5 things to do in the Cotswolds this weekend

PUBLISHED: 14:45 14 October 2019 | UPDATED: 14:45 14 October 2019

Cotswold Pudding and Pie Company at last year's GWSR Cotswold Food and Drink Fayre

Cotswold Pudding and Pie Company at last year's GWSR Cotswold Food and Drink Fayre

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The weekend is fast approaching and for those still deciding how to spend their Friday through to Sunday, we pick 5 of the best ways to spend your weekend in the Cotswolds

1. Cotswold Food and Drink Fayre, GWSR Toddington and Winchcombe stations

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway's popular Cotswold Food and Drink Fayre returns on October 19 and 20. More than 50 artisan food and drink exhibitors will be in attendance, reminding visitors how local producers once used the railway to despatch their products to market by train from local station.

2. Christmas Gift & Fashion Fair, Cheltenham Racecourse

More than 140 boutique brands will be offering array of festive gifts at the Christmas Gift & Fashion Fair on October 17-20, including quirky stocking fillers, home and garden accessories, the latest in women's fashion and present ideas for children and teenagers. The fair will be raising funds for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.

3. Oktoberfest at The Seven Tuns, Chedworth

To celebrate its one year anniversary, The Seven Tuns is hosting a mini Oktoberfest (a la Cotswolds, of course) from October 17-20. The event will include live entertainment from various local bands, a special BBQ with locally-sourced produce and meats, and an Oktoberfest-themed outdoor seating area with log burners and traditional pub games.

4. Gloucester Civic Trust's Annual Apple Day, Folk of Gloucester

Head down to the Folk of Gloucester on Saturday, October 19 (10am-4pm) for a celebration of Gloucestershire apples and cider making, with advice, family-friendly activities, Morris dancing and live music. Refreshments will be on sale too.

5. IF Oxford

From October 18-28, Oxford's science and ideas festival takes over dozens of venues in the city, building on the legacy of the long-standing Oxfordshire Science Festival.

We update 5 things to do in the Cotswolds at the weekend every Monday. If you are in need of inspiration, bookmark this page for events from Friday through to Sunday.

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