Our Suggestions For October

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Cider Weekend at Berrington Hall

7th October

The Cider Weekend at Berrington Hall showcases Berrington’s harvest of its vintage apple collection, which will be on display and available to buy and take home over the weekend.  Cider bars, apple grafting, pruning and identification and pressing demonstrations.  Take your weird and wonderful varieties for identification by the apple ID team…


Big Apple Weekend

14th & 15th Ocotober

Take part in a seasonal celebration of English apples and cider in the Herefordshire parishes of Marcle Ridge. Enjoy breakfast or lunch at the Scrumpy House. Leominster Morris Men will be there during the course of the day. Cider Mill tour and tastings also be available during the day….


Cider Making Festival

21st October

A day of apple themed activities ….


Eardisland Craft Fair

21st October

Eardisland Craft Fair is held both inside St Mary’s Church and in two marquees.  Crafts being exhibited include a comprehensive range of jewellery, scarves and handbags, scented candles, cards, metalworks, polished gemstones, woodcrafts, textiles and much, much more!  With over 40 stalls to browse this will be an event not to miss…

Waterworks Museum

29th October

This is one of the 20 days in 2017 when the Waterworks Museum will be open between 12-4pm with all the Museum’s engines operating in steam.

The Museum is also the home to a permanent exhibition about Hereford in WW2 and is generally a time capsule of social history for Herefordshire, the Marches and parts of Wales.

And the museum has one of the widest range of working steam, oil, gas and hot air engines engines in the UK, many of which can be seen doing what they were intend for – pumping water.

www. waterworksmuseum.org.uk



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Bromyard Folk Festival

8th – 10th September

Celebrationing this year, 50 years of the best folk festival/cultural event in the Welsh Border area, featuring over 170 hours of entertainment in just one weekend of traditional music, song and dance.


Ludlow Food Festival

8th – 10th September

Painting the perfect picture…
for lovers of quality food….


h.art (Herefordshire Art)

9th – 17th 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.


Abregavenny Food Festival

16th – 17th September

Over the lastseveral years, Abergavenny Food Festival has grown to become the largest, longest running food festival in Wales. The event enjoys an exceptional reputation as a place for chefs, food businesses, journalists, farmers and food producers to come together. We are known for being an inclusive and welcoming event, delivering a delicious opportunity for people from all walks of life to explore and learn about food.

Through our outstanding programme of activities, including product tastings, kids’ activities, masterclasses, hands-on cookery lessons and topical debates, we provide the inside track on food issues, offer new ideas about the future of our food and showcase rising stars emerging from the industry.


Malvern Autumn Show

Malvern Autumn Show, in partnership with Westons Cider Visitors Centre, returns for a weekend of home-grown family fun.

Headlining the Cookery Theatre is the charismatic Great British Menu host, Andi Oliver alongside everyone’s favourite laid-back Great British Baker, Selasi Gbormittah.

Topping the horticultural line-up is the RHS Flower Show plus we welcome BBC Gardeners’ World Carol Klein and Alys Fowler. Celebrity florist, Jonathan Moseley will be championing British Flowers and floristry with interactive workshops.

23rd & 24th September


Beer On The Wye

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7th to 9th July

Following the success of last year, Herefordshire’s biggest beer and cider festival is set to return to the banks of the River Wye at the city’s rowing club.

Over 120 different beers (of every conceivable style, hue and strength) from the length of breath of the nation will feature on the main Beer Bar – a leviathan of barrels stretching for over 120 feet.

Beer On The Wye

Beer On The Wye, Hereford

Cider on the Wye​
It may be called Beer on the Wye, but the festival’s Cider Bar boasts over 120 different ciders and perries – a hundred of them from Herefordshire producers alone.

Relax on the Wye​
With its wonderful laid-back atmosphere set in a riverside meadow in the historic heart of Hereford, Beer on the Wye has become a ‘must-do’ festival for many.

Dine on the Wye​
Again there will be an extensive choice of sensibly-priced hot and cold food to help proceedings along. Besides staples such as fish and chips, pizza and a griddle, there will be a hog roast, pies, pasties and falafels. Food is available at all times and includes a number of vegetarian options. There is a hot breakfast service provided on the Saturday and Sunday for those camping.w

Family Fun on the Wye​
Beer on the Wye is a family-friendly event. It’s always trouble-free and we they are happy to admit accompanied, well-behaved children up to 6pm. However, the best time for families is without doubt our popular Family Fun Day on the Sunday.




