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Fetes, Fairs and Shows in Suffolk

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Fetes, Fairs and Shows in Suffolk  August 2017
Wednesday 26 July to Sunday 27 August
Red Rose Chain presents Shakespeare’s As You Like It
Jimmy’s Farm, Pannington Hall Lane, IP9 2AP
One of Shakespeare’s most bewitching comedies, featuring some of his best-loved characters. Forget the rules of romance…Orlando & Rosalind have their own ideas! Follow Red Rose Chain into the magical woodlands of Jimmy’s Farm for an unforgettable adventure full of rivalry, redemption and a most unexpected wedding! Packed with engaging energy, music and dance - Theatre in the Forest is an ideal introduction to Shakespeare for all-ages and a must-see for any fan.

Tickets range from £10 to £25.50 (discounts for Over 60s, concessions, groups and families)

Book tickets before June 15th for 15% off all tickets in our special early-bird offer!

See Red Rose Chain for more information.

See Jimmy's Farm for venue details.


Saturday 19 August to Monday 21 August
Aldeburgh Carnival
Aldeburgh, IP15 5DS
Three days of carnival fun including;
Children’s Races, Carnival Village, Punch and Judy, Swimming Races in the sea, Silent Auction, Lollipop Hunt, Lucky Duck Races, Petanque Competition, Egg Boat Race, a wealth of food, drink and other commercial stalls and rides for the children,
Live Music programme at various locations in the town, Screen On Sea – Aldeburgh archive film of Carnival fun and seaside frolics at the North Lookout Tower, from the East Anglian Film Archive, Falcons Parachute Display Team landing on the beach, Love to Sing, Carnival Procession and a fantastic Fireworks display on Monday at 9.15pm!

Programmes £2.
See www.aldeburghcarnival.com for more information.




Friday 25 August to Monday 28 August
Eddy Fest 2017
The Edwardstone White Horse Inn, Mill Green, Edwardstone, CO10 5PX



Live Music, Beer & Cider Festival. Live bands from 17:00 - 00:00 Friday, 12:00 - 00:00 Saturday, 12:00 - 00:00 Sunday & 12:00 - 17:00 Monday. Festival food available all day. Camping available, over 80 Ales 30 ciders and fun for everyone.
All entry is FREE
Tel 01787 211211

Saturday 26 August
Walberswick Village Fete
Village Hall and on the Green, The Street, Walberswick, IP18 6TZ
This year’s Walberswick fete has a nautical theme - look out for the cut-out sailors and pirates lining the Street as you enter the village. An old-fashioned family fun day at its best, our fete offers food and refreshments, a fun dog show, traditional fete games, donkey rides, interesting stalls, and hilarious family races. Funds raised go towards supporting the Village Hall and the Village Church.

11.00 Registration for Dog Show
11.30 Dog Show
12.30 - 16.30 Lunches and teas in the Village Hall
13.00 Official opening by Dani Church, the Ferry Queen
14.00 Family games and tug-of-war
15.30 The Grand Raffle drawn
16.00 Fete closes

Saturday 26 August
Kenton Hall Estate Food Fair
10am - 3pm
Kenton Hall Estate, Kenton, IP14 6JX
There is lots to see and do at Kenton Hall Estate Food Fair. There will be a fabulous farmers market, Paddy will be opening her kitchen garden with a wonderful tearoom and there will be cookery demonstrations by local chefs in the cookery school. Don't forget our famous farm tours to find out more about how we produce our Longhorn cattle.

Free entry
Tel: 01728 862062

Sunday 27 August to Monday 28 August
Eye Family Fun Day Sunday
11.00am onwards
Eye community centre , Magdalen Street, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 7AJ
Eye family fun day, classic cars, lurcher show and fun dog show, hog roast, birds of prey displays, 490th bomb group, Morris Men, craft stalls, veg show, donkey rides, car boot, park radio, plus a famous anglia news reporter who will be opening the show, plus lots more and the best thing it's FREE entry to the show.
Tel: 01379 870568

