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Events in & around Stow in the Cotswolds

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The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials 2015, which take place in the Duke of Beaufort’s Gloucestershire park is the ultimate annual challenge in the demanding sport of Three Day Eventing.
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Ancient gypsy Cotswold horse fair. Attracts hundreds of Cotswolds sightseers to Stow on the Wold.

The fair is held twice a year, usually on the Thursdays closest to 12th May and 24th October, but sometimes a week either way.

Parking is available on King Georges Field and on the Cricket Field

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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

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

More details to come

The Stow Cotswold Festival