Worcester Events, Things to Do and Festivals 2014 / 2015

(Worcester, Worcestershire, England, UK)




Photo showing the elegant architecture of the Shire HallThe county of Worcestershire has a truly exceptional array of events and celebrations, with some of its most popular things to do including the annual British Asparagus Festival in the early spring, the Worcester Motor Show in May, and the Upton Jazz Festival in the summer. Later in the year, the seasonal Pershore Plum Fayre, Evesham Vintage Steam Rally and Worcester Christmas Fayre all draw large crowds.

Many of the biggest festivals in Worcestershire take place at the Malvern Showground, which is roughly 20 minutes away from the city and each year plays host to huge events such as Countrytastic and the Malvern Spring Gardening Show. In June, Malvern sees the arrival of the Three Counties Show, which remains the region's premier agricultural and countryside event, and includes plenty of live entertainment at its Main Arena venue.


Worcester Calendar of Festivals and Events 2014 / 2015: General Information


Each August, the Worcester Festival is one to look out for in the city and is targeted at all the family, lasting for around two weeks and including live music, games, stalls, food stalls and more besides. Further events in the city are staged at Huntingdon Hall, Swan Theatre and on the streets, such as the relatively new Strawberry Festival in June, where almost everything related to strawberries is to be found for sale along the High Street.

The main yearly events taking place each year in the Worcestershire area include the following:

March


  • Festival of Steam - early March, at the Severn Valley Railway
  • Vale of Evesham Spring Blossom Trail - mid-March to mid-May, in nearby Evesham
  • Easter Weekend Celebrations - late March / early April, with events taking place at Witley Court (English Heritage), Hanbury Hall (National Trust), the Greyfriars, Droitwich Spa, the Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings near Bromsgrove, Ashdown Farm in Evesham, and the Arrow Valley Countryside Centre in Redditch

April


  • Countrytastic - mid-April at the Malvern Showground
  • Dawn Chorus Walk - mid-April, at Hanbury Hall (National Trust)
  • Bromsgrove Music Festival - late April to early May, at Bromsgrove
  • British Asparagus Festival - late April to mid-June, in the Vale of Evesham

May


  • St. Richard's Festival and Classic Car Rally - early May, at Droitwich Spa
  • Tiddesley Wood Spring Open Day - early May, at the Tiddesley Wood Nature Reserve, near Pershore
  • Discover Bewdley - early May, at Bewdley
  • Holiday Operating Days - early May, at the Transport Museum at Wythall
  • Malvern Spring Gardening Show - early May, at the Malvern Showground
  • Upton Folk Festival - early May, at Upton upon Severn
  • Spring Gardening Show - early May, at the Malvern Showground
  • Worcester Motor Show - early May, based around the High Street
  • Feckenham Flower and Garden Festival - mid-May, at Feckenham, near Redditch
  • Evening Bird Walk - mid-May, at Croome Park (National Trust) in Severn Stoke
  • National Hunt Jump Racing - mid-May, at the Worcester Racecourse, marking the start of the racing season
  • Malvern Walking Festival - late May to early June, at Malvern
  • Two Museums Day - late May, a combined event, hosted by both the Aston Manor Transport Museum in Birmingham and the Transport Museum at Wythall

June


  • Festival of Transport - early June, at the Worcestershire County Museum in Hartlebury
  • Hanbury Beer Festival - mid-June, at the Jinny Ring Craft Centre near Hanbury
  • Bewdley Open Studios - mid-June, at the Bewdley Museum
  • Ashton under Hill Open Gardens - mid-June, at Ashton under Hill, near Evesham
  • Three Counties Show - mid-June, at the Malvern Showground
  • Badsey Village Open Gardens - mid-June, near Evesham
  • Bromsgrove Court Leet Procession and Street Market - mid-June, at Bromsgrove
  • Upton Jazz Festival - late June, at Upton upon Severn
  • Worcester Strawberry Festival - late June, with stalls lining the High Street, between Pump Street and the Elgar Statue
  • Fun-Ray-Sing - late June, at the Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, near Bromsgrove
  • Oliver Cromwell International Jazz Festival - late June, at Upton upon Severn

July


  • Croome Dogathon - early July, at Croome Park (National Trust) in Severn Stoke
  • Evening Bat Walk - early July, at the Worcestershire County Museum in Hartlebury
  • Upton Blues Festival - mid-July, at Upton upon Severn
  • Bromsgrove Folk Festival - mid-July, at Bromsgrove
  • Welland Steam Rally Event - late July, at Welland
  • Severn Valley in Bloom - late July, at the Severn Valley Railway

August


  • Tenbury Countryside Show - early August, at Tenbury Wells
  • Pershore Plum Fayre - throughout August, around Pershore
  • Evesham Vintage Steam Rally - early August, at Ashdown Farm in Evesham
  • Music in the Gardens - Sundays in August, at the Bewdley Museum
  • Worcester CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) Beer, Cider and Perry - mid-August, at the Worcester Racecourse, in the city's Pitchcroft area
  • Kite Flying at Croome Park - mid-August, at Croome Park (National Trust) in Severn Stoke
  • Worcester Festival - mid-August to late August, at venues within the city centre
  • Sunshine Music Festival - late August, at Upton upon Severn
  • Blues Festival - late August, at the Jinny Ring Craft Centre near Hanbury
  • Big Operating Day - late August, at the Transport Museum at Wythall

September


  • Worcester Feast (A Festival of Food and Wine) - early September, at Worcester Cathedral
  • Droitwich Spa Salt Day - mid-September, at Droitwich Spa
  • Heritage Open Days - mid-September, at venues throughout Worcestershire
  • Farncombe Estate Open Day - mid-September, at the Farncombe Estate Centre at Broadway
  • Hanbury Steam Rally - mid-September, at the Little Intall Fields at Stoke Prior, near Bromsgrove
  • Autumn Steam Gala Event - late September, at the Severn Valley Railway
  • Malvern Autumn Show - late September, at the Malvern Showground

October


  • Bewdley Festival - mid-October, at Bewdley
  • Applefest - mid-October, at Tenbury Wells
  • Classic Car and Bike Day - mid-October, at the train stations along the Severn Valley Railway in Kidderminster

November


  • Worcester Christmas Fayre - mid-November, in the city centre

December


  • Tenbury Mistletoe Event - early December, at Tenbury Wells







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