It’s 1st September already – the nights are beginning to draw in now but the weather is still fab and the sea is wonderfully warm. September is set to be a spectacular month and there are all sorts of things on around the county. It’s a great time of year to be here in Pembrokeshire because…
This coming weekend, 4th and 5th September, St. Davids is hosting its Really Wild Food Countryside Festival – a great way to learn more about the countryside, to enyoy it, cook it and eat it. The festival is packed full of delicious local produce, cookery demonstrations, rural traditions, music, story telling and entertainment.
On Sunday 4th September the annual county classic car run is on, with a route that covers most of Pembrokeshire – great to take part in or just park up with a picnic and wave at the participants as they fly, or chug, by.
To add some late summer colour there are a host of new art exhibitions opening all over Pembrokeshire in the coming weeks, including Picton Castle near Haverfordwest, The Torch Theatre in Milford Haven, St. Davids and the West Wales Arts Centre in Fishguard.
Tenby Arts Festival is on from 18th to 25th September – a great week to visit the town as it’s less crowded then in the height of summer and it’s a perfect opportunity to take in the wonderful artistic talent the town is home to.
And for all good sports out there, 24th to 26th September is of course The Longcourse Weekend in Tenby. Whether you take part in the entire triathlon or just attempt the marathon, it’s the taking part that counts.
September is also a great month for music lovers – St. Davids Cathedral is the venue for the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Welsh coprano Catrin Aur Davies on 4th September but if that’s not quite your thing then there is Youthfest on 11th September at Withybush showground – a music festival organised by and for young people.
September is also pupping season – our local Grey Seal colonies are busy with their pups and my favourite thing about this time of year is creeping around the coastal path spotting Grey Seal pups in the hidden coves below. Everyone here in the office is looking forward to enjoying the good weather and quiet beaches over the coming weeks – and of course the dog bans on may of our beaches have now ended.
So make the most of it – it should be a September to remember!