This weekend’s British Asparagus Festival has been cancelled in Evesham due to a severe shortage of asparagus being available. The incessant rain and floods has had a double whammy on Worcestershire’s quirky festival that normally sees thousands descending on the Vale of Evesham over the festival period.
We were expecting asparagus to be scarce due to the unseasonably good weather at the start of the year followed by the recent deluge. However, this week’s flooding means that the asparagus crop is almost completely dormant. What’s more, the venue for the festival has been under several inches of water when the River Avon burst its banks. It’s ironic as the British Asparagus Festival was started as a way of helping the area to recover after the severe floods of 2007.
High River levels have led also to the Evesham Regatta also being cancelled, but with the hoper of another event being organised for late summer .
But dont be too disheartened - there are lots more festivals on the way this year in Evesham - keep cvhecking our events diary for details.
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