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Events in & around Stow in the Cotswolds

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From 7pm, Dover's Hill near Chipping Campden (about 10 minutes drive from Stow on the Wold) will echo with the shouts and cheers of competitors and spectators as th 400th Anniversary of Robert Dover's Cotswold "Olimpick" Games (not Olympic Games) are celebrated.

Bands march, cannon fire, rustic activities, shin-kicking and wrestling take place, and the evening is brought to a close with fireworks and a torchlight procession into Chipping Campden followed by dancing in the square.

Robert Dover's Cotswold Olympick Games
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Just about every weekend throughout the summer there will be a village fete, fair or summer party somewhere in the Cotswolds. Some are on village greens, some are in the grounds of cotswold manor houses like Sezincote or Kelmscott.

We have provided a list of all the cotswold village fetes & fairs that we know of, please contact us if your fete isn't listed.

Cotswold Fetes and Fairs
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There are a whole range of Cotswold Gardens Open for the National Garden Scheme over the next few months.

Use the Find a Garden facility on the NGS website to find the combination of place and date that suits your visit to the Cotswolds. You can use GL54 1AA as a postcode for Stow on the Wold

Open Gardens
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Stow on the Wold Farmers Market is normally held on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 9am until 1pm. The market is held in the square around the green where the Old Stocks are located.
Postcode GL54 1BL

The market boasts a wide range of local produce, including cheeses, trout, vegetables, wines, free-range eggs, apple juices and ciders, bread, pastries and locally reared meats

Farmers Market01453 758 060
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Opera House on the edge of the Cotswold village of Longborough, just a few miles from Stow on the Wold, with beautiful views across the Cotswolds

The 2015 season will include productions of Tristan & Isolde, Don Pasquale, Rigoletto and Handel's Xerxes

Longborough Festival Opera01451 830292
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The 2015 Stow Cotswold Festival will take place on 4th July 2015.

More details to come

The Stow Cotswold Festival
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Step back to 1471, the year of the Battle of Tewkesbury. Tewkesbury Medieval Festival is the largest medieval festival in Europe. Around 2000 re-enactors stage a spectacular battle when the crown of England was lost and won outside this small market town.

You’ll see the camp followers living as an army on the move in the living history camp. There’s a medieval market supplying everything needed to recreate a medieval lifestyle, from armour to an eating knife. There will be entertainment throughout the day with jugglers, falconry, displays of combat and jousting.

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival
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Held annually each July at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, the Royal International Air Tattoo, the world's largest military airshow, has gained the well-earned reputation as one of the UK's top outdoor family events.

Royal Air Tattoo