Festival and Events

Whatever time of year you visit, Ribble Valley has a packed programme of festivals, events and cultural activities for all the family.

In the heart of Lancashire’s farming community, there are traditional country fairs and shows like the Hodder Valley Show, Chipping Agricultural Show and Goosnargh & Longridge Show celebrating all that’s great about our farming heritage and country life.

Clitheroe Food FestivalThe Clitheroe Food Festival provides a showcase for local food and drink producers and their fabulous products. The town is literally taken over by food, and food related events, with ample opportunity to sample and buy the very best local produce.

Real ale lovers can raise a glass or two at the Middle Earth Beer Festival in Hurst Green, whilst fine food and drink connoisseurs meet face to face with some of the greatest chefs in the world in the Obsession Festival of Food and Wine at Northcote Manor.

Clitheroe town beats to the rhythm of jazz every May Day bank holiday weekend during the Ribble Valley Jazz festival. In July, the Ribchester Roman Museum hosts a weekend of re-enactments and heritage related activities.

If live music is your interest, the spectacular Beat-Herder festival will be of great interest.

Whatever your passion there is sure to be an event to experience in Ribble Valley. Here are a few of the major events in our calendar but to view the most up to date listing for your visit the What’s On Guide.


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