World famous literary and arts festival, talks from some of the worlds most influential writers. For 11 days a year many thousands of people come from all over the UK, Europe, America and the rest of the world to join a carnival celebration of ideas and stories at the Hay Festival.
The programme of some six hundred events (including two free days for schools and a parallel programme for children and families, called HAYDAYS) takes place in the tented festival village. Writers, politicians, poets, scientists, comedians, philosophers and musicians come together on the greenfield site to talk, eat, think, drink and be merry.
The website for the event provides excellent information in the FAQ section on all you need to know - children's programme, dogs, food, acts etc. There is no charge for entrance to the festival site; you buy tickets only for the events you want to see. You can buy tickets online, or select the events you wish to attend and call the Box Office on 01497 822 629.