Sadly due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, as you would expect, the British Asparagus Festival events have been severely compromised this year.  However, we still have Vale of Evesham asparagus growing in abundance, all local farmshops and supermarkets are selling this most desirable vegetable, so do please make the “Gras” part of your essential shopping list – whether you can buy it in person (exercising social distancing of course!) or adding it to your list when ordering deliveries from some of the many producers that are doing such a fantastic job in supplying us with local fruit and veg.

 

St Georges Day (23rd April) saw the official start of the growing season for English asparagus and was also the day that the British Asparagus Festival in the Vale of Evesham started – this year Vale Gras has been celebrated virtually with Fleece TV on Facebook –  https://www.facebook.com/pg/FleeceInnBretforton/videos/?ref=page_internal

 

There will be a lot more virtual asparagus related events and activities taking place over the coming weeks – please visit often to find out more

What to See and Do

Please be aware that due to COVID-19, all events for this years festival are cancelled. Keep checking back for updates on next years event

Asparagus Guide 2020

Download the definitive guide to the Vale of Evesham’s most famous vegetable.

Learn all about it, where to buy it, how to cook it and some examples of how to eat it.

Asparagus Guide 2020

Asparabus Coach Tours

Running for the 11th year, the Asparabus Tours, complete with asparaguide provide an opportunity to enjoy an “asparagus experience” with an entertaining insight into this majestic green vegetable. Pick up at various points, booking is essential. Vale of Evesham Asparagus is now a protected delicacy – this jolly green vegetable is grown in the heart of Worcestershire has been awarded European Protected Food Name Status (PGI).

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The Famous Asparagus Auctions

From 7pm the famous Asparagus Auction begins. Hundreds gather in the courtyard of the Fleece Inn to bid for the seasons largest, freshest and greenest Asparagus. All the produce is donated by local growers and Auctioned off by local man Colin Jelfs. In past years thousands of pounds have been raised for the Bretforton Silver band instruments and this event has been on Terry and Mason's Great Food Trip, Countryfile with Adam Henson, Escape to The Country and local and national news!

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What's On

Asparagus Runs, Auctions, Coach Tours, Music and Food Festival, Morris Dancing. See what we have planned for this year!

What's on