The 9th Burford Festival drew to a close on Sunday 18th June, having benefitted from some stunning weather over the last 10 days. The town came alive with the bunting running from the top to the bottom of the High Street and decorated shop fronts. The events held were plentiful and varied, some of which included guided tours and talks about local history, literature workshops, open garden days, music and family events – all hosted by the local residents and businesses.
The Burford Festival, which was started back in 2001 has grown in recent years and now hails as the largest Festival in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Beauty – with over 57 events over 10 days. The festival is run biennially and attracts many visitors and tourists aswell as serving the people of the town and surrounding towns and villages.
The festival is a charity event organised and run by a fantastic team of willing volunteers, with the proceeds put towards future events and also distributed for the benefit of local community charities and good causes.