Monday 28 August
Tiffers The Bus Shelter Ipswich Launch Party
11am - 6pm
Christchurch Park , Bolton Lane, Ipswich, IP4 2BX
A family fun day where people will have the opportunity to see the converted double decker bus, which is a 14 bed shelter for the rough sleepers of Ipswich.
There will be stalls, food, drink, games and inflatables. THERE WILL BE NO ALCOHOL
Tickets can be got from
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tiffers-the-bus-shelter-ipswich-launch-party-tickets-35735409572
Free
Email: thebusshelteripswich@gmail.com

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Fetes, Fairs and Shows in Suffolk  September 2017
Saturday 2 September
Bungay Camera Club Exhibition and Fair
10.00am until 6.00pm
Broome Village Hall, Sun Road, Broome, Bungay, NR35 2RW



Entry is free and as well as the chance to see members'photographs, there will be demonstrations covering pet portraiture, digital video production, photographic composition; craft stalls; the chance to try optics from Viking Optical; tea, coffee, sausage rolls, cakes; and a tombola! Plenty of free parking available.
Free Event

Saturday 2 September
Cavendish Fete & Horticultural Show
1.30pm - 5.30pm
Cavendish Village Green, The Green, Cavendish, CO10 8BA
The Annual Fete and Horticultural Show on Cavendish Village Green will take place on 2nd September commencing at 1.30pm. Entrance is free but ''lucky programmes'' will be available for 50p. This is a big Fete with numerous attractions and side stalls. Punch and Judy, scale traction engine, donkey rides and raptors to name only a few.
Tel: 07966518296

Saturday 2 September to Sunday 3 September
BNatural Music Festival
12pm-8pm (Sat) and 11am-6pm (Sun)
Bildeston Clocktower square, Bildeston, IPSWICH, IP7 7EB
Lovely FREE festival, now in its 7th Year! Music in all its wonderful variety in the square all weekend, as well as local pubs and village gardens. Musical brunch on Sunday, tea-garden, cake and jazz. BNatural beer and Pimms bar open all weekend. Local vendors selling delicious, locally-sourced food. Unmissable!
FREE
Contact: Nick English nick@asic-sa.com
Elaine Talbott elainetalbott@hotmail.co.uk




Sunday 3 September
Elmsfest - Family fun day
1200 - 1800
The Blackbourne, Blackbourne Rd, Elmswell, IP30 9UH



A fun family day with a huge amount of attractions, Kangaroo Kid, Music, Pony rides, food and so much more
Tickets: Adults £2
Tel: 01359 241699 for more information

Saturday 9 September
Coddenham Village Fete
12noon to 4pm
Coddenham Community Centre & Recreation Ground, School Road, Coddenham, IP6 9SR



A traditional village fete for all the family. Games, stalls, food, drink and a bit of music.
Free Entry
Email: Coddenhamfete@gmail.com

Saturday 9 September
Drinkstone Village Fete and Fun Dog Show
11.30am - 4.30pm
Drinkstone Village Hall (and adjoining field), Gedding Road, Drinkstone, IP30 9SZ
A traditional village Fete with Car Boot Sale and Fun Dog Show.

In aid of Drinkstone War Memorial Institute (Village Hall) Reg. Charity No: 304876.

Featuring:

our own very popular annual ''fun'' Dog Show from 12.45 until 2.45pm

plus 2 displays from the Lowestoft Dog Agility Display Team.

Grand Draw with valuable prizes

Real Ale bar, BBQ, teas and refreshments, Tombola, Plant and produce stall, Home-made Cake Stall, Second hand Book Stall, White Elephant Stall, Children£s games, Classic Cars, Alpacas, Bees and more.

Free entry & parking. Disabled parking and wheelchair access to facilities.


