May, 2024

Tetbury Woolsack Races 2024Featured27mayAll Day(All Day: Monday) Gumstool Hill, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8DG, UK

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Tetbury Woolsack Races 2024

The Tetbury Woolsack Races are an eccentric and exhilarating tradition that dates back several centuries. Nestled in the picturesque Cotswold town of Tetbury, Gloucestershire, this event is a fusion of tradition, athleticism, and sheer fun.

The origins of the Tetbury Woolsack Races can be traced back to the 17th century when Tetbury was a bustling market town renowned for its wool trade. The event pays homage to this heritage, with participants racing up and down the steep Gumstool Hill, each carrying a hefty woolsack on their shoulders.

Thousands of spectators line the streets, cheering on the brave souls as they struggle under the weight of their burdens.

This year’s theme, “Celebrating the Cotswolds,” shines a spotlight on the deep-rooted heritage of the event. Emphasising local flavours, beverages, artisanal crafts, and unique gifts, the aim is to showcase the richness and diversity of the Cotswolds region.

  • Market Quarter
    Explore Tetbury and the Cotswolds at our Market Quarter, where you’ll find local handcrafted arts, quality gifts, and delicious treats to bring a piece of the event home with you.
  • Food Quarter
    Get ready to savour the flavours of the Cotswolds, where gourmet meals, delicious street food, and refreshing drinks will be available, to help you and your family stay refreshed throughout the day’s festivities.
  • Food Quarter
    Get ready to savour the flavours of the Cotswolds, where gourmet meals, delicious street food, and refreshing drinks will be available, to help you and your family stay refreshed throughout the day’s festivities.

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Time

27th May 2024 All Day

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Gumstool Hill

Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8DG, UK

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