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.


Events to enjoy in June, July, August Cotswolds


Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon
Saturday & Sunday, June 1-2
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

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

The Producers
Tuesday, June 4, to Saturday, June 8
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Presented by the Cheltenham Operatic and Dramatic Society

Friends of Prescott & International Rally Track Day 
Sunday, June 2
Prescott Speed Hill Climb, Gotherington

Bledington Music Festival
Tuesday, June 4, to Thursday, June 6

Burford Festival
Thursday, June 6, to Sunday, June 16

Paul Merton's Impro Chums
Sunday, June 9, 8pm
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

The House on Cold Hill
Tuesday, June 11, to Saturday, June 15
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Starring Joe McFadden & Rita Simons

Paul Weller at Westonbirt Arboretum
Friday, June 14

Jack Savoretti at Westonbirt Arboretum
Saturday, June 15

Prescott Bike Festival
Sunday, June 16
Prescott Speed Hill Climb, Gotherington

Porsche at Prescott
Saturday, June 22
Prescott Hillclimb, near Gotherington

Blenheim Palace Flower Show
Friday to Sunday, June 21-23
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

Steam & Real Ale Festival
Friday, June 21, to Sunday, June 23
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

Al Murray - Landlord of Hope and Glory

Friday & Saturday, June 21-22
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham

Porsche at Prescott & Midland Championship
Saturday & Sunday, June 22-23
Prescott Speed Hill Climb, Gotherington


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

Cheltenham Music Festival

Friday, July 5, to Sunday, July 14

Bugatti Festival
Saturday, July 6
Prescott Speed Hil Climb, Gotherington

The Cotswold Show
Saturday & Sunday, July 13-14
Cirencester Park

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival
Saturday & Sunday, July 13-14

The Royal International Air Tattoo
Friday, July 19, to Sunday, July 21
RAF Fairford

Chalfest - Party on the Hill
Saturday, July 20
France Lynch, near Stroud

Battle Proms Picnic Concert
Sunday, July 21
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

WOMAD Festival
Thursday, July 25, to Sunday, July 28
Charlton Park, Malmesbury

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


Wilderness Festival
Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire
Thursday, August 1, to Sunday, August 4

BBC Countryfile Live
Thursday, August 1, to Sunday, August 4
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock

Festival of British Evening

Friday, August 2, to Sunday, August 4
Gatcombe Park

Vintage Sports Car Club Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, August 3-4
Prescott Speed Hil Climb, Gotherington

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

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

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