Summer Fayre 2014 promises to be the highlight this Bank Holiday weekend
If you’re a fan of food, music, or the arts the National Park Visitor Centre is the only place to be this August Bank Holiday weekend (23rd to 25th) with the Brecon Beacons Summer Fayre.
Held annually at Brecon Beacons National Park Authority’s National Park Visitor Centre, near Libanus, the fun-filled Bank Holiday weekend bonanza will welcome thousands of visitors once again. Come rain or shine a fantastic array of local food, arts and crafts will be on offer. You can join in the fun with a “Gladiators” style bouncy castle or try out different tents at the Cotswold Tent Show.
The Summer Fayre is one of the highlights of the National Park event calendar, and gives local food producers the perfect opportunity and setting to promote Welsh produce – there’s plenty to tickle your fancy. The event is free to get in with a £2/car parking charge which lets you park for a whole day.
The selection of local produce on offer at this year’s Summer Fayre will include organic meats, salad dressings, fresh fruit and vegetables, jams, chutneys, smoked foods, honey, bread, ciders, beers and wines, cheeses, biscuits cakes, chocolates, ice creams and much, much more.
Other festivities on offer to entertain visitors over the three-day event include Brecon Town band on Saturday and a live Welsh folk band on Sunday. Throughout the weekend falconry demonstrations and wood turning will be on offer.
Visitors to the Summer Fayre can also admire the new wildlife garden and children’s play area both of which opened earlier this year.
Catering Manager for the National Park Visitor Centre Tearooms Andrew Powell, and his staff, will be welcoming over 10,00 visitors over the three day event, all keen to browse and buy from more than 50 trade stands offering the very best Welsh food, arts, and crafts.
Andrew said: “Once again we’re delighted to be hosting the Sumer Fayre, and we look forward to welcoming Fayre-goers from near and far to this popular event.
“With so much top quality Welsh food, arts and crafts, activities and live entertainment on offer, I can’t think of a better place to be this Bank Holiday weekend.”
Cllr Geraint Hopkins, Chair of the National Park Authority added: “Our Visitors love the Summer Fayre, which offers a fantastic opportunity for local exhibitors to display their wares and show everyone just how special food and the arts are here in the Brecon Beacons.
Picture – ©Brecon Beacons National Park Authority – caption – Crowds enjoying a previous Summer Fayre