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Local Festivals

Bromyard is renowned for its vibrant local festivals, which are abundant despite its small size. From music festivals to cultural and historical events, there is something for everyone on our events calendar. Visitors from all over the world are welcomed to join in the lively celebrations and immerse themselves in the local culture. We take pride in our community’s love for festivals and look forward to sharing the experience with seasoned Bromyardians and newcomers alike. Come and join us in celebrating the unique spirit of our town!

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Nozstock the Hidden Valley

Step aside Woodstock, Nozstock is where it’s at! Similar to the famed festival, Nozstock was started by a fun-loving family and their friends. It has since seen the likes of the Wu Tang Clan, Jurassic 5, Chase & Status and most recently Bill Bailey and Sister Sledge.  

Musically, there’s something for pretty much any taste. From pop to ska and folk, funk, soul, indie, drum and bass, psytrance and house. On top of that there are many art and entertainment exhibits on and between the eleven stages. Nozstock goes beyond mere entertainment, and encourages festival goers to participate, contribute and become part of what makes the festival.  

At first glance, you may think that the event only caters to the hedonistic party crowd, but you’d be mistaken. Families with their little ones, teens, students, seasoned festivalites, party-starters and grandparents are all encouraged to take part in the annual shenanigans.  

18th – 22nd July 2024 

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What started as a small gathering of folk enthusiasts in 1968 has grown into a festival showcasing folk artists from near and far. Attended by thousands of visitors each year, the local festival is known for its wide range of entertainment. From traditional ceilidhs and shanty sessions to live performances and more.  

Beyond music there are a number of workshops held each year, covering anything from upcycled musical instrument making to acquiring circus skills. Foodies also get their fix with food stalls serving dishes from all around the world. 

7th – 10th September 2023

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Bromyard Folk Festival

Bromyard Speed Festival

The Bromyard Speed Festival is a celebration of motoring history. It traditionally welcomes in excess of 140 road and race vehicles including historic, classic, prestige, racing cars, road cars, supercars and motorcycles. 

The local festival typically alternates between a street event in the picturesque market town of Bromyard, Herefordshire, where there is a rich motoring heritage, and the historic Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb also situated locally. This year the Speed Festivals have run a series of Breakfast Meetings at superb locations in the area. .

The events are organised by Bromyard Speed Festival CIC, a not-for-profit Community Interest Company where any profits generated are retained to fund future events and any surpluses distributed to local charities.

The Bromyard Scarecrow Festival, a unique and captivating event, brings together creativity and community spirit. Every year, a new theme inspires participants to craft scarecrows that reflect song/book titles, landmarks, or significant occasions. These imaginative creations are scattered throughout the town and showcased in shop windows.

The festival boasts engaging competitions, including a cryptic clue challenge for both adults and children. A panel judges the scarecrows, selecting the most outstanding ones to receive prizes of £75 for 1st place, £50 for 2nd place, and £25 for 3rd place. ]

This festival not only celebrates artistic talents but also fosters a sense of togetherness within the Bromyard community.

2024 Dates TBC

Scarecrow Festival

Scarecrow

Bromyard Gala

The first Bromyard Gala was held way back in 1967 – a one day affair, little bigger than a town fete, but it was the start of something which was to dominate the Bromyard calendar for a generation.

The two-day steam rally and country show, usually held annually on the last weekend of June at Avebury, near Bromyard, was postponed this year.  

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2024.”

 

 

A team entirely made of volunteers build and erect the Christmas lights in Bromyard every year. The group has been in operation for nearly sixty years. 

Our current members are a mix of people who are new to us, to those who are second and even third generation Christmas lighters, and some who have been involved since the 1960’s. We all share the same passion of making Bromyard shine. 

They operate as a non-profit making Company, “Limited by Guarantee”, known as the “Bromyard Christmas Lights Association Ltd”. 

18th November 2023 

Bromyard Christmas Lights

Christmas Tree lights