Fairford is host to many events throughout the year - check our calendar to see what's coming up.
We also have lots of great family attractions in the area:
Fairford Festival is held each year in June with lots going on over several days.
Meet Andrew Stopka, your new Town Crier.
Oyez Oyez Oyez!
I’m Andrew Stopka and I’m delighted to be Fairford’s new Town Crier! I live in Bettertons Close with my partner Gillian. We have four, grown up children who have all flown the family nest. I first came to Fairford in 1990 during my time serving as an engineer in the Royal Air Force and spent thirteen of my twenty five years’ service at RAF Brize Norton. I love the town and the local area – enjoying Cotswolds walks with Gill and my dog, Archie that often take in a local pub and end with a hearty meal. I’ve made many friends here over the years and, although I’m originally from Staffordshire, have a strong sense of ‘home’ whenever I drive past the ‘A Good Place Be’ signs. My friends and I are regular ‘pub quizzers’ at the Eight Bells and my son has played several gigs at The Marlborough Arms and Fairfest. I played rugby for Fairford RFC as a younger man and recently agreed to tour with the Vets’ Team to Belgium – never again. . . . . . .I’ll stick to shouting my support from the touch line from now on. I love singing but often get railed with comments along the lines of “sing, don’t shout!” because I have a tendency to be over-enthusiastic and make a lot of noise. I think this, coupled with my enthusiasm for heritage and my love of tradition, pomp and ceremony, make me the ideal candidate to succeed in the footsteps of the excellent Rob Blake and the legendary Maurice Jones.
I hope to see you all at our wonderful Town’s upcoming events soon.
Visit Kelmscott Manor, the Inspirational Cotswold's Retreat of William Morris Explore the historic manor loved by William Morris, Father of the Arts & Crafts Movement. Take a stroll around the Manor’s enchanting gardens, barns, dovecote, stream and meadow. Enjoy refreshments in our tearoom or purchase a gift from our shop.
Open April - October Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10.30am-5.30pm For more information visit: