The Wye Valley AONB Unit runs a series of walks, talks, courses and events throughout the year. We also advertise events and courses going on in the AONB.

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Most events are free unless a charge is indicated. To book on an event please use the contacts given with each event. 

Ross-on-Wye Beer & Cider Festival 02/05/15

Welcome to Rossbeerfest!

    Date: 2nd & 3rd May
    Venue: Ross Rowing Club
    Open: Noon till Late
    Entry: £5


The first Ross-on-Wye Beer and Cider Festival was held on the 3rd and 4th May 2014 and was a big success for both organisers of the event, the Ross Rotary Club and the Ross Lions Club. All charity funds raised go to good causes in Ross and the international stage. The event takes a lot of organising and it is down to the dedicated members of both the Rotary and the Lions to make the event happen on a yearly basis. It would also be unforgivable not to mention our supporters of both clubs, these dedicated individuals come along and help us on the day and are considered friends of both clubs. Should you be interested in becoming friends of the clubs, or considering joining us please refer to the pages on the website and get in touch!

The next Festival is to be held on the May Bank Holiday, 2nd and 3rd of May, at the Ross Rowing Club down by the Wye. This venue offers us good parking, but also within walking distance of the town centre. So why not take a little time out to visit us next year and 'sup an ale' for charity!

The Rossbeerfest is a fund raising event run by the Ross Rotary Club and the Ross Lions Club -  are always seeking volunteers to help run events - please get in touch if you would like to help!


Sunrise Celebration is back 21/05/15

Sunrise Celebration hosts its 10-year anniversary festival in Chepstow!
Boutique, eco-friendly music and arts festival, Sunrise Celebration is this year, celebrating its 10-year anniversary in Chepstow bringing an eclectic line up of UK and international artists, eco and craft workshops, art exhibitions and site-wide organic food and drink to the area – all powered by 100% renewable energy including solar, wind and re-cycled vegetable oil.

Taking place from 21st – 24th May 2015 at the stunning Piercefield Park in Chepstow, Sunrise Celebration will showcase an impressive line up of Hip Hop, Reggae, Breaks, Electro, Trance, Psytrance & Folk music including headline performances from Omar Perry (Son of Lee Scratch Perry), Fun Lovin’ Criminal and BBC2/6 Music DJ, Huey Morgan, Sam & The Womp, Krafty Kuts, Far Too Loud, King Porter Stomp, Lazy Habits, Sian Evans (Kosheen) and Will & The People.

Originally established, as an intimate alternative to Glastonbury Festival, Sunrise Celebration has been a pioneer of event sustainability since 2006, building a reputation for it’s ethical and eco-friendly approach. Back in 2006, it was the first UK festival to have site-wide compost toilets and an organic and local food and drink policy, and has since won The Guardian’s Ethical Travel Award and Green Parent’s Best Green Festival Award.

Inspired by alternative ways of living, the festival offers yoga, meditation and eco-build workshops, massage and alternative therapies, eco-art and fashion exhibitions, literature talks, cabaret and circus performances, kids activities andtraditional craft workshops including; stone, wood and chainsaw carving, willow weaving, blacksmithing, pole lathe, spoon carving and copper work.

With great music, site-wide, ethical traders and organic food and drink, boutique camping (gypsy caravans, tipis and yurts) and ethical conversations, the festivals 10-year anniversary is set to be yet another sustainable, celebration of all things green!

Sunrise Celebration takes place from 21st – 24th May 2015 at Chepstow Racecourse, Chepstow, Mournmouthshire. Tickets cost £115 + BF. £75 tickets available for local residents.

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