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The Calendar of Cotswolds Events and Festivals, 'What's On' and 'Things to Do' covers events staged in the English counties of Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Somerset making up the Cotswolds and would be of interest to the tourist visiting and holidaying in the region.

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STOW-ON-THE-WOLD: St. Edward's Church, GL54 1AB
SAT 6TH JAN, 2018 7:30pm, Ticket Price £20.00

Brubecks Play Brubeck features Darius, Chris and Dan Brubeck and the UK sax star, Dave O’Higgins. This group was formed in 2010 for a ‘one-off’ tour to coincide with Dave Brubeck’s 90th birthday and the broadcast of a Clint Eastwood produced film about Dave’s career, “In His Own Sweet Way”.  However the quartet continues to perform annually and internationally, notably appearing in such famous venues as Ronnie Scott’s in London and at St Edward’s, Stow-on-the-Wold! They have also appeared at the 2014 Brubeck Festival at Jazz at Lincoln Centre in New York, returning there in 2016.

Free Parking in The Square, Stow after 6PM. Doors open for drinks 6.30PM
Tickets from Borzoi Bookshop 01451 830268.
Online from:
More information from:

Stow Music

STOW-ON-THE-WOLD: St. Edward's Church, GL54 1AB
FRI 26TH JAN, 2018 7:30pm, Ticket Price £25.00

Paul was the original front-man with the group Manfred Mann, and co-composer of the signature tune for Ready, Steady, Go! He was at the forefront of the 60s pop revolution, with million-selling records alongside the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Animals. In 1979 he founded The Blues Band, which helped kick start another boom in Blues music. The band has now recorded about 17 albums, not counting compilations and repackagings”.  On radio, Paul worked for five years on the BBC's World Service, and has broadcast on all five BBC Radio networks as musician, DJ, actor, critic and Desert Island Discs castaway; he also contributed a set of questions to Mastermind. The classic pairing with Blues Band acoustic guitarist Dave Kelly has proved a runaway success, and the basis for an extremely cool intimate evening.

Free Parking in The Square, Stow after 6PM. Doors open for drinks 6:30PM
Tickets from Borzoi Bookshop 01451 830268.
Online from:
More information from:

Stow Music

Chocolate Fun Day by CHOCOLATEgenie

Chocolate Fun DaysCome and learn the basic skills required for working with chocolate
This session requires no previous knowledge and will introduce you to

  • The different types of chocolate
  • How to temper chocolate
  • Piping and freehand design work
  • Methods for swirling and shaping chocolate
  • Use of transfer sheets

Price - £130  includes all drinks and a light lunch
Dates – Wed Jan 31s, Thu April 26th
Time – 10 - 3pm approx
Venue – Chocolate Genie, Unit 21, Bond Ind Est, Wickhamford, Evesham WR11 7RL
Bookings – Please book online




Saturday 10 February 2018- Chocolate Making in the Cotswolds

Come and indulge in the world of chocolate making in a 2 to 2.5hr workshop.  Feed your passion by not only by working with Belgian chocolate and learning some basic techniques, but having the opportunity to sample too.  Working in pairs, you will learn how to flavour truffle fillings and develop skills in mixing, piping and coating.  Altogether you will make 31 truffles.  And finally, you can indulge in gift wrapping before taking your delicious creations home.

These workshops are set in a relaxed atmosphere and are suitable for all age groups and levels of experience.

Price - £45.00
2018 Dates – Sat Feb 10th, March 10th, June 30th, Sept 29th, Oct 13th,
and Dec 8th.
Time – 2 – 4pm approx
Venue – Chocolate Genie, Unit 21, Bond Ind Est, Wickhamford, Evesham WR11 7RL
Bookings – please book online

CHOCALATE FUN DAYS - Wed Jan 31st and Thurs April 26th

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Chocolate making




Classical Guitar & Voice Recital

12 Noon, Friday 9th March 2018

St Lawrence Church, Market Place, Lechlade, GL7 3AB

We are delighted to welcome Georgina Baker and Georgina Dadson, two talented young musicians from Birmingham Conservatoire, who will perform works by Villa-Lobos, Rodrigo and more…  The two Georginas will join the audience for a light lunch after the recital.

Donations sought in aid of the Church Restoration and Maintenance Appeal

Programme and parking:

Event Organiser:

Helen FS Jones
01367 252402


Friday 9th March 7.30pm - Corinium Players Spring Concert in aid of Music Tour
at Cirencester Baptist Church, Time Out Café

Corinium Players Spring Concert

Come along and listen to the senior section of the Corinium Players Guitar Ensemble.  These talented 15-17 year olds will be performing a selection of music including Pavane by Faure, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba as well as the Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet and In the Mood.

All the proceeds from the concert will contribute towards coach expenses for a music tour in July to Germany.

The Corinium Players is a registered charity and will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2019.

Tickets are £7 Adults (£5 for children accompanied by an adult)
Available from Cirencester Vistior Information 01285 654180 or



Kempley –
Awnells Farm -
Oxenhall –
Dymock - See events or news

Kempley DaffodilsThe villages of Kempley, Oxenhall & Dymock within the “Golden Triangle” will once again celebrate the birth of spring when carpets of wild daffodils burst forth for visitors to see. Visitors can expect a wide range of activities across the three villages. The programme includes weekend events at each village with organised walks, luscious Daffodil lunches, teas, exhibitions in the local churches and at Kempley trips on the Daff & ride bus.

 This year, Awnells Farm, Countryside Restoration Trust will also offer a farm open day.

 Free parking is available at all the venues and full programmes are shown below and online.


17 March & 17 March 2018 - West Country Game Fair at Royal Bath and West Showground, Somerset,


Great for field sports: Shooting, fishing and gun dogs. Also a large array of country food, local producers and a Game Cookery Theatre

Two days of excellent countryside demonstrations in the indoor and outdoor arenas, Fabulous shopping opportunities including country clothing, rifles, gun accessories, gundog equipment, feed, stalking equipment and much more.


For Places to Stay near showground see - Bath Accommodation

Bath Game Fair

13 to 16 March 2018 - Cheltenham Racecourse National Hunt Festival
(Gold Cup Week)

The Festival

Champion Day | 134th March 2018 | 10:30 - 18:00
Ladies Day | 14th March 2018 | 10:30 - 18:00
St Patrick’s Thursday | 15th March 2018 | 10:30 - 18:00
Gold Cup Day | 16th March 2018 | 10:30 - 18:00

The World Famous National Hunt Racing Festival at Cheltenham racecourse. 01242 513014 Cheltenham Racing.

Cheltenham Races

Friday 23 March 2018 - Bach’s Cello Suites, performed by Tim Lowe

Tim LoweThis event is part of the Cheltenham Bach Choir’s 2018 Spring Festival of the Baroque:

Friday 23rd March 2018, 7.30pm
Chapel Arts, Knapp Road, Cheltenham GL50 3QQ
Soloist:  Tim Lowe - see

Tickets: £15 unreserved (£8 for children and students)
Reduced price of £10 if buying tickets for all three Festival events – only available directly from the choir.

See for details. Available from: Chapel Arts (in person)
0333 666 3366 (TicketSource - fees apply)
Tickets online: uk/cheltenham-bach-choir


Saturday 24th March 2018 - Cheltenham Bach Choir Bach B Minor Mass

Cheltenham Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1QA
Conductor:  David Crown, Orchestra:  The Musical and Amicable Society Baroque Orchestra

Lauren Lodge-Campbell (soprano), Angela Simkin (mezzo soprano), David Webb (tenor)
Christopher Cull(bass)

Tickets:  £22, £20, £17.50 £10 and £8 for children and students.
Available from: Cheltenham Town Hall box office 0844 576 2210


Sunday 25 March 2018 - Cheltenham Bach Choir Baroque Singing Competition and Performance at
Prince Michael Hall, Dean Close, Cheltenham GL51 6EP

The aim of this competition is to discover and encourage new young singers of talent and provide them with an opportunity to perform before an audience and a panel of renowned professional judges. The winner will also have the opportunity to  perform with the Cheltenham Bach Choir and a professional orchestra.



Burford Singers – A Concert for Palm Sunday

Purcell – Funeral Sentences for Queen Mary Stainer - Crucifixion

Sunday, 25th March , 7.30pm at Church of St John the Baptist, Church Green, Burford OX18 4RY

crucifixionBurford Singers with
Tenor : Joshua Ellicott
Bass : Quentin Hayes
Organist: Robin Baggs
Conductor: Brian Kay
Our annual Palm Sunday concert brings together Stainer's Crucifixion and Henry Purcell's deeply moving and heartfelt tribute to his beloved Queen Mary

Tickets  reserved at £17, £15, £12 and £8 Postal booking (advised) open 27 January - 10th February Online booking from 17th February at
(Booking fee applies)
Booking in person opens on 17th February The Madhatter Bookshop 122, High Street, Burford OX18 4QJ

Full details and booking form available on our website




13 to 15 April 2018 - BANBURY SONG & ALE WEEKEND

Banbury Folk Festival are running the 9th Banbury Song & Ale Weekend at
Drayton Leisure Golf Centre, Warwick Road, Banbury OX17 1HJ.

This event is a fundraiser for our folk festival in October.
The weekend starts at 7pm on Friday and runs until 5pm on Sunday.
The weekend is in sing-around format dispersed with surprise guests and fun & games.
On Saturday there will be a sweep-stake on The Grand National.
Book early to avoid disappointment!
The weekend costs £15

For more about the town - Banbury

For Places to Stay see - Banbury Accommodation


14th April & 15 April 2018 - Prescott Bike Festival

Prescott Hill Climb, Gotherington, Nr Cheltenham, GL52 9RD



Prescott Bike Festival due to take place at Prescott Hillclimb, Cheltenham on the weekend of 14-15 April has been postponed due to adverse ground conditions. With more rain forecast this week the organisers of Prescott Bike Festival have reluctantly agreed with the land owners that to go ahead would be foolish and unsafe in its present state. Currently the exhibitor and public parking areas are unusable.
The event is the biggest annual fundraiser for the charity Blood Bikes. Event Organiser Gordon Downie said “It has always been our goal to host Two Amazing Days – One Winning Weekend. We know that we could not deliver this promise if we were to proceed next weekend.  We feel that, rather than relying on wishful thinking, that it’s better to reschedule to a more favourable and warmer time in the year”.
The popular, family-friendly event has now been postponed to 16-17 June 2018, a very auspicious weekend for all fathers. What better present could you give your dad for Father’s Day?
All Advance Ticket holders, Run the Hill Entries, Competition Winners and Exhibitors will be contacted by the organisers directly via email. If you have any queries in the meantime, please use the Contact Us form on Prescott Bike Festival website:
The organisers apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope to see you in June.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 June 2018



Easter Monday 2 April 2018 - Paxford Races NCH Point to Point

The course opened in 1997 thanks to the generosity of hunt stalwart Geoff Adams, and provides an excellent days entertainment for the whole family, with good views of the race course, betting facilities, picnic spaces, hound displays, trade stands, bars, food stalls, hospitality and children’s amusements.

How to find us
Bank Farm, Paxford GL55 6XS

Entry sign posted off the B4035, 2 miles east of Chipping Campden.

