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More local events for 2019 can be found below ...




Burghley House and Gardens now open for 2019


Burghley House and Gardens open again for the 2019 season. Discover the staterooms of this great Elizabethan house, explore the stunning gardens, visit the Courtyard Shop, Orangery Restaurant and more

16 Mar 2019 to 3 Nov 2019Open 11:00 - 17:00


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.



Walk the Rutland Round - 18th - 24th May 2019

Join in The Rutland walking and cycling festival with this fabulously organised event, celebrating the county by exploring it's perimeters. You can walk the 65 mile Rutland Round across 7 days or just a section. Following your knowledgeable guide, explore the county boundary, occasionally delving into the county to see beautiful market towns, and of course, Rutland Water.
The group meet at set locations  and a bus will collect you and take you to the start point, the walk will then bring you back to your car.
To book onto the Rutland Round please complete the online booking form at and follow the instructions.



Sunday 2nd June 2019

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.



Friday 16th - Sunday 18th August 2019

British Birdwatching Fair 'Birdfair' 2019

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



June - September 2019

Stamford Shakespeare Season 2019

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.

The plays for 2019 are Twelth Night, Julias Caesar, and Noel Cowards Blithe Spirt

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.



Thursday 5th September to Sunday 8th September 2019

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



The Rutland Twice Annual Food & Drink Festival 
27th October 2019


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

The first event was held on 7th April 


Upcoming event 27th October 2019  11am - 3pm


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 April and one in October 



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 £12.00,

Child (5-16yrs) £7.50 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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