Gates Open at 5pm on 31st May 2019
Welcome to The Cotswold Olimpicks 2019, a four century-old celebration of rural sports, Spring and togetherness.
As always, it's a slightly flexible schedule for the evening, but hopefully this year we can see another increase in participants teams. We've had quite a few sign-ups through the website already (you'll still have to register on the night) and we're bringing back the much-loved running races!
There is something for everyone, from minstrels to acrobats and a really special treat from Uncle Funk & The Boogie Wonder Band in the Square.
There will be even more food this year with more variety than ever before, and dedicated drinks bar and coffee stall.
The Games cannot go ahead without the hard work of many people who organise the event, those who fundraise, and of course those who look after the land for the rest of the year.
See you on the 31st May!
Schedule of Events | 31st May 2019
These are approximate timings - go with the flow!
5.00pm Gates Open
Sideshows, food, music, dance and static displays will be open
6.00pm Event to Be Confirmed
details of the main event
7.15pm Opening Ceremony
Olympic Gold Medallist & World Champion Matt Gotrel will officially open
the games - to be confirmed
7.30pm The Championship of the Hill
Parade of the teams who compete in a succession of rural sports beginning with the traditional obstacle race. Race details to be included?
8.15pm The King of the Hill
Throwing the hammer, putting the shot, standing jump & spurning the barre.
8.30pm Shinkicking Heats
8.30pm Tug O' War Heats?
9.00pm Tug O' War Final
9.15pm Shinkicking World Championship Final
9.30pm The Finale
Robert Dover & Endymion Porter escort the Scuttlebrook Queen from the lower arena to light the beacon. the firework display begins.
10.00pm Torchlit Procession to The Square
The procession leads off from the main entrance fronted by The Coventry Corps of Drums. Everyone is invited to take part, with torches that are available from the stall at £3.50 each. See programme.
10.00pm Uncle Funk & The Boogie Wonder Band lead the revelry in The Square
11.45pm Close - Thank you and please respect everyone in the town as you leave.
Getting up the Hill
Return shuttle service from The Square to the hill
Tickets are £1 adults 50p children and can be bought on the day from the ticket stall in The Square
Limited paid parking on the hill and FREE parking at Chipping Campden High School. Please park considerately within the town, observing the no parking signs.
via Cotswold Way footpath which begins opposite the Volunteer on Back Ends and continues up Hoo Lane where you will see the signpost to the hill. Please take care where walking on roads.
Coventry Corps of Drums
Tug o' War Heats
The Vander Wheel
Splat a Rat
Beat the Buzzer
The Wobbly Pole
Rozi T Dance
Fir Tree Falconry
Please be mindful of those who live and have businesses in the town and respect them and their property while the games is on. This is a fun, community event which will be great if everyone gets along and looks out for each other. Take particular care if you are part of the torchlit parade, especially as you pass thatched roofs and private gardens. Have a good time and enjoy!
All timings are approximate and subject to change.
Strictly no alcohol on the hill
Sorry no dogs on the hill
No vehicles will be allowed to enter or leave the car park during the procession
Fish & Chips, Vegan Vice Club, Noodles,
Vintage Ice Cream, Crepes & Coffee
Presently we are not permitted to serve or allow alcohol to be consumed on Dover's Hill.