Autumn In Herefordshire
Summer may be over, the days are getting shorter, the temperatures colder and rainy days in Herefordshire are setting in. But Herefordshire’s cultural calendar is just hotting up for autumn. Embrace that back-to-school feeling and plan an awesome autumn in Herefordshire where you will find great events this week.
During the autumn months of September, October and November, the trees burst forth in new colours, autumn is a beautiful time of year to take a stroll in the woods. Make the most of the autumnal season with one of these spa breaks and spa days, the perfect base to explore rural Herefordshire and the surrounding areas.
The Hay Festival Winter Weekend (November 28th – December 1st 2019) is an annual mini-festival taking place just before Christmas in Hay-on-Wye. Events take place at venues around the town, and include a wide range of author events, music, comedy and performance, as well as workshops for kids and Christmas shopping.
Yes we just mentioned the ‘C’ word. This year’s Award Winning Secret Bottle Shop Christmas Wine & Spirit Tasting will take place on Saturday 9th November 2019 at Hereford Left Bank Village, an event not to be missed.
Heritage Open Days In Herefordshire
Heritage Open Days (13th – 22nd September) is England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,000 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers.
Every year in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history.
Heritage open days in Herefordshire are your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE.
October Half Term
Keep the kids entertained during October half term in Herefordshire (October 28th – November 1st 2019) with our pick of the county’s best things to do half term.
Whether it’s with teenagers or toddlers, pack your October half term holiday with fun activities, Halloween events and unique experiences. With so many things to do over the school holidays in Herefordshire, make sure you stay for the whole break: these family friendly places to stay and top family restaurants will help you plan your visit.
Oktoberfest In Herefordshire
Germany’s famous Bavarian festival (September 21st – October 6th 2019) will soon be coming to Herefordshire with big steins of beer, platters of excessively long wurst, leiderhosen and bands playing like they don’t give a schnitzel.
Whether you’re after a traditional beer or raucous table dancing, you can find your version of the perfect Oktoberfest right here in Herefordshire.
Halloween In Herefordshire
Get ready for chills and thrills this Halloween in Herefordshire!
There are some spooky goings on in Herefordshire this Halloween. From horrifying hauntings to terrifying tales, ghost walks, spooky woodland trails, pumpkin carving and broomstick making.
This is just for starters, there are lots more Halloween events in Herefordshire, come and visit if you dare.
October Apple Harvest
The county of Herefordshire produces more than half the UK’s cider and October is all about celebrating apples, cider and perry.
Throughout October many venues embrace the apple harvest with a full month of traditional apple themed activities. Children’s trails, apple themed treats in the tea-room, crafts and apple pressing on selected weekends.
The Big Apple Harvestime Weekend is a special opportunity to enjoy the countryside in the Herefordshire parishes on the Marcle Ridge. The local orchards are famous for their cider fruit and their excellent eating apples.
World Cup Rugby
The 2019 Rugby World Cup runs from Friday 20th September to Saturday 2nd November, with games played across Japan.
Take a look through our list of pubs and sports bars, where you’ll find an atmosphere almost as good as you would if you were there.
So leave your BT Sport TV guide at home! Live sport streaming is best done in Herefordshire’s top sports bars and pubs.
Bonfire Night And Firework Displays
Ooooh, ahhhh, wow… Admire Herefordshire’s biggest and best bonfire night and firework displays.
Bonfire night celebrations are fun and exciting, and it’s a great chance for families and friends to get together and enjoy some fireworks, sparklers and let’s not forget some great street food.
So wrap up warm, and cast your eyes to the skies this bonfire night. Remember, Remember the 5th of November, firework safety and pet safety on bonfire night.
Christmas In Herefordshire
Across Britain on Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day, events will commemorate the centenary of the First World War (1914 to 1918).
In Herefordshire, the official programme is organised by the First World War Commemoration Committee, led by the Lord-Lieutenant.
Join hundreds of local people as who remember those who died, were lost or injured whilst in conflict.
Plan Your Autumn Trip
Herefordshire Tour Company Rural Concierge is located on the Welsh Border of Herefordshire, with Liz Hill at the helm.
The team have extensive knowledge of the Herefordshire, The Wye Valley, Forest of Dean, The Marches, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Cotswolds, West Midlands and Wales. Each place has its own beauty and charm, and Rural Concierge can help you plan your trip to any and all of these destinations!
They work closely with local tourism businesses and organisations to help you get exactly what you want out of your experience, depending on interests, time frame and budget. So if you haven’t had the chance to visit Herefordshire yet, Rural Concierge can help make your trip stress free, exciting, and fun!
Discover the ever changing scenery this Autumn in Herefordshire.
Using the meteorological definition the year is split into four seasons of three full months each based on the Gregorian calendar, which makes it easier to compare seasonal and monthly statistics.
- Spring: March 1st – May 31st
- Summer: June 1st – August 31st
- Autumn: September 1st – November 30th
- Winter: December 1st – February 28th (February 29th in a leap year)
The astronomical definition uses the dates of equinoxes and solstices to mark the beginning and end of the seasons:
- Spring equinox March 20th 2019
- Summer solstice June 21st 2019
- Autumn equinox September 23rd 2019
- Winter solstice December 22nd 2019
Because the timings of the equinoxes and solstices change each year, the length of astronomical seasons within a year and between years also vary.
For six months each of the year, either the northern or southern hemisphere is pointing slightly towards the sun, bringing the warmer temperatures of spring and summer.
The autumnal and spring equinoxes mark the point when the two hemispheres swap over, while the summer and winter solstices denote the sun reaching its most northerly and southerly points.
When Do The Clocks Change In Autumn?
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) resumes from the last Sunday in October (October 27th) – when the clocks go back one hour again.
To avoid confusion, many use the phrase “spring forward in spring, fall back in fall” to remember when they go backwards and forwards.
Enjoy an extra hour in bed.