Delve into a week filled with adventure, culture and fun as the Wye Valley prepares for a week to remember. From August 21st to August 27th, 2023, astonishing events have been lined up in the serene locales of Herefordshire and Wye Valley. Mark these dates in your calendar and gear up for an extraordinary experience.
The Herefordshire Beer Festival: August 21st – 23rd
Experience the best of local and international brews at the The Herefordshire Beer Festival. Indulge in the tasting of over 100 ales and ciders over three days, accompanied with live music and delightful local food. Spend your evenings under the soft festoon lights, immersing yourself in the lively atmosphere of friendship and cheer.
The Ross-on-Wye Walking Festival: August 22nd – 24th
Invigorate your senses with the Ross-on-Wye Walking Festival. Choose from led walks of different lengths and themes showcasing the stunning landscapes and historical landmarks of the beautiful Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean. Do not miss out on the opportunity to explore the lush pastures, rolling hills, and picturesque landscapes, followed by hearty meals at local pubs.
Hay-on-Wye Farmers Market: August 22nd and 27th
Enjoy the richness of farm-fresh produce at the Hay-on-Wye Farmers Market. Local farmers and artisans showcase their fresh produce and handicrafts every Thursday and Friday morning. Wander through the market to taste handcrafted cheeses, freshly baked pies, organic fruits and vegetables, fish, and an array of boutique handcrafted items.
The Wye Valley River Festival: August 23rd – 26th
Witness a fascinating blend of environment and arts at the Wye Valley River Festival. The festival celebrates the beauty of the River Wye with activities spreading across the valley. Look forward to splendid performances, arts, music, and children’s activities that reflect the area’s rich culture and heritage.
Dean Forest Railway Day: August 25th
Travel back in time with the Dean Forest Railway Day. Experience the enchantment of vintage steam and diesel locomotives as they journey through the eternally beautiful Forest of Dean. After the train ride, explore the railway museum, model village, or enjoy a riverside picnic for a delightful family day out.
The Hereford Arts and Crafts Fair: August 26th – 27th
Experience the local art scene at the Hereford Arts and Crafts Fair. This two-day event provides a platform for creative minds to exhibit and sell their work. From intricate jewellery, stunning paintings, and quirky crafts, there’s something for everyone.
Symphony at Hereford Cathedral: August 27th
Culminate your week with the soothing symphony at the Hereford Cathedral. Experience an inspirational evening of music performed by renowned orchestras, featuring some of the best acoustical compositions. This mesmerising experience, combined with the cathedral’s gothic architecture, promises a fitting end to an exciting week.
With such a wide array of events – there’s truly something for everyone in the Wye Valley during this vibrant week. Whether it’s the love for nature, arts, local produce, music, beer, or train rides, the week offers an opportunity to immerse oneself in the unique culture and beauty of the Wye Valley.