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Local Events

There are a wide range of local events happening throughout the year including food festivals in Hereford and Ludlow, several county shows including livestock displays all within reach, and more unusual events such as scare crow festivals and folk festivals.

For a list of local events please see the following websites


Herefordshire Events

Bromyard Events

Ludlow Events


Big Annual Events

Bromyard Festival of Speed

Bromyard Festival of Speed
7th April 2019
Motoring event featuring historic, vintage and public interest vehicles. In 2018 the festival is going on tour and will be held at nearby Shelsley Walsh.

Hay Festival
23rd May – 2nd June 2019
World famous literary festival.

Nozstock Festival
20th – 22nd July 2018
Family friendly music festival.

Three Choirs Festival
28th July – 2nd August 2019
A week-long programme of all things choral and orchestral, rotating each summer between the beautiful English cathedral cities of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester. The 2018 festival will take place in Hereford.

Down on the Farm
10th – 12th August 2019
Music festival held at Gwatkin Cider attracting local and up and coming bands.

Bromyard Folk Festival
5th – 8th September 2019
Small family friendly festival of traditional folk music, song and dance. 

Ludlow Food Festival
7th – 9th September 2018
Famous food and drink festival held inside Ludlow Castle with over 180 local producers.

Tenbury Mistletoe Festival
2nd December 2019
Tenbury Wells, the Capital of English Mistletoe, annually celebrates it unique heritage with Mistletoe by holding a Mistletoe Festival on the 1st Saturday in December.

Tourist Information Centres

Bromyard – 01885 488133

Leominster – 01568 616460

Visit Herefordshire – 01432 268430

Visit The Malverns – 01684 892289

Family Friendly Places to Visit

See our Ideal For Families page for family friendly attractions in the area.


The surrounding countryside is the perfect place to get outdoors. See our Activities page for a list of local operators.