Summer is just around the corner, and if you're in Hampshire, you're in for a treat. The region is brimming with exciting events that are sure to keep you busy all season long. From music festivals to food fairs, there's something for everyone. Here are some of the best events taking place in Hampshire this summer.
The New Forest and Hampshire County Show
The New Forest and Hampshire County Show is a three-day event that takes place at the New Park Showground in Brockenhurst. It's one of the biggest agricultural shows in the south, and you can expect to see a range of activities including livestock competitions, show jumping, falconry displays, and much more. There's also plenty of local food and drink on offer, and even a funfair to keep the kids entertained.
The Basingstoke Festival is a month-long celebration of arts, culture, and community. There are a variety of events taking place across the town, from theatre performances and live music to art exhibitions and workshops. There's also a street food market and a carnival parade, making it a great day out for all the family.
CarFest South is a three-day event that takes place at Laverstoke Park Farm in Overton. It's a celebration of all things automotive, with classic cars, supercars, and racing cars on display. There are also live music performances, food stalls, and family-friendly activities, making it a great day out for petrolheads and non-petrolheads alike.
Winchester Cheese and Chilli Festival
The Winchester Cheese and Chilli Festival takes place on at North Walls Recreation Ground in Winchester. As the name suggests, the festival is all about cheese and chilli, with a range of local and international cheeses on offer, as well as chilli products from around the world. There's also live music, cooking demonstrations, and a funfair, making it a great day out for foodies.
The Wickham Festival is a four-day event that takes place from 3rd to 6th August at Wickham Festival Site. It's a family-friendly music festival, with a range of genres on offer, including folk, rock, and pop. There are also craft stalls, street theatre, and a real ale bar, making it a great weekend away for music lovers.
These are just some of the fantastic events taking place in North Hampshire this summer. With so much on offer, there's never been a better time to explore the region and make the most of the long summer days. While you are here, be sure to browse all the events taking place at Tylney Hall this summer.