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Welcome to the website of the Shobdon Food and Flying Festival sponsored by Bestparks. Set in beautiful north Herefordshire surroundings at an historic WW2 airfield, our unique event combines the best local gastronomy, a host of aviation attractions, arts and crafts, demonstrations, live music and lots more. It means a visit to us is time the whole family can enjoy. First held in 2012 as a joint venture between the long-established Shobdon Food Festival, and Herefordshire Aero Club’s popular Aviation Weekend, thousands of visitors now flock to our tiny rural idyl on the last weekend of June every year. The next Shobdon Food and Flying Festival will be held on the 25th and 26th of June 2016. Why not put the dates in your diary and come and find out why Herefordshire is one of England’s best-kept gastronomic secrets? We promise a warm welcome and a host of attractions to tickle the taste buds and stimulate the senses.
For Fliers: Browse the incredible collection of static aircraft and helicopters and watch dozens of interesting arrivals from around the country throughout the weekend. Why not find out if flying is the hobby for you by taking a light aircraft or helicopter trial flight over beautiful Herefordshire countryside? Enjoy talks and demonstrations on various aspects of aviation. Click here for a full list of aviation attractions with more added regularly.
For more on the history of Shobdon Airfield, click here
INFORMATION AND PPR FOR VISITING PILOTS CLICK HERE
For Foodies: Sample and buy from over seventy of the very best food and drink producers from Herefordshire and the surrounding counties including succulent local meats, breads and cheeses as well as ice-cream, confectionery, cakes and much, much more. Sample award-winning local ciders, wines and ales brewed within just a few miles of our showground and enjoy incredible flavours from around the world. Click here for a full list of exhibitors with more added regularly.
For more on the history of the Shobdon Food Festival, click here
Using the tabs at the top of the page, you can see photos from recent Shobdon Food & Flying Festivals, see our ever-updating lists of exhibitors and attractions and keep up to date with our plans for 2015. Be sure to check back regularly for updates and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news. If you are an exhibitor interested in attending in 2016, our online application process will open again in October.
The Shobdon Food & Flying Festival is sponsored by Bestparks Country Holiday Parks whose Pearl Lake Park is just half a mile from our showground. We are very grateful for their continued help and support. Learn more about them here.