For further information contact:
Sue Foulsham, 01449 736314, suefoulshamster@googlemail.com
Robin Sharp, 01359 271456
DOG SHOW: Lyn Hannant, 01449 736245

Sunday 10 September
Craft Fayre
10.00 am to 4.00pm
The Hub, Brick Kiln Lane, Huntingfield, IP19 0QH
Craft Fayre with Local handmade goods, Pottery, Stained Glass and much more.
Cafe serving Bacon Rolls, tea/coffee soft drinks and ice cream.
Free entry

Sunday 10 September
The Cockfield Show
12noon - 4pm
Clipt Bushes, Cockfield , Bury St Edmunds, IP30 0JG
Typical Village Show, Produce, Craft & Cookery, Country Dancing, Punch & Judy, Side Stalls, For Fun Dog Show
Tickets: £1.00
Contact: Janne Cutting-Keyton janne@twerbs.co.uk 01284 828264

Sunday 10 September
Backlash Ballroom - Strictly Musicals
7.30pm
Marina Theatre, Lowestoft, NR32 1HH



Endorsed by Len Goodman, Richard Miller's Backlash Show is not to be missed!

A ballroom and Latin dance explosion, Backlash Ballroom is a dance spectacular featuring six professional dancers.

These couples are World, European & National champions in dance and will be joined by singer Miss Scarlet Black.

Choreographed by Richard Miller and Produced by Paul Irving.
£17 (concessions £15)
Box Office: 01502533200
Email: info@marinatheatre.co.uk

See Marina Theatre, Lowestoft for venue details.

Wednesday 13 September to Saturday 16 September
Dad's Army Stage Production - Two Rivers Theatre Company
Doors open 7pm, curtain up at 7.45pm
Sir John Mills Theatre, Gatacre Road, Ipswich, IP1 2LQ



Following previous successes with The Vicar of Dibley and Fawlty Towers, Two Rivers are once again bringing iconic television history to the Sir John Mills Theatre with a bang by recreating episodes of the famous BBC TV series Dad's Army.

Many familiar faces will be marching the boards including the platoon led by Captain Mainwaring, the debonair Wilson, the enthusiastic Jones, the gentle Godfrey, the Scottish fireball Fraser, the wrangling Walker and the hapless Pike all uniting on stage.

Who could ever forget the famous catchphrases such as "Don't panic", "We are doomed", and "You stupid Boy"? They are synonymous with Dad's Army and the wartime era. They will be ringing out again in three episodes especially rewritten for the stage by the original writers including; 'The Deadly Attachment', 'Mum's Army' and 'The Godiva Affair'.

The evening of comedy entertainment will be rounded off with a recreation of 'The Floral Dance' performed at the Royal Variety show in 1975 which will see the entire ensemble on stage for a toe tapping performance.

In their 20th year of performances and with the 50th Anniversary of the first ever episode rapidly approaching Two Rivers Theatre Company can't wait to recreate the magic of Dad's Amy for you!

Tickets available from the SJM box office, by calling 01473 211498 between 10am - 2pm Monday to Friday or online at www.easternangles.co.uk/event/dads-army
Adults £9.00, Concessions £8.00

Saturday 16 September
Brantham Village Garage Sale
9:30am - 3:00pm
Throughout the Village , Brantham, CO11 1RW
Open garages throughout the village will be selling a treasure trove of household items needing a new home, all at bargain prices. Look for the balloons & signs throughout Brantham on the A137

- The Village Hall will host a TABLE TOP SALE with WI Refreshments, Handicrafts, Preserves and Plants.
- There will be a BBQ, Tombola, Ice Cream Van and much much more...

WHY NOT MAKE A DAY OF IT, GRAB A BARGAIN AND HELP THE CHARITIES. All funds raised will go to St Elizabeth Hospice (Carla Dawson's Tribute Fund) and Nepal Children's Trust.


More information from: Louise 07792236414, Maya 07508430671 or Maggie 07867546484 or mayawatling@hotmail.com

Saturday 16 September
Summer Fayre
2.00pm - 4.00pm
Summer Fayre, All Hallows Nursing Home, 26 St Johns Road, Bungay, NR35 1DL
Organised by the Friends of All Hallows the Summer Fayre offers lots of fun for everyone with bouncy castle, stalls and live music. Refreshments available
Contact: Val Page, email: val@sanderling.co.uk

Friday 22 September to Sunday 24 September
RNLI fundraising Beer Festival
Starting 6pm Friday, Midday Saturday and Sunday
Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club, The Ferry. , Felixstowe, IP11 9RZ
In addition to interesting beer, activities including live music, sailing, trawler race, duck race, Craft Stalls on Sunday, BBQ, Tombola. Starts with Fish and Chips from 6pm on Friday to raise funds for our local RNLI.
Free Entry

