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August Bank Holiday in Herefordshire

Tens of thousands of visitors expected

Herefordshire is shaping up for the most action packed August Bank Holiday weekend ever with several events happening all over the county. The most notable being the Flavours of Herefordshire Festival  and the official opening of Old Market

Flavours of Herefordshire

The Flavours of Herefordshire Festival will be holding its ninth annual free family foodie fun festival. The event will feature local producers, growers and retailers along with celebrity demonstrations and children’s activities. The event is expected to draw around 35,000 visitors this year with parking for the event located on the King George V Playing Fields and accessed from Hinton Road

Old Market events

The Old Market, which first opened its doors back in May of this year, is officially opening with a series of events over the four days of the weekend. The management team is forecasting 50 – 57,000 visitors to celebrate the opening of Hereford’s newest shopping and leisure facility.

Events across the county

There are events happening elsewhere in the county including the Weobley 29th Annual Art Exhibition, Sun Inn Ale Festival, World War One at Croft and Ledbury Carnival . See what else is happening in the county on the Visit Herefordshire website.

Car parking

The events in Hereford City will be fully signposted but you can check out where to park ahead of the weekend on our parking map.

If you are heading for the Flavours of Herefordshire Festival, follow the signs for the dedicated parking.  

Getting about the city

If you want to check out the latest traffic information you can use our map of road works and traffic.

For those of you wanting to travel into town without the car we also have a map of cycling and walking routes (PDF).

Tags: Community and living, Events, Highways and transportation