Exploring Events in Wye Valley: A Weekly Guide for August 21-28, 2023


August is an exciting month in the idyllic Wye Valley. Famous for its stunning landscapes, exciting outdoor activities, and rich historical heritage, this picturesque location in Herefordshire welcomes visitors with a series of enjoyable events. For the week of August 21-28, 2023, there are several exciting happenings to mark in your itinerary. Here are a few standouts:

Food and Drink Festival, August 23-26

Be a part of The Food and Drink Festival that celebrates local businesses and the diversity of food and drink available in Herefordshire. Taking place from August 23-26, this festival offers indulging culinary treats, drinks, local produce, cooking masterclasses, and live entertainment. An ultimate foodie’s paradise, this event promises a gastronomic adventure you won’t forget.

Forest of Dean Steam Railways, August 21-28

An iconic landmark of Wye Valley, the Forest of Dean Steam Railways run throughout the week. It’s a fantastic opportunity to travel back in time and enjoy the splendour of heritage steam engines. Take in the breathtaking sceneries of the Forest of Dean on this picturesque train journey – a must-visit for both history buffs and nature lovers alike. The railways will be operational from August 21-28.

Outdoor Cinema at Symonds Yat Rock, August 24

Experience outdoor cinema at its best! On August 24, enjoy watching a blockbuster movie at Symonds Yat Rock’s Outdoor Cinema, nestled amidst the beautiful surroundings of Wye Valley. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, and enjoy a cinematic treat under the stars.

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Abergavenny Arts Festival, Pembrokeshire – August 21-28

The neighbouring Pembrokeshire hosts the Abergavenny Arts Festival offering a blend of music, dance, poetry and visual arts throughout the week. Witness Wye Valley’s vibrant art scene and soak in the stunning sights of Pembrokeshire. The festival starts on August 21 and concludes on August 28.


The events listed above are just a taster of what’s on offer in Wye Valley during the week of August 21-28, 2023. With a range of activities that cater to all ages and interests, the idyllic Wye Valley promises a wonderful getaway. Don’t miss out on these events to relish unforgettable experiences in the heart of Herefordshire.

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