Celebrating Asparagus

The Vale of Evesham is home to one of the most amazing green vegetables which is growing in popularity and fame all over the world. In 2017 Vale asparagus gained Geographical Protected Food status from the EU which now puts the majestic ‘gras’ on an exclusive list of elite food and drinks. And this year, it’s official; for the first time ever, 23rd April, St Georges Day, also marks National Asparagus Day!


The celebrations start with the Great English Asparagus Run, during which we commend the “100” round of Vale Gras. The journey begins at The Fleece at Bretforton then continues via the Asparagus Express steam train from the newly opened Broadway station to Cheltenham, on the first non-stop locomotive to run in 80 years. Why not book tickets and join us on this inimitable journey?


The Asparabus Tours, 10th and 17th May, operated by the Vale of Evesham Tour Guides and Dudley’s Coaches, also offer a great value #AmazingAsparagus day out, complete with an asparaguide. Call 01386 792206 to book your seat.


Or join us for The Asparagus Family Colour Fun Run, a 5k multi -terrain run, suitable for all ages, which takes place on 20th May at The Valley, Evesham. Feel alive as asparagus green paints bombs rain down and take the opportunity to meet Gus the Asparagus Man!


The Famous Fleece Asparagus Auctions take place on 27th May and 3rd June. Bretforton Silver Band will entertain the crowds as the season’s best and freshest local asparagus is auctioned, often to national media attention.


For full details on all Asparagus Festival events please email info@britishasparagusfestival.org join us on social media, or visit britishasparagusfestival.org




Monday 23 April

National Asparagus Day Great English Asparagus Run


Thursday 10 & 17 May

Asparabus Coach Tours


Sunday 20 May

Asparagus Family Colour Fun Run


Sunday 27 May & 3 June

The Famous Fleece Asparagus Auctions


Friday 22 - Sunday 24 June

National Morris Weekend




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