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Street Food and Craft Night Market at Abergavenny Market

Times:
9th April - 29th October 2020

Indulge in some great street food, browse the unusual craft and gift stalls whilst enjoying a tipple and listening to the live entertainment. All to be found at Abergavenny Market. Bring the family and meet up with friends. A lovely way to spend a quiet spring or summer evening.
Thu 9 Apr 2020 17:00 to 21:00
Thu 7 May 2020 17:00 to 21:00
Thu 25 Jun 2020 17:00 to 21:00
Thu 27 Aug 2020 17:00 to 21:00
Thu 29 Oct 2020 17:00 to 21:00
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Forest of Dean Autumn Half Marathon

Times:
27th September 2020

This race follows a forest trails course with no road crossings. It has some interesting hill challenges and offers a chance to experience the Forest with its late-summer leaf canopy. This annual event is organised by The Rotary Club of the Royal Forest of Dean and supported by the Forestry Commission. Proceeds are used to support charities, both locally and nationally.
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Forest Showcase Food Festival

Times:
4th October 2020

The Forest Showcase Food & Drink Festival is back at the Speech House Hotel. They showcase creative producers from The Forest of Dean and surrounding areas alongside invited traders who have something that ‘little bit different’ to bring to the Festival. From cheese mongers, bakers, brewers and baristas to chocolatiers, butchers, winemakers and those that create delicious ice cream, you will find them all. Over 100 top local and artisan producers, stunning hot food, real ale, gin and wine, interesting talks, parent & child cookery lessons and lots of children’s activities, top chef demos, excellent live music, arts & crafts, all together it makes a lovely foodie family day out.
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Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Evening - Dean Valley Railway

Times:
10th October 2020

When the world's greatest detective receives an invitation to a murder he realises that the criminal may be someone closer than he ever imagined. In fact it could just be Sherlock himself! Can you untangle the villain's riddle and solve this crime before the killer escapes justice forever? Question the suspects, examine the evidence and uncover the truth as the game is definitely afoot!
Your evening starts at Norchard Station at 18:00, where you will be introduced to your suspects, before travelling in style on board a steam train, with a two-course meal served on board while you crack the case! The evening will conclude at approximately 21:00. Pre-booking is essential.
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The Royal Forest of Steam Gala

Times:
16th - 18th October 2020

Guest engines and the home steam fleet join the Dean Forest Railway to round off their 50th anniversary celebrations!
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FearFest-Evil 2020

Times:
23rd - 31st October 2020

FearFest-Evil is an immersive experience, taking you on a terrifying journey through anxiety-inducing, adrenaline-filled indoor and outdoor environments. Set around an abandoned railway line, disused quarry & forgotten woodland at Chepstow’s National Diving & Activity Centre, FearFest-Evil is the ultimate Halloween Scare Experience for only the bravest of horror fans. FearFest-Evil runs across selected nights in October 2020, from Friday the 23rd and including Halloween. FearFest-Evil Condemned is strictly for people aged 16 years and over. This is a terrifying event and may not be suitable for those of a nervous disposition. You have been warned!
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Marshy Monday, Fungal Foray

Times:
26th October 2020

A fun afternoon for all the family at Magor Marsh. You will be finding out what part mushrooms and fungi play in nature on the Gwent Levels and how they have been traditionally used in the past. There will be pond dipping, bird watching and making autumnal crafts in the Centre. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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