The Cotswold Hare Trail 2017


The Grand Hare Auction To Be Held October 6th


This fantasic fund-raiser has grown from the original Cirencester March Hare Festival, to this years' Hare Trail of 80 hares dotted all around the Cotswolds from Bristol, to Woodstock and Broadway, and everywhere in between!


I am so happy to be given the chance to decorate the hare for Chipping Norton, which, as you may know, is very local to me, and is generously sponsored by six local businesses, The Chipping Norton Tea Set, Oats, The Crown and Cushion Hotel, The Cotswold Newsagents, Jaffe and Neal, and Gill and co.


An auction of the hares will be held from 6:30 – 10pm on Friday 6th October 2017 at the Hall of Fame, Cheltenham Racecourse.

The format will be:

6:30 – 7:30   Auction Preview Reception

7:30 – 9:30   Live auction with BBC’s Paul Martin as auctioneer

Tickets, which cost £20 including the auction catalogue and admission to the Preview Reception, must be booked in advance. 


The bidding has now begun at  , and our Geoffrey is number #63, so even if you cant make it to Cheltenham Race Course......


Be sure to visit Geoffrey and all his other hare friends, they are out to play from Saturday March 25th 2017, until September 9th, maps will be available so you won't miss any.


For more information have a look at the hare website at


And in case you're wondering, our Geoffrey is named after Geoffrey Burbidge, a Chipping Norton born Astronomer.

© 2013 Nic Vickery-Brown | Tel: 07870 140659 |

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