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 3 – 4 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 Cardiff Half Marathon Cardiff Half Marathon by Cardiff Half Marathon 5 October One of the UK's biggest road races, the Cardiff Half Marathon returns to the capitol in October. Competitors race right through the 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 08 – 12 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 11 - 12 October It started as an informal event where the local residents of Beaumaris would gather to eat oysters and get merry, but now the food festival attracts thousands of visitors each year. Find out more about the Anglesey Oyster Festival Arcomis International Brass 10 - 13 October The Arcomis International Brass Event will feature some of the world's most celebrated brass music and musicians in one place, at one time. The event will package an unrepeatable programme of soloists, ensembles and masterclasses. Find out more about The Arcomis International Brass Event Snowdonia Walking Festival Llanberis Pass, Snowdonia by Paula J James 25 - 26 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 Dim SŴN Swn Festival, Cardiff by Steve Malpass 18 October BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens is the cofounder and curator of this hip urban music festival, with cutting-edge bands playing venues across Cardiff. Find out more about Dim SŴN Gwledd Conwy Feast Gwledd Conwy Feast, North Wales by Gwledd Conwy Feast 25 – 26 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 The Dylan Thomas Festival Dylan Thomas statue, Swansea 27 October – 09 November The focus for Dylan Thomas 100 including high-profile events to mark the 100th anniversary of Dylan’s birth. This event forms the centrepiece of the year-long celebration over an intensive two-week period. Find out more about the Dylan Thomas Festival Search for more events Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items 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. 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. World Book Day Wales Discover the locations that inspired our great writers Tales from the past From music and food, re-enactments and excavations. A calendar of events right up until September Events in March We've picked ten events to help you plan your next day out in March.