If you’re planning to spread your wings and venture further afield, then you might like to know that while we may be in the sticks, there’s plenty going on in our neck of the woods and beyond.
Here’s a glimpse at some of the events that take place locally:
Upton Jazz Festival
Held in June each year, Upton Jazz Festival is a four-day celebration of the jazz, swing and blues music from the 1920s, 30s and 40s; music that grew out of the streets and clubs of New Orleans, New York, Chicago and Kansas City.
Three Counties Showground
The Three Counties Showground is home to a whole host of hugely-popular events, ranging from the RHS Malvern Spring Festival and Royal Three Counties Show, to the Malvern Caravan Show and National Young Stars.
Eastnor Chilli Festival
Enjoy two days of super-hot fun dedicated to chillies at Eastnor Castle. Try a range of chilli-themed food, watch live cookery demonstrations, watch/take part in a chilli-eating contest and more.
Sunshine Music Festival
Enjoy world-class acts and performers as they take to the stage for this annual event, which will be celebrating its 10th birthday in 2019. Taking place in Fish Meadow in Upton-upon-Severn, this event is for all generations of music lovers.
Cheltenham Literature Festival
For ten days every autumn, Cheltenham is transformed into a literary lover’s dream, as it welcomes over 600 of the world’s finest writers, actors, politicians, poets and leading opinion formers to celebrate the joy of the written word.
Tewkesbury Medieval Festival
Held in July each year, the Tewkesbury Medieval Festival is widely regarded as the largest free medieval gathering of its kind in Europe, attracting re-enactors, traders, entertainers, and visitors from all over the world. Its central feature is a spectacular re-enactment of the Battle of Tewkesbury on part of the site of the original battle of 1471.
Welland Steam & Country Rally
Set in the shadow of the Malvern Hills, the Welland Steam & Country Rally offers the entire family a whole weekend full of entertainment. It has been said that the Old Time Fairground is the best in the country. Over 100 of the country’s finest steam engines and over 500 vintage cars, motorcycles and pedal cycles are on display. There are steam train rides, a craft tent full of crafts and products for you to purchase, tractor pulling, a military display, evening shows, live music and a beer tent.