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Calendar of Events - 2023

Bungay Festival of Running

Sunday 16th April 9.30am

There’s lots of choice at the Bungay Festival of Running. There’s the Half Marathon, 10 km and 5 km races.

This year they are ringing the changes with new courses for the Half Marathon and for the 10k.

Plus they are introducing a new mile race just for juniors. (10 to 17).

After low numbers of entries for the full marathon in recent years, they have decided to drop that race for 2023, but may bring it back for 2024 if they get enough interest.

https://blackdogs.run/events/festival-of-running/.

Bungay Garden Street Market

Sunday 14th May: 09.00-16.00

Bungay has a great reputation for the street markets that it holds, and this year the Garden Market will be held on 14th May. Earsham Street will be packed full with plants from some of the best growers in the region and enthusiasts from all over Norfolk and Suffolk. This year the stalls will spill over into the grounds of Bungay Castle.

We recommend attending early as people searching for the best plants mean they are soon snapped-up.

There are also garden related antiques, furniture, tools, fire pits, stoves… in fact, everything you need to get your outdoor space, ship-shape and gorgeous for the summer! for sale at this popular street market where there will be many stalls as well as entertainment and food.

Strumpshaw Steam Engine Rally

Saturday 27th May - Monday 29th May: Strumpshaw NR13 4HR

A great day out with steam engines, stationary engines, classic cars, craft and trade stand, ring events, tractors and shire horse displays.

Gates open at 9 am. Admission is £10 for adults and under 16’s go free.

Suffolk Show

Wednesday 31stMay & Thursday 1st June

The Suffolk Show is a unique celebration of everything that makes the county great and showcases the best of Suffolk’s food, farming and agricultural heritage.

The Suffolk Agricultural Association is a charity whose aim is to promote food, farming and the countryside and its importance to Suffolk.

Machinery Madness

Celebrating the best of farming, food and agriculture in the county! If you want to get up close to tractors, trailers, diggers, cultivators, drills, muck spreaders, forage harvesters and sprayers, then the Agricultural Machinery Area is the place to visit!

Have a go Activities

Popular attractions like the Military Zone, Sports Village, and Flower and Garden Show will offer plenty of things to see and do, alongside an amazing shopping experience with boutique fashion on Fifth Avenue, luxury homewares in the Lifestyle Pavilion, and delicious artisan produce in the Show’s biggest ever Food Hall.

Amazing Animals

Enjoy a unique opportunity to get close to some of the 1000’s of animals, including sheep, cows, rabbits, goats and pedigree pigs as well as some incredible horses and ponies during one of the displays or competitions throughout the day.

Fabulous Food and Drink

There is a huge choice of local food and drink in the food hall to suit all tastes and with live music, fashion and art on offer, the show really does offer something for everyone. The Cookery Theatre hosts two days of Chef demonstrations and food producers within the Adnams Food Hall

Full details of the event can be found here.

Royal Norfolk Show

Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th June: Norfolk Showground

The Royal Norfolk Show is the largest two-day agricultural show in the country. Visitors can enjoy 700 trade stands, over 3000 animals, a full programme of events in the Grand Ring, it also boasts Norfolk’s biggest food and drink experience and with hundreds of attractions there’s something for everyone.

Dogs on leads are welcome. Free parking.

Entrance £29, Children £13.

https://www.royalnorfolkshow.co.uk/

Norfolk Antique and Collectors Fair

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th July: 10.00-17.00, Norfolk Showground

The Norfolk Antique and Collectors Fair returns to the Norfolk Showground for two magnificent days stocked with timeless trinkets. Whether you are a professional dealer, an avid collector looking to complete a cherished collection, or an enthusiast searching for the ‘once in a lifetime’ treasure, the fair offers a diverse range of antiques and collectables.

From beautiful antique furniture, to exquisite ornaments, one off knickknacks to collectable treasures, the Antique and Collectors Fair is a haven for artefact admirers. Everything has a story and everything needs a home; you can shop, identify, negotiate, or bargain your way through the show and leave with a little piece of history in your hands.

Organisers Aztec Events have been running the show for over 15 years; with previous fairs capturing the attention of such television programmes as Bargain Hunt and the Antiques Road show. Make sure you don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to complete a collection, discover a diamond in the rough or have your assets appraised at the UK’s largest fair of its kind.

For more information and to purchase advance discounted tickets, visit: www.aztecevents.co.uk or call 01702 549621.

Latitude

Thursday 20th & Sunday 23rd July: Henham Park

Showcasing the very best in music, dance, comedy, poetry, theatre, literature, podcasts and wellness.

