Special Events

Special Events, The close proximity to the Ragley Hall Estate, Stratford upon Avon and the Roman Town of Alcester make for a vibrant destination.

Events through the year attract thousands of visitors to the quaint rural piece of England much of it still as Shakspeare would have seen it. Our 2022 calendar is by no means a definitive list moreover, a taster of the great events held locally.

To book with Oaks Barn Farm

Ahead of any of the following events please take a look at our availability, we accept both exhibitors, competitors, and visitors 3properties all rule of 6 compliant, whole site bookings for groups of up to 20 persons. Please check out our accommodation options: https://visitoaksbarnfarm.wpcomstaging.com/accommodation-options/

Classic Ibiza

6th July 2024

Classic Ibiza will take you on a magical rollercoaster ride of dance music’s most iconic tracks reinvented by the Urban Soul Orchestra who have worked with the very best in the industry, including Groove Armada, Nightmares on Wax, Robert Miles and Octave One.

The evening begins with our new ‘Chill-out DJ set’ performed by former Pacha Ibiza and Ministry of Sound London resident, Jose Luis. Bringing a mix of old-school house with a Latin flavour, Jose Luis will transport you to one of the White Isle’s iconic chill-out bars, where you can relax and listen to ambient tunes, while enjoying your picnic and a drink in the idyllic outdoor setting of Ragley Hall.

The Urban Soul Orchestra and vocalists will then take to the stage with Goldierocks for the new up tempo ‘Sundowner set,’ which includes a feast of dance music’s rich play-list. Expect tracks from the likes of Orbital, Moby, Paul van Dyk and many more.

The rhythm will build further during Goldierocks’ ‘House DJ set’, which is packed full of stone-cold dance anthems. The concert then reaches a crescendo during the ‘Dance set,’ when the orchestra and vocalists return to the stage as night falls and the grounds of Ragley turn into an alfresco nightclub with accompanying lasers. Expect tracks from the likes of The Prodigy and The Shapeshifters, to Faithless and Underworld.

Register for tickets for 2024 at:www.classicibiza.co.uk/

Firework Champions

23rd September 2023

Love Fireworks? Then you will be dazzled by no less than a night of 4 fabulous firework displays lighting the night sky over the lakeside at Ragley. Come and see what has turned into one of the best firework events in the UK. Bring a picnic or grab food and drink at the event,sit back and soak up the atmosphere whilst enjoying the music  and interviews with the teams before a splendid evening of four spectacular displays all precisely set to music.

Gates open for entry – Music and interviews broadcasted throughout the evening. 4:00pm

Time to picnic or just grab a spot and relax.

Gates close for entry – Information and interviews with the teams announced: 7:30pm

Team 1: 8:30pm
Team 2: 8:45pm
Team 3: 9:00pm

SMS Voting opens: 9:10pm
SMS Voting closes: 9:25pm

MLE Pyrotechnics – Larger scale closing display: 9:30pm
Drone Light Show (subject to weather and CAA)

Results announced of winning team: 9:45pm

For tickets and FAQ’s visit: https://www.fireworkchampions.co.uk

For Accommodation See our Farm Stay Options just 5 mins from the Ragley Hall Estate: Accommodation Options

Midlands Air Festival

31st May – 2nd June 2024

We’re thrilled to announce that Midlands Air Festival will be returning to Ragley in 2024 for it’s 6th year of the event between 31st May – 2nd June!

The Midlands Air Festival returns to Ragley for it’s 6th year of the event!  It will also be bringing back its spectacular signature evening Nightfire show, with a pre-show evening air display, then when darkness falls an air display of aircraft fitted with pyrotechnics, fireworks and lighting systems to their wings, followed by a beautiful balloon nightglow where the burners of the balloons light up the envelopes in a choreographed dance of fire all set to music.  The finale of show will be a massive firework display to close a truly unforgettable evening.  

With over 100 hot air balloons in attendance and such an extraordinary number of special shape balloons, the twice-daily hot air balloon mass ascents at dawn and dusk will provide an unrivalled spectacle. Some of the special shape balloons include The Orient Express making its debut appearance at the festival all the way from The Netherlands, thanks to the Team for Old Balloons; The Head, a massive flying piece of art designed by Swedish artist, Peter Hellbom; Hyla the Frog, a character-balloon based on a tree frog and the Guinea Pig, a new addition also making its debut appearance across the Midlands skies. 

The flying display programme will keep visitors’ eyes to the skies. The audience will be treated to WW2 Warbirds, WW1 air displays, fast jets, helicopters, gyroplanes, high energy aerobatic displays, aerial ballet and flying circus acts as well as parachute and formation display teams, all contained within beautiful surroundings of the Ragley Estate.   

The ticketed event will feature the largest display of special shape character hot air balloons in Europe, with over 40 of these amazing giants registered to attend. In addition, organisers have already secured the mighty B-17 bomber to headline the exhilarating programme of air displays. 

Book Tickets: https://www.midlandsairfestival.com

For Accommodation See our Farm Stay Options just 5 mins from the Ragley Hall Estate: Accommodation Options

Adventure Bike Rider Festival

28-30th June 2024

For Accommodation See our Farm Stay Options just 5 mins from the Ragley Hall Estate: Accommodation Options

Camper Calling 2024

22-25th August 2024


For Accommodation See our Farm Stay Options just 5 mins from the Ragley Hall Estate: Accommodation Options

The Game Fair Returning 2025

Battle Proms at Ragley Hall 2024

August dates to be advised.

Book Tickets: https://www.battleproms.com/venues/ragley-hall

APF Forestry Show Ragley 2024

Dates to be advised

APF Forestry Show

Book Tickets: https://www.apfexhibition.co.uk/about-apf-exhibition

Alcester Food Festival

Alcester Food Festivals

Spring Festival: Saturday 18th May 2024

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