Gates open at 10.30 am and First Race 1pm
Entry £10.00 per person - FREE PARKING

For Places to Stay see - Chipping Campden Accommodation


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Spring VWH Fun Ride at Cirencester Park
Sunday April 15th 2018

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By kind permission of the Earl Bathurst, this 10 mile fun ride offers the advantage of no road work and unlimited space. Our well organised event is great as a schooling session for the young horse with a huge variety of inviting optional fences of all sizes - and is equally as fun for the experienced partnerships who want to go round at their own pace. All ages and abilities welcome.

With clearly signed trails covering over 1O miles of parkland in Gloucestershire’s most beautiful country estate, the park boasts some of the most stunning vistas in England. Spring is a fantastic time of year to appreciate the seasonal colours of historic woodland and wide sweeping tree lined avenues. So come and make a day of it! (entry via Two Mile Lodge, Stroud Road,GL7 6JT) We are proud to support Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

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Adults £20 in advance and £25 on the day, under 16’s £15 in advance and £20 on the day
Online entries


19 April 2018 to 22 April 2018 - BLENHEIM PALACE HOSTS

The Cotswolds Art & Antiques Dealers' Association Fair returns to the elegant setting of Blenheim Palace from Thursday 3rd - Sunday 6th April. Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill, eldest daughter of the present Duke of Marlborough, is the Patron of the Association.

Thousands of visitors came to 2016's hugely successful event. The best and rare examples of every discipline will be showcased by many of the Association's members, creating a rich tapestry of history and culture. The fair is the perfect place to hunt for the best that the Cotswolds has to  offer, and promises to be one of the best quality events outside of London. Everything is for sale with prices ranging from £100 - £100,000.

Refreshments and Shopping

Why not make a day of your visit to the Antiques Fair by booking an Afternoon Tea or Picnic Hamper? Call 01993 813874 for more information and to book.


For information about Event location see - Blenheim Palace

For Places to Stay see - Woodstock, Oxford and Chipping Norton

Cotswold Antique Dealers Association

Monday 23 April 2018 - St. George's Day

St. George is the patron saint of England. His emblem, a red cross on a white background, is the flag of England, and part of the British Union Jack flag.

St George's emblem was adopted by King Richard The Lion Heart and brought to England in the 12th century.

Many English flags will be flying and events taking place across the Cotswolds and England.

England National St George's Flag

Saturday 21st April 2018 - Mēla Guitar Quartet at the Sundial Theatre

The Corinium Players Guitar Ensemble are delighted to welcome the Mēla Guitar Quartet to the Sundial Theatre, Cirencester. 

Bringing the colours and textures of four classical guitars to life with a wonderfully inventive, eclectic mix of repertoire Mēla explore the art of a classical quartet to the highest level whilst still making their style accessible for all.

They have given recitals in major concert venues including the Wigmore Hall and performed on BBC Radio 3 and 4.

The quartet will perform a varied repertoire including Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No 6 with the Corinium Players.

Tickets: £14 (£11 cons), Available from the Sundial


22 April to 29 April 2018 - Stratford upon Avon Literary Festival

Celebrating its 10th year The Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival is an exciting mixture of debate, ideas, celebrity author events, workshops and humour. Alongside this is a programme of education events in Stratford and local schools involving favourite authors, poets and illustrators, entertaining and inspiring children from 2 to 18.

The Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival is the highlight of the regional calendar and one of the most significant literary festivals in the UK, attracting thousands of people who share one passion: a love of books, writing and reading.


For Places to Stay see - Stratford upon Avon accommodation
For information about the town see - Riverside town of Stratford


Chocolate Fun Day by CHOCOLATEgenie

Chocolate Fun DaysCome and learn the basic skills required for working with chocolate
This session requires no previous knowledge and will introduce you to

  • The different types of chocolate
  • How to temper chocolate
  • Piping and freehand design work
  • Methods for swirling and shaping chocolate
  • Use of transfer sheets

Price - £130  includes all drinks and a light lunch
2018 Dates – Wed Jan 31s, Thu April 26th
Time – 10 - 3pm approx
Venue – Chocolate Genie, Unit 21, Bond Ind Est, Wickhamford, Evesham WR11 7RL
Bookings – Please book online

28th April 2018  7:30 pm - Cheltenham Choral Society 80th Anniversary Gala Concert
Pittville Pump Room GL52 3JE

 Karl Jenkins The Peacemakers.  Recital by Dame Felicity Lott

English Concertante Orchestra  Conductor Ian Higginson, Piano Accompanist Alison Howell

Join Cheltenham’s longest established choir for a celebratory concert!

We are delighted to welcome back our president Dame Felicity Lott who will be performing Mozart’s Laudate Dominum with us and a selection of solo pieces.

Our main work, The Peacemakers, in the words of Terry Waite, ‘breathes the harmony of peace’.
It draws on the words of iconic and inspiring people throughout history. Karl Jenkins has set to music texts from his ‘messengers of peace’ using an eclectic mix of musical instruments from around the world.

We are very much looking forward to singing this inspiring work.

28th April 2018  7:30 pm, Pittville Pump Room GL52 3JE, Price £17 (£5 under 16’s)
From Town Hall Box Office 0844 576 2210,




2nd May to 7th May 2018 - Cheltenham International Jazz Festival

Town Hall and other venues
The Cheltenham International Jazz Festival ranks among the top British festivals of its kind. Since 1996 the Festival has brought some of the biggest names in jazz to the town, as well as providing a platform for the stars of the future.

Headline names include Van Morrison, Imelda May, Kamasi Washington, Courtney Pine and Omar, Corinne Bailey Rae, Rick Astley with Ronnie Scott’s Big Band, Caro Emerald, Gilles Peterson, Jordan Rakei, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan, Andy Sheppard, Randy Crawford, Eric Gales, Jay Rayner and many more. Artistic Curator Jamie Cullum has once again selected some of his stand-out acts for the festival, with Mercury-nominated prog jazzers Dinosaur, cinematic nu-jazz outfit Portico Quartet, and the first ever UK performance from Christian McBride’s Big Band.

Box Office (01242) 227979,

For more information about Cheltenham

For Places to Stay see - Cheltenham Accommodation

Stratford Jazz Festival

For Lodgings see:-
Cheltenham Accommodation


Sunday7 May 2018 - The Spring Service and Ceremonial Cheese Rolling at Randwick

Sunday 7 May 2018 - Randwick Wap Cheese Rolling

(1st Sunday in May) Randwick Cheese Rolling and Church Service..

At St John's Church, Randwick. At 11.15, preceeded by a service at 10.30. 01453  750280

Saturday 13 May 2018 - Wap Procession and Fayre 12.45pm

About the Wap -

Wap information point: 07971 641128.

.For Places to Stay see - Tetbury accommodation


5 May 2018 - “A wonderful and varied evening…” CABARET SCENES MAGAZINE, NEW YORK

Following on from presenting BRUBECKS PLAY BRUBECK and THE BLUES BAND veterans PAUL JONES & DAVE KELLY, MUSIC AT STOW is proud to present MICHAEL OMER returning by popular demand for his second show in Stow-on-the-Wold. Along for the ride will be versatile West End drummer & percussionist LYN EDWARDS and some surprise guests.
Michael Omer's piano jazz-cabaret show has been seen off-Broadway in New York at Don't Tell Mama, at Manhattan's stylish Metropolitan Room, and on the US West Coast, as well as at London’s Pizza on the Park and The Pheasantry - and promises to be edgy, funny, serious, and wonderfully entertaining!  He has original songs, new jazz gems, a sprinkling of standards, and selections from his improvised album “Unwritten, Unplugged and Unsigned”.  This show even concludes with a high-wire, high-octane improvised "Instant Musical", with audience participation. 
Michael has also contributed numerous scores for television and film, which have been heard extensively worldwide: notably the EMMY Award winning ‘Little Lord Fauntleroy’ (BBCTV) written & produced by Oscar winner Julian Fellowes and ‘It’s Good to Talk’ for producer Barney Reisz, which received an Academy Award nomination. Not to be missed
Venue - St Edwards Church, Stow-on-the-Wold. GL54 1AB. Free parking in Stow Square after 6pm.
Date - 5 May 2018
Time - 7.30pm, doors open 6.30pm
Price - £15.00
Purchase tickets online or from Borzoi Bookshop 01451 830268


TBA May 2018 - 'Bluebell Walk at Whatcote'

If you enjoy a walk through lovely countryside the parishioners of Whatcote, near Shipston-on-Stour, are holding their Bluebell Walk again on Sunday, May 7th.  Started in 1990 the walk has been enjoyed by visitors from far and wide.

bluebellsThe walk is between 1½ and 2 miles long through farmland to Hell Brake and Oak Tree Coppice, where bluebells carpet the ground under the trees.  With wonderful views across the Vale of the Red Horse from Oak Tree Coppice, and tea & homemade scones when you return to St Peter’s churchyard, it is a very enjoyable way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Dogs welcome if kept on a lead. 

Strong shoes or boots are essential. Not suitable for pushchairs.

The walk will start from Church Lane, Whatcote, Shipston-on-Stour, (postcode CV36 5EF), and will be well signposted in the village, as will free car parking. You can begin your walk any time between 2pm and 5pm.

The cost is £6.00 for adults, accompanied children free, and this includes the tea & scones!
Cake & produce stall.  Proceeds to St Peter’s Church.
Contact Sue Price for more details – Telephone 01295 680007or e-mail:


Sunday 6th May 2018 - Abingdon Air & Country Show

Abingdon Air & Country Show

It's not just an air show! The Abingdon Air & Country Show has a varied ground show to go along with the large scale fly-in of both modern and vintage aeroplanes and the associated air display.


For Places to Stay see - Oxford accommodation; Faringdon accommodation; Witney accommodation.


10 May to 13 May 2018 - Malvern Spring Gardening Show at
Three Counties Show Ground

The finest and friendliest gardening event of the year!
In its beautiful setting at the foot of the scenic Malvern Hills, this truly inspirational show enjoys a national reputation as the finest and friendliest gardening event of the year.

A joint venture of the Three Counties Agricultural Society and the Royal Horticultural Society.


Saturday 13 May 2018 - Randwick Wap Procession and Fayre

Spring Service & Ceremonial Cheese Rolling 10.30am Sunday May 1st
Wap Procession and "Fayre" - Procession 12.45pm Saturday May 7th followed by "Fayre" on the Field 2pm onwards.

Fayre Attractions include Marcher Stuarts, Dog Show, and more.

The procession route includes a stop at the 'Well Leaze' where the Mayor and Queen each roll a cheese down the steep bank three times.

Evening entertainment at the Vine Tree - 8pm Sharing the Mayor's Jug and live music from B-Spoke with guest performances from the Wap Personalities

(Saturday following 1st Sunday in May) Randwick Wap.
The Procession assembles at the War Memorial, at the top of the village about half a mile above St John's Church.
For more info tel. 01453  750280 Website -

For Places to Stay see - Stroud accommodation

Cheese rolling at Randwick Wap

10 May 2018 - Gypsy Horse Fair, Stow-on-the-Wold

The first of the bi-annual gypsy horse fairs at Stow-on-the-Wold.
Two fairs, on the nearest Thursdays to 12th May and 24th October. The fairs are held in fields between Stow and Maugersbury. Gypsies arrive from the Monday onwards, and there are stalls of crafts with the sales on the Thursday after which everyone packs up and moves on. The May fair is the larger of the two.

