6 things to do in the Cotswolds this bank holiday weekend

Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival - Credit: Pageturner Photography

It's the final Bank Holiday weekend of the year (until Christmas), and the Cotswolds is signing off the summer with a flurry of festivals.

Will you be one of the thousands of festival-goers heading to The Big Feastival this year? (c) Justi

Will you be one of the thousands of festival-goers heading to The Big Feastival this year? (c) Justine Trickett / Fanatic 2017 - Credit: Archant

August 27th-29th
The Big Feastival
Joining the line-up on Alex James’ farm for the Big Feastival’s 10th anniversary will be Tom Grennan, Maisie Peters, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, chefs Giz N Greens (Professor Green and Gizzi Erskine), Matt Tebutt and many more.
Alex James's Farm, Oxfordshire
www.thebigfeastival.com

READ MORE: The Big Feastival 2021 line up

August 28th
Bisley Flower Show
Bisley’s traditional flower show and fete, that was first held in 1863 is scheduled to return on the Saturday of the Bank Holiday weekend when visitors can enjoy the marquee filled with entries from vegetables and flower arrangements to baking and children's exhibits.
Show field just off Cheltenham Road, Bisley  
www.bisleyflowershow.co.uk

Foodies Festival 2018

Street food at Foodies Festival in 2018 - Credit: Terry Applin

August 28th-30th
Foodies Festival
Over 150 exhibitors will showcase their produce, providing festival-goers with a fantastic opportunity to sample the best of Oxford – and to try a huge selection of delicious food and drink from around the world. 
South Parks, Oxford
foodiesfestival.com

READ MORE: The Foodies Festival returns to Oxford

August 28th
Gloucester Goes Retro
After a one-year hiatus, the vintage car, fashion and music festival is back! Featuring over 500 classic vehicles filling the historic Gate Streets and Gloucester Docks.
Gloucester City Centre
www.gloucestergoesretro.com

August 30th
Winchcombe Country Show
The 71st takes place in 2021 with the return of your favourites including: vintage tractors and classic cars procession, fruit, vegetable and flowers competitions and over 40 stalls.
Winchcombe School
winchcombeshow.org.uk

Lockdown Love Bird, by Imogen Harvey-Lewis. Location: Notgrove

Lockdown Love Bird, by Imogen Harvey-Lewis. Location: Notgrove - Credit: ©Russell Sach

Ongoing
Cotswolds Kingfisher Trail 
Take a walk along the Severn Trail or the Thames Trail and see ifyou can spot one of the 5ft Kingfisher statues that have been installed across the region.
Various locations
kingfishertrail.org

READ MORE: The Cotswold Kingfisher Trail - how many have you spotted?