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Top 40 annual events in the Cotswolds

Posted: Mon, 28th May 2018

If you’re planning a trip to the Cotswolds, you might want to find out what’s going on before you decide on a date.

Which is why we’ve listed the Top 40 Annual Events in the Cotswolds to make sure you have plenty to do while you’re here.

The Cotswolds events listed below are set within the English counties of Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Somerset.

Spring Events


The Festival – Cheltenham Racecourse


Chipping Norton Literary Festival


Badminton Horse Trials

Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Winchcombe Walking Festival

Giffords Circus – Tour of Cotswolds (May-September)

Cheese Rolling at Cooper’s Hill

Tetbury Woolsack Races

Summer Events


Wychwood Music Festival – Cheltenham Racecourse

Cheltenham Science Festival

Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival

Charlbury Beer Festival

Three Counties Show


Cornbury Music Festival – Great Tew, Oxfordshire

Barn on the Farm- Over Farm, Gloucester

2000 Trees Festival- Upcote Farm, Withington

Nibley Festival – North Nibley, Wotton Under Edge

The Cotswold Show and Food Festival- Cirencester Park

The Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival

Cheltenham Music Festival


Wilderness Festival – Cornbury Park

The Big Feastival – Kingham

Evesham Angling Festival

Winchcombe Country Show

Bourton-on-the-Water Football in the River


Autumn Events


Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials

Moreton-in-Marsh Show


Cheltenham Literature Festival

Westonbirt Arboretum – Autumn Colour Spectacular

Batsford Arboretum – Autumn Colour Spectacular


The November Meeting – Cheltenham Racecourse

Winter Events


Sudeley Castle Spectacle of Light – Winchcombe


New Year’s Day Races – Cheltenham Racecourse

Painswick Rococo, Colesbourne and Newark Park Gardens – Carpets of Snowdrops


Cheltenham Folk Festival

Christmas Events

Late Night Christmas Shopping in Broadway

Cheltenham & Cirencester Christmas Market

Westonbirt Arboretum  – Enchanted Christmas

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay while you visit an event you’ll find the perfect bolthole on our Cottage Listings.

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