There’s always something happening in the breathtaking Wye Valley and surrounding Herefordshire region. From creative workshops and food and drink events to live performances and outdoor adventures, the thriving local community and the area’s rich natural and cultural resources offer visitors a multitude of ways to find entertainment, inspiration, and relaxation. Between 16th and 23rd October, 2023, an exciting range of events will keep locals and tourists happily engaged. Let’s embark on a weekly roundup of these upcoming local happenings.
Food & Drink Events
Herefordshire Food and Drink Festival
Herefordshire Food and Drink Festival promises a celebration of local culinary delights from the 16th through the 17th of October. Expect plenty of food and drink stalls, cookery demonstrations, and live entertainment for the whole family. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to indulge in Herefordshire’s vibrant local flavours and catch special demos from top local chefs. Head over to eatsleepliveherefordshire.co.uk to get your tickets.
Ross-on-Wye Cider & Perry Co.
On the 23rd of October, the Ross-on-Wye Cider & Perry Co is set to offer a tour of their historic family-owned cider farm. The tour will include cider tasting and perry making demonstrations, providing visitors a rare glimpse into the age-old processes behind these beloved local brews. Find out more and book your tour at visitherefordshire.co.uk.
Arts & Music
The Courtyard’s Open Mic Night
17th of October is the day for amateur musicians to own the stage. Courtyard’s Open Mic Night invites local talents to perform in front of an appreciative crowd. Whether you’re a singer-songwriter, a poet, or a band, this is your chance to share your talents. More details are available at herefordshire.gov.uk
Contemporary Crafts Fair in Ledbury
From 21st to 23rd of October, the charming market town of Ledbury will host the Contemporary Crafts Fair. This annual event features a wide range of innovative and traditional crafts from local and national artisans, making it a perfect opportunity to pick up unique gift items and interior décors. Visit visitdeanwye.co.uk for more information.
Outdoor & Adventure
The Big Apple Harvestime
October is apple-harvesting season in the Wye Valley, and the local event, The Big Apple Harvestime, celebrates this with a weekend of apple-related activities from 22nd to 23rd of October. Featuring orchard walks, apple pressing, and even apple identification, it’s a wonderful way to enjoy the best of the season’s offerings. You can find more about this one-of-a-kind celebration at eatsleepliveherefordshire.co.uk.
Herefordshire Wildlife Walk
The Herefordshire Wildlife Trust is organising a guided nature walk on the 22nd of October, perfect for discovering some of the area’s incredible flora and fauna. Check the details and reserve your spot at visitherefordshire.co.uk.
This small selection of events just goes to show how much is going on in the Wye Valley and Herefordshire area between the 16th and 23rd of October. Whether your passion lies in food and drink, crafts, music, or the great outdoors, there’s something for everyone during this week. Remember to check the websites for the latest updates and to book your tickets in advance!