Category Archives: Events

Our suggestions for July

Monmouth Show

Saturday 1st 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

Shobdon Food & Flying Festival

1st & 2nd 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

The Royal Welsh Show

24th – 27th  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

Herefordshire Churches

Churches tell a story, many stories – of families, of political intrigue and social change, of architecture, and changes in belief. Herefordshire Churches Tourism Group is a network of some of the best churches and chapels in the county that have…

visitherefordshirechurches.co.uk

Hereford Guided Walks

 From 6th May until 31st October

Let the Hereford Guild of Guides take you around the historic city of Hereford GUIDED WALKS in the Historic city of Hereford

herefordguidedwalks.org.uk

 

 

 

Our Suggestions for June

Hay Festival

25th May – 4th June

Hay Festival is a gathering in the staggering beauty of the Brecon Beacons National Park. For 29 years the Hay Festival has brought together writers from around the world to debate and share stories at its festival in the staggering beauty of the Welsh Borders. Hay 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

Hellens Garden Festival

Legend has it that many moons ago the fairies and elves made their homes in the beautiful gardens at Hellens Manor… Come and join us at the children’s marquee and you can swap a gold coin for a fairy trail map, leading you and your little ones on an adventure, discovering the homes of the ‘little folk’ and a little bit of …..

10th & 11th June

 

www.thegardenfestival.co.uk

Royal Three Counties Show

Come with family and friends to Royal Three Counties Show – a great summer’s day out. Lots of activities for all the family ensure that there is never a dull moment. Try your hand at different sports and step back in time in the Medieval Village, or get up close with the friendly animals in the Fur, Feather and Farm area. In our theatre, show ambassador Adam Henson delivers fascinating talks and insights and over in the Main Arena nonstop entertainment culminates in the Grand Parade of Livestock.

16th – 18th June

www.threecounties.co.uk

Herefordshire Walking Festival

17th – 25th June

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

www.walkingfestival.com 

Our suggestions for May

Hergest Croft Gardens – flower fair

1st May

An auction and events in aid of The Midland Air Ambulance, Midlands Air Ambulance is the charity responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances serving the communities of six Midlands Counties;

www.hergest.co.uk


RHS Malvern Spring Festival

11th – 14th May

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

www.threecounties.co.uk

Hay Festival

25th May – 4th June

Hay Festival is a gathering in the staggering beauty of the Brecon Beacons National Park. For 29 years the Hay Festival has brought together writers from around the world to debate and share stories at its festival in the staggering beauty of the Welsh Borders. Hay 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

Drip drop drip little April showers – The Hop Pocket

We know it’s March, but already we’ve had a taste of April showers to come!

At the Hop Pocket they’re under cover, so whatever the weather, you can enjoy your visit!
Whether, it’s browsing the shops, lunching, enjoying a tea or coffee with one of their freshly baked cakes or sampling a tipple from the on-site wine merchants, you can take your leisure.
It doesn’t matter what’s happening outside, there’s always a sunny outlook and a warm welcome on the inside at The Hop Pocket
Free parking.  Under cover.  Family friendly restaurant
20 independent shops.  Wine merchants.  Museum.  On-site butchers.
WE WELCOME LARGE GROUPS AND COACHES.
BOOKING ESSENTIAL
01531 640323

Hop pocket

Our Suggestions for April

Bromyard Festival Of Speed

Sunday 2nd April

Bromyard  Festival of SpeedBromyard Speed Festival is a street motoring event held in the centre of Bromyard. It is a celebration of the rich motoring history in and around Bromyard.

Over 120 historic, vintage and public interest vehicles, will take part in a street parade through the town centre, from the Town Square on Broad Street, returning via Rowberry Street. Each class of 10 -12 vehicles will drive around the circuit for a period of 15 – 20 minutes with pace cars used to determine safe circuit speeds.    www.bromyardspeedfestival.co.uk

 

Easter Weekend

Friday 14th to Monday 17th April

Easter

 

A large selection of events happening around Herefordshire, including events at The Weir Garden, Eastnor Castle …….. We shall be posting more details nearer  Easter.

 

 

 

Hereford River Carnival

Friday 28th & Saturday 29th April

River CarnivalThe 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

 

The Big Apple – Blossom time Weekend

Sunday 30th April & Monday 1st May

Big AppleThe annual Blossom time celebration takes place over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend.

Another good reason to come to the Big Apple is simply to enjoy this wonderful stretch of countryside. Woodlands, soft fruit fields, hop-yards 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

 

Our Suggestions For March

 

Borderlines Film Festival – Hereford Courtyard

24th February to 12th March

This edition is really worth celebrating as it brings a staggering 33% of the programme as films on preview, giving audiences in Herefordshire, Shropshire and the Borders a chance to see great films before they go on general release.   www.borderlinesfilmfestival.co.uk

Ladies Race Day

11th March

Ladies Race Day

Join Hereford Racecourse for Ladies Day 2017, where you will find some incredible prizes for the Best Dressed Lady.

 www.hereford-racecourse.co.uk

The Weir Garden

All month

Weir Garden

It’s time to dust off the walking boots, pop on the woolly hats, scarves, gloves and enjoy an early spring walk at The Weir Garden.  Learn about the history of the walled garden. With the tea tent stocked with tea, coffee and soup as well as a slice of cake from Saturday 28 January they are open seven days a week.   www.nationaltrust.org.uk/the-weir-garden

 

 

Hay Festival Winter Weekend

25th to 27th November

Welcome to the Winter Weekend and the start of Advent in Hay. Whether going for the first time or the 17th time, please joinin and share stories, music and great company, and to conjure some warming and joyful festival spirit.

Laugh your Christmas socks off with Mark Watson stand-up, the Scummy Mummies talking about less than perfect parenting and Andy Hamilton on his Star Witness novel.

www.hayfestival.com

Hay Festival Winter Weekend