THIS weekend is going to be a busy one, with exciting events taking place. It would be impossible to list them all, but here is a selection from across Gwent.

Wales' first coffee festival is on Saturday.

It will launch from the upstairs Gallery Space of Newport Market, from 10am until 6pm, and celebrate the rising popularity of the hot beverage.

There will be demonstrations by roasters, fun challenges, latte art competitions and more.

Tickets are £4 and can be purchased in advance or at the door.

You can read more about Newport Coffee Festival here.

A comic and gaming convention is being held at Newport Centre on Saturday and Sunday.

This free event will be open 11am until 6pm, with an enormous range of entertainment and activities for guests to enjoy.

Prizes are on offer for cosplay, with special guests and local talent making an appearance, and games a plenty.

There will be a range of retro, modern, table-top and trading card games, with demos taking place so guests can learn.

You can read more about Newport Comic and Gaming Con 2018 here.

Although there is no full Chepstow Festival this year, there are plenty of events taking place, including the Chepstow Show.

This show will start at 9.30am on Saturday, at Chepstow Racecourse, with plenty of attractions throughout the day.

These include the Rockwood dog display team, the Joseph Peace Fire Stunt Spectaular, Pony club mounted games, Curre & Llangibby Hunt Parade of Hounds, Grand Parade of Livestock and Woolaston basset hounds.

A display of vintage vehicles will also be at the show.

There is free parking, with cash payments only for tickets, which are £10 for adults, £4 for children aged 5-16, £8 for seniors. Under 5s go free.

Alternatively a family tickets grants access to two adults and up to three children, for £25.

There will also be medieval falconry at Chepstow Castle.

This will take place between 9.30am and 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, with visitors able to learn more about the birds and handle them.

Although it is a free event, admission charges will apply, costing £6.90 for adults, £4.10 for children and students, and £5.50 for seniors.

Alternatively their family ticket, which allows two adults and three children access, is £20.

A teddy picnic is being hosted at Blaenavon World Heritage Centre & Library.

Taking place from 2pm until 4pm on Sunday, it is a great opportunity for children to enjoy a picnic with their cuddly friends.

The picnic is free, although it's £1 to enter your bear for a competition, with a prize on offer for the best dressed teddy.

Entertainment, activities, face painting and fun games will be on offer, courtesy of Mad Mel.

To find out more contact 01495 742333

There are some T-rexcellent events for youngsters at Cwmcarn forest.

On Saturday there will be a dinosaur hunt - suitable for children aged 3+ - between 11am and 3pm.

Children will follow clues in their search for the missing Professor Anna Saurus, who headed into the valley searching for hidden T-rex eggs.

Booking is essential for this muddy event, which costs £3 per child.

The following day there will be a dinosaur egg making workshop from 10.30am, suitable for children aged 4+ at £4.50 each, with booking required.

To book places at either of these events call 01495 272001.