The picturesque Wye Valley is buzzing with activities and events this week. From food and drink festivals, live performances, to spirited walking tours, there’s something to make every day of your stay in the Wye Valley memorable. So, if you’re planning to be around between October 23-29, 2023, here are the most exciting happenings.
Farmers Market in Hereford
Visitors and locals alike should never miss the opportunity to visit Hereford’s Farmers Market. Happening every first Thursday of the month, the event showcases local produce at its finest. Expect a range of mouth-watering local delights from artisan bread, fresh vegetables, handmade cakes, dairy products, and more, running from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM.
The Great Herefordshire Maze
For families looking for an outdoor adventure, a trip to The Great Herefordshire Maze is a must. This event, starting from 10 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon, will provide a whole day of enjoyment to kids and adults alike. With three types of mazes to choose from, your little ones will never get bored. And if navigating through the maze makes you hungry, don’t fret as delicious locally sourced food and beverages are readily available.
Pantomime – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Starting from October 23 and running till the end of October, The Courtyard in Hereford brings the well-loved tale of Snow White to life. Featuring a star-studded cast, stunning costumes and set designs, and plenty of comedy, this show promises to be a fantastic spectacle for children and adults alike. The evening performances kick off at 7:00 PM, and weekend matinee shows start at 2:00 PM.
Cider and Perry Tours at Gregg’s Pit
The Gregg’s Pit Cider and Perry is a unique event for lovers of these classic British beverages. This event provides an opportunity for attendees to learn about the history and making-of these beverages straight from the experts, with a comprehensive tour of the cidery and orchard. The event kicks off at 11 AM and runs until 4 PM.
The Ross-on-Wye Walking Festival
The annual Ross-on-Wye Walking Festival is back, and it’s three days of pure fun for outdoor enthusiasts. There are up to 18 guided walks available, each one carefully planned to show off the beautiful landscapes of the Wye Valley. The difficulty level varies for each walk, meaning there’s something suitable for every fitness level.
Food and Drink Festival at The Pavilion
If you’re a foodie, the Food and Drink festival at The Pavilion, Ledbury on October 28-29, 2023, is not to be missed. Running from 10:00 AM until late in the evening, this event will showcase numerous local producers and suppliers, making it a fantastic event for those who love food – and plenty of it.
Wye Valley Women’s Cycling Sportive
Last but not least, the Wye Valley Women’s Cycling Sportive will take place on October 29th. This sporting event involves a 72-kilometer route that covers stunning views captivating enough to take any dedicated cyclist’s breath away. So, if you’re up for a cycling challenge amidst lovely sceneries, this is an event you should definitely consider.
Indeed, the week of October 23-29, 2023 is not short of excitement in the Wye Valley. Whether you’re a local, a returning visitor, or a first-timer in this beautiful part of the UK, these events promise not just fun but also an enriching cultural experience.