Saturday 23 September to Sunday 24 September
Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival
9.30am – 5pm on Saturday and 9.30am – 4pm on Sunday.
Snape Maltings, Snape, IP17 1SP



A hugely popular weekend celebration of Suffolk's thriving food & drink scene. A must-see event on Suffolk's Calendar, not to be missed! The Festival features over 90 food and drink producers from Suffolk, selling a huge variety of locally produced fayre. There are also 2 cookery demonstration stages hosting visiting and local chefs. Plus Hill Farm Family Meadow to keep the children entertained with cookery activities, face painting and more.
Festival
Adult tickets: £8 for a day ticket £14 for a weekend ticket Both include a Festival programme and cotton shopping bag.
See Aldeburgh Food & Drink for more information.

Sunday 24 September
Companion Dog Show with Flyball and Agility
10am entries, start 11am
Jimmy’s Farm, Wherstead, Ipswich, IP9 2AR
Companion show. Crossbreed. Fun classes. Agility by paws of parham. Plus fly ball. Side stalls. Bar b q. Camping overnight.
Proceeds to Age Uk Suffolk and beardies in need.
Email: Shirleyhinchliffe01@gmail.com

See Jimmy's Farm for venue details.

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Fetes, Fairs and Shows in Suffolk  October 2017
Saturday 7 October
Bury St Edmunds Book Fair
10am to 4pm
The Athenaeum, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1LU
Experienced, professional booksellers from around the UK will be offering for sale a wide range of collectable, rare and secondhand books. Including, but not limited to, natural history, collectable childrens books, gardening, local history, art books, illustrated books, travel books and much more. Also often maps, prints and ephemera. Exhibitors are all members of the P.B.F.A. and must abide by a code of conduct - so you can buy with confidence.
Adults £1.00, children under 15 free
Tel: 01245 361609


Sunday 8 October
EDP Bride: The Wedding Show at Ivy House Country Hotel
10.30am - 3.30pm
Ivy House Country Hotel, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, NR33 8HY
The second EDP Bride: The Wedding Show at Ivy House Country Hotel in Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, will take place on October 8, 2017. Free to attend, there will be more than 45 exhibitors showcasing their services.

See Wedding Fairs in Suffolk for full information.

Sunday 15 October
Wedding Open Evening
2.30pm - 7.00pm
Tuddenham Mill, Tuddenham, Newmarket, Suffolk, IP28 6SQ



If you are looking for a unique venue for a smaller, intimate wedding then why not join us on Sunday 15th of October and see what Tuddenham Mill has to offer?
See Tuddenham Mill for full details including our Wedding Special Offer!

Sunday 15 October
EADT Bride: The Wedding Show at Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa
10.30am - 3.30pm
Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, Bury Road, Newmarket, CB8 7BX
From the initial ideas to the finishing touches, the EADT Bride: The Wedding Show on October 15, 2017 will offer all the ideas to help you plan your perfect day. Free to attend, brides, grooms and their friends and family can connect with more than 45 exhibitors.

See Wedding Fairs in Suffolk for full information.

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Fetes, Fairs and Shows in Suffolk  November 2017
Saturday 18 November
We are Handmade Christmas Craft Fair
10am - 4pm
The Old School, Hall Road, Long Melford, Long Melford, Co0 9AA
With over 40 stalls, this event will offer shoppers a wonderful choice of beautifully designed and handcrafted gifts for Christmas.
Makers will be showcasing the latest in contemporary and vintage inspired handmade items, including jewellery, clothes, bags, pottery, soaps, cards, soft furnishings, home & garden-wares and much more. A full list of makers will be on ww.wearehandmade.co.uk nearer the event. There will be some exciting textile demonstrations by Norah Stocker from Fantasia Textiles. Norah runs a range of workshops and classes from her Coggeshall studio, including City & Guilds courses.
Visitors can sit down and enjoy some delicious homemade cakes with a cup of tea, all served in lovely vintage style crockery, courtesy of Plum Fairy who will be running the tearoom.

Free Entry

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