Calendar of Events

Calendar of Cotswold Events

The Cotswolds area is one of England’s favourite destinations; famous for hundreds of honey-colour limestone villages in a beautiful rural setting. It’s also a thriving tourist area but also one where local residents enjoy cultural, traditional and historic forms of entertainment – with modern diversions thrown in for good measure! Whatever your interests, you should find plenty to do during your stay. Your Cotswold Inns & Hotels concierge will be pleased to advise you of events going on nearby while you’re with us. Some of the key Cotswold events coming up are listed below.

You might also like to visit the Official Cotswold Website

 

28TH – 30TH JULY 2017

THE GAME FAIR AT RAGLEY HALL, ALCESTER

An annual gathering for all those passionate about country pursuits; The Game Fair celebrates everything from clay pigeon shooting to archery, fishing and even ferreting!

 

25TH – 27TH August 2017

The Big Feastival

This family-friendly festival, held on Alex James’ Farm, is now a firm favourite in the Cotswolds thanks to its feel-good nature and unique combination of great food and great music!

 

3RD SEPTEMBER 2017

MORETON-IN-MARSH SHOW

With show-jumping, livestock and great local trade stands a-plenty, the Moreton-in-Marsh Show is one of the UK’s largest agricultural shows, and a great opportunity to sample the Cotswold countryside in a day… but if you want to make a weekend of it, The Manor House can accommodate!

 

9th SEPTEMBER, 1 – 4.30pm

BROADWAY HORTICULTURAL & CRAFT SHOW

Located on the lovely village green, right outside The Broadway Hotel, peruse a wide range of local produce at your leisure – from fruits and vegetables to baked goods, jams and craft items!

 

10th SEPTEMBER, 10am – 4.30pm

BROADWAY FOOD FESTIVAL

Don’t miss Broadway Food Festival on the Village Green outside the Broadway Hotel, with local artisan producers, delicious food to go and classic cars to view.

 

6TH – 15TH OCTOBER 2017

CHELTENHAM LITERATURE FESTIVAL

The Times and The Sunday Times sponsor this ever-popular Literature festival, which welcomes the world’s best writers to Cheltenham.

 

24TH – 25TH OCTOBER 2017

WESTONBIRT CHARITIES FAIR

With stalls of cashmere, jewellery, gadgets and stocking fillers; the Westonbirt Fair is a perfect opportunity to start your Christmas shopping! What’s more there will be free talks by local authors and a chance to buy signed copies of their books. Purchase your tickets at www.westonbirtfair.org.

 

24th NOVEMBER

LATE NIGHT SHOPPING IN BROADWAY

Get into the festive spirit with Broadway village’s annual late night shopping events, and be sure to join us at The Broadway Hotel where we will be serving warming drinks and bites to eat!

 

TBC NOVEMBER 

MORETON-IN-MARSH CHRISTMAS MARKET

Enjoy a stroll around Moreton-in-Marsh’s annual Christmas Market where there will be plenty of local stalls to browse and lots of food and drink to sample. Once ready to warm up, we recommend you join us in the Manor House Hotel bar for a Festive Cocktail (or two!)

 

TBC NOVEMBER 

BURFORD FOR CHRISTMAS

Head to Burford and say hello to Father Christmas while the Christmas Lights are switched on for the first time! Once you’re ready to warm up, join us at The Lamb Inn or Bay Tree Hotel for a mulled wine or spot of dinner.

 

1st DECEMBER

LATE NIGHT SHOPPING IN BROADWAY

Get into the festive spirit with Broadway village’s annual late night shopping events, and be sure to join us at The Broadway Hotel where we will be serving warming drinks and bites to eat!

 

1st DECEMBER ONWARDS 

ENCHANTED CHRISTMAS AT WESTONBIRT ARBORETUM

Book your tickets for the breathtaking Enchanted Christmas event at Westonbirt Arboretum; an illuminated celebration of their wonderful trees.

 

BOXING DAY – 26TH DECEMBER 2017

BIBURY DUCK RACE

Don’t miss this annual charity event if you’re in Bibury over Christmas – The Bibury Duck Race starts at 11am on Boxing Day with guests at The Swan Hotel having 1 duck per room reserved for racing. Great fun for all the family!

14Th – 16TH JULY 2017

Royal International Air Tattoo

Visit RAF Fairford and watch the world’s largest military air show and see aircrafts fly past. During the flying display you’ll spot fast jets, giant transporters, historic aircraft, and much more. There will also be lots of things to do to keep you entertained throughout of the day.

