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THE kids might have gone back to school, but there's still plenty going on during the weekends - GoZone is here to prove that the summer isn't quite over yet!

The corn crop has been safely gathered in at Llancaiach Fawr Manor and on September 8 and 9 the 17th Century servants invite visitors to join their celebrations with music, dancing and harvest-time customs as the cook prepares a fine supper.

Candle making and salt dough craft for children are included in the admission fee to this award-winning museum where history comes to life. For more information please call 01443 412 248.

Many food festivals will take place during the next week or so. The Abergavenny food festival takes place on September 20-23.

Now in its third year, the highly-successful festival offers a wide programme of events. There'll be a continuous programme of cookery demonstrations in the Market Hall throughout the weekend.

True to tradition, the Abergavenny food festival boasts a fringe festival with some tempting additions.

Also, the Narberth Food festival takes place September 14-15 and there'll be food, fun, workshops and entertainment for everyone.

There are plenty of chances for you to get some fresh air. The 21st international 4-day walks will take place from September 11-14 at Llanwrtyd Wells.

Visitors from all over the world come to enjoy these way-marked walks, which vary in lengths from 10 to 25 miles.

Evening entertainment is provided free to all entrants, finishing with a Male Voice Choir.

Between September 7 and 17 it'll be your perfect chance to explore Anglesey during the walking festival - a celebration of walking, culture, flora and fauna.

The festival will include a variety of themed walks. A 50-mile long distance walk called 'The Two Lighthouses Walk' from Penmon to South Stack will take place over 3 days.

On Sunday the September 9 you can enjoy a pleasant Walk with the gardener and see the seasonal changes within the gardens at Plas Newydd.

The walks start at 2pm and admission is pounds 3. Plas Newydd, the traditional home of the marquess of Anglesey, is situated on the banks of the Menai Strait. This elegant 18th Century house, built by James Wyatt, commands magnificent views of the beautiful mountains of Snowdonia.

The Iron Man competition was conceived more than 20 years ago and has a huge worldwide appeal. The Half Iron Man UK triathlon event is to come to Llanberis on September 9.

Around 1,400 competitors will take part and around 4,000 supporters and spectators are expected. Iron Man events are held in 15 different countries with the final being staged in Hawaii each year. This is the first time the final is to be held in the UK.

Bryngarw Autumn Festival takes place today from 12 noon to 5pm and promises to be a great family day full of fun and attractions!

Find the Bridgend & District Horticultural Society Show, look at vintage agricultural machinery, craft stalls, blacksmith and beekeeper. Enjoy local foods, the RSPB Children's Roadshow or be mesmerised by the intricate wool spinning.

Children's fun is guaranteed with Uncle Sam, who'll have you in stitches!

For more information call 01656 725155 - and admission is free.

So don't let the weekends pass you by! For more information on things to do in Wales, log on the Wales Tourist Board website www. visitwales. com.


FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Join in the fun all over Wales
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Date:Sep 9, 2001
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