About - Gypsy Horse Fair

For Places to Stay see - Stow-on-the-Wold accommodation

For video of the fair see -


19 May 2018 - Burford, Oxfordshire Levellers Day
10.30am - 3.30pm


On 17 May in 1649, on the orders of Cromwell, three Levellers's leaders were executed outside Burford Church. Each year we gather there for a day of celebration and commemoration of the ideas of the English Levellers' - democracy, equality and religious freedom.

Its a day of political debate, radical history, song and music. With high profile speakers, historians, entertainers and family fun, it is a great day out in the heart of the Cotswolds.

The day starts with a commemoration by the church and then accompanied by music and song we march up the hill to the recreation ground for a programme of politics, debate, childrens activities, refreshments and music.

With speeches, debate, bands, stalls, music, a procession through Burford, the ceremony in the churchyard and much more!
Open-air event at Warwick Hall Garden, Burford.

About - Levellers Day

For Places to Stay see - Burford Accommodation


Sunday 20th May 2018 - Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire Day of Morris Dance
in aid of the Dorothy House Charity

There will be a Day of Morris Dance in the picturesque riverside town of Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire on 20th May 2017. We already have 20 sides (200+ dancers and 80+ musicians) dancing at six pub/restaurant/riverside venues around the town including our historic Tithe Barn.

There are also different nationality music sessions in local pubs and a food/street market. Full details are online at

Contact: Alfie Windsor 
2 French Grass, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1DX UK
07703 599 220

More information about Morris Dancing in the Cotswolds

Morris Dancing and Crop Fertility Rituals in the Cotswolds

Morris Dancers at Bradford-upon-Avon

Friday 18 May to Sunday 20 May 2018 - Winchcombe Cotswolds Walking Festival

Choose from 25 different walks.

Winchcombe is a “Walkers are Welcome” town and a prime centre for people who love the outdoors, especially walking. The status is given to towns and villages that have something special to offer walkers. With pubs, shops and accommodation coupled with a lovely atmosphere and a great location, you can’t go wrong.

The historic town is a great walking centre and offers a variety of walks to suit all ages and abilities. There are town walks, historical walks or walks across the unspoilt Cotswold landscape. The variety is diverse, including a Roman villa, a Neolithic burial mound, a steam railway, common land and impressive views across to the Malvern Hills and Wales.

Alternatively there are walks where you can discover the beautiful views of the Cotswolds and the flora and fauna of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

For more info see -

For Places to Stay see - Winchcombe Accommodation


11 May to 27 May 2018 - Bath 70th Anniversary Festival

For the 70th anniversary of Bath Festivals, The Bath Festival returns as a 17 day multi-arts festival from 11 to 27 May 2018, celebrating the city with music and literature at its heart, engaging with the wider community and bringing the streets of Bath to life.

For Places to Stay see - Bath Accommodation


La Vie en Bleu incorporating La Vita Rossa
Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 May 2018
A celebration of French and Italian cars, music and entertainment


“The event is quintessentially British - a mini Goodwood Festival of Speed set in the glorious Cotswolds. It’s a club motor sport at its best, where visitors can mingle with the cars, speak to the drivers, and watch rare historic vehicles to modern day supercars being pushed to their limits”.  Nick Mason, Drummer from Pink Floyd, historic racer and avid car collector.

'La Vie en Bleu' returns to Prescott on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May 2018. The spectacular two-day event is a firm favourite on the motoring calendar and celebrates all things French & Italian.
Prescott Hill Climb (Home of the Bugatti Owners’ Club) will once again be transformed into a celebration of fine French and Italian automobiles, action-packed motor racing, and a whole host of entertainment to keep the whole family entertained.

Visiting French and Italian car clubs all welcome!
Own a French or Italian car?
You can be part of it too! Why not enter it in to our Orchard display area

Advance tickets cost £15 per day or £25 for the weekend – on-the-gate prices are £20 and £35 respectively. Entry includes free parking, and all entertainment. Children under 16 years old go free.
You can book now:


Sunday 27 May 2018 - Longborough Village Open Gardens 2pm to 5pm

The St James church dates back to the twelfth century and is a focal point of the village. Like all medieval structures it needs preserving and the Friends of St James is run as a charity running events to support the maintenance.

An Open gardens event is run every 2 years and this year it takes place on 27th May from 2pm to 5pm. Tickets are £5 for adults with children free. 


Monday 29th May 2018 - Tetbury Woolsack Races starting at 10am

It is thought that the races originated in the 17th Century by young drovers showing off to local women by running up the hill carrying a woolsack. An official race day has been going for over 30 years now with world records entered in the ‘Guinness book of Records’.
The course is 280 yards long up and down a hill which has a 1 in 4 gradient, so the men's record of 3.5 minutes is no mean feat!
The Woolsack Races form the central attraction of a fund-raising day which includes an all-day street market, a charity auction, a village fete, street entertainers, marching bands and more entertainment for all the family.
For more information on Tetbury. Web:

For Places to Stay see - Tetbury Accommodation

woolsack races at Tetbury

19 May to 27 May 2018 - The Nailsworth Festival

We have a pretty good idea of what will be on the programme, but please be patient while we apply the finishing touches. The details will be published soon. We hope you will be as excited by it as we have been putting it together.


For Places to Stay see - Nailsworth Accommodation


25 to 27 May 2018 - Lechlade Music Festival

The popular 3 day music festival, held at Riverside Country Park along the banks of the Thames in Lechlade, is heading into its 5th year.


Monday 28 May 2018 - Cheese Rolling at Coopers Hill

Competitors hurl themselves down the steep banks of Cooper's Hill, chasing the giant Cheese! Cooper's Hill, Near Brockworth. 12.00 midday (A46 Stroud-Brockworh Rd). Web:

For Places to Stay see accommodation at - Cheltenham, Gloucester and Painswick

Cheese Rolling at Cooper's Hill

Monday 28 May 2018 - Grittleton Plant & Food Fair Charity Event

Grittleton FairSet in the stunning surrounds of Grittleton House, plant lovers and “foodies” are in for a real treat, with the chance to browse the many stalls selling plants from specialist nurseries, stunning accessories for your “room outside”, and delicious local artisan produce. It is going to be a fantastic day out for friends and family. Refreshments will be available.

Organised by children's charity Action Medical Research, a special guest appearance by the big fluffy mascot himself, Paddington Bear will be there to greet the younger members of the family. Free parking is available. Details can be found at

Venue - Grittleton House, Grittleton, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 6AP

Admission - £3 per adult. Children free.


Sunday 27 May 2018 (2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m) - Bibury Village Open Gardens Day 

Location: Bibury Village (parking is available)

At least 7 beautiful gardens will be open for you to browse in the charming village of Bibury, which is the home to the famous and picturesque Arlington Row. Superb teas and homemade cakes are served all afternoon in the Village Hall. A plant stall will be open by the River Coln.

Tickets: You can buy tickets at the entrance to any garden - £5 to visit all gardens, or £1 per garden. Accompanied children are free. All proceeds go to the Village Hall.




2nd & 3rd June 2018 - 4th  Lechlade   Annual   Vintage   Rally  &  Country  Show

Our 3rd Lechlade Annual Vintage Rally & Country Show will take place at ROUGH GROUNDS FARM, (A 361) LECHLADE, GLOS GL7 3EU commencing at 10.00 am both days.

This year include, Classic Cars, Classic Motor Cycles, Commercial Vehicles, Collections, Miniature Steam, Tractors, Model Tent, Classic Caravans, Craft, for the children Fun Fair, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, West Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary and much more.
 This year’s Ring events Parade of vehicles, Blue Cross Fun Dog Show, Britannia Majorettes, Belly Dancing & Morris Dancing &  Great Western Youth Band.
 Boot Sales, Trade Stands, Auto Jumble, Craft, Food and Refreshments. A Raffle & Tombola both days. Car Parking Free.

Admission £4.00 Adults. £2.00 Concessions. Under 16`s Free (With paying adult.) Come along with the family and enjoy the day.
For further information visit our Web: Site  Lechlade Collectors Club or e-mail
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2 June 2018 - Chadlington 15th Beer Festival
Chadlington Memorial Hall, Chapel Road, Chadlington, Oxon. OX7 3LX

15th Chadlington Beer Festival
Saturday 2nd June 2018, from midday
Chadlington Memorial Hall, Chapel Road, Chadlington, Oxfordshire, OX7 3NA
Doors open at midday, until 11pm

Chadlington Beer FestivalThe fantastic Chadlington Beer Festival – beer, cider, lager, wine, Pimms, gin, live music all day, BBQ, tea tent, kids stuff.  Gate price is £10 - this includes a Festival Glass, programme and some beer tokens. There are around 20 ales to enjoy - beer tokens can also be used to purchase cider, Pimms and wine too. Non-beer drinkers are free.
Children's entry is £3 per child, with all activities then free and unlimited (except for the face painting).

For more information, please go to: or

There is a motivator behind all this merriment, and that is to raise funds for the Friends of Chadlington School (FOCS), with all money raised subsidising some fantastic school trips and paying for the 'extras' that the school wouldn't otherwise be able to afford.

The village of Chadlington is three miles south of Chipping Norton and spreads itself out looking across the River Evenload towards Wychwood Forest. The substantial church of St Nicholas is enriched by a fascinating array of gargoyles.

For Places to Stay see - Chipping Norton Accommodation.


20 May 2018 - Whit Sunday, St Briavels - Bread and Cheese Dole

Calendar Customs

At St Mary's Parish Church after the evening service crowds wait outside to receive the 'dole' Small pieces of bread and cheese are thrown into the air from large baskets and are caught by parishioners.

In past times each person who claimed the 'dole' had to pay a penny which then entitled him to cut and take wood from Hudnalls or the Free Woods.
The event is said to date from the time of Milo, Earl of Hereford, in the twelfth century but was first recorded in 1799.
more information: Bread and Cheese Dole


5 to 7 June 2018 - St Leonard’s Church, Bledington

Bledington Music Festival. All concerts each day - Concerts at 7.30pm at St Leonard's Church, Bledington.

01608 658669 - Email :

Pre-concert light suppers, 
after concert dining and
accommodation are offered by:-

The Kings Head Inn, Bledington

The Mill House Hotel, Kingham

For more Places to Stay see accommodation at - Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Norton and Bourton-on-the-Water.

Bledington Music Festival

5 to 7 June 2018


5 to 10 June 2018 - Cheltenham Festival of Science
Town Hall and Everyman Theatre.
Box Office (01242) 227979,

For Places to Stay see - Cheltenham accommodation

Cheltenham Festival of Science
5 to 10 June 2018

9 June 2018 - Ramsden Village Fete and Dog Show at Wynter's Close, High Street, OX7 3AU

Ramsden Village Fete 2018The West Oxfordshire fête that everyone loves: a traditional event with a modern twist – fun for everybody. The Food Hall, open from midday, has a wide range of hot and cold foods to suit all tastes. The bar offers Pimms, Prosecco and artisan gins from local suppliers

This year there will be even more craft stalls, and dog agility displays alongside the Dog Show – yes, this is a dog-friendly event.

For children there is a small fairground, water splash, bouncy castles, coconut shy, try-your-strength plus many more games. Games for old and young include tug-of-war and egg-throwing. If you need a rest, sit down and enjoy Maypole Dancers, Clog Dancers, Morris Men, the Yarnton Brass Band and West Oxfordshire clarinets.

The fête is on Saturday 9th June and runs from 1 to 4pm (food & drink stalls from 12pm) and is at Wynter’s Close in the middle of Ramsden OX7 3AU.   Adults £1  5-15 years 50p  Under 5s free. 

