A list of local events for 2018:
■ 3 Peaks Walk, March 24 (passes Little Hare Barns)
■ Kington Walking Festival 20 22 April 2018
■ Abergavenny Steam Rally 27 & 28 May
■ Hay Literary Festival 24 May to 3 June 2018
■ Spring Festival 19 & 20 May Builth Wells Show ground
■ Open Studios Crickhowell Art Trail 27 & 28 May 2018
■ Abergavenny Cycling Festival 23 & 24 June 2018
■ RWAS 23, 24, 25, 26 July, show casing the best of Welsh Agriculture and Food
■ Llanthony show, Court Farm 4 August
■ Brecon Show 4 August
■ Green Man Festival, Glanusk 16, 17, 18, 19 August
■ Usk Show 8 September 2018
■ Kington walking Festival September 20 to 23 September
■ Abergavenny Food festival 15 & 16 September, tickets available online
■ Abergavenny Christmas Fair 9 December
Abergavenny Food Festival
Abergavenny organises an excellent annual food festival which in recent years has been attended by over 30,000 people. The dates for 2017 will be 16 and 17 September.
As the organisers say, they aim:
"To bring people who love food to Abergavenny.
"To showcase all that is fabulous about Welsh, British and World food and drink.
"To give visitors the chance to try new foods, chat to passionate producers, get new food inspiration and meet the chefs pushing the boundaries of food.
"To host the biggest names in the business: Raymond Blanc, Rick Stein Hugh Fearnley-Whitigstall and Monica Galetti to name just a few. In fact over the last 18 years you’d be hard pushed to find a top chef who hasn’t been.
"To put Abergavenny on the food map because we think Abergavenny is the most wonderful place and want to create something as unique and magnificent as our beautiful town."
For more details see the Abergavenny Food Festival website.
Green Man Festival
By the river Usk in a truly beautiful location only a couple of miles outside Crickhowell, Glanusk holds a very good annual music festival called the Green Man - a festival that is much loved by locals
It is a music festival that aims to be family friendly and will take place from 17 to 20 August 2017.
As it says on the Green Man website: "In the breathtaking beauty of the Brecon Beacons, where mystical ley lines converge amid ancient welsh oak trees, something magical is stirring... "
Crickhowell Walking Festival
Crickhowell is organising a walking festival between 25 February and 5 March 2017. These are guided walks led by experienced guides who promise to "bring to life the landscape through which you are walking".
See the Walking Festival website for details of the walks that are assigned to four grades going from easy half-day walks to harder multi-peak walks of up to 20 miles. Tickets for the walks can also be purchased online.