Please find these useful links below to see what's on, in and around the Rutland area during your stay with us at...

The Tithe Barn  

While this information is correct at the time of posting, please check with the individual websites or organisers of these events directly for up to date information.
This is particularly relevent given the current and unfortunate situation with Covid-19 (Coronavirus)






 Events in the Rutland area with

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More local events  can be found below ...




The Rutland Twice Annual Food & Drink Festival 


Celebrate The County of Good Taste at the twice annual Rutland Food & Drink Festival in Oakham  


Taking place in Oakham Castle, on the Castle grounds, in the Market Place and along Mill Street, there will be hot and cold food stalls celebrating local producers and a great atmosphere throughout the town. 

Organised by Oakham Town Partnership, offering two each year, one in March and one in October 



Burghley House and Gardens 


Discover the staterooms of this great Elizabethan house, explore the stunning gardens, visit the Courtyard Shop, Orangery Restaurant and more.

Burghley was built for Sir William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1558 and 1587. It has featured in blockbusters such as The Da Vinci Code and Pride and Prejudice and more recently enjoyed the interest of Julian Fellowes as part of his ‘Great Houses’ series. 


From  March , the House and Gardens are open daily (House closed on Fridays), from 11am-5pm (last admission 4:30pm) until November. Please note that the House and Gardens are closed for the duration of the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.


Summer celebrations with music, fireworks, Spitfire, cannons and cavalry!

The Battle Proms at Burghley is held on an impressive elevated parkland position overlooking the grand Elizabethan architecture of Burghley House - the perfect setting for an afternoon of sublime music and dramatic displays.


For more information on these events and more visit the link below 


Burghley House



Stamford Art Centre


 Check out the stamford art centre website for cinema, theatre, music and much more.


stamford art centre



Antique & General Sales

We are delighted to be running our Antique & General sales every last Saturday of the month

It is a sale for everyone, and we welcome all newcomers, whether you are wanting to buy at auction, or sell at auction, or just enjoy the atmosphere of an auction.
We will provide free valuations and advice on all your items, whether big or small, antique or modern, no matter what the value, with no obligation to sell.

For more information please go to the stamford auction room website.





ICAF International Antiques & Collectors fair Newark


The Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair is world-renowned. Genuinely the ultimate treasure hunting ground – it is the largest event of its kind in Europe – a world-wide phenomenon. This is one iacf event that needs to be experienced to be believed!

Held at the Newark and Nottinghamshire Showground on an enormous 84-acre site, up to 2,500 stands attract thousands of dealers and buyers from around the globe every other month.


Click here for more information



Fairfax & Favor International Horse trials at Rockingham castle 


Situated in the castle’s Great Park, the event gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy world class equestrian sport set against the simply stunning backdrop of the Welland Valley. With centuries of history, incredible views and a warm family atmosphere, the event has established itself as a much-loved fixture in the eventing calendar.




Rutland County Show


The annual Rutland Show is an all round county show and welcomes visitors from all over the local area and further afield. With classes for sheep, cattle, goats and horses together with produce, displays, vintage vehicles/tractors plus attractions in the Main Ring there is something for everybody.

Main Ring attractions include The Royal Artillery Motorcycle Display Team (The Flying Gunners); Lurcher and Falconry displays and Ferret Racing plus two fun rugby sessions with The Leicester Tigers. Macmillan Cancer Support Giant Tombola,

Outside the Main Ring there will be The Sheep Show and over 100 trade and craft stalls so there are plenty of opportunities for shopping!

Licenced Bar and Refreshment Tents plus much, much more.




Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club Annual Rally


The highlight of the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club year is the Annual Rally and Concours, tak place at Burghley.  This is the largest Rolls-Royce and Bentley gathering anywhere in the world and makes a spectacular sight. The whole event spans a weekend, with trade and other stands, an auction of cars and automobilia, as well as class judging and a parade of prize winning cars.



Burghley House Rolls Royce Rally 





British Birdwatching Fair 'Birdfair' 

Described as the birdwatchers' Glastonbury, Birdfair encompasses the wholespectrum of the birdwatching industry whilst at the same time supporting global bird conservation. This is the event of the year if you're into birds and wildlife. There are hundreds of stands selling the latest products for wildlife enthusiasts. You'll find everything, from scopes to sculptures, binoculars to bird food, eGuides to eco-holidays! Every day we offer a packed programme of events. Three separate timetables boast a fantastic variety of lectures. The Events Marquee hosts quiz shows, question and answer sessions, exclusive book launches and family-based entertainment. The Birdfair Auction offers you the chance to bid for a whole host of lots, donated by our exhibitors, ranging from holidays, to artwork, to unique one-off experiences, with all the monies raised going directly to this year's Birdfair project.


Birdfair website




Stamford Shakespeare Season 

June - September 

The Stamford Shakespeare Company present an annual season of plays in June, July and August at Rutland Open Air Theatre in the grounds of historic Tolethorpe Hall, Little Casterton PE9 4BH, just off the A1, two miles north of Stamford.

A stage set in an enchanting glade, a company of fine actors, stunning sets and gorgeous costumes, the magic of Tolethorpe begins the moment you take your seat on a warm summer evening in one of Europe's finest open air theatres.

Comfortably seated and protected from occasional summer showers, beneath a permanent all-weather canopy it's the perfect setting to enjoy the works of the world's greatest playwright. Enjoy all the comfort of an indoor theatre with the charm of an open air setting in what everyone calls the complete Tolethorpe Experience.

There is nothing more enjoyable for a theatre visit on a summer evening than a picnic on the lawn... or a pre-performance meal in one of the two elegant restaurant rooms in the historic hall... a quiet drink in the sun-filled, spacious bar... or a stroll through the delightful garden where others have walked for the past 1000 years.




The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials


Situated in the stunning parkland surrounding Burghley House, this hugely popular equestrian and social event draws visitors from all around the world.

The competition is called a Three Day Event with three stages taking place, rather confusingly, over four days: Dressage on Thursday and Friday, Cross Country on Saturday and Show Jumping on Sunday. It is a comprehensive test of all-round horsemanship, and involves almost every activity of which the horse is capable. Every competitor must complete each section and their overall score provides the final placing.

There is also many avenues of stands offering country clothing, crafts and food, plus much more.

Box Office number: 01933 304 744

Horse Trails website



Victorian Christmas at Rockingham Castle 


This repeating annual event held in November takes you back to Christmas Eve 1849. The Castle is decorated to help you step back in time to a thoroughly Victorian Christmas. The fires are lit, the food prepared and the Great Hall table is laid for a sumptuous Christmas dinner. Guided tours in period costume take place throughout the day. A wealth of beautifully lit Christmas trees welcomes you into the Castle Courtyard. The Castle Gift Shop is stacked full of Christmas ideas for friends & family. The licensed Castle restaurant is open for lunch, tea & supper or mulled wine and a mince pie.



Adult £13.00,

Child (5-16yrs) £6.50 Under 5’s free

Family ticket £31.50 (2Adults 2Chlidren)


Rockingham Castle



While this information is correct at the time of posting, please check with the individual websites or organisers of these events directly for up to date information.



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