Visit the Ramsden Village Events Facebook page for regular updates.  Call 01993 868 764 or email for general enquiries and about stalls.
Visit website for general information.


Saturday 9 JUne 2018 - Southrop Village Fete (from 1pm)

There's so much going on at Southrop Village Fete this year!
As well as all the usual traditional stalls like Splat The Rat, Kids’ Lucky Dip and the Coconut Shy, you can try your hand at ARCHERY and have a go in our amazing LAND ZORBING ARENA, which is sure to be a hit with both children AND grown-ups!

Bring your four-legged friends too and enter them into our fun DOG SHOW. Could your pet pooch win Scruffiest Dog, Waggiest Tail, Most Appealing Eyes or Best Trick?

There'll be tea and cakes on offer in the Village Hall, but if you fancy something a bit stronger, Pimm's and local ales will be on offer in the Beer Tent - perfect for washing down our delicious BBQ.

It’s lots of fun for all the family so don’t miss Southrop Village Fete on Saturday June 9th from 1pm.
We look forward to welcoming you to our picturesque Cotswold village!

Southrop Village Fete 2018

Sunday 10 June 2018 2 pm-6 pm - Winchcombe Open Gardens  

Explore the historic Saxon town of Winchcombe when you visit our Open Gardens in June, with an additional exclusive visit to the gardens in Dent’s Terrace, a Grade ll listed set of almshouses.

Tickets and maps from Winchcombe Tourist Information Centre or on the day, Back Lane Car Park (in Winchcombe) or any Open Garden. £5.00 per person, under 12s free.

Winchcombe lies on the B4632 between Cheltenham and Broadway. The event collects funds for the local church, St Peters, in Winchcombe.


For Places to Stay see - Winchcombe Accommodation

Winchcombe Open Gardens

15th to 17th June 2018 - Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival

Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival

This Festival at Cheltenham is a gastronomic delight, with over 226 exhibitors; the scope of local & regional products on show ensures there is something for everyone.

Food & Drink Festival at CheltenhamYou’ll find an astonishing variety of victuals from oatcakes to aphrodisiac Quince, the widest range of baked goods, meats, fish, cheeses, jams, chutneys and much more on offer; this is the regional food event not to be missed.

The Bollinger Champagne Pavilion, an exclusive corner of Montpellier Gardens invites you to enjoy the finest perfectly chilled glass of champagne or why not sample the full decadent experience and share a bottle of Champagne on ice, with friends.
Open Times: Friday 12noon to 7pm; Saturday 10am to 7pm; Sunday 10am to 5pm.

Free Festival Programme and online ticket sales visit:

For Places to Stay see - Cheltenham Accommodation.


(Post Code GL53 9PD)

This Open Day not only allows you to amble through private gardens but also offers a unique opportunity to savour this very special Cotswold village in a way not normally accessible to the casual visitor.

In addition to seeing and enjoying the gardens you can visit our Grade 1 listed Norman church made extra special on the day with glorious flower displays, you can hear the bells, visit the bell tower, enjoy tractor rides through the surrounding countryside, play garden games, relax with cream teas, homemade cakes or ice creams and visit stalls to take back a reminder of a special day.

See the environmental initiatives in the churchyard including our wildflower Coronation Meadow now in its second season when we hope several species will be flowering, bug houses installed to encourage wildlife and our environmentally friendly loo. No dogs please.
A very special treat awaits visitors this year when our local artists, all resident in the village, combine to put on an exhibition which will show the history of the village in art and environmentally friendly art based on recycling.

Visit the beautiful Norman church, the highest in the Cotswolds, hear the bells, visit the bell tower and see the environmental friendly initiatives including an eco-loo, emerging wild flower meadow and bug houses.

All proceeds from the event go towards the upkeep of our church and our village hall. Cost: Adults £5.00, children free.

How to get event passports:
Tickets available on the day at the car park field or at various sites around the village. Contact the organisers: Email:


Elkstone church

Open gardens at Elkstone


Ashton under Hill Open Gardens
41st Anniversary Year
9 to 10 June 2018
Around 25 gardens will be open from 1.00pm to 6.00pm each day

Come and enjoy a wide variety of gardens and the friendly atmosphere of this beautiful Worcestershire village, situated in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the lower slopes of Bredon Hill. Light lunches and cream teas served in our refreshment marquee from 12pm, as well as rolls, tea and cakes served by the WI in the Village Hall. Full meals available all day in The Star, our village pub. Quality plants and craft goods will also be on sale.

Free exhibition of photographs of Bredon Hill in St Barbara’s Church.

Free car parking and free minibus service around the village.
Adults £6, children under 16 free of charge. Free illustrated programme for all visitors.

To find out more, including photos of previous events, please visit our website at:

Ashton Under Hill
Open Gardens 2018

Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 June 2018 - Prescott Bike Festival

Prescott Bike Fest celebrates engineering excellence; from rare, classic, modern, customised to hand built motorbikes and some pretty wacky contraptions too! This year for the first time, the event has been extended to two days. Aside from all the incredible machinery, there’s a stellar line-up of entertainment to keep the whole family entertained. Throughout the weekend there’s non-stop live music, special guest appearances, ‘On the Edge Stunt Show’, Show ‘n’ Tell area, passenger ride experiences, large kids zone, over 100 quality trade stands, clubs, a beer tent, the Blood Bike Village and great food. You can grab yourself a bargain or maybe treat yourself to a new bike from one of the dealers or manufacturers represented including Harley Davidson, Ducati, Triumph, Honda and MV Augusta.

Event Address:                 Prescott Speed Hillclimb, Gotherington, Cheltenham, GL52 9RD
Tickets and Times:          Advance tickets start at just £10
Under 16s go free when accompanied by a paying adult.
Saturday:                           11:00am until 11:00pm
Sunday:                              Gates open 08:30; track action starts 09:30, closes at 17:00

Media Contact: Rebecca Leppard, Eventageous PR Ltd  Tel: 01452 260063, M: 07749 852 481

Online and Social Media:




Combine the scene of historic road transport with a backdrop of vintage trains at Toddington station . Normal ticket prices for those wishing to travel to Winchcombe or Cheltenham Racecourse Stations , but for those just planning to admire the cars there will be a small admission charge.

Visit www. for further information or please call 01242 621405

Saturday 9 June 2018 - Southrop Village Fete

The beautiful Cotswold village of Southrop is holding its summer fete on Saturday 10th June 2017 from 1pm. The main street will be shut off to vehicles so you'll be able to stroll under the bunting through the heart of the village and enjoy all the traditional stalls lining the road.

This year Crocodiles Of The World are giving a talk and demonstration in our main arena. Learn all about these amazing creatures and get up close to them – if you’re brave enough! Tea and cake is served in the village hall, but if you fancy something a bit stronger, you can grab a local ale or Pimm’s and lemonade in the beer ten. Perfect for washing down our delicious BBQ food.

Also back by popular demand is the fun dog show. Could your dog win Waggiest Tail or Most Appealing Eyes? And why not have a professional photograph of your beloved pooch with Love Photography who’re going to have a pop-up studio at the fete.

Family portraits can also be taken on the day. There’s so much for the kids to enjoy too – have a go at Beat The Goalie, Splat The Rat or see who can make it round the assault course in the quickest time. It's going to be a great day and we look forward to seeing you there!
Adults £1, Children Free

Southrop Fete 2017

16 to 17 June 2018 - Chipping Campden Open Gardens

2 - 6pm.  There will be over 20 private gardens open on the weekend.  Tickets available from Campden Tourist Information from beginning of June - £7.50 per day or £10.00 for both days.  Teas and plants available.


For more about the town see - Chipping Campden

For Places to Stay see - Chipping Campden Accommodation


15 to 17 June 2018 - Malvern Royal Three Counties Show

The Three Counties Showground , Malvern, Worcestershire. Long regarded as the region’s rural showcase, and still its biggest annual event, the Three Counties Show is a celebration of British food and farming at its very best.

Boasting the real cream of Britain’s pedigree livestock, including rare breeds, it also features a crop of farming displays, together with tasty regional produce, rural crafts, country pursuits, quality shopping and action-packed entertainment.

Website :

15 to 17 June 2018


Guiting Power 2018 FeteSaturday 16 June 2018 - Guiting Power Fete and Dog Show

Noon - 4pm at Village Playing Field,
Guiting Power GL54 5TX
Entry and parking are FREE.

The RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be doing a multi run flypast.

There will be Live Music, Crafts, traditional games, stalls, tombola, teas, food and bar.

It is a traditional village fete nestled in an idyllic setting high in the Cotswold hills
- a wonderful day out for all the family.
All the fun of the fayre..

Website is contact information for the Fete is



Post Code: GL7 6EG





Benjamin Britten – War Requiem

Saturday, 23rd June 2018, 7.00pm at Tewkesbury Abbey, Church Street, Tewkesbury, GL20 5RZ

Burford Singers, English Arts Chorale, Bristol Cathedral Choristers, Soprano: Linda Richardson
Tenor : James Gilchrist, Bass : Quentin Hayes, English Arts Orchestra
Conductors: Brian Kay, Leslie Olive

ABenjamin Britten War Requiems 2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, The Burford Singers are combining forces with the distinguished Surrey-based  English Arts Chorale and the choristers of Bristol Cathedral in performing this landmark work. An earlier performance will take place on 9th June in Winchester Cathedral.
Full details at

Reserved seats: £32, £26, £15
Full time students and under 18s -half price; carers for disabled audience members – free of charge.
Postal applications can be submitted between February 19th and March 12th (a booking leaflet will be available from the Burford Singers website ).

Online booking will be available from April 6th to June 22nd, via a link on the website above.
The Burford Singers Box Office at the Mad Hatter Bookshop, High Street, Burford will be open from April 6th to June 21st. Tickets will also be available at Tewkesbury Abbey shop from March 19th until midday on June 23rd. Disabled access: Tewkesbury Abbey is accessible for wheelchair users. Please see the Abbey website for further details.


30 June 2018 - Northleach Annual Charter Fair & Music Festival
11am to 11pm on the King George Playing Fields

The Charter Fair is an incredible 788 years old, dating back to 1227 when King Henry III granted the town of Northleach a Charter which allowed a weekly market and an annual fair. The Charter Fair is always the last Saturday of June, that being the closest weekend to the feast day of St Peter and St Paul.

Info on Northleach:



Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 June 2018 - Midsummer Speed Fest at Prescott Speed Hill Climb, Nr Gotherington, Gloucestershire, GL52 9RD

The 6th Round of the 20154 Midland Hill Climb Championship, and 2nd Round of Prescott Gold Cup.  

On Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 June Prescott Hill Climb will be playing host to many racing classes competing over the weekend, which also sees the 6th Round of the 2014 Midland Hill Climb Championship supported by TTC Group, and the 2nd Round of Prescott Gold Cup.

Other competition classes include: Bugatti Car Handicap, Prescott ‘B’ License Challenge, SBD Motorsport HSA Speed Championship, Service Hydraulics Speed Championship, Bugatti Owners’ Club ‘Paul Matty Sports Cars’ Classic Championship.

