Weekly Events Roundup in Wye Valley: What to Look Forward to from May 6-13, 2024

Experience the diverse beauty of nature and the richness of culture the Wye Valley has to offer this week, from May 6-13, 2024, with a roundup of noteworthy events, from art exhibits to cider festivals. We promise you will not want to miss out on any of the fun!

Art Exhibitions

“Inspired by Nature” Exhibition at the Old Chapel Gallery

From May 4th to June 15th, local artists put their love for nature into stunning art pieces. The exhibition features wood sculptures, ceramics, textiles, and more. You might just find your next favourite piece of home décor!

“Farm Life” at the Woolhope Room

This historical tour takes place from May 6 to May 13, showcasing unique agricultural artifacts and stories from Herefordshire’s farming past. Discover the historical backbone of the Wye Valley.


Herefordshire’s May Fair

Starting May 6th and ending on the 9th, revel in Herefordshire’s oldest traditional fair, dating back to at least 1121. The event features exhilarating rides, stalls of mouthwatering food, and endlessly entertaining games. It’s an event for the whole family.

Hereford Indie Food Festival

Foodies, this one’s for you. The Hereford Indie Food Festival, running from May 7 to 9, brings together local food producers, chefs, and food lovers from all over the region. Expect gastronomic delights made from local, seasonal produce.

Ross-on-Wye Cider & Perry Festival

On May 8, experience over 100 varieties of Herefordshire’s world-renowned ciders and perries. This event also includes a hog roast, live music, and tours of the cider orchards and centuries-old cellars.

Sporting Events

Forest of Dean Spring Trails Half Marathon

On May 9, challenge yourself with this half marathon through the historic Forest of Dean. Race amid ancient trees, bluebell woods, and wild boars and deer.

Wye Valley Women’s Cycle Festival

From May 11-13, women of all cycling abilities can experience guided rides through the stunning Wye Valley landscape, cycle clinics, and maintenance workshops. It’s a celebration of women in cycling.

Nature Walks

Wilder About Weeds – A Walk with a Difference

On May 6, meet at Monmouth Shire Hall for an educational foray into the floral world of weeds. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, understand more about these hardy plants and their roles in our ecosystems.

Otter Spotting on the River Wye

Join local naturalist Pete on May 8 for a chance to spot these elusive creatures. Learn about their ecology, habits, and how to recognise their signs.

There’s an array of joy to be found in Wye Valley this week. Whether you’re an art enthusiast, foodie, sportsperson, or nature lover, these events make for memorable adventures. Come to the Valley and discover its rich heritage, exquisite flavours, and stunning landscapes.

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