Organisers of a day-long festival in Llanfyllin have announced that this year’s event will be postponed until later in the summer.

Expected to make its return to Llanfyllin this April, organisers of the annual Cae Bodfach Mini Festival confirmed that the annual event has been postponed until August 31.

Llanfyllin-based climate organisation Building Resilience Against the Climate Emergency (BRACE), who organise the festival, revealed that as a result of the waterlogged state of Cae Bodfach field, where the festival is held, they have made the decision to move the festival to a later date when the area will be dryer.

BRACE chairman Alison Alexander said: “Unfortunately, due to the waterlogged state of the field at Cae Bodfach we have had to postpone the Cae Bodfach Mini Festival to August 31. We'll announce more details about what festivities people can look forward to closer to the time.”

The festival is designed to be a day-long celebration of local environmental organisations to raise awareness of climate related issues. The festival has also included live music, fresh food, workshops and demonstrations in past years.


The festival began in 2022 as a one off event, but proved to be successful enough that BRACE resolved to make it an annual event for the town.

Describing last year’s event, Ms Alexander said: “So many people enjoyed the 2022 festival that we decided to make it an annual event.

“It’s such a great opportunity to celebrate all the amazing work local nature organisations are doing and learn about the wonders of the world around us while listening to great music, making things and having fun.

“This year’s event was really lovely, with a great turnout for a wonderfully relaxed afternoon. It ended up being even busier than we expected.”

Since April 2023, the festival has also contended with the fact that its venue, Cae Bodfach field, is up for sale.

Llanfyllin Town Council’s are still crowdfunding to buy Cae Bodfach Field from former Mayor and current Clwyd South MP Simon Baynes, the former owner of Bodfach Hall, who has given the town council first refusal to buy the field that has been leased to the town for a peppercorn rent for the past 10 years.

The town council has been trying to find ways to raise the £80,000 Cae Bodfach was valued at, including seeking grants and setting up a crowdfunding appeal for £5,000 to help reach their goal.