We're very lucky to be in a part of the country where there is always a festival or an exhibition either happening or just around the corner and there are plenty of local events to enjoy. Here's what's going on in the area in the coming months:

Saturday 23rd September - MICHAELMAS FAIR  - BISHOP'S CASTLE - Street Thatre, Live Music, Street Markets, Exhibitions, Lantern Procession.

Saturday 30th September to Sunday 1st October - PEARCE CYCLES DOWNHILL ROUND 6  - BUCKNELL - One of the downhill MTB race weekends held very close to us.

Friday 6th & Saturday 7th October - CLUN VALLEY BEER FESTIVAL - All the pubs along the valley from Newcastle-on-Clun to Aston-on-Clun join in this event. Transport is provided between pubs. www.cvbf.co.uk.

Saturday 7th October - CHAPEL LAWN WOODKAND FAIR - walks, talks, displays, art exhibitions iand much more in and around the Chapel Lawn village hall. https://rvcbs.wordpress.com/woodland-fair-october-2012/woodland-fair-2017/

Sunday 15th October - HERGEST CROFT GARDENS AUTUMN FAIR - Explore over 70 acres of gardens in six distinct areas. The autumn fair has plants on sale from a wide range of local nurseries togetherwith craft and produce stalls. www.hergest.co.uk.

Thursday 9th November - WHISKY MASTERCLASS - Ludlow Kitchen 7pm, £10 per person. Call Ludlow Food Centre 01584 856000 - booking essential.

Saturday 26th November - Sunday 26th November - LUDLOW MEDIEVAL CHRISTMAS FAYRE - The best medieval show in the land. Celebrate the start of Christmas in the stunning medieval Ludlow Castle. http://www.ludlowmedievalchristmas.co.uk/

Saturday 25th November - 23rd December CHRISTMAS AT POWYS CASTLE - Christmas with a twist. A range of Christmas trees as never seen before. Illuminated gardens open until 8pm on some weekends. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle-and-garden/features/christmas-at-powis-castle-and-garden

Thursday 7th December - FESTIVE WINE TASTING - Ludlow Kitchen 7pm, £10 per person. Call Ludlow Food Centre 01584 856000 - booking essential.