As the Olympics continue the patriotic theme of 2012, harnessing the public’s affection for all things British, Cotswold Airport based at Kemble in Gloucestershire is making final preparations for its inaugural Best of British Show event taking place on August Bank Holiday weekend.


Celebrating the most iconic of British culture, innovations, entertainment, food and drink, the Best of British Show takes place on Sunday 26th and Monday 27th August. This family event offers visitors two fun-packed days out combining the Best of British aviation, automotive, agriculture and music.

Cotswold Airport is offering attractive discounted packages for its final few pitches to local traders and businesses to trade at the Best of British Show.

A classic car and vintage military vehicle exhibition will compliment the static aircraft display and impressive line-up for the 3 hour air show including the Red Arrows who will be based from Cotswold Airport for the entire show weekend.

The event, which is hoped to attract over 20,000 visitors, also includes an animal arena with lamb, lurcher and ferret racing, birds of prey demonstration, dog show and wildlife zoo, as well as a sound stage, funfair, craft and food tent. The theme is well-suited to local companies or British-themed brands looking to promote locally-sourced products or services including food concessions, arts and crafts, clothing, memorabilia and innovation.

Suzannah Harvey, CEO of Cotswold Airport commented on the caliber of local businesses already participating in the event: “For the inaugural Best of British Show we wanted to attract the very best of local products and services to celebrate the vast quality of businesses in The Cotswolds. I am delighted to welcome companies to our Food Tent ranging from locally-made olive oil, wine, chocolate and fudge.

“Meanwhile the Craft Tent will include high quality local businesses such as Send Her Victorious from Gloucestershire who offer a carefully selected range of patriotic hats, bags and accessories using natural cotton or raffia from fair trade sources; Origin Photographic from Cirencester who will be taking pet portraits next to the dog show and Kirsty Tallon of Broody Hen from Stroud who is a self-taught artist, with an interest in vintage aviation to name just three of our excellent traders.”