2018 Local Festivals, Fairs and Events

Visiting any of these events and need accommodation?  Wild Thyme has three double ensuite rooms – the perfect Cotswold base where you can also enjoy a delicious meal.

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Chipping Norton Music Festival – 9 – 24 March – A wonderful music event in the heart of Chipping Norton.  For more information visit http://www.cnmf.org.uk/index.htm

Easter Weekend – 30 March – 2 April

CADA Antiques Fair – 19 – 22 April – Blenheim Palace – World-class art and antiques will be shown by over thirty dealers at the seventh annual CADA Fair, this year’s theme being ’40 Years of CADA’, celebrating rubies and ‘all things red’.  For more information visit https://www.blenheimpalace.com/whats-on/events/cada-antiques-fair.html.

Chip Lit Fest – 26 – 29 April – This event is now well renowned for its quality of authors and events and the line up will be announced on 25 February.  For more information visit http://chiplitfest.com

Cheltenham Jazz Festival – 2 – 7 MayCheltenham has become one of the country’s best-loved jazz festivals. The trade-mark mix of international jazz icons, up-and-coming new artists and unique festival performances has seen us host some of the world’s greatest musicians over the Bank Holiday weekend.  This year’s line up includes Randy Crawford and Beth Hart.  For more information visit http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/

Blenheim Palace Food Festival – 26 – 28 May – This is the fifth annual Blenheim Palace Food Festival and this this year will feature more demonstrations, more local produces and more tasting than every before.  For more information visit https://www.blenheimpalace.com/whats-on/events/food-festival.html

The Wychwood Festival – 1 – 3 June – Based at Cheltenham Racecourse this festival is in its 14th year and is a great family event.  For more information visit http://wychwoodfestival.com/whats-on

Nocturne Live – 14 – 17 June – Blenheim Palace – Nocturne Live is a series of concerts combining the talent of a fantastic line-up of artists with the spectacular backdrop of the Great Court.  Superstar singer-songwriter Gary Barlow is the first artist announced for next year’s Nocturne Live concert series.  For more information visit    https://www.blenheimpalace.com/whats-on/events/nocturne-live.html

Cheltenham Music Festival – 4 – 15 July – A glittering line up of star performers are set to make their way to this years Festival including Mahan Esfahani, BBC Now and Maxim  Vengerov.  .For more information visit  http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/music/

Wilderness Festival – 2 – 5 August – This wonderful alternative family friendly festival is set in Cornbury Park in Charlbury.  Full line up to be announced but check in with their 2017 film by visiting http://www.wildernessfestival.com/.

Countryfile Live – 2 – 5 August – This is a great family day out hosted at Blenheim Palace.  All your favourites from the Countryfile team including shopping, eating and entertainment.  For more information visit https://countryfilelive.com/.

The Big Feastival – 24 – 26 August – The line up for this food orientated festival is yet to be announced but it has truly become the main festival in the Summer season in the Cotswolds.  Based at Alex James’ farm near Kingham this is a great event to visit for the day or weekend.  For more information visit http://thebigfeastival.com/.  

Ssang Yong Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials – 13 – 17 September – Returning for its 28 year, these trials are a must for any eventing enthusiast.  The competition is now firmly established in the evening calendar, attracting the World’s best riders and thousands of spectators who come ach year to watch the five-day event.  For more information visit http://www.blenheimpalace.com/whats-on/events/blenheim-palace-international-horse-trials.html

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