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Our Suggestions for August

Hereford Country Fair

5th August 

Herefordshire Country Fair offers Three rings of non-stop all-day entertainment and country fair favourites: terrier racing, working gun dogs, inter hunt relay, scurry racing, laser clay shooting, fly fishing and a parade of foxhounds. With over a 100 trade stands, the shopping and craft marquee and the fabulous food hall, the fair offers a great shopping experience.

The Fair is now in its 40th year and promises a great family day out.

herefordshirecountryfair.co.uk

Down On The Farm Festival

10th – 12th August 

This is Gwatkin Cider’s seventh Down on the Farm Festival. The Festival started as a one day event in 2012 and then expanded to a three day festival in 2013. The owner of Gwatkin Cider, Denis Gwatkin has played in several bands since his teenage years with most of the practice sessions and performances being at the farm.

Our aim is to give local up and coming bands the opportunity to play live on stage alongside more established names on the live music circuit.

downonthefarmfestival.gwatkincider.co.uk

Hampton Court Castle Bee Celebration

18th & 19th August 

Hampton Court Castle Bee Celebration. In celebration of National Honey Bee Day, enjoy a weekend filled with everything bees!

There will be talks, stalls and food all in collaboration with local associations, beekeepers and producers.

Also look out for the bees as you wander around the gardens here at Hampton Court Castle!

The gardens, castle tours and Orangery Cafe will be open as usual. Normal admission prices apply.

hamptoncourtcastle.co.uk

 

Curlew’s at Sink Green Farm

We were very luck to have 3 pairs of Curlew’s nesting here this year, we know that 4 babies survived and managed to fly.

2 Curlews, seeing off the Sparrow Hawk when their young had just hatched.

2 Curlews, seeing off the Sparrow Hawk when their young had just hatched.

 

 

 

 

Curlew's flying over freshly baled medow.

Curlew’s flying over freshly baled medow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally managed to get a good close up of one of the Curlew's

Finally managed to get a good close up of one of the Curlew’s

 

 

Lovely Farmhouse B & B….

Hosts friendly and very helpful. Good facilities and very nice breakfast. Ideal combination of countryside accommodation while being only a few minutes drive from central Hereford.

5* Review on Google

Our Suggestions for July

Shobdon Food & Flying Festival

30th June & 1st July

Set in beautiful north Herefordshire surroundings at an historic WW2 airfield, the unique event combines the best local gastronomy, a host of aviation attractions, arts and crafts, demonstrations, live music and lots more. It means a visit, the whole family can enjoy.  For Fliers: Browse the incredible collection of static aircraft and helicopters and watch dozens of interesting arrivals from around the country throughout the weekend.  For Foodies: Sample and buy from over seventy of the very best food and drink producers from Herefordshire and the surrounding counties.

www.shobdonfoodandflyingfestival.co.uk

Monmouth Show

Saturday 7th  July

Each year over 20,000 visitors enjoy a taste of farming and the countryside at the stunning showground on the banks of the River Wye in Monmouth.
An outstanding Grand Parade of British livestock and horses is the highlight of a day packed with the thrills and spills of main ring entertainment, food, farming and a wide range of rural interests. Whether a regular, or a first time visitor, you’ll be sure of a warm welcome.

www.monmouthshow.co.uk

The Royal Welsh Show

23rd – 26th  July 

Along with an exciting four-days of livestock competitions, with entries travelling from far and wide to compete, the show has something to interest everyone through its wide range of activities including forestry, horticulture, crafts, countryside sports, shopping, food and drink and a 12-hour programme each day of exciting entertainment, attractions and displays.

www.rwas.co.uk/royal-welsh-show

Three Choirs Festival

28th July to 4th August

Highlights include artists such as The Philharmonia Orchestra, Artisitc Director Geraint Bowen, Soloists Clare Hammond, Ruby Hughes and Mahan Esfahani.

3choirs.org

 

Our Suggestions For June

Hay Festival

24th May to 3rd June

Hay Festival is the literary highlight of the UK’s cultural calendar, bringing together the greatest writers, thinkers and performers of the moment in a vibrant exchange of ideas and celebration of creative work for all ages.

Hay Festival celebrates great writing from poets and scientists, lyricists and comedians, novelists and environmentalists, and the power of great ideas to transform our way of thinking.

www.hayfestival.com

Hereford Food Festival

9th & 10th June

Showcasting the finest food and drink purveyors from Hereford and beyond -
The Hereford Food Festival is back for its second year and is set to be another fabulous weekend for all the family with Food, Fun, Music and More.

www.theherefordfoodfestival.co.uk

Royal Three Counties Show

15th – 17th June

The Heart of England’s premiere celebration of the countryside and rural life – it’s a great summer’s day out.  Lots of activities for all the family ensure that there is never a dull moment.  The finest showcase of farming, equine, food and the great outdoors comes together at Three Counties Showground, Malvern – Make sure you’re part of it.

www.threecounties.co.uk

Hereford Walking Festival

16 – 24th June 

Set the time aside to enjoy nine days of glorious summer walking.  Explore some of Herefordshire’s history and heritage …..

www.walkingfestival.com 

Shobdon Food & Flying Festival

30th June & 1st July

Set in beautiful north Herefordshire surroundings at an historic WW2 airfield, the unique event combines the best local gastronomy, a host of aviation attractions, arts and crafts, demonstrations, live music and lots more. It means a visit, the whole family can enjoy.  For Fliers: Browse the incredible collection of static aircraft and helicopters and watch dozens of interesting arrivals from around the country throughout the weekend.  For Foodies: Sample and buy from over seventy of the very best food and drink producers from Herefordshire and the surrounding counties.

www.shobdonfoodandflyingfestival.co.uk

A Lovely Place

A lovely place – Sue was so accommodating, thanks for the memories :)

South London

Thank you so much, a lovely stay and very warm hospitality.

Hertford, Herts

Super Sue, Perfect.

Trowbridge, Wiltshire

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Our Suggestions for May

River Carnival

4th & 5th May

The Carnival is a day of fun for everyone, celebrating the beauty and vitality of the River Wye and the life that it brings to the city of Hereford.

Hereford is the only city on the River Wye – the fifth-longest river in the UK, stretching some 215 kilometres (134 miles) from source to sea.

www.rivercarnival.org

 

Eastnor Chilli Festival

4th & 5th May

Now in its 7th year! All things Chilli to try and buy! Live music, bars, hot food, children’s cookery school, Chilli Eating Competition and cookery demonstrations. #EastnorChilliFest

 www.eastnorcastle.com

 

The Big Apple

6th & 7th May – Blossomtime Weekend

The annual Blossomtime celebration takes place over the May Day bank holiday weekend.

Marcle Ridge Country - Another good reason to come to the Big Apple is simply to enjoy this wonderful stretch of countryside. Woodlands, soft fruit fields, hopyards and grazing pastures mix with the orchards to create a lovely farming patchwork. The slopes of the Marcle Ridge offer splendid views across to the Malvern Hills to the east, while Woolhope in the west lies within the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

www.bigapple.org.uk

 

RHS Malvern Spring Festival

10th – 13th May

Set against the magnificent Malvern Hills, the spring festival is packed with flowers, food, crafts and family fun

www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/malvern-spring-festival

 

Hay Festival

24th May to 3rd June

Hay Festival is the literary highlight of the UK’s cultural calendar, bringing together the greatest writers, thinkers and performers of the moment in a vibrant exchange of ideas and celebration of creative work for all ages.

Hay Festival celebrates great writing from poets and scientists, lyricists and comedians, novelists and environmentalists, and the power of great ideas to transform our way of thinking.

www.hayfestival.com