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Festival, Thu 28 Nov - Sun 1 Dec 2019, £5-£13

Dairy Meadows,
Brecon Road,
Hay on Wye,
HR3 5PJ

Details

Hay Festival Winter Weekend is an annual mini-festival taking place just before Christmas in Hay-on-Wye. Events take place at venues around the town, and include a wide range of author events, music, comedy and performance, as well as workshops for kids and Christmas shopping.

The Winter Weekend, which has been running for nearly twenty years, is a smaller version of the main festival with events taking place in venues in the town. The 2018 Festival was our biggest and most high-profile yet.

The town’s atmospheric market square is a focus of festivities: On the Friday, the Hay Christmas lights are turned on, transforming the town into a winter wonderland brimming with festive cheer, accompanied by carol singing, readings and evening entertainment.

On the Saturday, Hay Food Festival celebrates all that’s good about winter cooking, with over 50 stalls showcasing the very best of local produce, from savoury to sweet.

On the Sunday, Hay Does Vintage transforms the square into a festive outdoor fleamarket with over 50 vintage and retro traders offering a diverse collection of items from clothes, textiles and jewellery, to furniture, collectables, and kitchenalia.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groups

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 28 Nov - Sun 1 Dec 2019

Prices

There is no general charge; you buy tickets only for the events you want to see. You can buy tickets online, or select the events you wish to attend and call the Box Office on 01497 822 629.

Tickets range from £5 to £13. Prices for children’s events are kept as low as possible, and there are normally no concessions. There are several free events.

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 23 May - Sun 2 Jun Hay Festival
Thu 28 Nov - Sun 1 Dec Hay Festival Winter Weekend

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Address

Dairy Meadows,
Brecon Road,
Hay on Wye,
HR3 5PJ

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Directions

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Map reference: SO 228422  Lat: 52.07276 Long: -3.12775

The Hay Festival takes place on a greenfield site, 5 minutes' walk from the centre of the town of Hay on Wye.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 20 miles from Hereford station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
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