The headline acts are still to be announced but it’s sure to be a great festival with an excellent line-up

A Camping pass for the whole event is from £286.45

For latest information click here

Bungay Antiques Fair

Sunday 23rd July: 9.00am-3.30pm, Maltings Meadow, Bungay

This year's Fair will be held at the Maltings Meadow which is just a short walk from Bungay Town Centre. It has free parking for around 300 vehicles, onsite facilities and access to the club bar.

Expect to find around 80 plus Antique & Vintage exhibitors offering an eclectic mix of antiques, vintage, mid-century modern, architectural & salvage pieces, vintage clothes and textiles, pictures, jewellery, garden pieces and obviously those one off pieces that you never knew you needed! There will be some local Artisan exhibitors along with the Food Village where you will find Street Food and local producers with food to go.

Important The Bungay & District Sports Association have a STRICT NO DOGS ALLOWED POLICY. This includes dogs being left in vehicles.

Open 9.00am - 3.00pm.

Admission £3 per person (accompanied under 14 free).

All About Dogs

Sunday 27th & Monday 28th August : Norfolk Show Ground

Bring your dog to the Norfolk Showground on Sunday 30th and Monday 31st August for two days of exciting arena displays, expert advice, shopping and lots of have-a-go activities – and if you don’t have a dog, there’s plenty of fun for humans too!

Further details click here.

Strumpshaw Autumn Event

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September: 09.00-17.00, Strumpshaw NR13 4HR

Plenty to enjoy- A great day out with steam engines, stationary engines, classic cars, indoor craft stalls, tractors, trade stands, ring events and working demonstrations.

Gates open at 9 am. Admission is £7 for adults and under 16’s go free.

47th Grand Henham Steam Rally

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September: 10.00-18.00 (Gates open 09.00), Henham Park

There's so much to see and do at the Steam Rally! Bandstand with live music, Craft tent & craft stalls, Food stands & bar. Plenty for the children.

Heavy horses in action. Dog Agility Display Team. Stationary engines. Steam power in all its glory. Vintage & commercial vehicles. ​Trade stands, Vintage fairground & much more.

Well behaved and friendly dogs are welcome providing they are kept on a lead at all times.

The Rally is run by a charitable organisation and supports a number of local charities.

Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival - Market Weekend

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September

The Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival is now in its 17th year and promises to be better than ever. Over 100 Suffolk producers will take part in the two-day event, which is the focal point of a two-week food-related fringe programme.

Over the weekend, there will be tastings and demonstrations as well as the opportunity to participate in masterclasses

https://www.aldeburghfoodanddrink.co.uk/

Epic Oktoberfest

Saturday 7th October: Epic Studios, Norwich, NR3 1JD

Epic Studios is the new indoor location for Norwich Oktoberfest in 2023.

Featuring legendary Oompah act The Bavarian Strollers and stellar party band NightTrain it is sure to be the biggest and best Oktoberfest celebration Norwich has seen in years.

With a selection of authentic Bavarian beers served in steins, plus the iconic Bratwurst sausage (with meat and vegan options) everything is set for Norwich’s biggest party!

Live music will once again be provided by The Bavarian Strollers (following their smash hit appearance on Sky’s “A League of Their Own”). They will share the stage with the finest party band around – NightTrain – who will have everyone dancing to their chart-topping anthems and Euro-Pop classics.

Fancy dress is not a rule but is definitely encouraged – so feel free to wear a cheeky Bavarian outfit or a pair of classic Lederhosen.

https://epic-tv.com/events/event/norwich-oktoberfest-2023/

Norfolk Antique and Collectors Fair

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th November: Norfolk Showground

The Norfolk Antique and Collectors Fair returns to the Norfolk Showground for two magnificent days stocked with timeless trinkets. Whether you are a professional dealer, an avid collector looking to complete a cherished collection, or an enthusiast searching for the ‘once in a lifetime’ treasure, the fair offers a diverse range of antiques and collectables.

From beautiful antique furniture, to exquisite ornaments, one off knickknacks to collectable treasures, the Antique and Collectors Fair is a haven for artefact admirers. Everything has a story and everything needs a home; you can shop, identify, negotiate, or bargain your way through the show and leave with a little piece of history in your hands.

Organisers Aztec Events have been running the show for over 15 years; with previous fairs capturing the attention of such television programmes as Bargain Hunt and the Antiques Road show. Make sure you don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to complete a collection, discover a diamond in the rough or have your assets appraised at the UK’s largest fair of its kind.

For more information and to purchase advance discounted tickets, visit: www.aztecevents.co.uk or call 01702 549621.

Bungay Christmas Street Market

Sunday 3rd December: 8.30am-4pm, Earsham Street, Bungay

Bungay has a great reputation for the street markets that it holds, and will once again be organising its very popular Christmas Street Market. Earsham Street will be packed full of stalls selling, with unique individual gifts and presents for the hard to buy for, as well as entertainment and food.

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