Weird and Wonderful Cotswolds - part 1

Here is the latest unusual event in the Cotswolds:

The Shipston Wool fair - always on the end May bank holiday. This time 27th May 2019. The whole weekend the town is decorated with knitted pieces everwhere - on the lampposts, in shop doorways and more. On the 27th May the fair in the town square has rare sheep, bands, food and craft stalls and activities for children.

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Events to enjoy in June, July, August Cotswolds

JUNE

Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon
Saturday & Sunday, June 1-2
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock 
www.blenheimpalace.com/whats-on/events/bloodwise-triathlon.html

Chadlington Beer Festival
Saturday, June 1, 12 noon to 11pm
Chadlington Memorial Hall, near Chipping Norton OX7 3NX
Proceeds to the Friends of Chadlington School

Cheltenham Science Festival
Tuesday, June 4, to Sunday, June 9
www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science

The Producers
Tuesday, June 4, to Saturday, June 8
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Presented by the Cheltenham Operatic and Dramatic Society
www.everymantheatre.org.uk/m-shows/the-producers/

Friends of Prescott & International Rally Track Day 
Sunday, June 2
Prescott Speed Hill Climb, Gotherington
www.prescott-hillclimb.com/events/prescott-eventdiary-2019

Bledington Music Festival
Tuesday, June 4, to Thursday, June 6
https://bledingtonmusicfestival.co.uk/

Burford Festival
Thursday, June 6, to Sunday, June 16
www.burfordfestival.org/

Paul Merton's Impro Chums
Sunday, June 9, 8pm
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
www.everymantheatre.org.uk/m-shows/paul-mertons-impro-chums/

The House on Cold Hill
Tuesday, June 11, to Saturday, June 15
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Starring Joe McFadden & Rita Simons
www.everymantheatre.org.uk/m-shows/the-house-on-cold-hill/


Paul Weller at Westonbirt Arboretum
Friday, June 14
www.forestryengland.uk/music/paul-weller

Jack Savoretti at Westonbirt Arboretum
Saturday, June 15
www.forestryengland.uk/music/jack-savoretti

Prescott Bike Festival
Sunday, June 16
Prescott Speed Hill Climb, Gotherington
www.prescott-hillclimb.com/events/prescott-eventdiary-2019

Porsche at Prescott
Saturday, June 22
Prescott Hillclimb, near Gotherington
www.prescott-hillclimb.com/events/porsche-prescott-june-2019

Blenheim Palace Flower Show
Friday to Sunday, June 21-23
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock
www.blenheimpalace.com/whats-on/events/flower-show.html

Steam & Real Ale Festival
Friday, June 21, to Sunday, June 23
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway
www.gwsr.com/Steam__Real_Ale_Festival__21st_to_23rd_June_2019--post--67.html

Al Murray - Landlord of Hope and Glory

Friday & Saturday, June 21-22
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
www.everymantheatre.org.uk/m-shows/al-murray--landlord-of-hope-and-glory/

Porsche at Prescott & Midland Championship
Saturday & Sunday, June 22-23
Prescott Speed Hill Climb, Gotherington
www.prescott-hillclimb.com/events/prescott-eventdiary-2019
 

JULY

Cornbury Music Festival
Friday, July 5, to Sunday, July 7
Great Tew Estate, near Chipping Norton
www.cornburyfestival.com

Cheltenham Music Festival

Friday, July 5, to Sunday, July 14
www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/music

Bugatti Festival
Saturday, July 6
Prescott Speed Hil Climb, Gotherington
www.prescott-hillclimb.com/events/prescott-eventdiary-2019

The Cotswold Show
Saturday & Sunday, July 13-14
Cirencester Park
www.cotswoldshow.co.uk

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival
Saturday & Sunday, July 13-14
www.tewkesburymedievalfestival.org

The Royal International Air Tattoo
Friday, July 19, to Sunday, July 21
RAF Fairford
www.airtattoo.com

Chalfest - Party on the Hill
Saturday, July 20
France Lynch, near Stroud
www.chalfest.co.uk

Battle Proms Picnic Concert
Sunday, July 21
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock
www.blenheimpalace.com/whats-on/events/battle-proms.html

WOMAD Festival
Thursday, July 25, to Sunday, July 28
Charlton Park, Malmesbury
womad.co.uk

Compton Abdale Fete
Saturday, July 27, 1.30pm-4.15pm
Lower Farm, Compton Abdale, GL54 4DS (Just off A40 near Northleach)
Traditional village fete set in beautiful gardens
Gloucester Carnival
Saturday, July 27
www.facebook.com/GloucesterCarnival
 

AUGUST

Wilderness Festival
Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire
Thursday, August 1, to Sunday, August 4
www.wildernessfestival.com

BBC Countryfile Live
Thursday, August 1, to Sunday, August 4
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock
www.blenheimpalace.com/whats-on/events/countryfile-live.html

Festival of British Evening

Friday, August 2, to Sunday, August 4
Gatcombe Park
www.festivalofbritisheventing.com

Vintage Sports Car Club Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, August 3-4
Prescott Speed Hil Climb, Gotherington
www.prescott-hillclimb.com/events/prescott-eventdiary-2019

SoMAC Stage, Gloucester
Tuesday, August 20, to Saturday, August 24

The Big Feastival
Friday, August 23, to Sunday, August 25
Alex James's Farm, Kingham, Oxfordshire
https://thebigfeastival.com

The Phoenix Festival
Saturday and Sunday, August 24-25
Abbey Grounds, Cirencester 
Free festival featuring Totally Tina headlining on Sunday
www.phoenix-festival.co.uk

Local Market days

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Market Days

There are a wealth of local markets around the area. Below is a list of some of them, (these are subject to change around bank holidays and Christmas).

The farmers market in Bourton-on-the-Water is on the fourth Sunday in the month - 9:30am to  1:00pm

Stow-on-the-Wold farmers Market runs once a month in the square on the second Thursday of the month - 9am until 1:30pm

The Winchcombe farmers market is on thethird Saturday in the month – 9am to 2pm

Stratford-upon-Avon farmers market is the first and 3rdSaturday of each month -  9am-2pm 

Cheltenham farmers market is on the second and last Friday of each month, on the pedestrianised area of the Promenade, outside Cavendish House -  9am to 2pm

There is a weekly retail market in Moreton-in-Marsh on Tuesdays - 8am-2pm