Whats on in Glastonbury and Somerset

There is always a really wonderful and varied calendar of events around us here in Glastonbury catering for an amazing range of interests. We are sure you will find something special to do while you are staying with us. Of course you are more than welcome to do nothing and just relax as well!

Monthly Calendar

August 2019

All Month

Swim at Greenbank outdoor pool in Street A great outdoor heated pool the kids will love, just 5 minutes drive from Middlewick.

Friday and Saturday 2nd and 3rd August

Taunton Flower Show The flower show has been held regularly since 1831.  There are over 250 different class competitions at the show which is held at Vivary Park in the centre of Taunton.  There are marching bands, dog displays, motor bike events and more that take place over the weekend event.  The show also has a children’s zone where our younger visitors can be entertained.

Saturday 3rd August

Glastonbury Extravaganza
This years Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza will take place on Saturday 3 August, 2019, when the event will return to the Abbey’s spectacular surroundings for the 23rd time.

Sunday 4th August

Frome Independent Market
The Frome Independent is an award winning, destination street market.

Established in 2013 as a not-for-profit organisation, The Frome Independent is produced and managed in Frome, Somerset by a small team of three Frome residents, who are supported by a dedicated team of local event staff on market days.

Wednesday 7th August

Pizza Night-
All you can make and eat pizza buffet-
We make and supply all the dough and toppings for you to roll out and create your own pizza. Our pizza chef than cooks it up for you in our outdoor wood burning pizza oven.
Our pizza nights are great social events open to both the guests staying with us here at Middlewick as well as locals and visitors to Glastonbury.
Children and Dogs very welcome.
We can cater to most dietary requirements including gluten Free and Dairy Free(just let us know when you book)
£12.50 per person includes All you can Eat Pizza, Salads and Dessert Pizzas.
Children Under 12 Half Price.
Runs from 5.30pm – 8.30pm.

Thursday- Sunday 8th-11th August

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta
The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe’s largest annual meeting of hot air balloons, attracting over 130 Hot Air Balloons from across the globe. The Fiesta truly is a sight that can only be seen in Bristol. Held over four days in August at Ashton Court Estate

Saturday 10th August

Pizza Night-
All you can make and eat pizza buffet-
We make and supply all the dough and toppings for you to roll out and create your own pizza. Our pizza chef than cooks it up for you in our outdoor wood burning pizza oven.
Our pizza nights are great social events open to both the guests staying with us here at Middlewick as well as locals and visitors to Glastonbury.
Children and Dogs very welcome.
We can cater to most dietary requirements including gluten Free and Dairy Free(just let us know when you book)
£12.50 per person includes All you can Eat Pizza, Salads and Dessert Pizzas.
Children Under 12 Half Price.
Runs from 5.30pm – 8.30pm.

Sunday 11th August

Outdoor cinema at the Bath and West showground
Join us for the Bath & West Showgrounds Outdoor Cinema Experience!

Film yet to be confirmed

Wednesday 14th August

Pizza Night-
All you can make and eat pizza buffet-
We make and supply all the dough and toppings for you to roll out and create your own pizza. Our pizza chef than cooks it up for you in our outdoor wood burning pizza oven.
Our pizza nights are great social events open to both the guests staying with us here at Middlewick as well as locals and visitors to Glastonbury.
Children and Dogs very welcome.
We can cater to most dietary requirements including gluten Free and Dairy Free(just let us know when you book)
£12.50 per person includes All you can Eat Pizza, Salads and Dessert Pizzas.
Children Under 12 Half Price.
Runs from 5.30pm – 8.30pm.

Saturday 17th August

Pop Up Pub and BBQ

Our Pop Up Pub and BBQ will be back in action over the summer months starting the 20th of July. Cooking up our delicious Wick burgers (meat or veggie) alongside our Pop Up Pub selling Cider, Beer, Wines and soft drinks. Join us for good food, good drink and good fun. If it rains(which it won’t) we will move it inside.

Saturday 17th August

Glastonbury Abbey – The Sword in the Stone Production
“Whosoever pulls this sword from the stone is the rightful King of England”

See for yourself exactly how Arthur became the most renowned King of England in this madcap, hilarious retelling of the legendary English story of The Sword in the Stone.

Tickets: £10 Adult, £8 Child/Concession, £7 Members
On the Door Tickets: £12 Adult, £10 Child/Concession, £9 Members

Sunday 18th August

The Mid Somerset Show is the largest ‘Free’ Admission Agricultural show in the UK.  It is a great day out for all the family. Visit the show website for more information.

Wednesday 21st August

Pizza Night-
All you can make and eat pizza buffet-
We make and supply all the dough and toppings for you to roll out and create your own pizza. Our pizza chef than cooks it up for you in our outdoor wood burning pizza oven.
Our pizza nights are great social events open to both the guests staying with us here at Middlewick as well as locals and visitors to Glastonbury.
Children and Dogs very welcome.
We can cater to most dietary requirements including gluten Free and Dairy Free(just let us know when you book)
£12.50 per person includes All you can Eat Pizza, Salads and Dessert Pizzas.
Children Under 12 Half Price.
Runs from 5.30pm – 8.30pm.

