Events in and around Malvern

This page: events grouped by place – generally covering a wider area than the MalvernTrail Events Calendar.

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Event updates and additions from around the area are always welcome.

Malvern

Malvern Walking Festival dates etc. are on Walking Malvern area page.

Lunch Box at Great Malvern Priory runs October to April on alternate Thursday lunchtimes, 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm, with music or talk starting at 1 pm.

Malvern French Film Centre – see current programme for the year, with weekend specials (2022 in mid-May).

Autumn in Malvern Festival, mainly October, some of September. Music, talks, exhibitions and more.

The springs/well dressing takes place over the May Day weekend. See Spa info on Malvern Hills page for more background.

WestFest West Malvern’s annual all-dayer, first Saturday of July. Arts and crafts, food and drink, kids workshops, street theatre, loads of music.

Immediate area

Spring Garden Show

Three Counties Showground Just south of Malvern. Specific gardening, dogs, ponies, antiques, cars and such shows, plus the usual countryside types. RHS Malvern Spring Festival, in May (2022: 5th to 8th) is the first in the RHS gardening calendar. Malvern Autumn Show (Gardening and Food, 2022: 23rd – 25th Sept) rounds off the season. Also CountryTastic, indoor event day for kids up to 14, 2022: 14th April.

Flea fairs and antique fairs put on at the showground by B2B Events.

Three Choirs Festival July/August classical music bash, orchestral as well as choral, with maybe a bit of jazz. The oldest musical festival in Europe (noted as a ‘yearly Musical Assembly’ in 1719). Rotates between Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester. 2022: Hereford, 23rd to 30th July.

Welland Steam and Country Rally, Woodside Farm, Welland. 2022: 29th to 31st July. Phone 01531 890417 or 890762. Organised by Ross-on-Wye Steam Engine Society.

West

Gregg's Pit

Big Apple Weekend. 2022: 8th/9th October. Celebrating the apple harvest and all things apple. Loads of events, around Much Marcle area. There’s usually a bike ride on the Sunday along the Ledbury Cider Trail route.

Blossom time with The Big Apple, Usually first weekend in May (2022: Sunday/Monday 1st/2nd May). Cider tasting at Putley Village Hall, cider and perry trials same weekend.

Daffodil Weekend at Kempley – check daffs.org.uk (but link doesn’t always work). Guided walks, teas etc. 2022: 19th/20th March, also see walks info on Kempley Tardis.

Daffodil Weekend at Dymock. 2022: 26th/27th March, refreshments at village hall both days (note that detailed info on other activities can be difficult to find on the web). Daffodil Teas at local church available 11am to 4pm for “the season” (2022: 1st March to 14th April).

Oxenhall Daffodil Teas, south of Kempley. The weekend before or after Kempley. In 2022 a Daffodil Fayre on Sat 12th March instead. 10am to 4pm.

Dymock Poets

There are various events during the year at Eastnor Castle.

Ledbury Poetry Festival June/July. 2022: 1st to 10th July.

The Nest, Little Verzons Farm, Hereford Road, Ledbury HR8 2PZ has cafe and wide range of local produce. Various small events, monthly art exhibitions. The annual NestFest may return – meet local food and drink producers and sample their wares, plus entertainment.

Much Marcle Steam Rally Rye Meadows, Much Marcle. Includes steam ploughing. 2022: 23rd/24th July, with local crafts and produce.

Hellens Manor is an interesting very old manor house, worth a visit by itself – historic but still a family home, in Much Marcle:

North

Bromyard Folk Festival September. 2022: 8th to 11th.

Bromyard International Town Criers Festival on May Day bank holiday. 2022: 30th April.

Bromyard Gala 2022: 25th/26th June. Should have some steam attractions.

Nozstock Rowden Paddocks, Bromyard, HR7 4LS. 2022: 21st to 24th July. A range of music, from bluegrass to electronica and beyond. “A festival built from a curious amalgamation of performance, art, electronic supersounds and good old-fashioned guitar-strumming and drum-bashing.”

Tenbury Wells Holly and Mistletoe Auctions, Tuesdays before Christmas. Phone 01584 810555. See Tenbury Mistletoe Festival site. Main date is usually first Saturday in December, National Mistletoe Day.

Tenbury Wells Applefest. 2021: 2nd October. With street entertainment, crafts.

Worcester Beer, Cider & Perry Festival August. 2020: 13th to 15th.

Worcester Festival, August. 2021: 14th to 30th.

Worcester Music Festival September. 2019: 13th to 15th. Focus is on promoting local music, but with wider contributions too.

Worcestershire LitFest and Fringe.  June. 2022: 12th to 18th.

East

Upton-upon-Severn Folk Festival May Bank Holiday, 2022: 29th April to 2nd May.

Upton-upon-Severn Jazz Festival late June, 2022: 25th to 26th.

Upton Blues Festival July, 2022: 15th to 17th. In and around various pubs and streets, free!

Upton Sunshine Music Festival. August bank holiday. 2022: 26th to 29th. Mainly old rock and pop music?

Pershore Plum Festival Main event August Bank Holiday Monday, plus Farmers Market, Town Centre, 10am to 3pm. Also events throughout August. Contact 01386 565373.

Fladbury Walkabout (between Pershore and Evesham). Flower festival, refreshments, boat trips, music and more. 2022: 2nd/3rd July.

Asparagus Festival Events mainly at The Fleece Inn, Bretforton, east of Evesham, but also elsewhere, late May/early June.

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival 2022: 9th/10th July.

South

Newent Onion Fayre takes over the centre of town for the day. The biggest single-day festival in Gloucestershire apparently – there’s music, exhibitions, entertainment, food and drink as well as onion related competitions and displays, etc. 2022: 10th September.

Linton Music Festival A village in between Newent and Ross has a music festival on the weekend nearest to midsummer day, in the grounds of the Alma Inn. 2022: 1st to 3rd July.

Ross-on-Wye Cider Festival at Broome Farm. August/September. 2022: 2nd to 4th September. Due to popularity, book in advance, and/or check website for other possible summer weekend events at Broome Farm.

Ross-on-Wye Beer and Cider Festival . 2022: 30th April/1st May.

Around Hereford and county

Borderlines Film Festival brings the best of international cinema to Herefordshire. 2022: 4th to 20th March. At The Courtyard and venues in Ledbury, Ross, Gorsley and elsewhere in the county. Phone 01432 344039.

Herefordshire Festival of Walking – if problems with that link, try Visit Herefordshire, or the Facebook page. 2022: 18th to 26th June.

Beer on the Wye, a Hereford Camra event, featuring local cider and perry too. 2022: 8th to 10th July. Riverside Marquee at Hereford Rowing Club, Hereford, HR4 0BE, with camping available ‘next door’.

Down on the Farm Music Festival Run by Gwatkin Cider, at Abbeydore, in August.

Wye Valley River Festival, various events from Ross to Chepstow. “Innovative artistic work linked to environmental issues”. Held every two years – 2022: 27th May to 5th June. Facebook page.

Wye Valley Chamber Music runs some events in Hereford, St Briavels (near Forest of Dean), Much Marcle (Hellens) in September. The connected Winter Chamber Music Festival (2022: 11th to 20th February) has been going since 2000. Wye Valley (St Briavels) Music Society calendar may be worth checking out, too.

Herefordshire Art Week, September. 2022: 3rd to 11th. Likely to include various galleries/displays in Ledbury,along with others featuring jewellery, furniture, ceramics. (For galleries in Malvern, see our Creative Malvern page.)

Leominster Apple Fair (autumn). The Priory, Church Road, Leominster. See Marcher Apple Network.

Further afield

Bewdley Festival October.

Cheltenham Festivals Jazz (April/May), Science (June), Classical music (July), Literature (October). Folk festival (February).

Wychwood Festival World, Roots and Contemporary music with camping at Cheltenham racecourse, 2022: 3rd to 5th June.

Church Stretton and South Shropshire Arts Festival Late July.

Festival at the Edge Storytelling festival, plus music near Much Wenlock, Shropshire. 2022: 15th to 17th July.

Clun Green Man Festival, start of May. 2022: 2nd.

Gloucester Rhythm & Blues Festival. Late July.

Hay-on-Wye Festival of Literature 2022: 26th May to 5th June.

Wyastone Summer Series (June/July). The home of Nimbus Records, the concert hall hosts classical and other music. We understand that it is a fantastic setting near the Wye. Near Monmouth.

Ludlow

Ludlow Marches Food and Drink Festival, 2022: 9th to 11th September. There’s a connected foodie walk – Magnalonga in August (2022: 14th) – an 8 mile walk through the countryside surrounding Ludlow with a course of food at each stop (vegetarian option on request).

Ludlow Spring Festival, 2022: 14th and 15th May.

Ludlow Green Festival 2022 10th July.

Ludlow Castle Medieval Christmas Fayre 2022: 26th and 27th November.

Ludlow Assembly Rooms arts and community centre.

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