Events From Last Years 2018 Dragon festival
The 2019 events will appear here soon...

Rhayader's Fabulous Dragon Festival is Back This October Half Term With A Halloween Sprinkle Of Magic!Rgayader Dragon Festival Logo

All Week

Paint a Pebble. Oriel Fach West Street. Drop in.  £2.00


Quillies arts and craft shop. Drop in, help to make a beautiful dragon rug and learn rag rugging techniques. East St, (by the clock.) Free.


Best dressed window competition. Nominate yourself through the CARAD Facebook page! Winner announced @ 5pm on Thursday.  Judging will take place in secret - and the dragons are watching so be ready!

Early Christmas shopping and fantastic themed food and drink  in our welcoming venues around town.


Saturday 27th Oct


Dragon Day @ CARAD Rhayader Museum and Gallery : 11am – 4.00pm. East Street LD6 5ER Museum open all day, free entry

Dragon Day

  • Dragon Keeper’s maze: Journey to the dragon keeper through the labyrinth if you dare and receive a gift!
  • Children's Activities Face painting, crafts
  • Make a Dragon’s scale for our new Dragon
  • Exhibition
  • Museum open all day, Free entry
  • Refreshments
  • Mystic Marge will appear at odd times…


YFC  Dragon  Race Night is back and will be at the Lion Royal Hotel! : 7.30pm May the odds (and the dragons) be in your favour!


Elan Valley Visitor Centre: Craft Fair and children’s activities: 10am – 4pmBeautiful handmade gifts, arts and crafts.

Sunday 28th October

CARAD Theatre Space  East Street LD6 5ER

Taking Flight Theatre Company

Craft Activity: 12.00 – 1.30 Free. Refreshments available

‘You’ve got Dragons’: 1.30pm A family show with this wonderful theatre company. ‘A delightful tale of one child’s journey to come to terms with their inner dragons. With live, original music, this highly visual, sensitive production is a humorous and touching exploration of the dragons we all face. Show is 50 minutes duration. 3 -11+yrs

£8.00 adult. £5.00 older adult. £3.50 child. £20 family.

Booking required  via CARAD. CARAD Facebook page / events for details


‘Taming Dragons’ Workshop :  – 3.10pm  aimed at children and families to provide simple techniques to build resilience to combat anxiety and support wellbeing. Booking required via CARAD. Free


Elan Valley Visitor Centre, craft fair and children’s activities 10am – 4pm

Monday 29th October

Draco the Dragon! A Dark Skies event in conjunction with the Elan Valley Trust. Elan Valley Visitor Centre
AstroCymru: Space Workshops
10am-4pm. Join Emma Wride to learn about space through a variety of fun workshops: learn about what it is like to be an astronaut, discover whether there is life on Mars, look at
meteorites and much more!


Planetarium Shows: The Constellations
11am, 12noon, 2pm and 3pm. Ever wanted to make sense of the wonderful array of stars in our sky? Let Martin Nelmes and his team help you join the dots and learn about the origins of the well-known constellations. For more info / to book:

Tuesday 30th October

Dragon Keeper’s Labyrinth. Rhayader Museum:

10am – 4.00pm Entry fees apply. (Children Free)Museum, East Street LD6 5ER Refreshments


Local history day CARAD Theatre 11am – 4.00pm. Come and find out about local history in Rhayader and the Elan Valley and share your stories and memories. An Elan Links event Free


‘Farms Under the Water’ CARAD Theatre: 7.00pm-8.30pm Talk by Lloyd Lewis, local historian.  An Elan Links event. Free

Turn up or to book 01597 811527

Wednesday 31st October

Dragon Keeper’s Labyrinth. Rhayader Museum: 10am – 4.00pm.  Entry fees apply (children free) East Street LD6 5ER Refreshments

Storytelling at the Library : 2.30pm – 3.00pm West Street. Free

Fire Station Halloween pit stop : From 7.00pm  East Street, LD6 5EA. Visit as part of your Halloween route for some surprises! Details on Facebook

Henge. An Intergalactic Halloween Spectacular @ The Lost Arc : From 7.30pm Bridge Street, LD6 5AG. Live music, fancy dress, bar. £8.00

Thursday 1st November

Family and Kids trip on Archie the minibus to King Arthur’s Labyrinth and Corris craft shops, Free Transport. Leaving Rhayader at 9am. Children under 16 to be supervised by an adult. To Book: Ali at the Arches, 01597 810921