The Talgarth Festival of the Black Mountains 2015 August Bank Holiday Saturday & Sunday
The recorded history of Talgarth reveals that since 1292, when Bishop of St David's granted the town Market and Fair Rights, there have been annual gatherings in the town. The current Festival follows this tradition celebrating the 19th anniversary of it's latest reincarnation in August 2015.
Talgarth Festival of the Black Mountains is a 'free' summer festival located all around the small market town of Talgarth in Mid Wales. Based on the Market Square, it caters for a variety people, ages and interests.
A true celebration of food, farming, music and the countryside. We remain one of the few Festivals who provide free entry, free parking (in the Main Car Park) at the end of the High Street and, on the whole, free entertainment. So please do take some time to browse our programme, it may just be worth your while.
The Festival of the Black Mountains can only be held each year through the hard work and dedication of the committee members and volunteers. Others help out during the actual weekend and a few days either side with the more physical side of the festival such as erecting marquees, transporting chairs, counting ducks(!), etc.
The committee are increasingly renowned for their friendliness among traders and you can be sure that we'll be there for any problem you encounter.
Meetings are held once a month throughout the year to organise this annual festival.
We are always looking for new people to join the group, whether as a committee member or simply to help on the day, selling programmes, transportation or sparing an hour or two to relieve others on the weekend.
Why not join the committee which meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm in Talgarth Town Hall Committee Room. A great way of socialising and making new friends as well as supporting the community. We welcome anyone from teens to senior citizens.
The Committee welcomes and considers all entertainers/performers/groups/traders/stallholders who approach us in regard to attending the festival, so please get in touch. We, too, welcome all feedback concerning the festival and suggestions for future years. We would be particularly interested if you have any interesting photos/information that we could use for the festival website/records/brochure.
We look forward to hearing from you.
While visiting us why not take a better look around the area? Around Talgarth are some of the most beautiful, yet undiscovered, places in the country. The area is steeped in agricultural tradition, Talgarth being described as a 'hill farmers town'. Despite its size, the town has important historical links with healthcare, once having two hospitals and being home to the Mid and West Wales College of Nursing and Midwifery, as well as being home the local NHS Health Board headquarters. It has been a centre of trade and commerce in livestock and agriculture since its early days and still has a working livestock market. The town was once famous for its large horse fairs and was a borough from the 1300s.
Talgarth and the Black Mountains lie in the north of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the atmospheric Black Mountains act as a backdrop to the town. We strongly recommend that you take a day or so to explore the area in its entirety. Discover Parc Wood or Pwll-yr-Wrach waterfalls and nature reserve. Take a look at the views from the top of Bronllys Castle, walk the Black Mountains or simply admire the spectacular views from the common land overlooking the town.
While in the town itself visit the local businesses, whose friendly staff will be able to offer you some of the finest local produce, watch the gentle river as it flows under the Medieval Tower Bridge or, season depending, gaze at the dazzling Christmas lights. The town offers a real chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of the modern day. And now open in the town centre is the historic mill www.talgarthmill.com , as seen on BBCs Village SOS.
For further information please contact Talgarth Tourist Information Centre or contact us via our Contact page. A small list of accommodation providers is available on this site.
Enjoy your holiday.
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