Local Events

Events are held throughout the year in The Cotswolds. Here is just a small selection of those that take place close to Minchinhampton during 2019

Badminton Horse Trials - 1-5 May - This is a three-day event, one of only six annual Concours Complet International (CCI) 4* event as classified by the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI).  It takes place each year in the park of Badminton House, the seat of the Duke of Beaufort.

The Beaufort Polo Club, located near Tetbury, is the foremost centre for the development of polo in The  Cotswolds. Home to the famous Tomlinson polo dynasty,   you can always to assured of watching or playing polo here   of the highest quality at every level from 2 to 20 goal. Tournaments are held throughout the summer months.

Cheltenham Festivals - the town’s internationally acclaimed festivals: Jazz (1-6 May); Science (4-9 June); Music (5-14 July), and Literature (4-13 October) attract more than 2500 of the world’s finest musicians, writers, scientists, performers and thinkers who are invited to entertain and inspire festival audiences of all ages. Almost 1,000 events are attended by over 215,000 people. By championing the best up-and-coming young talent, celebrating the work of established artists and commissioning unique and surprising performances, the Cheltenham Festivals remain a cultural force to be reckoned with.

Cheltenham National Hunt Festival - 12-15 March - is the premier meeting in the National Hunt horse racing calendar in the UK, with race prize money second only to the Grand National. The festival takes place annually in March at Cheltenham Racecourse, and usually coincides with St Patrick’s Day, so is particularly popular with Irish visitors.

Cotswold Show - 13-14 July - is held in Cirencester Park in  July, and celebrates its 28th year in 2016. It showcases a wide range of country pursuits and crafts.

Gatcombe Festival of British Eventing 2-4 August - is held on our door step! Gatcombe is located next to Minchinhampton, and regularly hosts international riders from all over the world for the Festival of British Eventing in August plus the Spring and Autumn competitions. These events include cross country, show jumping and dressage.

The Royal International Air Tattoo - 19-21 July - held in July at RAF Fairford, is the world’s largest military air show. It has gained a well-earned reputation as one of the UK’s top outdoor family events.