Best Things To Do In Wales In October

There is a lot to do in Wales when the leaves start to change, the air gets cooler and there is a spooky vibe wherever you go. Make sure you bring your wellies, raincoats, and an umbrella when you’re out and about because October is Wales’ wettest month. But for all the drizzle (or, mizzle as Ralph used to call it) it is a wondrous time to be in Wales. Here are the best things to do in Wales in October.

Aberystwyth Comedy Festival | Aberystwyth | 30th of September- 2nd of October 2022

Three days of 100 multi-venue, cutting-edge comedy shows that take place around Aberystwyth.

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Wizz Air Cardiff Half Marathon | Cardiff | 2nd of October 2022

One of Europe’s largest half marathons and is Wales’ largest mass participation and multi-charity fundraising event. Now attracts a mass race field of over 27K registered users.

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Neath Food and Drink Festival | Neath | 7th-8th of October 2022

A celebration of the variety and quality of Welsh produce and the award-winning suppliers. Takes place in the town’s Victorian Market.

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World Supercross British Grand Prix | Cardiff | 8th of October 2022

The first-ever World Supercross British Grand Prix. Dirt Bike Racing in a stadium environment. Principality Stadium will be transformed into the ultimate dirt bike battlefield. 10 teams and 40 of the best riders from across the globe.

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Iris Prize | Cardiff | 11th-16th of October 2022

Cardiff’s international LGBT+ has become a leading voice in championing gay and lesbian short films. The capital welcomes the best talent for a week of the finest films.

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Alchemy and Artistry -Tintern Abbey Fire Garden | Wye Valley | 21st-22nd of October 2022

Two magical evenings on the grounds of Tintern Abbey illuminated with a thousand flickering candles and sculptures by fire specialists Pa-Boom. With atmospheric music and delicious and warming autumnal treats.

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Cambrian Mountains Food, Drink and Craft Fair | Bwlch Nant Yr Arian, Ponterwyd | 22nd of October 2022

Discover award-winning produce and products from the Cambrian Mountains. Top producers will be sharing their passion for the region.

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Swn Festival | Cardiff | 21st-23rd of October 2022

This award-winning, independent, multi-venue music festival is focused on new music, emerging artists, and homegrown acts.

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Brecon Baroque Festival | Brecon | 21st-24th of October 2022

A long weekend of grand performances, intimate workshops, youth sessions, and talks in the charming market town of Brecon.

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Welsh Museums Festival | Across Wales | 22nd of October-6th of November 2022

Offers two weeks of a mix of fantastic live events and activities all across Wales for all ages….and many of them are free.

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Llais Festival | Cardiff | 26th-30th of October 2022

A five-day international arts festival featuring incredible live music thought-provoking performances, talks, immersive experiences, and free and ticketed fun celebrating the human voice.

For great spooky things to do on Halloween check out Best Spooky Things To Do In Wales For Halloween and Halloween in Wales.

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