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Village Fairs and Fetes in the Cotswolds 2014
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|If you are planning a fete in the Cotswolds in 2014 please let us know the date and venue and we will publicise your event here, you can always add details later on but it is good to get the dates published as soon as possible. This service is free.|
|23rd August 2014||The Show at Brockhampton from 1pm - 5pm at Brockhampton near Andoversford GL54 5XH
Enter your dog in all-comers Family Dog Show; the 6 classes include the dog with the waggiest tail, best junior handler (under 9) and 'sausage catch'. The Kids Fun Zone has numerous activities; face painting, treasure map, Bouncy Castle & Slide to name just some. There will be Morris Dancing, races, the Grand Tug of War along with the Produce Show and Crafts Exhibition. Outside stalls include Wildlife photography, 'The Nearly New', local produce, games and excellent raffle, tombola and the Show Auction which is always popular.
You'll find a welcome cup of tea and cake or come or enjoy the pig roast that the Craven Arms, our local award winning pub, is laying on. Refreshments include beer, Pimms, soft drinks and ice cream.
What better way to enjoy the Bank Holiday Saturday afternoon. Come join us. It will be fun.
Admission £1, Children under 16 free. Car Parking £1
|23rd August 2014||Childswickham Village Fete and Flower Festival from 2pm-5pm in the fields next to Childswickham Church
The flower festival opens with an action packed fete filled with lots of activities including the traditional tombola, a white elephant stall, a raffle with some brilliant donated prizes, a BBQ, the Beer and Pimms Tent, Face Painting and a Bouncy Castle. We will have a family dog show including classes for junior handler, best puppy and
the dog the judge would most like to take home!so do bring along the whole family. We will have a sports day, granny might be the surprise winner of the egg and spoon! We have duck racing, always a hug hit and ferret racing to boot, we even have a home produce show to compete for best grower of the year!
The flower festival will continue to show the beautiful displays for 24th August and 25th August, do come along to see it and enjoy a lovely cup of tea and slice of homemade cake. We look forward to seeing you!
|25th August 2014||Companion & fun dog show from 9:30am at Dumbleton Village Club, WR11 7TH
Pedigree classes, classes for crossbreeds and mongrels, classes for greyhounds, novelty classes for example handsomest dog, prettiest bitch etc., and 3 obedience classes.
see website for details
|30th August 2014||Salford Fete from 12 noon at Salford, near Chipping Norton, OX7 5YW
Stave off the end-of-summer blues with an afternoon out at Salford Fete, rounded off with fantastic live music in the Black Horse pub. The fete starts at 12 noon with dogs taking centre stage in the Fun Dog Agility competition at 1.00 and Fun Dog Show at 2.00. All dogs are welcome. Entry forms are available at the gate up to 15 minutes before each event.
Other attractions include clay animal making with local potter Liz Teall, the Village Show, and the ever-popular Slow Bike Race, Tug of War, and traditional children’s Round-the -Village Race. There will be plenty else to keep all ages entertained with a barbecue, teas, stalls, traditional games, and a fantastic raffle, which will be drawn at 3.00.
After the fete, you can drift over to the Black Horse pub, where brilliant local band The Average Wyatt Band will be playing from 4.00 to 7.00 in the pub garden.
|30th August 2014||Bisley Flower Show and Fete at The Show Field, just off Cheltenham Road in Bisley, from 2pm to 4pm
The flower show is a traditional event held in a marquee with lots of prize vegetables, flowers, baking and crafts.
The fete, to be opened by our flower queen, will feature something for all the family. There will be lots of stalls, including books, cakes, plants, white elephant and toys and a myriad of attractions and games.
|6th September 2014||Whittington Village Show from 2pm - 5pm in Whittington GL54 4HD
A traditional village show in a small Cotswold village 5 miles east of Cheltenham. This show has been going over 40 years!
Fun Dog Show, Whittington Printing Press open, Whittington Church and Court (Grade 1 listed house) open, Gloucestershire Constabulary Band, Tractors, Crafts. Show exhibits in Photography, Cookery, Flowers, Produce, Handicrafts and Children’s sections. Stalls, Teas, Cakes, local Produce, Organic Beef, BBQ, Cider, Bric-a-brac, Books, Raffle, Tombola
|6th & 7th September 2014||
Northleach Steam & Vintage Show plus Ale Festival Eastington Road, Northleach GL54 3PJ |
10am-5pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday
Adults £5, Senior Citizens £3, Children under 16 FREE, Parking FREE
Whilst this may not be one of the biggest shows in the country, the show’s heritage and relaxed enjoyable atmosphere set in the idyllic Cotswold countryside gives it a uniqueness of its own.
Steam engines sit looking out over the fields and stone walls, or trundle round the arena tooting their whistles; live music gently drifts around the ground as the ale flows; tractors, bikes, military and commercial vehicles, and classic cars be admired in their gleaming glory; with the sounds of the stationary engines powering up lights, pumping water or sifting grain clinking away in the background; and of course all the smells and sounds of the steam era can once again be experienced by old and young alike.
This year’s show looks to be even bigger than last years, with more engines and vehicles on display, lots more stalls and a greater variety of food offerings from burgers and Cornish pasties to hog roast, al fresco Italian to Mexican, donuts, ice-cream and cakes as well as traditional confectionery to bring back memories of bygone days.