Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival
Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival is a nine day long festival, held at the end of every August in Llandrindod Wells in central Wales, which celebrates the many different and interesting joys of the Victorian era. Locally known as 'Victorian Week' this festival gives locals and visitors alike the perfect excuse to dress up in fancy Victorian outfits and other antique costumes, and most of the towns shops and businesses will dress their windows to suit the occasion and spread the spirit of the event.
The typical festival offerings include dazzling street performers and street theatre, exciting historical re-enactments, a craft fair, antique exhibitions, a fairground and so on and so forth. Be sure to catch the marvellous Victorian Costume Parades and 'best dressed' competitions (as well as the various other competitions, that are free for anyone to compete in). At 4pm on the last Sunday of the festival, watch the ladies run riot on Middleton Street, in remembrance of the Suffragettes. Or if you prefer a more relaxing approach, relax in Temple Gardens, near the bandstand, and enjoy the many live bandstand concerts.
And for those of you who like to carry on into the night - Evening entertainment includes Murder Mysteries, the towns Silver Band, a Male Voice Choir and of the Grand Ball. Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival attracts nearly 50,000 visitors a year.