THE Vale will be buzzing this weekend as a series of major events take place across the town.
There will be something on offer for everyone in and around Evesham on Saturday and Sunday ranging from the historical event, Wartime in the Vale, to the town’s food festival, where the best local produce will be offer.
Dancing and music are also on the menu as the Morris festival and music festival take place.
The Vale of Evesham National Morris weekend begins on Saturday and is the biggest it has ever been with more than 600 dancers making camp on the river bank in the town for the highly regarded prize of the Evesham Stick.
Dancers will put on shows in the town’s Market Place and it is free to attend.
Outside the town at Ashdown Farm over Saturday and Sunday one of the largest military vehicle and re-enactment events will be held.
The show, which will run from 10am to 5pm, is one for all the family with a mix of military and civilian displays and events at the Second World War camp.
Music of all genres will be heard across the Vale over the weekend and into next week as groups including school choirs, handbell ringers, silver bands and folklore troupes grace the district with their offerings to the Evesham Festival of Music.
On Sunday the third Vale Food Festival will be held at Evesham Church Yard. Set to be the biggest yet the event will see around 25 sellers in the yard demonstrating the breadth and diversity of the food and drink found within 20 miles of the town.
Hinton-on-the-Green is also hosting its church fete on Sunday from 1pm to raise money for the repairs of St Peter’s Church.
Shawn Riley, Evesham Market Town Partnership manager, said: “Evesham is rapidly becoming known as the event town and certainly this weekend we have an event for every possible taste you can think of.
“We have a whole range of entertainment, it really looks like a great weekend. The events are also driven by local interest groups, who are very much passionate about what they do.
“There is the main events but also others such as the opening of the Imagine community shop in Market Place.
“It really is brilliant. All of them in there own way attract people to Evesham.”