Towns and villages to visit

Villages to visit

Rose-covered cottages, ancient churches, the village green and lively pubs are all to be found in the unspoilt villages of South Northamptonshire.

Many of the villages have conservation status and the district has over 1,800 listed buildings. These historic structures help to give the area its distinctive feel. There are also lots of great pubs and shops selling locally sourced produce

Local events

Speedmachine - Experience overdrive at this first of its kind motorsports festival as the FIA World Rallycross Championship makes its UK debut at Silverstone. Enjoy a weekend of World Championship racing from 25-27 May 2018. You can also enjoy:

  • Camping
  • UK’s best street food and drink
  • FIA World Rallycross Championship racing
  • FREE on the day entertainment including eSports, a passenger drifting experience, karting, Batak reaction tests, Pit Stop Challenges, test drives on the F1 track.

The area enjoys many scarecrow festivals. Syresham’s annual scarecrow festival takes place each June and is always well attended. Harpole Village Scarecrow Festival is one of the larger festivals and you can experience it from an open-top bus.

Blakesley Agricultural Show is one of the oldest agricultural shows in the country. There’s lots to enjoy, including:

  • Farm animals
  • Show jumping
  • Gymkhana
  • Steam ploughing
  • Tractor pulling
  • A dog scurry
  • Stalls
  • Kids' play area
  • A beer tent

Village Awards

Each year Northamptonshire ACRE holds a Best Village Award for all villages across the whole of Northamptonshire. Congratulations to the following villages in the South Northamptonshire district for picking up awards in the 2017 competition:

Overall

  • Winners: Blisworth

Medium Village

  • Winner: Blisworth

Small Village

  • Winner: Syresham
  • Runner up: Evenley
  • Highly commended: Rothersthorpe

Newcomers Cup

  • Winner: Evenley
  • Runner up: King's Sutton
  • Highly commended: Potterspury