For ten days a year 85,000 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 five hundred events takes place in the tented festival village during the spring bank half term holiday. Writers, politicians, poets, scientists, comedians, philosophers and musicians come together on the greenfield site to talk, eat, think, drink and be merry.
The full programme is available in April, and tickets can be booked online through the festival website, by post or fax, or in person at the Box Office, 25 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye, tel: 01497 822629.
The festival also runs a Bedfinder service (open from February each year), to help visitors to the festival find good local accommodation for their stay.
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