Saturday 24th August

Pop Up Pub and BBQ

Our Pop Up Pub and BBQ will be back in action over the summer months starting the 20th of July. Cooking up our delicious Wick burgers (meat or veggie) alongside our Pop Up Pub selling Cider, Beer, Wines and soft drinks. Join us for good food, good drink and good fun. If it rains(which it won’t) we will move it inside.

Friday 23rd August

Glastonbury Abbey Outdoor Film Festival 2019 – Day 1
The Kid Who would be King – The first night of our three night outdoor film festival, this screening is presented with Children’s World, a local charity supporting inclusion for ALL children through drama, performance, film-making and FUN!

Partly filmed around Glastonbury with some scenes filmed at Glastonbury Abbey

Saturday 24th August

Glastonbury Abbey Outdoor Film Festival 2019 – Day 2
The second night of our outdoor film festival features the Oscar Award winning film Bohemian Rhapsody. Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury.

Sunday 25th August

Glastonbury Abbey Outdoor Film Festival 2019 – Day 3
Ten years after ‘Mamma Mia!’ grossed more than 600 million around the world, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA.
Day 3 of our outdoor film festival.

Wednesday 28th August

Pizza Night-
All you can make and eat pizza buffet-
We make and supply all the dough and toppings for you to roll out and create your own pizza. Our pizza chef than cooks it up for you in our outdoor wood burning pizza oven.
Our pizza nights are great social events open to both the guests staying with us here at Middlewick as well as locals and visitors to Glastonbury.
Children and Dogs very welcome.
We can cater to most dietary requirements including gluten Free and Dairy Free(just let us know when you book)
£12.50 per person includes All you can Eat Pizza, Salads and Dessert Pizzas.
Children Under 12 Half Price.
Runs from 5.30pm – 8.30pm.

Friday 30th August

Night at the Abbey 2019
“Glastonbury Abbey’s annual spectacle of lights, music and entertainment among the ruins.
This event plays host to the top picks of local musicians and entertainers.
Bring a torch, camera and your family and friends to join us for this brilliant event.”

September 2019

Sunday 1st September

Frome Independent Market
The Frome Independent is an award winning, destination street market.

Established in 2013 as a not-for-profit organisation, The Frome Independent is produced and managed in Frome, Somerset by a small team of three Frome residents, who are supported by a dedicated team of local event staff on market days.

Sunday - Sunday 1st - 8th September

Swim at Greenbank outdoor pool in Street A great outdoor heated pool the kids will love, just 5 minutes drive from Middlewick.

Sunday 8th September

Cheddar Food and Drink festival
We’re delighted to announce that the Cheddar Food and Drink Festival is returning for its third year!
Set in the Lakeside Car Park at the bottom of Cheddar Gorge, the festival will have a wide range of local traders selling some of the best food and drink the West Country has to offer, as well as live music throughout the day.

Free entry!

Saturday and Sunday 21st - 22nd September

The Wedding Showcase
The West Country’s Biggest Wedding Fayre Event with over 100 of the regions finest wedding creatives on hand to offer you inspiration and guidance as you plan your perfect day. Held at the Bath and West showground.

Saturday and Sunday 21st - 22nd September

Somerset Country Show- 
A new 2 day county show for all the family to enjoy showcasing the very best Somerset has to offer- see www.somersetcountyshow.co.uk for more exciting details !

October 2019

Wednesday 2nd October

The Dairy Show 
The UK’s Largest Dairy Show is an Essential Date in the Dairy Industry Calendar

Sunday 6th October

Frome Independent Market
The Frome Independent is an award winning, destination street market.

Established in 2013 as a not-for-profit organisation, The Frome Independent is produced and managed in Frome, Somerset by a small team of three Frome residents, who are supported by a dedicated team of local event staff on market days.

Sunday 13th October

Giant Flea Market 
One of the most popular events held at The Showground, the Giant Flea Market offers a bounty of retro collectibles, vintage articles and unique finds.

Sunday 13th October

Wells Food Festival
Wells Food Festival returns once again to celebrate the best of Somerset’s wonderful local produce from 150 of the area’s best artisan producers.

This family-friendly, one day festival is free to enter. Graze your way round the Artisan Market, stretching from the Market Square, along the Bishops Moat and into the Recreation Ground.

Sunday 20th October

Glastonbury Festival Run 2019
The Festival Run will be returning on 20th October 2019.
There will be a choice of 2k, 5k and 10k distances for everyone to enjoy. We will be opening entries soon.

