As well as all the great outdoor activities on your doorstep, Abergavenny is home to the Abergavenny Food Festival, the Festival of Cycling and many other events. You’ll find antiques fairs, vintage fairs, farmers’ markets, craft workshops, a twice-yearly fun fair and a town carnival in July. The town also has a thriving theatre, the Borough Theatre, the Baker Street Cinema and choral music in St Mary’s Church.
Vintage steam fair
In May Abergavenny’s Bailey Park is home to an annual steam engine rally which attracts people of all ages. Vintage steam-powered vehicles pack the park – as do the crowds. It’s a great family day out. You’ll discover colourful old traction engines, old military vehicles and even a steam organ (with dancing can-can girls).
This year the rally takes place on May 25-26, 2014.
Find out more: www.abergavennysteamrally.co.uk
Shire horse show
In July Abergavenny plays host to the marvellous Shire Horse Show. The South Wales Shire Horse Society show features magnificent horses competition in the regional heats for a place in the Shire Horse of the Year Show. It’s another firm favourite with families.
This year the Shire Horse Show will be on July 5, 2014.
Find out more: www.swshs.org.uk/show
Music in Bailey Park
Abergavenny is also home to an annual youth and family-friendly music festival called Breakin Out. Last year the festival took place in Bailey Park in September – this year’s date is to be announced.
Find out more: www.breakinoutfestival.com