The What, Where, When: 22 August

The Lady pick of the best events over the coming days
WHAT: Doune the Rabbit Hole. A festival featuring music, comedy, art, spoken word, kids activities, drama and puppetry.
WHERE: Duncarron Fort, Carron Valley
WHEN: 22 - 24 August

WHAT: Bolton Food & Drink Festival. Annual food and drink festival featuring live demos, specialty markets and street entertainment.
WHERE: Various venues, Bolton
WHEN: 22 – 25 August

WHAT: Cornwall Folk Festival. Festival offering a range of entertainment, local bands and Cornish music. Line-up includes Jez Lowe, Flossie Malavialle and Wizz Jones.
WHERE: various venues, Wadebridge, Cornwall
WHEN: 22 - 25 August

WHAT: Ayr Flower Show. Scotland's answer to the Chelsea Flower Show and the largest tented show in the country.
WHERE: Rozelle Estate, Monument Road, Ayr, KA7 4NQ
WHEN: 22 - 24 August

WHAT: Big Bike Bash. Features around 40 events including mountain biking, canoeing, an ale festival and a unique lake jump.
WHERE: Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Activity Centre, Bransgore, BH23 8EE, Hampshire
WHEN: 22 – 25 August

WHAT: Chilterns Craft and Design Show. Features over 250 trade stands, demonstrations and workshops covering traditional and modern crafts.
WHERE: Stonor Park, Henley on Thames, RG9 6HF, Oxfordshire
WHEN: 22 – 25 August

WHAT: Galtres Festival. Family and environmentally friendly festival celebrating Yorkshire food and drink, with live music, dance and performance.
WHERE: Mosswood Grange, Crayke, York, YO61 4QT, York
WHEN: 22 – 24 August

WHAT: Watchet Live Festival. Boutique music event. Line-up includes with Bellowhead and Boney M.
WHERE: Watchet Fields, Watchet, Minehead, TA23 0HS, Somerset
WHEN: 22 -24 August

WHAT: Cardiff Harbour Festival. Features the Extreme Sailing Series and includes a continental market, the Tall Ships and children's activities.
WHERE: Roald Dahl Plass, Bay, Cardiff, CF10 5AL
WHEN: 23 – 25 August

WHAT: Portsmouth International Kite Festival. One of the largest kite events in the UK, with a line-up of international kite artists.
WHERE: Southsea Common, Portsmouth, PO5 2JB
WHEN: 23 – 25 August

WHAT: Coventry Festival of Motoring. Annual family motoring festival.
WHERE: Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, CV8 2LZ, Warwickshire
WHEN: 23 – 24 August

WHAT: Fenland Country Show. Traditional country fair features agricultural events and family entertainment. Extends to three days for the first time this year.
WHERE: Stow cum Quy Park, Cambridge, CB25
WHEN: 23 – 25 August

WHAT: Cheshire Game and Country Fair. Features a falconry display, dog zones, equestrian events and field sports including clay shooting.
WHERE: County Showground, Tabley, WA16 0HJ, Cheshire
WHEN: 23 – 25 August

WHAT: BBC Good Food Festival – Hampton Court. Inaugural festival edition of the popular Good Food event series featuring food, appliances and books alongside celebrity chef demonstrations.
WHERE: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, KT8 9AU, Surrey.
WHEN: 23 – 25 August

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WHAT: Flavours of Herefordshire Festival. Features locally grown and made produce. Includes a farmers market and Celebrity talks including Mary Berry
WHERE: Hereford Cathedral, 5 College Cloisters, Cathedral Close, Hereford, HR1 2NG, Herefordshire
WHEN: 23 – 25 August

WHAT: England's Medieval Festival. A celebration of the middle ages; includes battle enactments and jousting.
WHERE: Herstmonceux Castle, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, BN27 1RN, East Sussex
WHEN: 23 – 25 August

WHAT: Notting Hill Carnival. Europe's biggest street party and one of the largest carnivals in the world. Highlight is the three-mile costumed parade which dominates the streets.
WHERE: Notting Hill, London, W2, Greater London
WHEN: 24 – 25 August

WHAT: Great North Bike Ride. 54 mile cycling event, open to the public to take part.
WHERE: Seahouses, Northumberland
WHEN: 24 August 

WHAT: Grasmere, Lakeland Sports and Show. Largest traditional Cumbrian meeting features sporting competitions including cycling, running, tug of war and cross-country.
WHERE: Sports Field, Grasmere, LA22 9SL, Cumbria
WHEN: 24 August

WHAT: Dorset Plane Pull. Teams of 20 attempt to pull a 35,000kg Boeing 737 a distance of 50 meters in the fastest time.
WHERE: Bournemouth Airport, Dorset, BH23 6SE
WHEN: 25 August

WHAT: Mascot Grand National Day. Race meeting for mascots from sport, business, charity and the media sees around 100 competitors take part. A full horse racing card is scheduled alongside the event.
WHERE: Epsom Downs Racecourse, Epsom, KT18 5LQ, Surrey
WHEN: 26 August

WHAT: The Great Dorset Steam Fair. World's leading steam and vintage preservation event.
WHERE: Tarrant Hinton, Blandford, DT11 8HX, Dorset
WHEN: 27 – 31 August

WHAT: Cambridge Film Festival. Showcases international cinema to the widest possible audience. Includes premieres of feature films, shorts and documentaries from around the world, as well as screenings of cinematic classics.
WHERE: Various Venues, Cambridge
WHEN: 28 August – 07 September

WHAT: The Poetry Prom. Annual celebration of poetry. John Hegley and Ian McMillan perform.
WHERE: Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape Bridge, Saxmundham, IP17 1SR, Suffolk
WHEN: 28 August

WHAT: Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta. Cornish town welcomes some of the world's largest tall ships for prestigious regatta.
WHERE: Falmouth Port, Cornwall
WHEN: 28 August – 31 September