For Places to Stay:- Winchcombe Accommodation, Cheltenham Accommodation, Broadway Accommodation, Evesham Accommodation

Phone: 0044 (0)1242 673136 or 679796

Prescott Speed Hill Climb


Saturday 30th June 2018- Chocolate Making in the Cotswolds

Come and indulge in the world of chocolate making in a 2 to 2.5hr workshop.  Feed your passion by not only by working with Belgian chocolate and learning some basic techniques, but having the opportunity to sample too.  Working in pairs, you will learn how to flavour truffle fillings and develop skills in mixing, piping and coating.  Altogether you will make 31 truffles.  And finally, you can indulge in gift wrapping before taking your delicious creations home.

These workshops are set in a relaxed atmosphere and are suitable for all age groups and levels of experience.

Price - £45.00
2018 Dates – Sat Feb 10th, March 10th, June 30th, Sept 29th, Oct 13th,
and Dec 8th.
Time – 2 – 4pm approx
Venue – Chocolate Genie, Unit 21, Bond Ind Est, Wickhamford, Evesham WR11 7RL
Bookings – please book online

CHOCALATE FUN DAYS - Wed Jan 31st and Thurs April 26th

Chocolate Tree logo


Chocolate making


30 June & 1 July 2018 - Stratford-upon-Avon River Festival, start 10am

Since it was established the Stratford River Festival has grown to become one of the region’s leading FREE festivals. 2016 was a record breaking year bringing nearly 50,000 revellers into the beautiful town of Stratford.

For two whole days every summer the riverside comes alive and 2017’s event will feature more free events and activities than ever before, whilst also welcoming back a host of old favourites by popular demand.


River Festival at Stratford upon Avon

Saturday 30th June 2018   2pm to 5pm - TAYNTON VILLAGE FETE

A traditional village fête set in an idyllic Cotswold garden

Come and enjoy the many stalls, games for children of all ages,
Pimms Bar, afternoon teas, Chedworth Silver Band and much,
much more at Taynton’s traditional garden fête.

Forage around the White Elephant stall for that bargain, choose
a delicious homemade cake to take home for afternoon tea,
browse a while at the book stall, get lucky at the bottle stall,
Tombola and Raffle, visit the Home Made Produce and many
Don’t forget the children – There’s Splat the Rat, a Duck race, Beat the Goalie and more.

Entrance £2 and under 12s are FREE.   All proceeds are in aid
Taynton Church and Village Hall.

A fun afternoon for all the family!

Taynton Fete



Friday July 6th 2018 Charity Barn Dance at Manor Farm, Longborough

Post Code: GL56 0QR

Friday July 6th 2018 Charity Barn Dance  6.30pm until late
Manor Farm, Longborough near Moreton-in Marsh
Tickets £15 adult and £7.50 child available from Longborough Village Shop. 
Longborough and Sezincote Community Association will be hosting a traditional barn dance with live folk music by the Bees Knees and a caller to lead us all through the do- si- do’s in the characterful setting of the Tithe Barn, Manor Farm.

Tickets include food from the BBQ and there will be a paid bar on the evening.
Tickets will need to be purchased in advance for the event.
LASCA ( Longborough and Sezincote Community Association) raises money to support our village communities and proceeds from our 2017 event were used to buy laptops for the village school.
So, come and have some fun on 6th July and help support our vibrant village.
See you at Manor Farm! All welcome.


13, 14, 15 July 2018 - Cornbury Music Festival at The Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire, OX7 4AF

Cornbury Music Festival

The 15th Cornbury Music Festival is one-of-a-kind: an eclectic and eccentric musical carnival – a dynamic summer festival disguised as a country fayre – a lovingly crafted, top notch, very English open air party, tailor-made for the whole family.

Like the best of England, The Cornbury Music Festival is eccentric, charming and irresistible – a homespun melting pot where music-lovers share pies and a glass of champagne with superstars, toffs, rockers, crooners, Morris dancers, farmers, urbanites, fashionistas, gourmet chefs and the little old ladies who make exceptional cakes. Web:

For Places to Stay see :- accommodation at Chipping Norton, Banbury and Woodstock.

See - Cotswold Lodge Holidays by Bluewood at Kingham


7 & 8 July 2018 - Annual Cotswold Show and Food Festival
at Cirencester Park, GL7 1XB

Two days, 100 acres, hundreds of attractions and 40,000 visitors – the Cotswold Show is now one of the most popular on the regional Country Show calendar.

As you look around the Showground it might be hard to imagine that the site has been, at various times, a deer park, a military base, a hospital and the venue for a Glenn Miller concert.

Cirencester Park was laid out in the 1700s and a monument erected in 1741 to the memory of Queen Anne by the first Earl of Bathurst, whom she had created Baron Bathurst in 1712, with the help of the poet Alexander Pope.


Cotswold Annual Show at Cirencester

13 July to 15 July 2018 - The Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford

Fairford Air Tattoo


Few events can rival the intensity, drama and spectacle on offer at the world's greatest airshow. The Air Tattoo, one of the UK's premier outdoor events, returns this summer with an extravaganza of entertainment for all the family. Alongside the thrilling flying action, visitors will be treated to non-stop entertainment on the ground - so whether a wide-eyed first timer or a seasoned airshow veteran, the experience is breathtaking.

During the thrilling 7.5 hour flying display (4 hours on Friday) visitors will get to see fast jets, giant transporters, historic aircraft, and much, much more. There will be a chance to meet the crews, get close to the aircraft and enjoy a feast of first class entertainment including the Techno Zone, an interactive showcase designed especially for youngsters, the Vintage Village, Autodrome and the Activity Zone.

With FREE entry for accompanied under-16s and FREE parking for ticket holders, the Air Tattoo offers great value for money day out.

The Air Tattoo is staged in support of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust, a charity set up in 2005 to support the wider RAF family. As well as seeking to develop a spirit of air-mindedness in youngsters, it also aims to promote excellence with the Royal Air Force.

The next Air Tattoo takes place over the weekend of 14, 15, 16 July 2017. Tickets are now on sale,


About the place of - Fairford.
For places to stay see - Fairford Accommodation, Lechlade Accommodation, Cirencester Accommodation, and Burford Accommodation.

See - Cotswold Lodge Holidays by Bluewood at Kingham


4 July to 15 July 2018 - Cheltenham Town Hall Proms Festival of Music at Cheltenham Town Hall

The Cheltenham Music Festival is all about high-calibre performances, magnificent venues and a huge variety of music – from symphonic grandeur to the intimacy of chamber music, and from sublime choral experiences to brand new musical adventures.

With its excursions, too, into world music, film, dance, the visual arts and the spoken word, it’s a musically-centred cultural banquet that has few equals in the UK.


For Places to Stay see - Cheltenham Accommodation

Cheltenham Music Festival

4 July - 15 July 2018



Ebrington’s traditional village fete and family dog show is held at Ebrington Cricket Ground on the outskirts of the village with wonderful views towards Broad Campden, Paxford and Blockley.  Free parking will be available opposite the cricket ground.  Entrance is £1 for adults and children over 12.  Money raised goes to the church and the village organizations.

By popular demand again this year, Chipping Campden Swing Band will accompany the fete. We are also delighted that the children of Campden Academy of Dance will once again perform dance routines for us.  There will also be a display of classic and vintage cars, motor cycles and tractors.

All the familiar stalls will be there including:  cakes, jams and preserves, produce, books, plants and bric-a-brac as well as flowers, plants, and gift stalls.  There will be a grand raffle, bottle stall, traditional Wheel of Fortune, and games such as crown darts, and skittles.

For the children there will be a bouncy castle, children’s magic show, traditional Punch and Judy Show, face painting, and jam jar tombola. There will also be a fascinating display of live insects and creatures entitled Life in the Rainforest.

One of the main attractions is always the Family Dog Show in which families can enter their dogs in the various categories.  This is both entertaining to enter and fun to watch.  Bring along your dog for this event.

Delicious teas will be served from our marquee, and a barbecue, ice creams, and soft drinks will be available on the field, where The Ebrington Arms, our local village pub, will also be running a beer and cider tent.
Contact:  Daphne Law, Secretary Ebrington Village Fete Committee
(Tel: 01386 593286, email: )


20 to 22 July 2018 - Cotswolds Beer Festival, Postlip Tithe Barn near Winchcombe

A celebration of the best beer and cider from near and far - a great event in a classic heritage setting.

The 2017 Cotswold Beer Festvial will be the 41st, making it one of the longest running CAMRA events.



14 to 15 July 2018 - Tewkesbury Medieval Festival

Venue - On the fields behind the Tewkesbury Borough Council offices, Gloucester Road (part of the site of the original battle of Tewkesbury in 1471).

Already hailed as Europe's biggest and most spectacular medieval event, Tewkesbury Medieval Festival is planning to make this anniversary bigger and better than ever. The Battle of Tewkesbury in the War of the Roses 1471.

There will be the usual battle featuring around 2000 knights, archers and men at arms, a colourful and authentic living history camp with families living in complete medieval style for the whole weekend, and a fascinating market selling everything from medieval pots and authentic costumes to toys and individual jewellery.

But this year plans are also in hand for a joust with knights on horseback meeting in combat, a huge street procession, entertainment both on the fair site and throughout the town and much, much more.

The festival will take place on fields behind the Tewkesbury Borough Council offices in Gloucester Road, part of the site of the original battle of Tewkesbury of 1471.

Ample parking is available, for a small charge. The site will be well marked from the town centre and from junction 9 of the M5.

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival




14th - 15th July 2018


21st July 2018 Pre-War Prescott Garden Party and Hill Climbe Day

Welcome to Pre-War Prescott – a unique motoring event for all pre-war car owners. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere among old friends and new and experience the unrivaled opportunity and thrill of driving your car up this historic speed hill climb venue in the glorious Cotswolds. 

Prescott is owned and operated by the Bugatti Owners Club and the event is being hosted by the Vintage Minor Register.  Untimed climbs will be available throughout the day for all pre-war cars – saloons included. 

No racing license, helmets or flameproof overalls are required, there is no scrutineering and you can take passengers including children up the hill.



Saturday 21 July 2018- Windrush Valley Flower Show and Fete from 1.0pm

Come for a delightful family day out in the country. Held at the Great Barrington village hall, set in the beautiful landscape of the Windrush Valley: a traditional fete with refreshments including teas, cakes, BBQ, ice creams and Pimms; competitions for fruit and vegetables, flowers and flower arrangements, arts and crafts and children’s classes; stalls and popular games; a tombola and raffle; and band.

Bring your dog for the Dog Show and Agility Competition!

Entry £2 per adult (children 15 and under free)


21st July 2018 - The Battle Proms Concerts at Blenheim Palace

Every summer thousands of concert-goers pack up a picnic, stock up on fizz and join the party in the stunning grounds of Blenheim Palace for the Battle Proms Concert.  

Every summer thousands of concert-goers pack up a picnic, stock up on fizz and join the party in the stunning grounds of Blenheim Palace for the Battle Proms Concert.  

In a very special Blenheim Palace Battle Proms event, 150 re-enactors will participate in a skirmish as part of the Road to Waterloo programme of events marking 200 years since the Battle of Waterloo.


See - Cotswold Lodge Holidays by Bluewood at Kingham


26 July to 29 July 2018 - Warwick Folk Festival

Welcome to the 38th Warwick Folk Festival!

Year on year, our visitors tell us that Warwick Folk Festival has one of the best festival sites around .

If you've not been for years, come and see what's changed. If you've never been to Warwick Folk Festival, come and see what you're missing!
Singers and musicians, street entertainers and Morris dancers - it seems that anybody and everybody who enjoys folk music heads for Warwick in July each year.

