Recurring Events in Abergavenny

There is always something exciting happening in Abergavenny. Here are the main events that happen every year.

Aber Writing Festival

Abergavenny Writing Festival – April

The aim of the Abergavenny Writing Festival is to get people together to find inspiration, have fun and get writing. The festival usually includes talks, workshops, storytelling, readings and performances at the Kings Arms Hotel and Broadleaf Books, Abergavenny.

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AM Fest

Abergavenny Music Festival – May

‘AM Fest’ (brought to you by Abergavenny Round Table) brings all types of music together to Abergavenny with aim of raising money for local charities.

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Abergavenny Fun Fair

Fun-Fair – End of May/early September

Based in the carpark next to Bailey Park the fair is home to some to cotton candy, bouncy castles, rides, goldfish and much more.

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Abergavenny Markets – Throughout the week

The historical Abergavenny Market is in the heart of the town and is always bustling with locals and visitors. The hall is famed for its decorations lovingly hand crafted by Arts Alive in Crickhowell for the Abergavenny Food Festival.

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South Wales Shire Horse Show

South Wales Shire Horse Show – Early July

The South Wales Shire Horse Show happens in Bailey Park every year and aims to improve the breed and promote the breeding of Shire Horses. If you love horses this is something you cannot miss!

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Abergavenny Steam Rally – May Bank Holiday

The Abergavenny Steam Rally takes over Bailey Park, for two days every year over the May Bank Holiday.  Each day sees a full programme of arena events to delight the whole family. Both days include vehicle parades, bands and the ever-popular Tug of War between hundreds of children and a mighty traction engine.

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Abergavenny Festival of Cycling – Mid July

This three day event brings some of the most elite cyclists into the town for a series of races.

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Abergavenny Food Festival – 2nd week of September

Abergavenny is famous across Wales for its Food Festival which brings tens of thousands of visitors into the town year on year. The award winning not-for-profit festival has been bringing the town alive since 1999!

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Belgrave Park Fireworks

Fireworks at Belgrave Park – November 5th

Organised and operated by the Abergavenny Round Table group the fireworks bring locals and visitors to Belgrave Park in their droves.

Christmas Fair

Abergavenny Christmas Food And Drink Fair – December

From the organisors of the Abergavenny Food Festival, the Christmas Fair is a fantastic culmination of winter foods ready to get you in the mood for the season.