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)
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.
For more information visit www.giffordscircus.com.
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.
29th November - 22nd December
An illuminated celebration of Westonbirt's trees!
The Enchanted Christmas: Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, 5-8.30pm (last entry 7.15pm), 29 Nov - 22 Dec 2013.
Westonbirt Arboretum's Enchanted Christmas features a spectacular one mile illuminated trail, highlighting the striking structures of Westonbirtu2;019s trees as they are illuminated against the winter night sky.
A new route is created each year to take in different specimens, paths and vistas in the tree collection. The route is on hard paths so it's fully accessible for mobility scooters.
Due to its location in the Old Arboretum, unfortunately dogs are not permitted.
For more information visit http://www.forestry.gov.uk/westonbirt-christmas.
05th - 05th December
Christmas Lights Switch-On
Thursday 5th December - The Christmas Lights Switch-On
6.00pm, Market Place
Preceded by torch light procession & community carols.
Evening entertainment from The Big Brunch Band, Swindon Brass, Avening Silver band, stalls under the Market Hall & late night shopping.
In 2013 the lights will be switched on by: The Fabulous Baker Brothers
For more information visit http://www.christmasintetbury.org.uk/switchon.shtml.
06th - 06th December
Late Night Christmas Shopping Evening, Broadway. 5pm-8.30pm. Further details to follow.
For more information visit http://www.beautifulbroadway.com/Whats_on.php.
26th - 26th December
Bibury Duck Race
On Boxing Day each year, Bibury Cricket Club organise a Duck Race which attracts visitors from around the world and which raises thousands of pounds for charity.
01st January 2014 - 23rd February 2014
Wedding Open Day
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.
There will also be local florists, photographers and many more exhibitors available to discuss your requirements.
Enjoy a glass of Champagne and canapés on arrival.
The Bear of Rodborough Hotel - Sunday 19th January 2014 (12noon - 4pm)
The Bay Tree Hotel - Sunday 2nd February 2014 (12 noon - 4pm)
The Swan Hotel - Sunday 23rd February 2014 (12noon - 4pm)
For more information please call 01386 769100, or visit http://www.cotswold-inns-hotels.co.uk.
02nd January 2014
Boxing Day at Batsford
Thursday 26th December. 10am to 3pm.
Shake off the excesses of Christmas and get out and about with a magical wintery walk around the arboretum and a free mug of mulled wine for each customer (while stocks last!). Open throughout the period between Christmas and New Year including New Year's Eve and Day - the perfect place to enjoy a bracing walk and, if you're lucky, you might even find some early snowdrops or aconites beginning to appear!
For more information visit http://www.batsarb.co.uk.
01st February 2014 - 31st March 2014
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
For more information visit www.rococogarden.org.uk.
11th March 2014 - 14th March 2014
The highlight of the Jump season with an atmosphere that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. The 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.
11th March: Champion Day
12th March: Ladies Day
13th March: St Patrick's Thursday
14th March: Cheltenham Gold Cup Day
For more information visit www.cheltenham.co.uk.
05th July 2014 - 06th July 2014
The Cotswold Show
Enjoy a day out for all the family in the heart of the beautiful Cotswolds. Big Pete Monster Trucks, Falconry Village, Fun Dog Show, Dog Agility Course and Country Pursuits blend together with food and family fun, arts and crafts and trade stands.
For more information visit www.cotswoldshow.co.uk.
11th July 2014 - 13th July 2014
Held at RAF Fairford, the Royal International Air Tattoo is the world's largest military airshow and one of the UK's top outdoor family events. Over two miles of static aircraft, interactive activities and ground exhibitions. Free admission for under 16s and free parking.
For more information visit www.airtattoo.com.
18th July 2014 - 20th July 2014
CLA Game Fair
A unique spotlight on social history and development of field sports and the country way of life over the past half century, including Totally Food Show, Family Trail and outdoor activities, as well as plenty of shopping opportunities.
For more information visit www.gamefair.co.uk.
30th August 2014 - 31st August 2014
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.
For more information visit www.jamieoliver.com/thebigfeastival.
01st September 2014 - 30th September 2014
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 u2;018Undiscovered Cotswoldsu2;019, showing the creativity of its people, quality food and drink, its countryside and wildlife, great walking and environmental sustainability.
For more information visit www.stroudvalleysfestivals.co.uk.
06th September 2014 - 06th September 2014
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.
For more information visit www.moretonshow.co.uk.
17th September 2014 - 21st September 2014
Tetbury Food & Drink
Each September, in and around the historic town of Tetbury, hotels and restaurants will be offering all the best of local, seasonal produce to tantalise your taste buds, starting with the now traditional Gloucester Old Spot Sausage Appreciation Society Dinner and ending with a fabulous Food and Drink Market. Throughout this five-day celebration of food and drink at the now annual Tetbury Festival here in the heart of the Cotswolds fabulous artisans will be visiting with a wide range of food and drink.
For more information visit www.tetburyfooddrinkfestival.com.