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Weekend Picks: The Malvern Flea Market

Sunday February 12th: Three Counties Showground, Worcestershire.

Credit: Malvern Flea Market.

The UK's largest flea and collector's fair is bringing stalls selling everything from vintage clothing to china, and plants to pots and pans.

It's taking place in Malvern this weekend and is the perfect opportunity to find that all important valentine's day gift for your loved one!

Thrift-seekers and bargain hunters can explore a huge range items from vendors who visit to sell things that you're just unlikely to fine anywhere else.

Many of the goods on offer have been sourced from house clearances and specialist stores, and for the crafty type of visitor there is also a huge range of fabrics to discover.

And since it's taking place just at the foot of the Malvern Hills you can enjoy hunting through all this fantastic flea market event has to offer, in one of the best locations in the region!

Organisers have set up a Facebook page for more information!

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Weekend Picks: Malvern Autumn Show

Malvern Autumn Show: Sat 24th - Sun 25th Sept (Three Counties Showground, Worcestershire)

Three Counties Showground comes to Malvern Credit: Malvern Autumn Show

More than sixty thousand people are expected to descend on the Three Counties Showground this weekend for the return of the Malvern Autumn Show.

Show highlights include cookery demonstrations with TV chef Tom Kerridge, a feast of artisan food and family entertainment, the UK National Giant Vegetables Competition and the last RHS flower show of the season.

“This year’s event will be a spectacular celebration of the season with a fantastic array of fun for foodies and all the family. This year will be the ultimate harvest festival and we cannot wait to welcome the great many visitors joining us this weekend.”

– Ken Nottage CEO of Three Counties

For times, prices and more information: http://www.threecounties.co.uk/malvernautumn/options.php?id=37

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Weekend Picks: Great Malvern Food Festival

Great Malvern Food Festival: Mon 30th May (Priory Church, Malvern)

There’ll be more than 60 stalls of locally produced food, drink and crafts Credit: Malvern Hills District Council

The Great Malvern Food Festival takes place this Bank Holiday weekend in the grounds of Great Malvern Priory Church.

Organisers say the event will celebrate the wide range of high quality food and drink produced in the town and surrounding area.

Chefs will be on hand to offer visitors advice on how to eat well on a budget as well as share their skills on bread making, vegetarian cooking and world cuisine.

There’ll also be activities and entertainment for children including a bushcraft cookery workshop, biscuit decorating and solving food related puzzles.

“The festival is now in its sixth year and always attracts thousands of visitors, we are really looking forward to seeing the town buzzing with people having fun and enjoying everything that the food festival has to offer.”

– Simon Smith, Malvern Hills District Council

For prices, opening times and more information visit: http://www.visitthemalverns.org/the_great_malvern_food_festival

Weekend Picks: Malvern Spring Festival

Malvern Spring Festival: Thurs 5th May- Sun 8th May (Three Counties Showground, Malvern)

Crowds admire the work on show at Malvern Credit: ITV News Central

Flowers, fruit and vegetables, food and fun will all be served up at the Malvern Spring Festival taking place at the Three Counties Showground until Sunday.

Celebrity gardeners Alan Titchmarsh, Joe Swift, Carol Klein, James Alexander-Sinclair and Christine Walkden will be dropping in on various days during the event.

Mary Berry, Mark Diacono and Valentine Warner are just some of the food experts who’ll be appearing in the food and cooking areas.

There will also be Festival Gardens, a competition which offers anyone with an interest in design the opportunity to showcase a garden at RHS Malvern.

"We are over the moon that Alan Titchmarsh and Mary Berry will be joining us this year at the much-loved RHS Malvern Spring Festival.

To help celebrate the start of the summer season many a garden great and foodie favourite will be sharing their top tips with audiences alongside some of the country's finest nurseries and food producers."

– Ken Nottage, Three Counties

For prices, opening times and more information visit: www.threecounties.co.uk/rhsmalvern/

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