For those looking to discover an array of dynamic and exciting events, immerse themselves in culture, and experience the spectacular natural beauty of Herefordshire and the Wye Valley, the week commencing 20th November 2023 provides plentiful opportunity. This week is an exciting mix of food, nature, culture, and craft. With events appealing to a broad variety of interests and age groups, this region is sure to have something for everyone.
The Great Herefordshire Food Festival
The Great Herefordshire Food Festival runs from 20th to 21st November and promises to be a tasty treasure trove of culinary delights. Taking place at the beautiful Redbank Estate, local food and drink producers will be showcasing their specialties. From cheese and cider to cakes and chutneys, there’s plenty to sample and shop for. Vegan and vegetarian options will be in abundance as well, ensuring a truly inclusive gastronomic experience.
Wye Valley Nature Walk
Get in touch with nature on the Wye Valley Nature Walk on 22nd November. Guided by a local expert, you’ll explore a variety of habitats and encounter an array of wildlife in the Riverside Nature Reserve. This event is perfect for those looking to learn more about the local environment while enjoying the enchanting autumnal ambiance.
Hektor’s Literary Talk
Lovers of literature won’t want to miss out on Hektor’s Literary Talk on the evening of 23rd November. The acclaimed author presents an engaging discussion about his most recent novel, exploring its thematic content and the process of writing it. A Q&A session and book signing will follow this enlightening talk.
Monmouth Artisan Market
Discover local handicrafts and products at Monmouth Artisan Market on 24th November. This regular market features a myriad of locally made goods, from homeware and jewellery to artworks and books. Apart from delightful shopping, you can also meet and talk to the artisans themselves, an excellent opportunity for art enthusiasts to learn more about the local creative scene.
“A Christmas Carol” Theatre Show
Catch the classic “A Christmas Carol” on the evening of 26th November. The ever-popular Dickens tale has been brought to life by a local theatre company at The Courtyard. This is an excellent way to kick-off the festive season, with a story that delivers a good dose of seasonal sentimentality along with its moral message.
The range of events available in the Wye Valley and Herefordshire from the 20th to 26th November should enforce the reputation of this beautiful region as one steeped in culture, nature and tradition. Visitors and locals alike will find plenty to explore and embrace, with experiences to create lasting memories.
Book your tickets in advance to ensure you make the most out of this exhilarating week of food, nature, culture, and craft. Whether you’re a long-term local or a first-time visitor, there’s something new, interesting, and enjoyable to discover in this vibrant and varied corner of the UK.