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Events in & around Stow in the Cotswolds

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The Festival produces an atmosphere that is unique. The roar of the crowd as the tapes rise for the first race on Tuesday signals the moment when the 12 month wait is over and Jump racing's favourite fixture is back. The climax of the Jump racing season coming on Friday in the form of the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

During the week, over 220,000 people will experience The Festival in person, many of them travelling significant distances to be here - and across the nation, more than £500 million will be bet on the outcome of 4 days of superb horse racing.

Cheltenham Race Festival
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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 758060
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Cotswolds Art and Antique Dealers Association Fair at Blenheim Palace

The Cotswolds are home to the largest concentration of serious Art and Antique Dealers outside London, the nucleus of which have all been established upwards of 25 years. This Fair is a must visit event and features over 30 members of the CADA.

CADA Art & Antiques Fair
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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.
Badminton Horse Trials01454 218375
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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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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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The 2015 Stow Cotswold Festival will take place on 4th July 2015.

More details to come

The Stow Cotswold Festival