Posted on 10th July, 2019

Buckinghamshire Festivals

Tis the season to soak up some sunshine and spend the longer days with family and friends. With its long list of fantastic events, there is no need to leave Buckinghamshire this summer. From music festivals to dog shows and literature to agriculture – there is more than enough to fill up your summer with exciting events across Buckinghamshire. We’ve nestled through the numerous events and picked our top 5 that should not go to miss.

Cliveden Literary Festival

Cliveden is a beautiful English country house, packed with history. In 2018, the house became of interest when Meghan Markle, now Duchess of Sussex, stayed here on the night before her wedding to Prince Harry. On the 18th – 29th September 2019, Cliveden House celebrates the Cliveden Literary Festival.  This festival celebrates the spirits of the great writers and head of state who have visited and stayed in this magnificent country house over the last three centuries. Now in its third year running, the festival will take place in the magnificent surroundings of Cliveden House and includes discussions and debates with this years stellar speakers. To view the full list of panel speakers, see here. 

Festival of Dogs

The Festivals of Dogs is the dog show that every little four legged pup would enjoy. With over 22 classes, obedience, main rings, fun games, Dogs Have Got Talent and so much more. This show has something for everyone, even if you are not a dog owner you can watch all the pooches run around and train with the best dog behaviorists around. There will be lots of stalls selling pet accessories, as well as food and drinks. The festival will be held on 13th -14th July at Rye Park, HP11 1QX.

Bucks County Show

On Thursday 29th August, Weedon Park situated on the outskirts of Aylesbury town, is home to the Bucks County Show. It’s one of the best one day agricultural shows in the country and one of Buckinghamshire’s main summer attractions.  There are lots of activities going on during the day included The Bolddog Lings Freestyle team, who will certainly amaze you with their freestyle motocross show. There will be over two hundred trade stands, shopping marquee, food hall, rural craft marquee and an entertaining countryside area with many demonstrations showing the rural way of life. For more information about the event, click here.


The picturesque village of Penn Street in Buckinghamshire (just a 16 minute drive away from The Bull) is once again set to be home to a 2 day family friendly music festival with camping, as PennFest (formerly known as Penn Festival) returns on the weekend of the 19th & 20th of July 2019. Now in its 9th year, PennFest’s line-up promises to be the best ever, with bigger names than ever before performing throughout the weekend, including Craig David, Jax Jones, Peter Hook, Happy Mondays and Scouting For Girls.

Official Tour de France Fan Park

On 14th July 2019, Penn House in Amersham is set to host the official Tour de France Fan Park. Cheer on the 3,000 cyclists as they take on the challenge of the Chilterns, cycling through the villages of Albury, Great Missenden, Chesham and many others. There will be lots of activates during the day for everyone of all ages including, Tour de France Stage 9 live on the big screen, cycle scaletrix, kids cycling experience, family bike ride, live music, a vintage bike show and much more. Entry and parking is free of charge. For more information about the event, click here.


If you are visiting Buckinghamshire for an event this summer, and looking for a place to rest your feet and relax, why not head over to The Bull. Situated in the heart of all the fun, it’s the best place to make sure you get a good night’s sleep, as well as avoiding a long journey home.  Many of our Executive and Grand bedrooms have recently undergone a refurbishment, and now offer a modern decor and high tech amenities along with luxurious beds and separate seating areas. As well as this, all bedrooms at The Bull now come with a completely free mini bar for guests to enjoy during their stay. Book your stay for events this summer at least 5 days in advance, and save up to 20% on our Best Flexible Rate.

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