In the springtime, the Vale of Evesham is adorned with blossom. Hillsides rising from the Avon shimmer with plum white and apple pink, and country lanes deliver views into orchards behind the damson trees traditionally planted in hedgerows to protect the main fruit from the wind. This is the perfect occasion to follow the 45 mile AA signed Blossom Trail by car, coach or bicycle, to appreciate the views across the Vale and eat in a local pub or restaurant.
The British Asparagus Festival in the vale of Evesham runs from St George’s Day, the 23 April through until Midsummers Day on the 21 June, so time your visit to experience the sights and scents of the blossom, unique events, festivals and the best local produce in town and village pubs and restaurants.
If spring is for the sight and scent, then August is for the taste, as Pershore wraps itself in purple for its Plum Festival. Bank Holiday weekend sees thousands of plummy devotes descend on the town to appreciate the fruit at this multi award-winning event. September sees Salt Fest in Droitwich Spa celebrating the saline heritage going back to the Roman times. The town is a hive of activity over the weekend, with craft and farmers’ market, music and entertainment, and of course the Romans all assisting in delivering a colourful, vibrant event.
Whether a boat trip on the Mid Worcestershire Canal Ring, a stay in a farmhouse B&B, a Cotswold walk, a rural break in a quality hotel, buying local produce in a farm shop or enjoying one of our various great festivals, this part of Worcestershire has everything to offer for that perfect trip, short stay or longer break.