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Warwick Folk Festival: Thurs 21st - Sun 24th July (Warwick School, Warwick)
The 37th Warwick Folk Festival takes place this weekend and it is expected to attract thousands of visitors.
For the first time, the organisers are offering one-night camping options for those that can only attend for one night.
This year the Festival is organising a dedicated programme of workshops, performances and activities for those aged 12 - 25. Also new for this year is the Kids Zone which has been moved into one space on the main stage, close to the craft fair & food stalls.
For opening times and more information visit: www.warwickfolkfestival.co.uk
Simon Says Festival: Sat 23rd - Sun 24th July (De Montfort Hall & gardens, Leicester)
More than sixty acts are set to perform at the two day festival 'Simon Says’, this weekend in Leicester.
Alongside music entertainment there’ll also be a range of bars and food stalls at the festival.
For opening times and more information visit: https://simonsaysleicester.com/your-visit/faqs/
Cherry Fair and 1940s weekend: Sat 23rd - Sun 24th July (Bewdley Museum, Worcestershire)
Bewdley’s unique annual Cherry Fair will take place this weekend in Worcestershire.
The town has been famous for its cherry fairs for almost two centuries and over the weekend all things cherry will be celebrated once again.
There is a chance to taste and compare different varieties of cherries. Young cherry trees will be for sale and bags of cherries will be available to buy.
For opening times and more information visit: www.bewdleymuseum.co.uk/onegrain
Cosford Food Festival: Sat 23rd - Sun 24th July (Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire)
More than 80 local food and drink producers will be at the Cosford Food Festival this weekend.
Returning to the festival this summer will be popular exhibitors, including Moyden's Handmade Cheese, bringing along a selection of their award winning range of artisan cheeses. As well as Salop Pickle Works who’ll have a wide range of artisan pickles, with exciting flavours to choose from including hot chilies.
The diverse menu on offer will include everything from Indian, Italian and French cuisine to a taste of the Caribbean with Cuban and Mexican food.
With additional entertainment and live music being lined up for festival goers, organisers say they are confident the event will not only appeal to food lovers, but also families looking for an enjoyable day out.
For opening times and more information visit: www.rafmuseum.org/cosford
British Truck Racing Championship: Sat 23rd - Sun 24th July (Donington Park, Derby)
The trucks may look like the slow and steady HGVs along the motorways, but these racing versions can hit 100mph quicker than a sports car.
There’ll be 10 monster contests for the heavyweight Truck Racing Championship in Donington Park this weekend.
Donington will be opening up the start grid during the lunch breaks on both days, allowing fans to get right up close to the trucks, meet the drivers and take in the atmospheric surroundings.
Organisers say the event is the country’s biggest racing championship, featuring five-tonne racing leviathans boasting 1,000 horsepower and 12-litre engines.
For opening times and more information visit: www.donington-park.co.uk
Great British Food Festival: Sat 23rd - Sun 24th July (Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire)
This weekend head down to Kelmarsh Hall in Northamptonshire where there’ll be food and drink producers, chef demonstrations and foodie talks.
British Bake Off finalists Luis Troyano and Miranda Gore Browne will be showing off their skills on the Chef Demo stage.
Luis and Miranda will also be judging the popular Great British Cake Off, where amateur bakers compete head-to-head in two baking categories.
For opening times and more information visit: www.greatbritishfoodfestival.com
The Belgrade Mela: Sat 23rd July (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry)
Coventry’s annual, one-day South Asian Arts Festival takes place this Saturday.
Showcasing the city’s South Asian arts, artists and arts organisations, the Belgrade Mela will see representatives come together to provide a platform for emerging South Asian talent.
A range of workshops will be held throughout the day including: An Introduction to Yoga, Learn Bollywood Dancing, An Introduction to Bharatanatyam Dancing, Learn to play the Dhol and Classical South Asian Instruments.
For opening times and more information visit: http://www.belgrade.co.uk/event/coventry-belgrade-mela-2016
Splendour Festival: Sat 23rd (Wollaton Park, Nottingham)
Twenty thousand people are expected at Wollaton Park this Saturday for Nottingham’s Splendour Festival.
More than 10 Nottingham artists will perform at the event and rub shoulders with global superstars across three stages. Headliners include Grammy Award winner Jess Glynne and legendary bands The Human League and UB40.
For opening times and more information visit: www.splendourfestival.com