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Our Suggestions for September

Kington Show

8th September 2018

Kington Show offers a traditional show with horses, cattle, sheep and Poultry classes culminating with a grand parade of livestock.  There will be nearly 200 trade stands at the event, with many local producers, arts and crafts, food, tools, toys, clothes, tractors to name just a few!

www.kingtonshow.co.uk

h.art (Herefordshire Art)

8th – 16th September

Established some 15 years ago, h.Art is a prestigious annual event across Herefordshire, with a huge variety of art on show with at a huge variety of media , hundreds of individual artists in venues across the whole county. With the vast majority offering free admission to visitors, h.Art promises a fun day out in one of England’s most beautiful counties as well as the chance to go on the famous h.Art Trail.

www.h-art.org.uk

Malvern Autumn Show

29th & 30th  September

Malvern Autumn Show returns for a weekend of home-grown family fun.  You can browse top exhibits in the RHS Flower Show and purchase quality plants from these award-winning nurseries.

The UK National Giant Vegetable Championship promises to return bigger and better than ever before with a broad variety of oversized vegetables. Nostalgia and retro fans can discover hidden gems in the Vintage Village with an array of eclectic finds.

Malvern Autumn Show is a show for all the family and throws open its gates to welcome toddlers to teenagers and big kids too.

www.malvernautumn.co.uk

 

 

A Delight

A delight.  Many thanks for your warm hospitality.

Egham Hill

Still lovely after a  3 year gap. Thank you

Cranleigh, Surrey

Perfect!

Cumbria

Have had a wondeful time, thanks a lot

Barry Downs, Scotland

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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