Discover This Week’s Events in Wye Valley: What’s Happening from May 20th to May 27th, 2024?

Summer is in full swing, and where better to enjoy the season than in the picturesque landscapes of Wye Valley? From May 20th to May 27th, 2024, there’s an array of events taking place across the area, from cultural festivals and musical performances to nature walks and food markets. Let’s jump in and take a closer look at what’s happening this week in Wye Valley.

The Hay Festival

Taking place from the 24th to the 27th of May, the world-renowned Hay Festival returns to Wye Valley. Celebrating the latest in literature, arts, and science, the festival offers a variety of thought-provoking panel discussions, readings, and performances. Dress warmly for the usually chilly evenings and enjoy this intellectual feast under the starlit skies.

Chepstow Walking Festival

The great outdoors beckons at the Chepstow Walking Festival, running between the 20th and 23rd of May. Explore the rich history and breathtaking scenery of Wye Valley through a series of guided walks. With varying difficulty levels, the festival has something for everyone – families, history buffs, nature lovers, and seasoned hikers alike.

Monmouthshire Food Festival

Foodies, take note! The Monmouthshire Food Festival is happening at the iconic Caldicot Castle on the 25th and 26th of May. Showcasing the area’s culinary heritage, the festival includes cooking demonstrations, tastings, and local produce markets. There’s also a dedicated children’s area to keep the little ones entertained.

Nature Connections at Dean Heritage Centre

Perfect for the young and young at heart, Nature Connections at the Dean Heritage Centre takes place on the 22nd of May. Visitors can explore the five acres of woodlands, interact with resident animals, and participate in craft workshops. The centre is also home to the Gruffalo trail, a favourite amongst children.

The Hereford Orchestral Concert

Spend an evening immersed in a sea of symphonies at the Hereford Orchestral Concert held on the 26th of May. Witness the local orchestra perform pieces from critically acclaimed composers against the sprawling backdrop of Hereford Cathedral. Advance booking is recommended.

The Ross-on-Wye Market

No visit to Wye Valley is complete without a stop at the Ross-on-Wye market. Taking place every Thursday and Saturday (including the 23rd and 25th of May), the market offers a charming selection of fresh produce, artisanal goods, and quirky knick-knacks. A prime spot for finding unique souvenirs to take back home!

Ross Wild Food Foraging

For an alternate dining experience, join the Ross Wild Food Foraging on the 21st of May. Participants will be guided on a foraging walk around Wye, ending with a homemade wild food lunch, prepared with ingredients collected along the walk.

Wye Valley is buzzing with a diverse range of events this week. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, food lover, keen walker, or culture vulture, there’s something to suit every interest. So make the most of the sunny days and cool evenings and explore all that Wye Valley has to offer this May.

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