 

3rd – 16TH JULY 2017

WIMBLEDON

Join us at Cotswold Inns and Hotels during Wimbledon where you can watch the Centre Court action in comfort while enjoying fresh strawberries with lashings of cream… perhaps with a glass of fizz on the side too!

 

1ST – 16TH JULY 2017

CHELTENHAM MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Cheltenham Proms 2017 are set to be a feast for the ears – think Bach, Beethoven and Brahms all set within the stunning Cheltenham Town Hall. Tickets are on sale now.

 

16TH – 17th JUNE 2017

Forest Live at Westonbirt Arboretum

Were you lucky enough to get tickets to see Olly Murs and Rick Astley at Westonbirt Arboretum? With The Hare and Hounds just nextdoor, and The Close very nearby – our hotels are the perfect place for a restful nights sleep after the main event!

 

10TH – 17TH JUNE 2017

Burford Festival

The Burford Festival is full of family friendly entertainment – fascinating talks from some famous faces, live music to suit all tastes and ages, outdoor performances of the fantastic ‘A Comedy of Errors’, not to mention another party on the rec!

 

9TH – 11TH JUNE 2017

CHELTENHAM FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL

Whether you consider yourself a ‘foodie’ or simply enjoy great local produce, the Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival should not be missed. Enjoy chef’s kitchen demos, wine talks and tastings plus lots of family friendly entertainment.

 

6TH – 11TH June 2017

CHELTENHAM SCIENCE FESTIVAL

The Times and The Sunday Times sponsor this ever-popular Science festival, which celebrates new frontiers and the disruptive thinkers who work at the edges of human ability and understanding.

 

2nd – 4TH JUNE 2017

WYCHWOOD FESTIVAL, CHELTENHAM RACECOURSE

Join the likes of The Levellers, Katie Ashworth and Electric Swing Circus at this year’s Wychwood Festival; Britain’s most popular family festival! And if you don’t fancy camping, The Broadway Hotel is just a short drive away.

 

2nd JUNE 2017

OLIMPICK GAMES, DOVER’S HILL, CHIPPING CAMPDEN

Each year, on the traditional date of Friday after Spring Bank Holiday, the hill echoes with the shouts and cheers of competitors and spectators as Robert Dover’s ancient Cotswold ‘Olimpick’ Games are celebrated.

 

29TH MAY 2017

TETBURY WOOLSACK RACES

Gather in the beautiful market town of Tetbury as competitors demonstrate both strength and fitness, racing whilst carrying a sack of wool up and down a hill! Starts at 10am.

 

28TH MAY 2017

Moreton in Marsh French Market

An opportunity to sample and purchase local and regional cheeses, freshly baked bread and traditional French patisserie products, and browse handbags, jewellery, soaps and more. With the Manor House Hotel just down the road, you can even stop by for a cup of coffee! 

 

14TH – 27TH MAY 2017

CHIPPING CAMPDEN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

Launched in 2002, this festival has grown to become highly anticipated and the 2017 programme looks to be as exciting as ever with fantastic up-and-coming artists performing in the lovely town of Chipping Campden over a two-week period

 

3RD – 7TH MAY 2017

BADMINTON HORSE TRIALS

The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials is one of the most popular and prestigious events in the equestrian calendar and perfectly positioned for guests at the Hare and Hounds Hotel, The Close and The Bear of Rodborough.

 

26TH APRIL – 1ST MAY 2017

CHELTENHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL

In association with BBC Radio 2, this festival is a must for all music-lovers. Enjoy live performances from up-and-coming artists whilst also enjoying the great market stalls, food and drink on offer!

 

14TH – 17TH APRIL 2017

EASTER LONG WEEKEND

Join Cotswold Inns & Hotels for an extra special long weekend in spring over Easter 2017.

 

9TH APRIL 2017

PRESCOTT BIKE FESTIVAL

Head out for an adrenaline-packed day at Prescott, Cheltenham – one of the most historic motorsport venues in the UK.

 

28th MARCH 2017

Meet the author: Alan Titchmarsh at Highgrove

A great opportunity to meet renowned TV gardener and author Alan Titchmarsh, who will talking about his latest book, Mr Gandy’s Grand Tour, following a delicious two course lunch served in the Orchard Restaurant.