Since its humble beginnings in 1979, the annual Warwick Folk Festival has developed into one of the most highly regarded folk events on the national and international scene, attracting fans from all over Britain and as far afield as the USA and Australia.

26th - 29th July 2018


Saturday 28th July 2018 - COMPTON ABDALE VILLAGE FETE

Traditional Village Fete set in beautiful gardens.
Stalls include: Produce, Plants, White Elephant, Tombola, Books.
Fun Dog Show – starts at 3pm. Entrance fee £2 per class.
Many games & activities for the whole family.
Teas & Ice Creams, Barbecue, Pimms tent, Gloucester Excelsior Band.
Lower Farm, Compton Abdale. 1.30 pm - 4.15 pm (just off A40 near Northleach)
Admission £2.50 for adults, Children & Parking Free




A great family day out this summer – all for charity
The Annual Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza

The 44th Annual Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza
South Cerney Airfield, Cirencester 3-5 August 2018

3-5 August 2018 will see the Stroud Vintage Transport & Engine Club (SVTEC) stage their Annual Show at South Cerney Airfield in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. The show is widely regarded as one of the biggest and best Steam, Vintage and Countryside events in the UK and attracts thousands of exhibitors and visitors from across the country whilst actively raising thousands of pounds for both national and regional charities.

For more information see - Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extavaganza

Gloucestershire Vintage Annual Show


4 August to 5 August 2018 - Prescott Hill Climb
Vintage Sports Car Club Meeting

Vintage Classic Hill ClimbThis very popular event is organised by the VSCC and for further information please contact the VSCC on 01608 644777.

The first weekend of August this year sees the Club’s annual Speed Hill Climb at the wonderful Cotswold venue. This much loved event will see 260 cars climb the venues short-course; practicing on the Saturday and racing against the clock on the Sunday. The Orchard will again be full of Pre-war cars, whilst the trade stands and auto jumble will remain in place. The Saturday evening traditionally sees live entertainment in the form of bands, whilst the Sunday morning opens with the annual Bike Race.


For Places to Stay see - Winchcombe Accommodation; Cheltenham Accommodation; Broadway Accommodation; Evesham Accommodation

Prescott Speed Hill Climb

8th to 12th August 2018 - The NAF Five Star International
Hartpury Horse Trials

Five action filled days of horse trials in Gloucestershire all held within the stunning surroundings of Hartpury College. The event gets underway with the Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Qualifiers on Wednesday before moving onto the Optimum CCI1*, Magic CCI2* and Superflex CIC3* from Thursday.

Enjoy shopping with a view at a variety of trade stands overlooking the International Outdoor Arena, home to the dressage and showjumping phases. Then catch all of the cross country action on Saturday with a shuttle bus service to Hartpury House bank, ensuring the best view of all three testing courses. W:

Hartpury Horse Trials
11th & 12th August  2018 - Tortworth Vintage Transport Show
Showground off the B4509, Wickwar,
South Gloucestershire (Nr. Bristol) GL12 8LF

Steam Engines, Displays,  Collections, Farm Tractors, Fair Organs, Fairground,  Military Vehicles, Vintage & Classic Cars,Period Caravans, Motorbikes, Commercial Vehicles, Auto jumble.

Plus much more

For full details please see the website - Web:

Directions: - from the M5 Jct 14 take B4509 for Main Gate. - AA Sign posted

18 to 19 August 2018 - Chilli Festival at Farmcote Herbs and Chilli Peppers

time: 10.30am to 5.00pm

Barbeque / Beer Tent / Tea Tent

Number of stalls including selling hand puppets, jams & chutneys and home made cards.

Wide variety of Chilli plants for sale including herbs.

Chilli products for sale including chilli ice cream and chocolate.

Location: Farmcote Herbs and Chilli Peppers, Farmcote, Near Winchcombe, GL54 5AU.

Farmcote Herb and Chilli Festival

25 to 27 August 2018 - Fishing Festival, Crown Meadow, Evesham


The Evesham Festival is like no other angling festival in the country.
Fierce competition, star names in action, a tented village to
explore and a fun day out for all the family is always guaranteed. I cannot
think of a better place to be for an August Bank Holiday weekend! It's a
spectacle that you cannot afford to miss!

Festival Website:-

For place information see - Evesham Riverside Town
For Places to Stay see - Evesham Accommodation and Broadway Accommodation

Evesham Fishing Festival

Sunday 26 Aug 2018 - Minster Lovell Beer Festival and Village Day

Join us on August Bank Holiday Sunday for a selection of cask ales, ciders, wines and prosecco as well as soft drinks, BBQ, cakes and teas at this picturesque riverside setting on the banks of the beautiful River Windrush.

There'll be music, children's rides, duck races and a variety of stalls raising money for village organisations. Keep up to date with plans on Facebook events Minster Lovell Beer Festival.

Wash Meadow, Old Minster, Minster Lovell, Near Witney,
Oxfordshire OX29 0RN

See - Cotswold Lodge Holidays by Bluewood at Kingham


12.00 NOON TO 5.30PM

Organisers of the Winchcombe Country Show are promising another bumper show this year.  The event takes place on Bank Holiday Monday at Winchcombe Senior School Playing Fields and brings you the best in country show fun.

The annual procession through the pretty Cotswold village will have an Olympic Rio theme this year.  The procession which starts at 11.30am from the Abbey Field Centre in Back Lane will feature vintage tractors, fancy dress contestants and the Happenstance Border Morris dancers. The procession will arrive at the show site for 12.00 noon.

Morris Dancers at Winchcombe Country Show

A key element of the event will be the traditional flower show with many classes featuring creative floral displays, arts, crafts, photography, wine, cookery and preserves.  There are lots of prizes and over 50 trophies up for grabs!

The show is a community event and a quintessentially summer occasion for all families to enjoy.  It will be jam packed with activities to keep you entertained all day - such as Indian Runner Duck Herding, Olympic It’s a Knockout, the Happenstance Morris Dancers, go-karting, a traditional Punch and Judy show, street entertainment, face painting and much, much more.  The Winchcombe Brass Band will be providing the musical backdrop for the day.

There will be many dog friendly games including terrier racing, dog scurry and have a go agility.  Please bring your dogs along so that they can enjoy the day as well.

The show will also feature a number of arts and crafts stalls alongside many trade and horticultural stalls so plenty of shopping opportunities!

There will many refreshment stands to keep you energised all day including a tea tent serving delicious homemade cakes and a licensed bar.
Tickets cost £4 per adult and £2 per child. Family tickets (two adults and up to three children) will be £10

On Sunday 28 August prior to the show there will be the Run Winchcombe Event at Sudeley Castle featuring a 5k fun run, a 10k hill climb to the Neolithic long barrow Belas Knapp for the more adventurous and a 1k for 10s and under.

An action packed family weekend for all.  Please come along and support this traditional country event.


For Places to Stay see - Winchcombe Accommodation


Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival

Tewkesbury School, Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury School, Tewkesbury GL20 8DF

Sunday 19th August  2018

**     Bar       ***       Ice Creams       ***      BBQ      ***    Amusements      **

Entry £5 per Adult       Children Free

Sunday 19 August 2018 will see The Rotary Club of Tewkesbury stage their annual Classic Vehicle Festival on the 54-acre site at Tewkesbury School Playing Fields.

Over 1000 classic vehicles will be represented, from the dawn of the motoring era, to pre-war, post-war, American, sports cars to custom cars and hot rods, plus over 200 classic motorcycles.


19th August 2018 from 10am - 4pm - Tetbury Classic Car Show

At Sir William Romney's School Tetbury GL8 8AE

The event website is Here you can apply online as well as find our other details about the event. Exhibitors free entry. Public £3 adults, £2 Senior Citizens, Children under 16 Free.

Lots to do for all the family. 450 Classic vehicles on display. Come and spend a lovely day with us. Tetbury town centre next door.
More information contact John Billington 01666 593952.

Tetbury Tourist Information

For Places to Stay see - Tetbury Accommodation


Saturday 25th August 2018 - Hawkesbury Horticultural Show & Fair

Traditional village Horticultural Show & Fair.
The main attraction is the large produce marquee, full of the biggest & best fruit, vegetables & flowers, home baking, crafts, home made wine & beer, original photographs & pictures – all produced by the local community. 

Main entertainment in the arena:
- Jez Avery Stunt Driver
- Michael Davie Falconry Display
- Punch & Judy Fun Show
- Tractor pull competition

There are also:
- Rogers' fairground rides
- Deer & Hog roast
- Beer & cider tent
- Pimms tent
- Grand Raffle with a fantastic array of prizes
- Archery lessons with the Bath Archers
- Amazing selection of trade, craft & charity stalls

Gates open at 12:30pm.
Crowning of the Carnival Queen on The Plain at 1.30pm, followed by the procession.

The Show prizes are distributed at 5.30pm.
Grand Auction of Produce led by auctioneer Nick Cragg from Country Properties at 7pm.

Come along to the Hawkesbury Show for a great day out!

Gates open 12:30pm. Pay on the gate or buy advance tickets at The Village Shop or The Post Office, Hawkesbury Upton Adults £5, Senior Citizens £3, Children £2, Family ticket £12 (2 adults + up to 4 children)

Dogs welcome on a lead ~ Disabled parking in the Village Hall car park ~ Wheelchair accessible    (High Street closed to vehicles 1.15 – 2.00pm)

Hawkesbury Village Hall & Recreation Ground, High Street, Hawkesbury Upton GL9 1AU
Contact telephone: 01454232910




Monday 27 August 2018 - Bourton Football in the River

It happens every Bank Holiday Monday in August in the River Windrush in the centre of Bourton-on-the-Water.

Two teams of players from Bourton Rovers Football Club indulge themselves in the crazy 'sport' of trying to get a ball through the water and past each other into the goal.

Despite the huge amount of splashes, large numbers of spectators turn up - some carrying umbrellas to try to stay dry.

Take your places on the banks of the river Windrush in
Bourton-on-the-Water for Football in the River kicks off once again on August bank holiday Monday.

A fete will be held from 11am, with the football match kicking-off at 4pm.

See - Cotswold Lodge Holidays by Bluewood at Kingham




31 August to 2 September 2018 - DIDMARTON BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Kemble Airfield, Nr Cirencester, Glos

Didmarton Bluegrass Festival is one of the UK’s premier Bluegrass, Americana and Old-Time music events, held every summer at Kemble Airfield in greenest Gloucestershire.

Kemble Airfield is one of the UK’s quirkiest Festival sites, with vintage bi-planes flying overhead and the guys and gals from the Ogri Motorcycle Club serving a fantastic selection of real ales and ciders at good prices. Experience three days of sensational music on the Main Stage and while late nights away around the bonfire with some really great jam sessions.


For Places to Stay see - Cirencester Accommodation

See - Cotswold Lodge Holidays by Bluewood at Kingham


1 to 2 September  2018 - Prescott Hill Cimb - British & Midland Championships Weekend.

The 17 round series runs from Scotland to Devon and from the Channel Islands to Northern Ireland and features a huge variety of cars from humble saloons through to F1-engined, purpose built single-seaters running within a class structure. Come and see the fastest cars and drivers on what is often the deciding round of the Championship 

Other attractions: Bugatti Car Handicap, Prescott ‘B’ Licence Challenge, Shell Fuels Hill Climb Championship, Y Gelli Book Auctions Challenge Trophy, 2nd round of the Midland Hill Climb Championship, Prescott Gold Cup,  Paul Matty Sportscars Classic Championship and the NHCA Motor Cycles 

The Prescott Gold Cup is open to all members of the Bugatti Owners Club. At the beginning of the season times are set for each class. Competitors who beats the target time for his or her class by the greatest margain over the three national events, wins the acolade. This is the decider!

