What’s on in Pembrokeshire: October 2015

Published: Thursday 1st Oct 2015

Written by: Anita Lee

The leaves are changing, the nights are getting colder – and by the end of the month, the spooks and ghosts will come out in western Wales.

October, especially during the school half-term, is a perfect time to make your way to our amazing holiday cottages in Saundersfoot, Tenby and Pembrokeshire. When you and your family arrive, here are some great events to enjoy: 

The West Wales Wool Show

On 10 October, the village of Narberth opens up for a celebration of all things woollen. The show will bring together a wide variety of hand-crafted items, finely made clothing and footwear, and more. You can purchase bulk collections of knitting wool, fleece and other equipment and materials.

There will be craft demonstrations and working with wool workshops, such as felting and crochet. Presented by the Pembrokeshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, organisers hope to increase support for sustainability within the industry. They want to increase understanding about this important natural resource.

The West Wales Wool Show is being held at The Queen’s Hall and Plas Hyfryd Hotel. 

Pembroke Michaelmas Fair

Pembrokeshire will celebrate the fair from 8-10 October. The event, as it has always been, will be led by the Mayor of Pembroke. This year, the 636th Mayor Cllr. Pauline Waters will lead a civic parade from the Town Hall, which starts at 6pm on the opening Thursday evening.

The procession will stroll along Main Street, with the Pembroke Silver Band helping the Rev. Paul Nash bless the opening of the Fair. Town Crier Rose Blackburn will also be on hand to read the annual proclamation of the oldest fair in the county. Following the parade, the Pembroke Michaelmas Fair will officially be open – with all the rides, games and food we have come to expect from the event. 

Halloween Spooktacular at Carew Castle

Famous for some ghostly residents that supposedly walk and haunt its halls, Carew Castle is hosting a series of Halloween events guaranteed to send shivers up and down your spine. The event is family friendly, and visitors to the castle get the chance to take part in spooky activities and games.

There will be tips on how to cast spells and the chance to make your own wand. There will even be a creepy Halloween costume parade.

Located in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, visit Carew Castle’s website for more details.

If you want to get into the true Halloween spirit, read more anout Haunted Pembrokeshire. If you dare! 

Image Credit: Nevalenx (flickr.com)

Anita Lee
Anita Lee


Office Manager

Powells Cottage Holidays - Cottage holidays est. 1965



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