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Hereford Country Fair

Sunday 6th August

In August 2017, on The King George V playing fields, The Herefordshire Country Fair, in conjunction with the Word War 1 Commemoration Committee, will be holding the annual Country Fair.
This historic day will be a major civic event. Alongside all the core traditional features of the Fair there will be educational displays, both in marquees, on the showground itself and in the main ring; where the commitment, hard work and sacrifices made by the civilian population during the war years, and how this contributed to the eventual victory, will be reflected. 1917 was a pivotal time – true hardship had set in and the results of conscription, rationing and shortages called for extraordinary efforts to be made by the whole population.


Down On The Farm Festival – Gwatkin Cider

12th – 14th August

This is Gwatkin Cider’s sixth 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.

It therefore felt like a natural progression to get other bands to play on his farm as well, and that blossomed into the festival as we find it at present. His 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 ….


Open Gardents at Laskett Gardens

27th August – in aid of St Michales Hospice 

Easily accessed, just off the A49 at Much Birch, The Laskett Gardens are the creation of Sir Roy Strong, the former director of the V&A Museum and the National Portrait Gallery and his late wife, the acclaimed theatre and film designer, Julia Trevelyan Oman. The gardens offer a unique portrait of its makers with the story of their marriage and their extraordinary lives woven into its very fabric.

They began to take shape in 1974 when Sir Roy and Julia moved to Herefordshire and have continued to evolve ever since; now having the unique accolade of being the largest formal gardens to have been created in England since the Second World War.

Julia’s legacy remains and visitors will be invited to view Julia’s Walk; a wildflower meadow with a meandering path featuring spring flowers that she loved and an orchard of local heritage varieties of apples and pears…


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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.


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.


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.


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…


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





Our Suggestions for June

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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.


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



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


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 …..


Our suggestions for May

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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;


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


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.


Drip drop drip little April showers – The Hop Pocket

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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.
01531 640323

Hop pocket

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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



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


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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.


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



Hereford Arts Market

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Saturday 10th December

Browse, chat, make a purchase & discuss bespoke commissions, all in time for Christmas.  You’ll only find handmade, original contemporary & traditional crafts. Lisa Steed Davey, with her lovely bags etc. is just a sample of the beautiful items you’ll see.



Hereford Arts Market

Christmas on The Castle Green

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Sunday 27th November

Great collection of stalls showcasing all you need for those very special presents & stocking fillers.  Music & activities for children, choice of excellent street food plus the Friends’ Cafe serving warming mulled wine & very good cake


Christmas Fair on Castle Green

Hay Festival Winter Weekend

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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.


Hay Festival Winter Weekend

Christmas with Wynns of Dinmore

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Sunday 20th November 10am – 4pm

Visit the wonderful Wynnes of Dinmore for a truly unique Christmas Fayre. With 37 stalls to start your Christmas shopping, offering all sorts from soaps, hampers and decorations, to hand crafted jewellery and much more. Father Christmas will be there all day and don’t forget the wonderful array of miniature animals to wander round including micro pigs, pygmy goats and Alpacas.


Wynnes of Dinmore

Hereford Arts market

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Saturday 29th October

Hereford’s art and craft market in High Town, Hereford HR1 1AA from 9am to 4pm on Saturday 29th Ocotober. There are usually around 30 stalls selling unique, affordable, original arts and crafts from local makers.

Crafts for sale include pottery, sculpture, jewellery and textiles.

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Herefordshire Art Week

10th -18th September 2016


Open Studios – Exhibitions – Workshops

Your annual opportunity to meet over 150 artists; to chat about the creative process in an artist studio; seek out group exhibitions in fabulous locations from churches to industrial estates; discover the counties galleries.  Discover an incredible range of artwork, all whilst taking a magical tour around Herefordshire.


Monmouth Show

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Thursday 25th August

Enjoy a taste of farming and the countryside at the stunning show-ground 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.

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Dean Forest Wye Valley

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South Wales Pirate Festival

19th August 2016 – 21st August 2016

The festival will Feature famous faces such as captains Sparrow, Barbosa and Hook, Living history areas that show how life was like for people in the 17th / 18th Centuries, Activities for the young and young at heart, a fully licenced 18th century tavern, Traders, Militia displays and of course, very loud bangs!



Hereford Country Fair

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7th August – Caradoc, Nr Ross on Wye Hereford HR2 6QU

A great day of country sport and fun for all the family:-

The day kicks off with the Working Hunter competition, followed by a demonstration from the Paws For Thought dog display team. The thrilling and ever popular Inter-hunt jumping relay follows in the main ring at 12:10.

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Herefordshire Country Fair