Phone: 0044 (0)1242 673136 or 679796


Prescott Speed Hill Climb

For Lodgings see:-

Winchcombe Accommodation
Cheltenham Accommodation
Broadway Accommodation
Evesham Accommodation


Saturday 1st SEPTEMBER 2018 - Moreton-in-Marsh Agricultural and Horse Show

One of the country’s biggest one-day agricultural shows has something for everyone to see, do, taste and buy. That’s its appeal and what organisers pride themselves on providing.

There are 350 trade stands showing or selling everything, from Combine Harvesters to Wellington boots and the very best locally produced food. All day, too, there is some thrilling entertainment in the Grand Arena and Attractions Ring. There is even dancing sheep..

Telephone:  08708 777409

For Places to Stay see - Moreton-in-Marsh Accommodation

See - Cotswold Lodge Holidays by Bluewood at Kingham


8 & 9 September 2018 - Northleach Steam & Vintage Show plus Ale Festival
Eastington Road, Northleach, GL54 3PJ

A traditional country steam show in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Nestled on a hillside in the Cotswolds, just on the borders of Eastington and Northleach, lies the showground for the Northleach Steam and Vintage Show. Whilst this may not be one of the biggest shows in the country, the show’s heritage and relaxed enjoyable atmosphere set in the idyllic Cotswold countryside gives it a uniqueness of its own. 

Full Size Steam Engines - Scale Size Steam Engines ~ Stationary Engines ~ Vintage Tractors ~ Classic Cars ~ Vintage Motor Cycles & Pedal Cycles - Military Vehicles 

This year’s show looks to be even bigger than last years, with more engines and vehicles on display, lots more stalls and a greater variety of food offerings from burgers and Cornish pasties to hog roast, al fresco Italian to Mexican, donuts, ice-cream and cakes as well as traditional confectionery to bring back memories of bygone days.   Red Lion Inn will be hosting its own Ale Festival at the show with live music throughout the day, and for the children there will be additional entertainment including fun fair amusements, ferret racing, airsoft target paintball, have-a-go archery and even a climbing wall.  It is even hoped to have the threshing machine that once used to appear at the show all those years ago restored and working once again on the showground.
6th & 7th September, 10am-5pm Sat, 10am-4pm Sun
£5 Adults, £3 Senior Citizens, Children under 16 FREE

For Places to Stay see - Accommodation at Bourton-on-the-Water, Burford and Northleach

See - Cotswold Lodge Holidays by Bluewood at Kingham


13th to 16th September 2018 -
The Blenheim International Horse Trials

One of the world's premier five day events. Set in the magnificent grounds of Blenheim Palace, at Woodstock, Oxfordshire, and with the Palace as the back drop for all main arena action, the horse trials  offers a fabulous opportunity to see some of the world's finest riders and their horses compete against one another in a truly spectacular environment.

For Places to Stay see - Woodstock and Chipping Norton

See - Cotswold Lodge Holidays by Bluewood at Kingham


8th September 2018 - Newent Onion Fayre

Welcome to Gloucestershire's largest free to enter one-day festival.

The Newent Onion Fayre is back once again, complete with the opportunity to witness the world-famous onion eating competition with your very own teary eyes.

More Information:

For Places to Stay see - Gloucester and Tewkesbury


TBA September 2018 - Minchinhampton Country Fayre

Every two years Minchinhampton celebrates its Country Fayre.
The event is designed to be a great community day, the funds from which are distributed to local charities.

This year’s event will start with a cavalcade of vintage cars driving through the town followed by a procession of local groups and children.

The town crier will then open the Fayre.
The Fayre takes over the High Street, Market Square, Bell Lane, the entire school grounds and spills out on to the Great Park with a huge variety of stalls and displays.  Clowns will wander among the crowds to entertain visitors as they go.

Refreshments will be available in the Food Court area and will include pulled pork baps, sausage baps, pizzas, omelettes, chips, pies and pickle, ice creams and a beer tent.
The various cafes in the town will be open and additional refreshments will be available in the church porch room and school hall.
The fayre is free to enter and free parking is also provided.

For Places to Stay see - Minchinhampton Accommodation


9th September 2018 - Frampton Country Fair
Frampton on Severn, Glos. 10am to 5.30pm.

Held in 30 acres of beautiful parkland of Frampton Court Estate, this is one of the last truly traditional country fairs.
Join us in celebrating all that is great about the countryside and the people who work and live in it.

Over 400 trade stands, three display rings so much to see and do.



Every Two Years next September 2018 - Pig Face Day at Avening

Hello......Avening wants to tell you that the Pig Face Day and Queen Matilda's Feast is being celebrated in full costume, with hog roast, jesters and band and starts in The Church of the Holy Cross at Avening near Minchinhampton at 6pm. The celebrations will finish about 10pm.

Pig Face Day  held on Holy Cross Day in September in Avening.  
Starting at 6pm with the Traditional Candlelit service with the presentation of a Boar's Head by Queen Matilda.  Everyone is invited in Medieval dress to commemorate the one and only commissioning of a Church by a Queen of England. The service is followed by a torchlight procession to the Feast where there are to be Jesters, Jugglers and fire eaters.

All enquiries (we can help with costumes) to Click Mitchell at or tel. 01453 836390.

For Places to Stay see - Minchinhampton Accommodation


Friday 14th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September 2018


Paintings by Local Artists
Upper Slaughter Village Hall, GL54 2JD

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Free Entry
Card payments accepted
Delicious home-made cakes, teas, coffees served all day
in aid of Village Hall.


14 to 23 September 2018 - Jane Austen Festival Bath

The 17th annual Jane Austen Festival in Bath.

Jane Austen Festival 2017We expect nearly 4000 people to attend over 80 events, opening with our world-record setting Regency Costumed Promenade, raising money for the Cancer Care Campaign at the Royal United Hospital here in Bath.

We have a huge range of events for film fans and book buffs alike, including workshops, dances, balls, readings, talks, concerts and theatricals.

Our theme book for this year is Northanger Abbey (first published in December 1817 and set in our very own city of Bath), so expect a touch of the gothic about the Festival this year! We have Northanger Abbey themed tours, a theatrical production and will be reading through the book every day in Bath Central Library.

Lizzy Bennet loved walking and there are plenty of walking tours – both serious and scandalous – that allow everyone to enjoy Bath’s beautiful architecture and scenery while celebrating all things Austen.


For Places to Stay click - Bath Hotels


23 September 2018 - Clypping Ceremony at St Mary's Church, Painswick

This is held on Feast Sunday, the Sunday after Feast of Nativity of St Mary. The church is 'clypped' or embraced by parishioners while the 'Clypping Hymn' is sung. Held on Sunday of the 19 September or the first Sunday afterwards.

This ceremony is said to symbolise the parishioners' love of their church. This Feast Day was once notorious in Painswick for riotous behaviour and for 'Puppy-dog pies' said to have been baked by a publican desperate for meat to feed the visiting crowds. This is still celebrated by baking china dogs into pies and cakes sold on the day.

Further details - Clypping Ceremony

For Places to Stay see - Painswick Accommodation


19 September to 29 September 2018 - Stratford-upon-Avon International Words and Music Festival

The Stratford International Festival of Words and Music is a celebration of the power of language to inspire thought and feeling, insight and reflection – through an innovative programme of themed concerts and talks, designed to engage audiences of all ages and cultures.


For Places to Stay see - Stratford-upon-Avon Accommodation


Saturday 29th September 2018- Chocolate Making in the Cotswolds

Come and indulge in the world of chocolate making in a 2 to 2.5hr workshop.  Feed your passion by not only by working with Belgian chocolate and learning some basic techniques, but having the opportunity to sample too.  Working in pairs, you will learn how to flavour truffle fillings and develop skills in mixing, piping and coating.  Altogether you will make 31 truffles.  And finally, you can indulge in gift wrapping before taking your delicious creations home.

These workshops are set in a relaxed atmosphere and are suitable for all age groups and levels of experience.

Price - £45.00
2018 Dates – Sat Feb 10th, March 10th, June 30th, Sept 29th, Oct 13th,
and Dec 8th.
Time – 2 – 4pm approx
Venue – Chocolate Genie, Unit 21, Bond Ind Est, Wickhamford, Evesham WR11 7RL
Bookings – please book online

CHOCALATE FUN DAYS - Wed Jan 31st and Thurs April 26th

Chocolate Tree logo


Chocolate making




6 to 7 October 2018 - The Autumn Classicat Prestcott Hill Climb

Saturday: Bugatti Owners Club, Hagley and District LC Club, Midland Automobile Club. A round of the Porsche Club GB, the Scimitar and Sabre Speed and the TR Register Speed Championships

Sunday: Bugatti Owners', Vintage Sports Car Club, 500 Owners Association, Austin Healey Club, Aston Martins Owners Club, HSCC, Historic BMW, Historic AM, MGCC, TVR Club, Morgan Sports Cars ‘Techniques’ Speed Championship. The Revington TR Register Speed and Paul Matty Sportscars Classic Championships.

This event also celebrates Prescott's end of season party, with live band and American finger lickin food in the Clubhouse.


Prescott Speed Hill Climb

For Lodgings see:-

Winchcombe Accommodation
Cheltenham Accommodation
Broadway Accommodation
Evesham Accommodation


29 September to 7 October 2018 - Tetbury Musical Festival

The full programme is available now.

About the Town - Tetbury

Accommodation - Tetbury Places to Stay


3 to 7 October 2018 - Horse of the Year Show at the NEC

The UK's biggest indoor equestrian event, Horse of the Year Show.
Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), which takes place at The NEC.

NEC hosts the finals of the most highly regarded national showing and show jumping championships and celebrates the end of the competitive season in true style with five days action packed with all things equestrian. From stunning displays to tense competition to endless shopping HOYS is a spectacular not to missed.


For Places to Stay see - Broadway, Chipping Campden
and Stratford-upon-Avon


12 to 14 October 2018 - Banbury Folk Festival

The Festival will be centred around Banbury Town Hall, where there will be extra concerts using the new function room as well as the main hall. Other events will take place at Drayton Leisure Golf Centre, Banbury Folk Club’s great new venue at the Banbury Cross and at the Reindeer Inn.

Camping is included in the weekend ticket and a shuttle-bus service will run between the campsite and the Town Hall. We have tried to cater for all tastes with a wide variety of artists taking part in the concerts and events. Some festival favourites, but also some you may not have seen and heard before. 


For Places to Stay see - Banbury Accommodation

See - Cotswold Lodge Holidays by Bluewood at Kingham


5 to 14 October 2018 - The Cheltenham Literature Festival

Cheltenham Literature FestivalThe Times Cheltenham Literature Festival promises to be a world renowned 10-day celebration of reading, writing and authors once again this autumn – with guest speakers set to include literary legends, politicians, designers, comedians and stars of the stage and screen.

For book lovers, Cheltenham is the only one place to be this autumn. Whether you’re looking for the biggest names in fiction, politics, television, art, food or sport, The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival has it all.