 

14TH – 17TH MARCH 2017

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL

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.

 

1ST FEBRUARY – 31ST MARCH 2017

SNOWDROP SEASON

Enjoy the snowdrops in this garden situated at Painswick Rococo Garden near the Bear of Rodborough Hotel. Its flamboyant design combines formality and informality, and is a magical experience at any time of year.

 

Dates from 25th February 2017

Highgrove Spring Walks

Soak up the beauty of the glorious spring flowers at Highgrove with these limited availability 75 minute tours around the Royal Gardens, guided by one of HRH The Prince of Wales’s experts who will be able to answer any questions you may have throughout the tour.

 

10th – 18th February 2017

Valentine’s in the Cotswolds

Enjoy a romantic weekend with Cotswold Inns & Hotels ahead of Valentine’s Day on 14th February. See our special offers page for the best way to treat your loved one.

 

Boxing Day – 26th December 2016

Bibury Duck Race

Don’t miss this annual charity event if you’re in Bibury over Christmas – The Bibury Duck Race starts at 11am on Boxing Day with guests at The Swan Hotel having 1 duck per room reserved for racing. Great fun for all the family!

 

Dates until 18th December 2016

Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt Arboretum

Book your tickets for the breathtaking Enchanted Christmas event at Westonbirt Arboretum; an illuminated celebration of their wonderful trees,  every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening from 25 November to 18 December 2016.

 

27th November 2016

Burford for Christmas

Head to Burford and say hello to Father Christmas while the Christmas Lights are switched on for the first time! Once you’re ready to warm up, join us at The Lamb Inn or Bay Tree Hotel for a mulled wine or spot of dinner.

 

26th November 2016

Moreton-in-Marsh Christmas Market

Enjoy a stroll around Moreton-in-Marsh’s annual Christmas Market where there will be plenty of local stalls to browse and lots of food and drink to sample. Once ready to warm up, we recommend you join us in the Manor House Hotel bar for a Festive Cocktail (or two!)

 

25th November & 2nd December 2016

Late Night Shopping in Broadway

Get into the festive spirit with Broadway village’s annual late night shopping events, and be sure to join us at The Broadway Hotel where we will be serving warming drinks and bites to eat!

 

 7th – 16th October 2016

Cheltenham Literature Festival

The Times and The Sunday Times sponsor this ever-popular Literature festival, which welcomes the world’s best writers to Cheltenham.

 

11th September 2016

Broadway Food Festival

Don’t miss Broadway Food Festival on the Village Green outside the Broadway Hotel, with local artisan producers, delicious food to go and classic cars to view. Plus, Bar Supervisor Louis will be doing cocktail demonstrations at 2pm, followed by a cooking demonstration from our Head Chef at The Broadway Hotel, Eric.

 

10th September 2016

Broadway Horticultural & Craft Show

Located on the lovely village green, right outside The Broadway Hotel, peruse a wide range of local produce at your leisure – from fruits and vegetables to baked goods, jams and craft items!

 

4th September 2016

Tetbury Classic Car Show

Take a look at over 350 Classic, Veteran and Vintage Cars on show with great family entertainment and club stands  at the Tetbury Classic Car Show, and for lunch, head to The Close Hotel!

3rd September 2016

Moreton-in-Marsh Show

With show-jumping, livestock and great local trade stands a-plenty, the Moreton-in-Marsh Show is one of the UK’s largest agricultural shows, and a great opportunity to sample the Cotswold countryside in a day… but if you want to make a weekend of it, The Manor House can accommodate!

 

29th August 2016

Football in the River, Bourton-on-the-Water

Each year for one day only, the usually peaceful River Windrush, that trickles delicately through pretty Bourton-on-the-Water is invaded by a boisterious game of football – in the river! – Fantastic entertainment for a summer’s day in the Cotswolds.

 

30th July 2016

Broadway’s Birthday Party for the Queen at 90

Join us on Broadway Village Green to celebrate the Queen at 90 with the village Birthday Celebrations where you can enjoy live music, bar and food stalls, children’s entertainment and much more!

 

29th – 31st July 2016

The Game Fair at Ragley Hall, Alcester

An annual gathering for all those passionate about country pursuits; The Game Fair celebrates everything from clay pigeon shooting to archery, fishing and even ferreting!

 

1st – 17th July 2016

Cheltenham Music Festival

The Cheltenham Proms 2016 are set to be a feast for the ears – think Bach, Beethoven and Brahms all set within the stunning Cheltenham Town Hall. Tickets are on sale now.

