Boasting autumn colours, Halloween fright fests, harvest celebrations and more, see some of the best events in Gloucestershire this October.
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The world-renowned Cheltenham Literature Festival returns to town from Friday 6 to Sunday 15 October 2017, offering a 10-day celebration of reading, writing and entertainment with names including Paula Hawkins, Bernard Cornwell, Matt Lucas, Tom Daley, and many more.
Whether you’re planning a family day out in the fresh air or a romantic stroll, soak up nature’s fireworks display, with a host of stunning spots to enjoy autumn colour across Gloucestershire.
This Halloween, Gloucestershire will be taken over by an assortment of ghoulish celebrations ranging from spooktacular shows to pumpkin carving, offering the perfect chance for little and big kids everywhere to get in on the spooky October action.
Celebrate the harvest at Berkeley Castle on Sunday 1 October 2017, which will open its doors for a sensational seasonal showcase with local food producers, artisan crafts and plenty of royal fun.
Dame Siân Phillips will star in a new adaptation of acclaimed comedy drama, Driving Miss Daisy, at Everyman Theatre from Monday 9 to Saturday 14 October 2017. What's more, theatre-goers can get into the Halloween spirit during wickedly enjoyable play, Deathtrap, on stage from Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 October 2017.
Halloween isn’t just for the children, and SoGlos has found 13 wicked ways for grown-ups to celebrate the spooky season, encompassing everything from ghost hunts and scare caves, to murder mystery evenings.
Enjoy a unique cinema experience when favourite film Sister Act is shown along with live choir accompaniment at Cheltenham Town Hall on Saturday 28 October 2017.
Tuck into local and seasonal fayre, enjoy a cool pint of cider and celebrate the end of a good harvest at Westons Cider on Friday 20 and Friday 27 October 2017, with the chance to enjoy an evening tour of the Cider Mill, offering a real insight into the journey of transforming fruit into an alcoholic tipple.
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Painswick Rococo Garden will celebrate all-things harvest from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 October 2017, with its Autumn Festival featuring apple tasting and heritage produce displays, in addition to offering the chance to explore the beautiful gardens.
Four-legged friends will be going barking mad at Sandford Parks Lido on Sunday 15 October 2017, when Cheltenham’s outdoor swimming pool hosts its hugely popular Dog Swim.
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