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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.
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
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.
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
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.