Festivals and Events

Listed here you will find a selection of events that take place every year in the town of Ross-on-Wye and in the surrounding area together with links to web sites with more information.

Your event could be listed here too. You can help make this a better guide to events in and around Ross-on-Wye by letting us know when and where they happen, most entries will be free of charge. Please email with details.

Steam and Vintage Show
Taking place during the first week in May - Steam and Vintage Show at Vauxhall Fields, Monmouth. More information available at the Border Counties Vintage Club web site.
Ross-on-Wye's first Beer & Cider Festival.
Coming up this Saturday and Sunday 3rd & 4th of May this is a collaborative venture between the Lions and Rotary and will be held in the grounds of Ross-on-Wye's Rowing Club on the banks of the beautiful River Wye. Tickets available on the Beer & Cider Festival web site.
The Ross-on-Wye May Fayre will take place on Bank Holiday Sunday 25th May 2014 in the centre of Ross. The main routes through the centre of town are closed to traffic all day, to ensure that pedestrians can fully enjoy the town. Car parks will be clearly signed, and stewards are on hand throughout the day to direct you to any car park with spaces.

There will be Food and Craft Stalls, celebrating the reputation of Ross being a historic market town with something for everyone. Many of the local cafes and eateries will have tables and chairs out in the pedestrianised areas, so people can relax and enjoy the atmosphere and environment. More details.

Welland Steam Rally
Held every year on the last weekend in July - A great day out for all the family with Vintage Steam Engines, Tractor pulling, fair, entertainment and much more. Visit the Welland Steam Rally web site for more information.
The Ross Town Carnival has been an annual event for many years now. It takes place on the first Saturday in August, this year the event is on Saturday 2nd August 2014, It is the biggest Free Family Event of it's kind in the county and in good weather attracts 4000+ people to both the procession and the Carnival field. There is now a Carnival web site where you can find out more.
Newent Onion Fayre
Saturday 13th September 2014 - One of the largest annual festivals in the area attracting up to 12000 visitors. The streets of Newent are closed to traffic as the town hosts the annual celebration of the 'Onion'. There are street entertainers, fair ground rides, crafts, food stalls and a real ale festival. Contact Newent TIC on 01531 822468 for further information. The Onion Fayre now has a web site at

The Ross-on-Wye & District Community Association run a series of activities at the Larruperz Centre ranging from Yoga and Karate to Line Dancing and Junior Discos.