A visit to one of the many Farmers' Markets in the Cotswolds is an ideal way of sampling the region's produce. If you are staying overnight at one of our Hotels, why not let us look after your purchases, keeping them chilled and fresh.
Broadway, Village Centre - 1st Thursday of each month (9am-1pm)
Stroud, Cornhill Market Place - Every Saturday (9am-2pm)
Cirencester, Market Place - 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month (9am-1pm)
Stow on the Wold, the Square - 2nd Thursday of each month (9am-2pm)
Moreton-in-Marsh Weekly Market - Every Tuesday (all day)
Official Cotswold Website
The Cotswolds area is one of England's favourite destinations; famous for hundreds of honey-colour limestone villages in a beautiful rural setting. Visit the Official Guide to the Cotswolds website.
For more information visit www.cotswolds.com/site/whats-on.
17th July - 14th September
Established in 2000, Giffords Circus is a small circus company that delivers circus / theatre fusion to the villages and market towns in the Cotswolds. It combines dance, comedy, horses and live music in a one hour show, located on village greens in a small white tent surrounded by hand-made burgundy and gold showmans wagons.
Remaining 2014 Dates:
17-28 July - Great Barrington
5-14 September - Cirencester
For more information visit www.giffordscircus.com.
01st - 03rd August
The Festival of British Eventing takes place at Gatcombe Park, the spectacular home of the Princess Royal and her family and incorporates the British Open, Intermediate and Novice Championships. As well as a weekend of top class eventing there will be a shopping village, arena attractions and entertainment for all the family.
01st - 31st August
Batsford Bug Hunt
Find the creepy crawlies hidden around the arboretum, mark their location on our map using the stickers provided and pick up a goodie bag!
Children must be accompanied by an adult for whom the normal arboretum entrance fee applies.
Childrens tickets cost £1.50 + £3 arboretum entrance fee.
20th August - 22nd November
Wedding Open Days
The hotels stunning rooms will be set out for a civil ceremony and wedding breakfast for you to view at your leisure and visualise your very own reception.
Enjoy a glass of Champagne and canapés on arrival.
The Hare & Hounds Hotel - Wednesday 20th August 2014 (4pm and 7pm)
The Bay Tree Hotel - Sunday 12th October (12noon - 4pm)
The Hare & Hounds Hotel - Sunday 2nd November (12noon - 4pm)
The Swan Hotel - Saturday 22nd November (12noon - 4pm)
For more information please call 01386 769100, or visit http://www.cotswold-inns-hotels.co.uk.
23rd - 25th August
A feel good family day out in a world of trees.
Westonbirt The National Arboretum
30th - 31st August
The Big Feastival
The Big Feastival, presented by Jamie Oliver, returns again as a 2 day family friendly event combining food from some of the country's top chefs with a top drawer selection of live music acts. This year it takes place at Alex James' farm in Chipping Norton and will be raising funds for Jamie Oliver's Better Food Foundation to help change the lives of disadvantaged young people. Think village fete with a music festival vibe, the event offers a weekend out for the entire family, and all kids can go free.
01st - 30th September
Five Valleys Festivals
The Stroud Valleys lie on the western edge of the Cotswold Hills. A festival for each of the five valleys converging on the historic town of Stroud. This is a chance to explore and celebrate an area often called the Undiscovered Cotswolds, showing the creativity of its people, quality food and drink, its countryside and wildlife, great walking and environmental sustainability.
06th - 06th September
True Cotswold Countryside event. Traditional one day Agricultural and Horse Show in a parkland setting with competitions for horses, cattle (including the National Show of Poll Hereford Cattle), sheep (including the National Show of Cotswold Sheep), goats, poultry, dogs, crafts, flowers and even scarecrows. Over 300 trade stands selling everything from farm equipment and gardening gear to designer clothes and toys, as well as a wide selection of food and drink, complemented by a full day of family entertainment.
11th - 14th September
Blenheim Horse Trials
One of the world's premier three-star three-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.
12th - 13th September
Beer & Cider Festival
North Cotswolds 7th Beer & Cider Festival
45 Beers, Ciders & Perrys, Hot Food, Pig Roast, Soft Drinks, Live Music from Kinky Farnhem and Zool, Camping and parking.
