What's On & Events in 2017

Herefordshire is home to some of the finest events in the country and you are sure to be inspired by some of our fabulously creative annual occasions, such as Cheltenham Literature Festival and Ledbury Poetry Festival. Our blog is always worth checking for ideas and inspiration for your next visit, or simply scroll down below to see what else is on during 2017.



Blossomtime Weekend 2017

Sat 29th April 2017 -  Cider & Perry Trials
Sun 30th April & Mon 1st May 2017 - Blossomtime Celebrations

May Day bank holiday weekend offers a special opportunity to enjoy the local orchards in the Herefordshire parishes on the Marcle Ridge – Aylton, Little Marcle, Much Marcle, Munsley, Pixley, Putley and Woolhope. The orchards are famous for their cider fruit and their excellent eating apples. For an afternoon, a day or a full weekend, this annual occasion and collection of small rural events will enable you to share in our local tradition of apple growing and cider making. See Event Details

RHS Malvern
Spring Festival 2017

From 11th to 14th May 2017
Spring Festival packed with flowers, food, crafts and family fun. See inspirational show gardens and unique festival gardens to encourage & inspire new gardeners. Malvern Floral Marquee is a sea of colour & scents including RHS Gold Medal standard nurseries. Get going, get growing with talks from top gardening experts. Exclusive shopping & delicious food & drink to enjoy. See Festival Details

Hellensmusic 2017

3rd - 7th May 2017
A music festival and series of concerts over 5 days at Hellens Manor in Herefordshire. The event’s aims to bring exceptional musicians to work together exploring new ideas; to provide talented music students from all over the country with the opportunity to learn from world-class professionals; and to bring great music to a lost corner of England, inspiring audiences to a greater understanding and appreciation of music. See full details

Hellens Garden Festival

10th – 11th June 2017
This garden festival is a charity fund-raising event in the gardens of Hellens Manor, Much Marcle, near Ledbury. Hannah Genders and Terry Walton will be opening the festival this year. In our 11th year, this festival’s theme of ‘Growing Today for all our Tomorrows’ will inspire and explore all that you can do with gardening and attending to the earth and environment. See full details

Royal Three Counties Show
Summer 2017

16th – 18th June 2017
Come join the fun and celebrate the best of British summer time.
The Royal Three Counties Show is a popular event where you can come and admire Britain's finest breeds of cattle, sheep & pigs. Not to mention the perfect opportunity to also sample the region's tastiest food and drink. See Event Details

Ledbury Poetry Festival 2017

30th June to 9th July 2017
The Ledbury Poetry Festival takes place over 10 days each July. The biggest and best poetry festival in the UK, featuring poets from all over the world. If you think you know what poetry is, come along and we’ll surprise you. There are live readings, performances, workshops, open mics, music, exhibitions, films, family events, street events, a slam and much more. This is our 21st year – join us for a celebration of poetry in the rural heartland of England. See Festival Details


Three Choirs Festival 2017

22rd July - 29th July 2017
The Three Choirs Festival, held each year since the early 18th century, and rotating between the 3 great cathedral cities of Gloucester, Worcester and Hereford is one of the world’s oldest classical choral music festivals. This heritage has long established the Festival as a firm fixture in the British music calendar and a must-visit for lovers of the great choral works from across Britain, Europe, America and Australasia.
See Festival Details

Herefordshire & Gloucestershire
Canal Festival in 2017

Mid August 2017

The Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Festival takes place in the middle of August 2017, and this year is set to be the best yet with live music, stalls, food, beer, cider & perry, plus heritage boat processions sailing from Over Basin into Vineyard Hill; just one of the many highlights. What’s more, entry is free. More details


Hotel Events August Bank Holiday Wknd 2017

Sunday 27th August 2017 enjoy family fun at The Feathers BBQ & Live Music from local bands
Monday 28st August family fun at The Feathers BBQ, bouncy castle, afternoon tea, live music from local bands.

Cheltenham Literature Festival 2017

6th to 15th October 2017
One of the oldest and best loved literature festivals in the world, featuring lectures, poetry readings, children’s events, interviews, storytelling, book groups, writing workshops, education projects, live literature. See Festival Details

The Open - Cheltenham 2017

Countryside Day - 17th Nov 2017
Paddy Power Gold Cup Day - 18th Nov 2017
The Open Sunday - 19th Nov 2017
Considered by many as the 1st weekend that Jump racing really gets underway, visitors will be treated to fantastic racing on all 3 days
Full event information can be found in the link  cheltenham.thejockeyclub.co.uk