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COTSWOLD CALENDAR

31ST AUGUST WINCHCOMBE COUNTY SHOW

Enjoy a day of unique entertainment at Winchcombe with a myriad ‘have-a-go’ opportunities. With terrier racing, Punch and Judy shows, fortune-telling, bungee-jumping and an appearance from The Chain Saw Tree Pirates who will create wood sculptures before your eyes, this is a county show not to be missed. www.winchcombeshow.org.uk

17TH – 20TH SEPTEMBER THE BLENHEIM INTERNATIONAL HORSE TRIALS

Situated in the gorgeous grounds of Blenheim Palace, this leading three-star horse trials attracts some of the world’s best event horses and riders. But not only that – a shopping village makes Blenheim a must-visit for horse fans in search of summer fun-times. www.blenheimhorse.co.uk

31ST AUGUST BOURTON-ON-THE-WATER FOOTBALL IN THE RIVER

See your local team make a splash with this well-loved yearly event. Join the hundreds lining the banks of the Windrush as footballers get properly soggy in the river – you might just end up a little wet yourself.

4TH – 6TH SEPTEMBER DIDMARTON BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, KEMBLE AIRFIELD

Didmarton Bluegrass Festival is one of the UK’s premier bluegrass, Americana and old time music events, held every summer at Kemble Airfield in greenest Gloucestershire. Now in its 27th year and under last year’s new team, Didmarton 2015 is hosting another awesome line-up of international and UK artists. www.didmarton-bluegrass.co.uk

5TH SEPTEMBER MORETON IN MARSH AGRICULTURAL SHOW

Set in the heart of the Cotswolds, the Moreton Show features everything great about this region. With processions of prize-winning livestock, produce competitions, fashion, food, endless trade stalls and a show ring hosting non-stop entertainment, come along and see why the Moreton Show is one of the best events on the Cotswold calendar. www.moretonshow.co.uk

5TH – 6TH SEPTEMBER PRESCOTT HILL CLIMB BRITISH & MIDLANDS CHAMPIONSHIPS WEEKEND

19TH SEPTEMBER NAUNTON CLASSIC & VINTAGE TRANSPORT SHOW & FETE, NAUNTON

Following last year’s inaugural Classic Car and Vintage Transport Show at which 70 cars, motorbikes and other vehicles were displayed, Naunton is once again organising a second motoring themed event with all the attractions of a traditional village fete thrown in. This year’s event will again be held on the village’s picturesque recreation field overlooking the River Windrush and the medieval Dovecote.

Speed Hill Climbing is one of the oldest forms of motorsport, featuring a huge range of vehicles – from humble saloons to F1engined single-seater supercars. Come and witness what is often the deciding event of the seventeen-round series championship. www.prescott-hillclimb.com

6TH SEPTEMBER TETBURY CLASSIC CAR SHOW

A thrilling variety of classic cars will be displayed at Tetbury again this year – last time around, over £5,000 was raised for charity Allsorts, and organisers aim to do even better this year. www.tetburyclassiccarshow.org

12TH - 13TH SEPTEMBER NORTHLEACH STEAM & VINTAGE SHOW

Northleach has long been associated with steam rallies – since the 2013 revival the Show is going from strength to strength. Vehicle and steam enthusiasts alike should not miss the chance to see these impressive engines in action. www.northleachsteamshow.co.uk

16TH – 20TH SEPTEMBER TETBURY FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL

If ever you needed a reason to indulge, Tetbury provides it in spades with the Tetbury Food and Drink Festival. Whether committed foodie or casual nibbler – pop along and take a bite. www.tetburyfooddrinkfestival.com

20TH SEPTEMBER CLASSIC CAR RALLY, SUDELEY CASTLE

Due to the success of the 2014 event, this year’s event will be held on the private North Lawn, directly in front of the Castle for a spectacular backdrop. See classic vehicles in the most gorgeous setting imaginable this year at Sudeley Castle. www.sudeleycastle.co.uk/event/classic-car-rally

26TH – 27TH SEPTEMBER MADE IN THE COTSWOLDS, CHIPPING CAMPDEN

The creatives of Chipping Campden are exhibiting across various venues this summer. From tours of artists’ studios to talks and demonstrations and galleries hosting varied and evocative artworks, don’t miss Campden’s veritable treasure trove of art. Get all the details at www.madeinthecotswolds.org www.cotswold-homes.com

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