With the bank holiday looming, here's a look ahead to some of the events happening across Herefordshire over the weekend.


Party in the pleasure grounds,

Berrington Hall, Leominster

Berrington Hall are raising funds for their Garden Project, which aims to revive and restore Capability Brown's work.

A Georgian party, with live music, will be held throughout the grounds of the National Trust's estate between 10am and 4pm on Saturday.

Tickets cost £2 for adults and £1 for children.

Commemorating James Watt's bicentenary, Hereford Waterworks Museum

Each August Bank Holiday, the waterworks museum celebrates a key water industry technology and this year they will celebrate the life and work of the inventor and steam pioneer James Watt.

Visitors can picnic in the grounds between noon and 4pm, have fun in the hands-on children's outdoor exhibit, the Heritage Water Park, and learn about the impact of public health improvements which came with the provision of clean drinking water to people's taps.

Admission: is £7 for adults, seniors £6, children under 16 are free. Student can take advantage of a discounted entry price of £2.

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The Six Horse Cavalry of Heroes Show,

Hampton Court Castle, Leominster

The show, which will be during the castle's opening hours (10.30am to 5pm), are set to be full of action, stunts and costumes.

Hampton Court Castle, set in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside, is open to the public during the summer.

Normal entrance fees apply.

Blue Light Cup, Victoria Park, Hereford

Emergency services teams will be competing for bragging rights in a six-a-side football competition.

The tournament, in aid of various emergency servies charities, will take place on between 11am and 4pm.

West Mercia Police, the Wye Valley NHS Trust and Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service are set to compete for honours.

There will also be activities for spectators including a fire appliance and smoke house, inflatables (weather permitting), prize draw and provision of hot food and drinks bar.

Donations will be taken on entry for the various causes.


Emergency services battle for honours


Ledbury Carnival

The annual Ledbury Carnival will have a nautical theme this year as crowds of up to 10,000 are expected to descend on the market town.

The carnival, on August Bank Holiday, has been running for more than 40 years and with the main procession as well as workshops, live music and a grand raffle draw.

There will be road closures in place for the event, including an all-day closure (8am to 6pm) of High Street, as well as Bye Street and parts of The Homend.

A rolling road closure between noon and 2pm will allow for the procession to take place from the Rugby Club on Ross Road to Ledbury Primary School.


Ledbury Carnival to set sail on Monday

Events all weekend

The Barrels' Beer Festival, St Owen Street, Hereford

The pub's 32nd charity beer festival kicks off on Friday night as they try to raise as much money as possible for local charities.

There will be 25 different beers on offer, 16 ciders, live music, pizza and programmes available.

Tickets cost £5 on Friday, £10 on Saturday and Sunday, and Monday is donations.

Olliefest, Ross-on-Wye

A FESTIVAL in memory of a 20-year-old rugby player returns to Ross Rugby Ground over the weekend.

It was set up in 2015 in memory of Ollie Floyd, who died in March of the same year.

There were around 1,400 visitors to the festival on Saturday in 2017, and has become a regular feature on the events calendar.

Friday 6pm-11pm

Saturday 1pm-11pm

Sunday 1pm-11pm

Ross Regatta, Ross Rowing Club

The first of three days of the regatta begins on Saturday, with dragon boat racing between 1pm and 6pm.

The course is 200 metres downstream.

On Sunday, there will be the Ross Masters and Juniors Spring.

The course, 550 metres downstream, will have a staggered start and finish.

As the three-day event comes to a close, the Ross Open Regatta is held on Monday.

The 750 metres course downstream has a staggered start and finish.

Presteigne Festival 

Until August 27

Established over 30 years ago, the Festival has a long tradition of supporting young artists and for presenting a fresh and individually stylised mix of contemporary works carefully balanced with 20th century classics and featuring a wide range of music from the standard repertoire.

This year's festival features and American strand, two composers-in-residence and a programme of supporting events extends the American theme further to include Sarah Gabriel’s hugely entertaining one-woman show, Dorothy Parker takes a Trip, together with exhibitions, a trio of American movies, talks from Stephen Johnson, Ian Marchant and Nick Murray, poetry with Fiona Sampson, Welsh art with Peter Lord and more besides.