As summer draws to a close, the kids return to school and we bid farewell to long days at the beach, BBQs and ice cream, the summer blues start to kick in.
September has officially begun – but this is definitely not a reason to be sad. We often have our best weather, we can enjoy the beautiful scenic colours, crisp autumn nights, cosy nights by the fire, halloween, bonfire night and a whole bunch of exciting events!
Narberth Food Festival 23rd & 24th September
Previously winning a Gold Award for Best Event in Pembrokeshire – Narberth Food Festival will return once again for a weekend full of delicious food and fun!
Friday 22nd will be an educational day for local school children around the area to go and and see demonstrations and even have a go themselves and different food based activities. Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th will be open to the public and the weekend will include an array of talks, stalls, demonstrations, live entertainment and a licensed bar with a variety of beverages to try. Saturday will be open from 10am-6pm and tickets will be £4.00, Sunday will be open 10-4 and be £3 with under 18s being able to enter for free.
Alternatively for a full weekend ticket you can pay £5 per person – for more information please see their Facebook page.
Tenbys Art Festival 23rd – 30th September
This festival has a perfect balance of music, drama and art and has something to offer everybody. This year will include Tenby’s own Male Choir as well as many classical acts and jazz music to enjoy.
The Festival will begin with some delicious coffee and cakes at Church House at 10am until 12am on Saturday, which will then be followed by the grand opening outsde St Marys church at 10.30am – 11am. The Samba Band will then begin parading up north harbour at 11.30 to kick start the festival in Tenby.
Other activities over the weekend will include Sand Drawing with Artist Mark Treanor, The Trinity College Singers and Cantemus – a choir made up of very talented singers from all over Pembrokeshire. The event will also consist of a number of talks on a variety of subjects.
For more information and for ticket prices and purchases please see the attached link.
Tenby Blues Festival 10th – 12th Novemeber
Tenby Blues Festival will be returning on Friday 10th until Sunday 12th November for a weekend full of exciting acts playing all over different venues in Tenby. The festival will include previous talented acts as well as many upcoming newcomers such as Junior Hacksaw Crawlback, The Bayrum Hounds, Old Strafford and Taffy was a Thief.
Kicking off on Friday night will be The Aynsley Lister band followed by Thomas Ford, The Giles and Robson Band who will all be playing at The Devalence.
On Saturday the 11th of November Adam Sweet, Bella Collins, Gareth Evans and Veronica and Ma will also be performing at the Devalence for a second night full of exciting and talented musical performances.
What is great about this event is that it also welcomes newcomers and the free blues trail means that acts will be playing across many of the bars, clubs and restaurants the entire weekend. Ticket prices start from £5 – £55 ( which will include all the de Valence and church house events!) for more information on tickets, times and venues please visit their website.
West Wales Wool Show Saturday October 14th
The West Wales Wool Show in Narberth is a celebration of all things woolly – from beautifully hand crafted items, clothing and footwear to knitting wool, fleece and all the equipment needed to make at home. Demonstrations run throughout the day with stall holders sharing their skills and knowledge with visitors plus wool skill workshops such as felting. The main aim of the show is to support local wool producers and small craft businesses. Wool as a renewable resource is still undervalued and the show aims to bring this wonderful natural resource back into focus. The show is run by the Pembrokeshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers with support from PLANED.
Entry is completely free – Please see their facebook page for updates and more information.
Gwili Railways High Tea with Prosecco 17th Septemeber & 15th October
Gwili Railway be will choosing a few dates in 2017 to host their High Tea and Prosecco days – the event will consist of a full table service, with a selection of sandwiches, a slice of bara brith with welsh salted butter, cake or dainty, 2 scones with preserves and clotted cream and freshly brewed welsh tea or fresh coffee. The trip will take approximately an hour and half, tickets are £25 per adult and £15 per child.
For more information on times and tickets please visit the Gwili Railway Website.
Our Concierge Service here at Coastal Cottages allows our guests to enjoy Afternoon Tea Hampers and Prosecco in the comfort of your own cottage, We have a wide selection of hampers that can all be delivered right to your front door prior to your arrival. So whether you are celebrating an anniversary, birthday or just fancy treating yourself (as we all need to once in a while!) feel free to contact our Concierge Team to book today.