Excitement is building for what promises to be a fun-filled and action packed long weekend, with over 70-trade stands set to spill on to the front lawn and surrounding fields of the National Park Visitor Centre (Mountain Centre) near Libanus.
With Pen y Fan offering the perfect backdrop, a huge Welsh wares market will provide residents and visitors with traditional craft demonstrations and food produce, fresh from the boundaries of National Park. Food enthusiasts will be delighted with displays from Ralph’s Cider, Llanfaes Dairy ice-cream, Popta Cara’s award winning bara brith, Caroline’s Real Bread, Cothi Valley Cheese, Welsh Whisky Company to name but a few.
The Cardiff based Cotwold Outdoor Company makes its second appearance at the Fayre, bringing over 50 tents of all shapes and sizes. Cotswold will be demonstrating how to assemble a first class tent, as well as actively promoting camping within the Brecon Beacons.
Valleys Radio will also be at the Fayre on Saturday presenting their live show giving away loads of free goodie bags.
While adults browse through the endless selection of crafts, children will be entertained by a range of inspiring activities including willow sculpting, badge-making, face-painting, pottery turning, a bouncy castle, and guitar and folk dancing lessons.
Mrs Mary Taylor, Chairman of Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, is delighted with the growing success of the Summer Fayre . She said: “We hope to see more than 10,000 people coming to the Fayre over the long weekend. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about your National Park and the local organisations and businesses that support our work. What makes this year so special is that we have introduced new activities that will ensure there’s plenty of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.”
Andrew Powell, BBNPA Catering Manager and organiser of the event said, “The Summer Fayre is getting more and more popular every year and what could be better than celebrating a long weekend with a fantastic array of Welsh craft, produce and food. Summer is the ideal time to soak in the magnificent views at the Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre, enjoy lunch in the tearooms and visit our information centre to find out more about the National Park”.