5 things to do in the Cotswolds this weekend (September 4-6)

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As the meteorological autumn begins, there are still plenty of things to do in the Cotswolds both indoors and outdoors this weekend. Here are five of our top picks taking place in the first weekend of September


Beer and Blues Festival – The Fleece Inn

4 - 6 September, free entry

Taking place in a wonderful, quintessential pub, its barn and a marquee; this end of summer celebration will be full of real ale, local cider and blue harmonies - all in the rolling countryside of Bretforton.


Katherine Parr Day – Sudeley Castle

5 September, included with admission price

Saturday will see an all-day celebration of the former Chatelaine of Sudeley Castle, and surviving wife of Henry VII, Katherine Parr. You will be able to see Katherine walking around the grounds, watch a number of Tudor dances and listen to scheduled themed talks taking place around the castle.


Salon Privé Supercar Show, Blenheim Palace

3 - 5 September, tickets start at £16.67

If you are a fan of supercars, classic cars and luxury brands – then the Salon Privé supercar show is the place to be seen this weekend, and all within the beautiful grounds of Blenheim Palace to boot.


Orchard Street Food Market, Gloucester Quays

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4 – 6 September, free entry

This lively craft market takes place on the first weekend of every month and it’s full of artisan arts, jewellery, tasty cuisine, local beverages and seasonal goods. There is also live music from a diverse selection of acts to create the perfect bustling market atmosphere.


Prescott Speed Hill Climb, Gotherington

5-6 September, tickets start at £12

The oldest championship in the history of British motor sport will be taking place in Cheltenham this weekend – the Prescott Gold Cup. During this fast and furious event, visitors will witness competitors taking part in the speed hill climb where they can expect to see a wide variety of cars. The surrounding countryside is the perfect spot to picnic whilst you enjoy the event from afar.