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.
23-27 May - Winchcombe
30 May-2 June - Cheltenham
5-9 June - Daylesford
12-13 June - Blenheim
17-28 July - Great Barrington
5-14 September - Cirencester
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.
01st February - 31st March
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.
05th March - 18th April
Food & Drink Awards
Cotswold Life Food & Drink Awards!
Vote for Us.
For more information visit http://cotswoldlifeawards.greatbritishlife.co.uk/enter-online/.
11th - 14th March
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.
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.
23rd March - 13th April
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.
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 Manor House Hotel - Sunday 23rd March 2014 (11am - 3pm)
The Hare & Hounds Hotel - Sunday 6th April 2014 (12noon - 4pm)
The Bear of Rodborough Hotel - Sunday 13th April (12noon - 4pm)
For more information please call 01386 769100, or visit http://www.cotswold-inns-hotels.co.uk.
30th - 30th March
Enjoy a Mothers Day lunch With Cotswold Inns & Hotels.
For more information visit www.cotswold-inns-hotels.co.uk.
18th - 21st April
Enjoy the Easter Weekend in the Cotswolds.
For more information visit http://www.cotswold-inns-hotels.co.uk.
21st - 21st April
North Cotswolds Point-to-Point
07th - 11th May
The Badminton Horse Trials is a three day event, one of only six annual Concours Complet International (CCI) Four Star events as classified by the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI), which takes place in April or May each year in the park of Badminton House, the seat of the Duke of Beaufort in Gloucestershire, England.
For more information visit www.badminton-horse.co.uk.
26th - 26th May
Tetbury Woolsack races have no greater aim than for individuals and teams to demonstrate their strength and fitness by racing whilst carrying a sack of wool u2;013 up and down a hill that reaches a gradient of 1 in 4. Around this the town celebrates with a street fair that aims to please many with street entertainers, local stalls and amusement rides. The many catering establishments in the town also join in to provide a very local fare for visitors.
For more information visit http://www.tetburywoolsack.co.uk/.
30th May - 15th June
Broadway Arts Festival
A full programme of art exhibitions, musical performances, lectures, art demonstrations and master classes is currently being planned. Further information to follow shortly.
For more information visit www.broadwayartsfestival.com.
30th May - 01st June
30th May - 1st June, 2014 Cheltenham Racecourse
Laid back, homely and family friendly
Early Artist confirmations include The Boomtown Rats, Newton Faulkner, Gentleman's Dub Club, The Real Thing, Craig Charles, Bipolar Sunshine. Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, Merry Hell, La Chiva Gantiva, Gary Delaney and Paul Tonkinson and many more.
For more information please call 01993 772580, or visit http://www.wychwoodfestival.com/.
20th June - 20th July
Pop legends Boyzone will be gracing Gloucestershire’s Westonbirt Arboretum stage this summer, forming part of the popular Forest Live series of concerts.
Friday 20 June 2014 - Little Mix
Saturday 21 June 2014 - Suede
Sunday 22 June 2014 - TBC
Friday 18 July 2014 - Boyzone
Saturday 19 July 2014 - Deacon Blue
Sunday 20 July 2014 - Katherine Jenkins
For more information visit http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/INFD-7NPM2F.
24th June - 26th July
Longborough Opera Festival
05th - 06th July
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 - 13th July
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 - 20th July
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.
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.
For more information visit http://www.gatcombe-horse.co.uk/.
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.
For more information visit www.jamieoliver.com/thebigfeastival.
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.
For more information visit www.moretonshow.co.uk.
06th - 06th September
Horticultural & Craft Show
17th - 21st September
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.