 

10th July 2016

Wimbledon Finals Day – Family Fun at The Bay Tree Hotel

Enjoy live coverage of the Wimbledon Men’s Final on the big screens at The Bay Tree Hotel and bring your family for a day filled with fun for all, including Croquet, Swing Ball, Giant Jenga and a BBQ.

Tickets cost £5 per person, available from The Bay Tree Hotel in Burford, and include Strawberries and Cream and a glass of Prosecco (BBQ is an additonal cost).

 

27th June – 10th July 2016

Wimbledon

Join us at Cotswold Inns and Hotels during Wimbledon where you can watch the Centre Court action in comfort while enjoying fresh strawberries with lashings of cream… perhaps with a glass of fizz on the side too!

 

16th June 2016

Broadway Bike Night

As part of National Bike week, there will be an evening celebration of cycling in Broadway where the High Street will be closed to traffic for various cycling related events and attractions including a chance to try a tandem, a family scenic ride and relay races – look out for our team from The Broadway Hotel!

 

11th June 2016

Moët Day at The Hare & Hounds Hotel

Join us at The Hare and Hounds Hotel in Tetbury on Saturday 11th May where we will be celebrating the first ever Moët Day! We will be offering 1/4 bottles of Champagne for just £7.50 (while stocks last) giving you the perfect opportunity to raise a toast to the Queen’s Birthday in style

 

10th – 12th June 2016

Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival

Whether you consider yourself a ‘foodie’ or simply enjoy great local produce, the Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival should not be missed. Enjoy chef’s kitchen demo’s, wine talks and tastings plus lots of family friendly entertainment.

 

3rd June 2016

Olimpick Games, Dover’s Hill, Chipping Campden

Each year, on the traditional date of Friday after Spring Bank Holiday, the hill echoes with the shouts and cheers of competitors and spectators as Robert Dover’s ancient Cotswold ‘Olimpick’ Games are celebrated.

 

3rd – 5th June 2016

Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham Racecourse

Join the likes of Bill Bailey, Craig Charles and Gary Delaney at this year’s Wychwood Festival; Britain’s most popular family festival! And if you don’t fancy camping, The Broadway Hotel is just a short drive away.

 

30th May 2016

Tetbury WoolSack Races

Gather in the beautiful market town of Tetbury as competitors demonstrate both strength and fitness, racing whilst carrying a sack of wool up and down a hill!

 

8th – 21st May 2016

Chipping Campden International Music Festival

Launched in 2002, this festival has grown to become highly anticipated and the 2016 programme looks to be as exciting as ever with fantastic up-and-coming artists performing in the lovely town of Chipping Campden over a two-week period

 

4th – 8th May 2016

Badminton Horse Trials

The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials is one of the most popular and prestigious events in the equestrian calendar and perfectly positioned for guests at the Hare and Hounds Hotel, The Close and The Bear of Rodborough.

 

1st May 2016

Broadway Italian Market & Ferrari Owners Club Day

Find delicious Italian food and fabulous live Jazz music on The Green in Broadway, right outside the Broadway Hotel, from 10am – 5pm.

 

27th April – 2nd May 2016

Cheltenham Jazz Festival

In association with BBC Radio 2, this festival is a must for all music-lovers. Enjoy live performances from up-and-coming artists whilst also enjoying the great market stalls, food and drink on offer!

 

17th April 2016

Prescott Bike Festival

Head out for an adrenaline-packed day at Prescott, Cheltenham – one of the most historic motorsport venues in the UK.

 

25th – 28th March 2016

Easter Weekend

Join Cotswold Inns & Hotels for Easter Weekend 2016.

 

15th – 18th March 2016

Cheltenham Festival

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.

 

12th – 14th February 2016

Cheltenham Folk Three

Folk music fans can enjoy a weekend of live music held in the beautiful surroundings of Cheltenham Town Hall.

 

12th – 14th February 2016

Valentines Weekend

Enjoy a romantic weekend with Cotswold Inns & Hotels. See our special offers page for the best way to treat your loved one.

 

1st February – 31st March 2016

Snowdrop Season

Enjoy the snowdrops in this garden situated at Painswick Rococo Garden near the Bear of Rodborough Hotel. Its flamboyant design combines formality and informality, and is a magical experience at any time of year.

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)

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