Moreton in Marsh Cricket Ground
Moreton in Marsh
14th - 14th September
Broadway Food Fest
Broadway's First Food Festival! On and near the village green. More details soon.
17th - 21st September
Tetbury Food & Drink Festival
The 2014 Tetbury Food and Drink Festival takes place from 17th - 21st September. There are a number of events planned including the annual gathering of the Gloucestershire Old Spot Sausage Appreciation Society on the 17th at the Close Hotel in Tetbury, A fabulous happening at Highgrove on the 18th home to TRH Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, Vegetarian Evening at Café 53 and a charitable fundraising event on Sat 20th with WSP Sols at the Market Hall. Sunday 21st Sept sees a tasty Artisan Market all day around and in the historic Market Hall. For more information and latest news check out our website.
For more information visit www.tetburyfooddrinkfestival.com.
01st October - 30th November
Autumn is a fabulous time of year at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum. Weather conditions right up to early autumn can influence the time and rate of leaf colouring and you can never guess which trees will provide the year star turn.
14th - 16th November
The Open 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.
29th - 29th November
Moreton Christmas Fair
Moreton's 5th 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.
29th - 29th November
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. Carol Service in the afternoon followed by the arrival of Father Christmas & Light Switch.
05th - 05th December
Broadway Late Night Christmas Shopping
5.30 - 8.30 pm
A host of festivities for all the family including carol singers, swing band, horse & carriage rides, street entertainers, pig roast, mulled wine, roast chestnuts and much, much more!
12th - 13th December
Even on a cold, crisp day in December, the magic remains with two days of the hottest Jump racing around. A great opportunity to watch the stars of the sport fight it out for their slice of over £500,000 worth of prize money, featuring one of the most important hurdle races of the season, the Stan James International Hurdle.
26th - 26th December
North Cotswolds Hunt
North Cotswolds Hunt, Broadway
Hundreds of people descended on the village of Broadway to see the horses and hounds of the North Cotswold Hunt. Up to 70 mounted horses meet at The Kennels in Broad Close for the traditional meet. Normally sets off down the High Street around 11.00am.
26th - 26th December
Bibury Duck Race
The annual Bibury Duck Race is one of Gloucestershireu2;019s more unusual traditions, pulling in the crowds from far and wide. Every year, usually at 11am on Boxing Day, the small, picturesque and tranquil village of Bibury is transformed as hundreds of spectators wrap up in the their woolly hats and scarves to gather along the River Coln which runs through the village.
01st February 2015 - 31st March 2015
Enjoy the snowdrops in this garden situated at Painswick Rococo Garden. Its flamboyant design combines formality and informality, and is a magical experience at any time of year
14th February 2015 - 15th February 2015
Enjoy a romantic weekend with Cotswold Inns & Hotels
10th March 2015 - 13th March 2015
The highlight of the Jump season with an atmosphere that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. The Cheltenham Festival epitomises and encompasses everything that is great about Jump racing, whilst delivering an unbelievable occasion as the finest horses, jockeys, owners and trainers battle it out for the highest racing honours, their reputations and over £3.8 million of prize money. Join the party, as over 250,000 people pass through the gates over the four days. Gates open at 10.30am, with the first race each day at 1.30pm and the last race each day at 5.15pm.
03rd April 2015 - 06th April 2015
Join Cotswold Inns & Hotels for Easter Weekend 2015.
07th May 2015 - 10th May 2015
Badminton Horse Trials
The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials (7-10 May) is one of the most popular and prestigious events in the equestrian calendar.
29th May 2015 - 29th May 2015
Each year, on the traditional date of Friday after Spring Bank Holiday (the date for the Games this year is Friday 29th May 2015 on Dover's Hill starting at 7.30pm), the hill echoes with the shouts and cheers of competitors and spectators as Robert Dover's Cotswold 'Olimpick' Games (not Olympic Games) are celebrated.
18th September 2015 - 31st October 2015
Rugby World Cup 2015
On May 2nd 2013, it was confirmed that Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester, would be one of the venues to host World Cup Rugby in 2015.
Match Schedule Rugby World Cup England 2015: http://www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk/downloads/RWC2015_MatchSchedule.pdf