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May and June

British Asparagus Festival

Join thousands of others around the world in celebrating our local asparagus. The Vale of Evesham asparagus is so revered, it has a huge following globally, and even has its own festival running during asparagus season – from St George’s Day on 23rd April until Midsummer’s Day on 21st June.

At the festival you can join in all things asparagus – there are asparagus feasts aplenty, you can take part in an asparagus auction,  have your fortune told by the Asparamancer and meet Gus the asparagus man who has developed his own following since his first appearance in 2008!


20-22 May

Stroud Festival of Food & Drink

A new food festival is coming to Stroud this spring with a fantastic line-up of some of the most respected names in the business, showcasing the awesome food and drink venues based in and around Stroud.

There will be talks and masterclasses taking place in venues throughout the town, featuring the likes of Jay Rayner, Oz Clarke, Loyd Grossman, Jack Stein, Ken Hom, Rustie Lee, Matt Pritchard, Romy Gill and Guy and Geetie Singh Watson.

Many of the events will be FREE, and Stroud will be buzzing with food trucks and bars, offering everything from international cuisine and local artisan produce, to vegan street food.

26 May 2022

Warner’s Store Upton-upon-Severn

The new Warner’s store in Upton-Upon-Severn promises a new type of shopping experience for the community. Combining the best of our local produce with big name brands as well as a first-time Morrisons partnership, customers will be able to choose from a whole range of items to put in their baskets.

In store you will find produce from over 70 local suppliers, including local meat, bread, cakes, cheese and drinks. You can find out more about many of these local producers on these pages, as well as enjoy great offers on their produce as a Warner’s Taste Club member.

To celebrate the opening of the new store on 26 May, the first 50 paying customers will be treated to a bottle of Morrisons prosecco – cheers!

2-5 June 2022

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

This year’s extra-long Bank Holiday marks 70 years on the throne of Queen Elizabeth II, the first British monarch to reach such a milestone. In celebration, there are events taking place throughout the Cotswolds, with tea parties, picnics, outdoor gatherings and more… many restaurants will have special menus and pubs have extended licences until the small hours -meaning this will be one big food and drink party!

There are far too many events taking place to list here so check out your local council’s website and head over to your favourite pub or restaurant to find out what they are doing to mark the occasion. Or gather your nearest and dearest and hold your own street party – coronation chicken sandwiches at the ready!

17-19 June 2022

Royal Three Counties Show

For a bumper crop of farming, food and family fun it has to be this popular country show. There’s everything you want from a day out, with rare breed displays, pony club events, blacksmith and forestry demos, sheep sharing competitions and falconry displays. In the main arena, watch the Stihl chainsaw championships and be awed by the Bolddog Lings Motorcycle Display Team.

There’s lots to get involved in too, with live demos by top chefs in the Food & Drink Theatre, tastings in the Food and Drink Festival and the Cider & Perry Festival, plus shopping opportunities galore. And you could even catch a glimpse of special guest Adam Henson!