events.