The ultimate festivals in Gloucestershire 101 guide

Gloucestershire is a vibrant hub of festivals, with a variety of events that cater to every interest and age group. From food festivals to family friendly activities, there’s a festival in Gloucestershire for everyone to enjoy. After a day of festival fun, there’s no better place to unwind than The Greenway Hotel and Spa, discover our exclusive summer offer, and make your festival experience unforgettable.

We’ve put together a useful festival guide to help you make the most of festival season during your stay in Gloucestershire… 

Festivals perfect for…


The Big Feastival

  • Perfect for: Food enthusiasts and music lovers
  • About this festival: The Big Feastival, held from 23rd-25th August, combines mouth-watering dishes from top chefs with fantastic live music. Set in the scenic Cotswolds Farm, this festival offers a unique blend of gourmet food and talented musicians.
  • Location: Cotswolds Farm

After indulging in delicious food and lively music during this popular festival in Gloucestershire, retreat to The Greenway Hotel and Spa for a luxurious and relaxing stay. The perfect base to sleep off the food, and embrace the peaceful side of the Cotswolds.


Friends and couples 

Fantasy Forest Festival

  • Perfect for: Friends, couples and fantasy lovers 
  • About this festival: Taking place from 19th-21st July, this fantasy festival celebrates your imagination, offering a safe place for people to express themselves and be whoever they want. From cosplay, to spectacular shows, live music and beautiful historic castle gardens, the UK’s largest fantasy market is great for friends and couples who want to do something different and lean into their love for all things fantasy. 
  • Location: Sudeley Castle, Cheltenham

After a busy day, relax and enjoy some intimate time away from the hustle and bustle of life in one of our classically comfortable bedrooms, and make memories with those you love most. 


Nibley Festival

  • Perfect for: Families looking for a fun, relaxed atmosphere
  • About this festival: Held from 5th-7th July, Nibley Festival is renowned for its friendly atmosphere and eclectic mix of music, food and family fun. This festival in Gloucestershire has every type of activity you could imagine including, inflatable fun, a climbing centre, retro gaming and so much more, making it a great choice for those special family getaways.
  • Location: Nibley House Farm, North Nibley

At the end of the day, unwind with the whole family, and experience a family friendly stay at our home from home style hotel. 

Pet owners


  • Perfect for: Pet owners and music lovers
  • About this festival: From 1st-4th August, this amazing festival in Gloucestershire welcomes everyone and their furry friends for a festival experience like no other. With headline acts, world-class tributes, artisan food, a variety of bars, and free camping, it’s the ultimate pet-friendly festival.
  • Location: Tewkesbury

When you and your pooch have finished up at App-Fest, why not head over to our dog-friendly hotel and extend your Gloucestershire stay for a little longer.

One thing is for sure, during your Gloucestershire staycation you’ll always find a fun festival to attend. The local festivals are a great way to experience new things and see more of the surroundings, and when it’s time to relax, The Greenway Hotel and Spa provides the perfect sanctuary.

Feel the festivities this summer and enjoy an unforgettable stay with us. Check out our special summertime offer and book your stay today.