What is happening this year?

Saturday 13th July 

We kick off Rhayader Carnival week 2019 with a couple of events to get you in the mood for a fantastic fun filled week. 

  • 10.00 - Teddy bear parachute jump - run by messy church at St Clements Church
  • 20:00 - A debut gig from a new local band "A.$.A.P" supported by special guests the "The Radnor Twurzels" to be held at The Lion Royal Hotel  
  • **Please note this is not a Rhayader Carnival event, but is an event raising money for some local charities that we completely support.**

Sunday 14th July 

Take part in a treasure hunt or step back in time with a vintage twist. 

  • 10:00 - Junior & Senior Treasure hunts - Starts and finishes at the Castle 
  • 10:30 - Rhayader & District Vintage show - At the Smithfield
  • 16:00 - Vintage Rally procession around town. 
  • 17:30 - Car Treasure Hunt - starts at the main Car park.  

Monday 15th July 

Tonight its all about the kids at the beginning and the adults at the end. 

  •  All week there will be an exhibition being held at St Clements put together by local organisations from 13.00 - 17.00
  • 15.30 Children' Sports and bike challenge - At Rhayader Primary School 
  • 20.00 The 'Grand' Quiz - at the Lion Royal

Tuesday 16th July

The title says it all for this event.

Gwastedyn hill race

  • 18:00 Registration opens - Rhayader leisure centre
  • 19:30  Junior race - from the Smithfield
  • 19:40 Senior race - from the Smithfield

Wednesday 17th July

Time to become a 'World' Champion (well a champion of Rhayader anyway)

  • 18:00 - Welly wanging - at the Smithfield 
  • 19:00 - Junior wheelbarrow race - starts at the Smithfield 
  • 19:30 - Senior Wheelbarrow race - Starts at the Smithfield 
  • 21:00 - Rock, paper, scissors comp - at the lamb 

Thursday 18th July 

All about the fire station, but not until we have had our lunch with the teddies. 

  • 12:30 - Teddy bears picnic - at the cricket/football pitch, Bryntirion. 

Its a Knockout @ The Fire Station.

  • 17:30 Registration opens for juniors 
  • 18:30 Registration opens for Adults 

**Start and end times for this event are dependant on number of teams. 

  • 18:00 Registration opens for the Hilly time trial - from Clive Powell cycles 
  • 19.30 - Prize Bingo - at the leisure centre. 

Friday 19th July

Its all on at the Arc

  • 18:00 Live music, bar, food and more at this family friendly event. 

Saturday 20th July 

The BIG day 

  • 12:30 Assembly of entrants at Smithfield 
  • 13:00 Judging 
  • 14:15 Grand Procession 
  • 15:15 Crowning Ceremony & prize giving at the Groe Cwmdauddwr 
  • 15:30 Enjoy all we have on offer at the Groe 
  • 13:00 - 17:00 exhibition at St Clements put together by local organisations 
  • 10:00 - 16:00 Family open day at st Brides Church - all past records available to browse. 


Sunday 21st July

To finish off the week

  • 10:30 Knockout cricket at the Groe
  • 15:00 Cytun - Rhayader & District songs of praise.