For Places to Stay click - Cheltenham Hotels


Sunday 7 October 2018 - Orchard Harvest Day at Winterbourne Medieval Barn,  11am – 4pm

Visit the wonderful medieval barn built in 1342, and celebrate the Great British Orchard. Apple display and advice available help you identify your apples. See traditional cider making demonstrations using a Victorian press - and taste the results!  Learn about medieval falconry and watch these beautiful birds from Raptorcare - you can even take a 'selfie' with a bird on the glove.

Demonstrations from 'Flaxland' - find out all about flax and linen, and how this traditional crop fits into our agricultural history. Watch breaking, scutching and hackling as the flax is processed. 

A varied programme throughout the day offering something for all ages - Steam engine, rural crafts and skills, Ferret-Racing, music and dance from the Frampton Shantymen, Winterbourne Down Border Morris, and Barber Shop Singers.  Children’s activities and games including skittles, archery, apple-bobbing, llamas, face-painting and more.

Locally-produced food available all day from Old Sodbury Lamb, Harcombe Catering, Icicle-Tricycle Ice Cream, and the Barn cafe.  Bar provided by The Globe Inn, plus Haythorn Cider brewed at the Barn.
Assistance and well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome.  Dogs remain the responsibility of the owner within the grounds of the Barn.

Adults £3 (children under 16 FREE).  Parking charge of just £2 per vehicle in aid of The Alzheimers Society.

Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Church Lane, Winterbourne, South Glos. BS36 1SE
Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust - Registered Charity number 1112908  and find us on Facebook. 


Saturday 13th October 2018- Chocolate Making in the Cotswolds

Come and indulge in the world of chocolate making in a 2 to 2.5hr workshop.  Feed your passion by not only by working with Belgian chocolate and learning some basic techniques, but having the opportunity to sample too.  Working in pairs, you will learn how to flavour truffle fillings and develop skills in mixing, piping and coating.  Altogether you will make 31 truffles.  And finally, you can indulge in gift wrapping before taking your delicious creations home.

These workshops are set in a relaxed atmosphere and are suitable for all age groups and levels of experience.

Price - £45.00
2018 Dates – Sat Feb 10th, March 10th, June 30th, Sept 29th, Oct 13th,
and Dec 8th.
Time – 2 – 4pm approx
Venue – Chocolate Genie, Unit 21, Bond Ind Est, Wickhamford, Evesham WR11 7RL
Bookings – please book online

Chocolate Tree logo


Chocolate making


Thursday 25 October 2018 - This year's second Gypsy Horse Fair at Stow-on-the-Wold.

The gypsy horse fair attracts hundreds of sightseers to Stow twice a year. Gipsies gather from all corners of England for a meet and greet and hundreds of horses are paraded and sold, all in one day. It's quite a site! So how did it all begin and why Stow-on-the-Wold. As you might expect, when dealing with a Cotswold tradition, you have to go back a very long way.

More information:

For video of the fair see -

More info - Places to Visit Stow-on-the-Wold

Places to Stay - Stow Accommodation

See - Cotswold Lodge Holidays by Bluewood at Kingham


at St Edward's Church, Stow-On-The-Wold, GL54 1AB

Thursday 25 October at 8pm - JACOBSON-BROWN DUO

Since their formation in 2011, the piano duo of  Julian Jacobson and  Mariko Brown has quickly established itself as an ensemble of rare distinction, vitality and originality. Following their critically acclaimed debut in the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe’s Summer Festival in July 2011, they have given many concerts in venues including Southbank Purcell Room (2014 and 2015), St John’s Smith Square, Fairfield Halls, Blackheath Halls, Royal Academy of Music (‘Music Past and Present’ series) , the Lower Machen Festival, Markson’s Bösendorfer series, Warwick University, Brighton Fringe Festival, and at venues in Birmingham, Manchester, Oxford, Cambridge and Bristol. Abroad they have performed in Madeira at the Teatro Municipal, and they perform annually in France in the festival ‘Rencontres Musicales en Eygalières’. This will be the duo’s first visit to the Music at Stow Festival.

Friday 26 October at 8.0pm - The Searchers

The Searchers remarkable career continues! With such classic hits as,  Sweets For My Sweet; Needles and Pins; Don’t Throw Your Love Away; Sugar and Spice and  When You Walk In The Room, they have contributed to establishing the UK as the world’s leading nation in the music industry. There is no doubt that the decade that gave us  The Beatles as well as  The Searchers,  along with many other bands, was very special period, and will go down in history as being the most innovative period for musical creativity and self-expression.

Saturday 27 October at 8.00pm - Stacey Kent

Her platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated ‘Breakfast On The Morning Tram’ (Blue Note/EMI, 2007), was described in Jazz Times as a “marvellously inventive launching pad for this bold, brave new Kent”. This was followed by ‘Raconte-Moi’ (Blue Note/EMI, 2010), Kent’s first live album ‘Dreamer in Concert’ (Blue Note/EMI, 2011), and ‘The Changing Lights’ (Warner Music, 2013).

For Stacey, whose international touring schedule keeps her on the road for most of the year, her return to the UK provides a rare opportunity for UK fans to enjoy this incredible vocal talent, live in concert.

Tickets available from The Borzoi Bookshop 01451 830268 or
Online from:
More information from:

See - Cotswold Lodge Holidays by Bluewood at Kingham

Jacabson Brown Duo


The Searchers

Stacey Kent




16 to 18 November 2018 - The November Meeting Cheltenham Races

The November Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse, is three days of the best that racing has to offer and is the biggest and most important meeting of the first half of the Jumps season anywhere in the country. It provides thrilling competition between many of the best Jump horses in Europe, large and enthusiastic crowds creating a special atmosphere.


For Places to Stay see - Cheltenham Accommodation


22 November to 9 December 2018 - Bath Christmas Market

Running for the second time due to the popularity of public demand set between the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey.

The Chiristmas Market showcases a range of handmade products in over 120 traditional wooden chalets and last year's event attracted circa 300,000 visitors over the 18 days. Web:

For Places to Stay see - Bath Accommodation

Christmas Market at Bath

Late Night Christmas Shopping In Broadway

30th NOVEMBER and 7th DECEMBER 2018: LATE NIGHT SHOPPING 5.30-8.30pm.

Music ~ Street Entertainers ~Double Decker Bus Rides ~ the Local Fire Service Fund Raising ~ Tree of Light ~ Mulled Wine ~ Festive Food ~ plus Great Shops & Eateries!

For Places to Stay see - Broadway Accommodation

See - Cotswold Lodge Holidays by Bluewood at Kingham


TBA - Woodstock Christmas Market at St Mary Magdalene Church Park Street Woodstock

Woodstock Christmas MarketOfficial opening by Dominic Chapman at 10am
  event closes at 7.30pm.

Full choral entertainment throughout the Event

Town Lights switched on at 6pm

Showcasing a range of wares from jewellery and jigsaws to hand bags and knits; woodcraft and paintings to photos and cards; soaps and wax art to fashions and cushions, there’ll be stalls to suit all interests and ages.

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Saturday 24 November 2018 - Moreton-in-Marsh Christmas

Moreton's 7th Christmas Market with over 50 stalls lining the High Street selling a great selection of Christmas gifts and food including soaps, candles, jewellery, hand made products for the home, wooden gifts, festive wreaths & garlands to name a few. Further Charity and Local Organisation stalls in the Redesdale Hall, also from 9 am. Local singers and carol singing by the local schools will be on the stage during the day. Carol Service in the afternoon followed by the arrival of Father Christmas & Light Switch-On. Father Christmas will then be in his Grotto in The Redesdale Hall for Children to visit him.

Starts at 9 am Free Entry If you are interested in having a Market Stall or Charity/Local Organisation Stall please contact Maria at for more information.

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TBA - Ramsden Christmas Market

The biggest and most magical Christmas market in West Oxfordshire, with over 50 stalls selling hand-made, ethically sourced or local crafts and gifts, locally produced and organic food items.

The entire market is under cover and there will be musical entertainment throughout the afternoon. Santa Claus for the children, mulled wine for the grown-ups plus White Elephant, cakes, teas - come and enjoy.  £2 for adults, free for children under 16.

Visit the Ramsden Events facebook page for regularly updated details.  The market is on Saturday, 2nd December, from 1pm to 4pm at Lower Farm, Ramsden, OX7 3AZ with off-road and accessibility parking available … dog-friendly too!

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Ramsden Christmas Fete

3 December 2017 - Burford Singers – Winter concert

John Rutter – Requiem
Haydn – Missa Cellensis (Mariazellermesse)

Sunday, 3rd December 2017 , 7.30pm
Church of St John the Baptist, Church Green, Burford OX18 4RY

Burford Singers with
Cotswold Chamber Orchestra
leader Kate Bailey
Soprano : Nardus Williams
Alto : Rebecca Coombs
Tenor : Guy Elliott
Bass : James Richardson
Brian Kay – Conductor

John Rutter’s tuneful Requiem is among his most popular works and provides a suitable contrast to the rhythmic excitement of Haydn’s Mass

Tickets reserved at £23, £19 and £15, unreserved £10 Postal booking (advised) opens on 7th October Telephone booking opens on 30th October on 01993 822412 Online booking (unreserved only) from 1st November via website Booking in person opens on 16th November The Madhatter Bookshop 122, High Street, Burford OX18 4QJ Full details and booking form available on our website

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TBA 2018 - Winchcombe Christmas Festival

Christmas Advent Festival. Organised and partially funded by the the Winchcombe Forum, the festival will see shopkeepers, restauranteurs, businesspeople and publicans alike joining forces to celebrate the festive season in style by laying on Christmas offers, events and entertainment for shoppers and visitors who visit the Cotswold town throughout December. More details will follow nearer the time.

For full information and events diary go to


Late Night Christmas Shopping In Broadway

Music ~ Street Entertainers ~Double Decker Bus Rides ~ the Local Fire Service Fund Raising ~ Tree of Light ~ Mulled Wine ~ Festive Food ~ plus Great Shops & Eateries!

For Places to Stay see - Broadway Accommodation

See - Cotswold Lodge Holidays by Bluewood at Kingham


TBA December 2018 - Bourton-on-the-Water
Christmas tree lights switched on @ 6.30 p.m.

Bourton on the Water can be a magical place to be at Christmas time, with the famous Christmas Tree in the river being lit. This year there is no “Official” Late Night Shopping, but many of the shops and eateries may stay open late to launch our festive season and help visitors get into the Christmas spirit. The village offers a large selection of gift shops for Christmas shoppers and the eateries menus offer festive fayre and an array of winter warmers.

For Places to Stay see - Bourton-on-the-Water Accommodation

See - Cotswold Lodge Holidays by Bluewood at Kingham


Saturday 8th December 2018 - Chocolate Making in Gloucestershire

Come and indulge in the world of chocolate making in a 2 to 2.5hr workshop.  Feed your passion by not only by working with Belgian chocolate and learning some basic techniques, but having the opportunity to sample too.  Working in pairs, you will learn how to flavour truffle fillings and develop skills in mixing, piping and coating.  Altogether you will make 31 truffles.  And finally, you can indulge in gift wrapping before taking your delicious creations home.

These workshops are set in a relaxed atmosphere and are suitable for all age groups and levels of experience.

Price - £43
Dates – Sat Feb 11th, March 11th, July 1st, Oct 7th, Oct 14th, Dec 9th
Time – 2 – 4pm approx
Venue – Chocolate Genie, Unit 21, Bond Ind Est, Wickhamford, Evesham WR11 7RL
Bookings – please book online

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