November 2019

Saturday 2nd November

Guy Fawkes Bridgwater Carnival.
For more information visit our blog post. Bridgwater Carnival

Sunday 3rd November

Frome Independent Market
The Frome Independent is an award winning, destination street market.

Established in 2013 as a not-for-profit organisation, The Frome Independent is produced and managed in Frome, Somerset by a small team of three Frome residents, who are supported by a dedicated team of local event staff on market days.

Monday 4th November

Burnham-on-Sea Carnival 
Part of the Guy Fawkes Carnival Series.  This one stands out for its dazzling fireworks on the beach after the parade.

Saturday 9th November

North Petherton Carnival
Part of the Somerset Carnival series.  One of the best towns to watch the event as it has great parking and easy access.

Wednesday 13th November

Shepton Mallet Carnival
Part of the Guy Fawkes Somerset Carnival Series. Read about the origins on our blog post. Guy Fawkes Carnival

Friday 15th November

Wells City Carnival
Part of the Somerset Series of Carnivals.

Saturday 16th November

Glastonbury Illuminated Carnival The Somerset Carnivals are widely regarded as the largest illuminated processions in the UK and Europe, and here they, are right on our doorstep! And guess what? The carnivals are free! However, please do give generously to the collection floats, which benefit many local charities. – See more

Saturday 30th November

Telescope and Binocular Open Day

Knowledgeable experts from the RSPB Shop in Darts Farm Exeter will be on site to guide you through our range of binoculars, telescopes, tripods and accessories. Just drop in any time between 10 am-4 pm.

Thursday - Sunday 28th - 15th November

Bath Christmas Market
Over 200 chalets spread out across the streets of Bath each year selling handmade and local Christmas gifts.  Runs until the 15th of December.

Saturday 30th November

Glastonbury Frost Fayre. A seasonal event on the High St in Glastonbury. Food, Music, and many stalls selling everything wonderful from Glastonbury and Somerset. Always fun.

December 2019

Sunday 1st December

Frome Independent Market
The Frome Independent is an award winning, destination street market.

Established in 2013 as a not-for-profit organisation, The Frome Independent is produced and managed in Frome, Somerset by a small team of three Frome residents, who are supported by a dedicated team of local event staff on market days.

Sunday - Sunday 1st - 15th December

Bath Christmas Market
Over 200 chalets spread out across the streets of Bath each year selling handmade and local Christmas gifts.  Starts the 28th of November and runs until the 15th of December.

Saturday From 9th December

Longleat Festival of Light
Showcasing a brand new theme, the unmissable Festival of Light will return!

Sunday 1st December

Frome Independent Market A wonderful market in Frome. Food, clothing, furniture, art and much more. 10am – 3pm.

‘We stand for the best. We stand for talent. We stand for independents. We work with independent local, seasonal and regional food and drink producers. We showcase fledgling and established contemporary designers & makers. We nurture traders of sustainable products, contemporary design products and vintage fashion, collectibles and furniture. We support Frome’s independent retailers and thinkers’.

TBC December

Santa at the Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey will be transformed into a winter wonderland on two days in December with Father Christmas and his reindeer joining us for special visits.

Follow the reindeer trail to the Abbot’s Kitchen where you will meet Father Christmas. An event for children and parents alike, tell him your Christmas wishes, and enjoy seeing and feeding the Reindeer, a great photo opportunity!

TBA TBA December

 Father Christmas At The Palace  

Each weekend during Christmas at the Palace Father Christmas will take up residence in the Long Gallery, along with his wife Mother Christmas! 

January 2020

February 2020

TBC February

Shepton Mallet Snowdrop Festival
A Festival For The Whole Community
Join us for the 2019 Snowdrop Festival, celebrating all that is good about Shepton Mallet and this beautiful winter flower
Arts & Crafts Workshops – Exhibitions – Window Displays – Rambles & Trails – Plantings – Tea & Cake – Talks – Competitions

March 2020

April 2020

May 2020

TBC May

Glastonbury Road Run

Cheer on this years road runners for Glastonbury road run, running through Glastonbury high street.

TBC May

Glastonbury Fringe Festival 2019
2019 will be the 8th year of the Fringe Festivals annual opening event at Glastonbury Abbey. This year the lineup features:

Tankus the Henge
PORT ERIN
Noel & Webb
Break Beat Bandits

Tickets are on sale from March 1st

TBC May

Royal Bath and West Show The Royal Bath & West Show is England’s Biggest Celebration of Rural Life and England’s only 4 day Royal Show. A Celebration of Great British Agriculture, Entertainment, Food & Drink

June 2020

TBC June

Weston Air Festival
Weston Air Festival will return this summer with breathtaking air displays over the stunning seafront and beach lawns at Weston-Super-Mare. Offering free entertainment for all the family.

July 2020

Friday 17th July

Godney Gathering
The Godney Gathering is one of the best single day micro festivals in the country.  With Seven stages featuring over 50 individual stage performances.

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