An apple a day
IF you're a cider drinker, as the Wurzels' song goes, head to Witcombe.
The village, near Brockworth, is holding a Cider Festival on August 24 and 25, promising visitors the finest county ciders and live music from local acts and rising stars.
Expect tipples from Gloucestershire brewers Severn Cider, Days Cottage, Brain's Cider, Minchew's, Hartland Farmhouse, Hayles Fruit Farm and Pointon's and real ales from Gloucester, Stroud, Uley and Battledown Breweries.
Music fans will hear everything from folk, blues and Indie to hip hop, rock and pop.
Gents, come in to Earl's & Co and enjoy a haircut and finish, glass of whisky and a shoeshine for £18.50
Terms: Later and earlier appointments available upon request
Contact: 01242 504887
Valid until: Tuesday, December 31 2013
From 2pm on the Saturday, head to the outdoor music stage where Juey, Damon T, Prime Position, Little Victories, Hired Guns, The Me! Me! Me's?, Check da Cone, Swift Manouver, Jake Watson and My Design will keep the cider-supping crowds in high spirits.
On the Sunday from 1pm, the line-up features Alec Fullerton, The Black Feathers, The Drawing of the Three, Oui Legionnaires, The Vast, Stress Echoes, The Scout Killers, The Lost Gonzos, Smith and Jones, and Charlie Baxter.
A spokesman for the organisers said: "With camping also available at the Bank Holiday bonanza and high hopes for more sunshine to come this summer, Witcombe Cider Festival is shaping up to be a real contender against some of the county's finest and most established drinks festivals. "
Weekend tickets, plus camping, cost £30. Day tickets are £15. Call 01452 864689 or visit www. witcombeciderfestival.co.uk