Exploring Events in Wye Valley: A Weekly Guide for August 21-27, 2023

From breathtaking countryside to exciting food and drink adventures, the Wye Valley and its surrounding areas have plenty to offer. Between August 21-27, 2023, there’s something for everyone. Read on to find out more about what’s happening this week in Wye Valley.

Food and Drink Festivals

If you’re a food enthusiast, the last week of August blesses you with mouth-watering experiences.

Hereford Food and Drink Festival

The Hereford Food and Drink Festival takes place on August 22-23, 2023. You can expect a hearty array of local and national food and drink businesses, live music, farm animals, exotic animals, and even a large man-made beach to boot! There’s also a plethora of activities for children to help everyone enjoy a fun family day out.

Art Exhibitions

Art fans won’t be disappointed with the variety of exhibitions on display this week.

Landscapes of the Wye Exhibition

On August 23-27, 2023, The Courtyard in Hereford displays the ‘Landscapes of the Wye’ Exhibition—featuring artist, Ed Elliot. Showcasing a collection of oil paintings inspired by the picturesque landscapes of the Wye Valley, this exhibition promises to leave its viewers mesmerised.

Outdoor Activities

If you’re more of an outdoors person, here are some exciting activities for you.

Ross Walking Festival

The Ross Walking Festival is a major highlight for outdoor lovers. Between August 24-26, 2023, local and regional enthusiasts, as well as visitors from far and wide, will gather to explore the trails of the Wye Valley and surrounding hills. It’s also a brilliant opportunity to participate in guided walks and to learn more about the unique flora and fauna of the region.

Music Concerts and Festivals

If you’re looking to catch a live performance, there are several musical events happening in the region as well.

Herefordshire Live Music Festival

The highly anticipated Herefordshire Live Music Festival, taking place on August 25, 2023, is set to bring together local and national bands for a day of outstanding music. This festival not only promotes culture but also supports local talents, providing an immersive experience that leaves audiences eager to return year after year.

The Elgar Concert

For classical music lovers, the Elgar Society hosts a concert on August 26, 2023, celebrating the works of the world-renowned composer Sir Edward Elgar. Held in the grand setting of Hereford Cathedral, audiences can expect a night of timeless music.

Clearly, the Wye Valley and the surrounding areas are brimming with events for everyone. No matter your interests, from food and drink to art, outdoors, and music, you’re bound to find something to enjoy that week. With so much to explore and experience, the third week of August 2023 in this scenic region promises to be an eventful and memorable one!

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