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Top five things to do this weekend in Gloucestershire

Looking for something to do to kickstart your summer holiday?

Take a peak at the speed camera locations  before browsing our list of events and activities taking place this weekend.

1# Free festival unique in the Forest of Dean 

Where: Mitcheldean

When: Friday, July 19, to Sunday, July 21

Villagers in Mitcheldean are counting down the days to the Mitcheldean summer party, with great music of all kinds throughout the village!

The heady mixture of free music festival, poetry and storytelling festival, beer and cider festival, food festival, village fete and much more is unique in the Forest of Dean.

See the website www.mitcheldeanfestival.fod.uk/  for past photos and regular updates, and we look forward to welcoming you to the party!

2# Excitement mounting for Stroud Vegan Fair 

Where: Stroud Subscription Rooms

When: Sunday, July 21, 10am to 3pm

Organisers of the fourth Stroud Vegan Fair are excited about the event happening this Sunday (July 21).

It will be the perfect opportunity for you to stock up on all your favourite vegan goodies from local vendors, as well as the chance to meet up with like-minded individuals over a pint of vegan beer (or something non-alcoholic)!

3# Diverse range of craftspeople at Art Market 

Where: Taurus Crafts, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 6BU

When: Sunday, July 21, 11am - 4pm.

Celebrate the creative talent of the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley at Taurus Crafts with their weekend of art showcasing local independent artists and makers.

This specialist market, now in its 3rd year, builds on previous success and features 21 craftspeople with work as diverse as stained glass, weaving, blacksmithing, ceramics, felted artworks, and paintings.

For more information, visit www.tauruscrafts.co.uk  or phone 01594 844841.

4# Flock to the best festival in the Cotswolds!  

Where: Stow-on-the-Wold

When: Saturday, July 20, 11am to 11pm

Stow Cotswold Festival is going back to its roots and sheep are, once again, set to strut their stuff in Stow-on-the-Wold Square - evoking the heyday of the town's famous markets.

"Our aim is to give visitors and residents an insight into what has made our town unique whilst ensuring the whole family has an entertaining and fun day out." said festival chairman Dave Wiblin.

5# Outdoor theatre maze at Cotswold Farm Park 

Where: Cotswold Farm Park, near Guiting Power, GL54 5FL

When: Saturday, July 20, to Monday, September 2

Cotswold Farm Park's Maize Maze is returning on Saturday, July 20, and what lurks within it this year? Pirates, fairies and a mischievous boy by the name of Peter Pan...

Welcome to Neverland! Brand new for 2019 - a unique, interactive outdoor theatre maze, just perfect for a summer holiday outing with the family.

Led by professional actors and with cheering, chanting and laughter along the way, this is a whole new way to experience a Maize Maze!

Read more: Classic spy thriller recipe for fast-faced fun 

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