What is the Cotswold Show?

The Cotswold Show is an annual jam-packed event which takes place in Cirencester Park for two days over the summer.

This year it will be taking place on Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2 between 9am and 5pm.

It was founded in 1989 by The Earl Bathurst, who dreamed of creating an event for people from the countryside which was family friendly, educational and packed with entertainment.  

More than 33 years later the show’s popularity continues to grow, seeing visitors from near and far enjoying a fun day out with their families. 

This year there will be three arenas - the Bathurst Arena, the Apsley arena and the World of Dogs.

Cotswold Journal: The REME Parachute Display TeamThe REME Parachute Display Team (Image: The Cotswold Show)

In the Bathurst Arena visitors can expect high energy performances from the Squibb Freestyle Biking Team, the REME Parachute Display Team and Ben Atkinson's Action Horses.

Meanwhile, in the Apsley arena an array of countryside activities will take place including gundog training and a falconry display.

In the World of Dogs enclosure the highly-anticipated dog show will take place and a demonstration from the Nuneaton Dog Club.

There will also a bounty of trade stands and food stalls to explore.

What is the Food Festival?

As well as all the exciting activities going on over the weekend, there will also be a section of the show dedicated to food.

This year there will be 40 producers in the food hall selling an array of treats including cheese, charcuterie, relishes, breads, cider and cakes.

The catering area will be full of picnic food including sausages, pizza, Thai and Greek food, burgers and fish and chips. 

Cotswold Journal: The cookery theatreThe cookery theatre (Image: The Cotswold Show)

There will also be vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options too.

In the cooking theatre, visitors can watch local chefs, cooking instructors and mixologists, chop, cook and shake up a flavour storm. 


How do I get there and where should I park?

The show takes place in Cirencester Park.

There are two entrances into the event this year - the main entrance via GL7 1XB (Deer Park School) and another via GL7 6JT (Cirencester Park Polo Grounds).

The show ground can also be found by typing 'cashew.initiated.parked' into the What 3 Words App. 

Cotswold Journal: Cotswold Show directions Cotswold Show directions (Image: The Cotswold Show)

Disabled visitors and those using the sponsored car park should use GL7 6JT and follow the AA road signs.

Accessible parking for disability badge holders has been reserved at the front of the parking area so please let the stewards know if you need this parking upon arrival.

All show traffic from Tetbury, Malmesbury, Chippenham and the M4 Jct 14 will be diverted via Coates Village, so please follow the yellow AA road signs.

Visitors on foot can also access the show via Cecily Hill and Old Tetbury Road which is only half a mile from the town centre.


How much are tickets?

The deadline for online advance tickets has now passed, so if you haven't got a ticket already you can get one for £15 at the gate.

To find out more information visit https://www.cotswoldshow.co.uk/