Over 40 Welsh food, drink, arts and crafts producers are selling their wares from 10.00am onwards, and there will be plenty of opportunity to buy some wonderful handcrafted Welsh Christmas presents for your friends and family. The stallholders, who are all local to the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park will be selling a range of locally made produce including fine cheeses, breads, chocolates, liqueurs, meats, hand made cards, wooden toys, textiles and jewellery.
Visitors will also be treated to a schedule of entertainment including music and carols from Aberhonddu Male Choir and local schools, West End Theatre Group pantomime acts, Santa’s Grotto, and face painting for the kids. The day will culminate with the switching on of the Brecon Christmas lights at 4.00pm outside St Mary’s Church.
Trading will be as normal in Brecon with many centre shops hoping to be inundated with the boost in population. But if all this excitement is too much for fayre goers, they can sit down and enjoy the proceedings from one of the many local cafes or coffee shops.
“Brecon Christmas Fayre has grown bigger and bigger each year”, said Lt Col Simon Plummer from the Brecon Infantry Battleschool and Chairman of the Brecon Christmas Fayre Committee, “So many people contribute to the success of the Christmas Fayre and my thanks goes out to the organisers including, Brecon Town Council, Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority, Brecon and Radnor Newspaper Group, Brecon Infantry Battleschool, Licenced Victuallers Association, Powys County Council and many other supporting local businesses.”
Mayor of Brecon, Cllr Mrs Rosemary Evans said: “We are delighted to welcome so many visitors and residents to Brecon’s 3rd annual Christmas Fayre. We know the day will be a special event for everyone who attends.”
Andrew Powell, Catering Manager for Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority said: “People come back year after year to the Brecon Christmas Fayre, leaving many locals overwhelmed by how far people have travelled to experience the delights of Brecon town centre.
“Christmas fairs and markets within the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park are always unique and this will certainly be a good closing highlight for the National Park’s 50th Anniversary. If you’re tired of commercialism taking over the holiday period and would like to get away for a real traditional Christmas that celebrates the art of crafts, local food and drink, Brecon is certainly going to be the place to visit.”
The Brecon Christmas Fayre is running from 10.00am to 5.00 pm on Saturday 24th November. Those wanting more information can telephone the Brecon Guildhall on 01874 622 884.