Cotswolds country show returns for 35th anniversary with its best line-up yet

This summer sees the return of the popular Cotswold Show and Food Festival, bringing one of its best line-ups so far, with thrilling displays, country pursuits, shopping and tasty treats at Cirencester Park this July 2024.

By Sarah Kent  |  Published
Teddy the police horse is just one of the animals starring in the demonstration by Gloucesterhire Constabulary in July 2024.

This year’s Cotswold Show and Food Festival offers something for the whole family when it returns to Cirencester Park for the summer, from Saturday 6 to Sunday 7 July 2024.

Taking place in the heart of the Cotswolds-based estate, the show is one of the largest annual family country fairs in Gloucestershire, set within 100 acres of glorious countryside — and this year's event looks set to be its best yet.

Founded in 1989 by the Earl of Bathurst, whose ancestral seat is Cirencester Park, Lord Bathurst’s early dream was to put on a family friendly event for people living in the countryside, with a farming theme and a packed entertainment schedule. 

35 years on, the popular show has evolved to attract thousands of visitors from across the region, with entertaining new acts and attractions and a haul of shopping and food stalls each summer.

This year, Big Pete and the Grim Reaper Monster Truck Team are putting on a show unlike any other, with the chance to watch two real monster trucks, weighing in at 7.5 tonnes each, jumping over vehicles and crushing cars and caravans.

Despite their hefty weight, the machines can jump 15 feet into the air, so it's sure to be an impressive sight for kids and adults, too! 

There's also police horse and dog demonstrations by Gloucestershire Constabulary, showing all skills the horses and canines learn during their training and exercises with the force.

And of course, no country show would be complete with dog, sheepdog and duck demos, falconry displays and a fast-paced pony scurry — you can even bring your own four-legged friends along to enter a scurry, dog show or agility competition.

For food fans, the show’s food festival offers a huge range of delicious produce to sample and purchase, including charcuterie, cheeses from around the world, artisan bakes, flavoured gins, ice creams, homemade pies, ciders, truffles, scotch eggs, Champagne and sweet treats.

Tickets start at £15 for adults and £3 for children aged five to 12 years if bought in advance online; on the door tickets cost £20 for adults and £5 for children aged five to 12, with under-fives going free.

There's free on-site parking and entry to Cirencester Park is included in the ticket price. Dogs on leads are welcome, too.

To book tickets and find out more, visit

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