Local Special Events
Here are some special events that are happening around the Dovecote in 2020.
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Hay Festival 21st May - 31st May 2020
Thousands of people come from across the world to join the fun at the Hay Festival.
You will find their fantastic bookshop where you can buy festival books and meet your favourite authors and there is a diverse range of exhibitors and caterers to browse and enjoy.
You will find many other activities and workshops on the festival site and a full programme and all the booking information is available via their website at https://www.hayfestival.com/wales/home
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Monmouth Show 4th July 2020
The Monmouth Show is a great family day out. As well as fantastic shopping with hundreds of trade stands and craft marquees, you can enjoy a dog show, take a donkey ride and watch a sheep shearing competition.
In the main ring you will find exhibitions for cattle, sheep and horses, as well as show jumping, scurry racing and much more.
The show is also a great place to get face to face with all sorts of amazing animals, from heavy horses and Bassett hounds to more unusual creatures such as alpacas, reptiles and birds of prey.
You can find visitor inforamtion and purchase tickets from their website at https://monmouthshow.co.uk/
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Royal Welsh Show 20th - 23rd July 2020
The pinnacle event in the British agricultural calendar, the Royal Welsh Show, will be held on 20th to 23rd July 2020 at the showground in Llanelwedd.
Along with an exciting four-days of livestock competitions, with entries travelling from far and wide to compete, the show has something to interest everyone through its wide range of activities including forestry, horticulture, crafts, countryside sports, shopping, food and drink and a 12-hour programme each day of exciting entertainment, attractions and displays.
For directions and visitor information or to buy tickets, visit their website at https://rwas.wales/royal-welsh/
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Monmouth Music Festival (Free) 25th July - 2nd August 2020
Situated in the beautiful historic Welsh border town Monmouth Festival is a nine day FREE festival offering the unique atmosphere of yesteryear festivals in the here and now.
Music is the very essence of Monmouth Festival. They take great delight in showcasing an eclectic mix of iconic legends, local artists and up and coming young talent, dance, classical, country, folk, jazz, pop, rock’n roll, ska, world music and so much more. The aim is to enable everyone to enjoy a live music performance whether it is in the open air, in a church or pub; whether it is an old favourite, new or local talent, there is something to please everyone.
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Abergavenny Food Festival 19th - 20th September 2020
Through their outstanding programme of activities, including product tastings, kids’ activities, masterclasses, hands-on cookery lessons and topical debates, they provide the inside track on food issues, offer new ideas about the future of our food and showcase rising stars emerging from the industry.
Over the years, the festival has attracted top food heavyweights such as: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Jamie Oliver, Monica Galetti, Jane Baxter, Jose Pizarro and Valentine Warner, to name but a few.
This is a great day out for foodies and families.
For information about what's on and tickets, visit their website at https://www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com/
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