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Festivals 2023

Bromyard is justly proud of its reputation as a Town of Festivals, thanks to the enthusiasm of its fun-loving volunteer organisers!

Here is a summary of the festivals scheduled for 2023; further details are available on their websites or below.

Town Criers Festival:
29th April

Bromyard Town Criers Festival takes place on 29th April. As well as a town crier parade and various street events there is a 3 round competition between the criers.

Party In The Park:
7th May

A FREE music event, showcasing local talent to raise funds for the maintenance of the Bromyard Recreational Ground – Kempson Players.


Scarecrow Festival:
9th to 11th June

Over three days in June 9th to 11th. An amazing display of scarecrows, which are sited around the town during the Festival.

Bromyard Gala:
No Gala This Year

The great Herefordshire show for all the family, since 1967, normally takes place over a weekend at the end of June.


Round The Downs Race:
25th June

The race was first recorded in 1923. It was revived in 2010 and since then has become a popular annual event with runners far and near. Takes place 25th June.

BSF Breakfast Club 25th June

Please join us on Sunday 25th June from 08:30 at the beautiful Apple Tree Kitchen. A special BSF Breakfast Menu will be available in addition to the ‘normal’ Breakfast Menu

Registration is only £5 (plus Booking Fee) per vehicle and we do hope that you can join us.

Bromyards Festival of Speed. A celebration of motoring history. Normally in May (in alternate years) on the streets of Bromyard, with the event moving to Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb in the intervening years. This year there will be a series of Breakfast Clubs.

Nozstock, The Hidden Valley:
20th to 23rd July

Bromyards's premier music festival 20th to 23rd July. Nozstock is a sonic escape boasting eleven stages of entertainment with surprising sights and intimate, secluded areas of theatre and discovery to be unearthed.

Bromyard Art Walk:
19th to 28th August

Ten days of art by local artists displayed in shop windows and the town's three art galleries, 19th to 28th August.

Bromyard Folk Festival:
7th to 10th September

Bromyard Folk Festival started in 1968 and sold 150 tickets, now it is attended by thousands every year. There is a warm family feeling to Bromyard Folk Festival, with entertainment for all ages, plus food, drink and activities throughout the whole weekend 7th to 10th September.

Christmas Lights Switch On:
18th November

The town's Christmas Lights are second to none, probably the best in the county. It’s not just lights, there’s a whole day of festivities! Saturday, November 18th.

Christmas Tree Festival:
1st to 3rd December

A fantastic display of Christmas Trees creatively decorated by local businesses and community groups in the beautiful surroundings of St Peter's Church.