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Fairs, Festivals & Shows

With a variety of fairs, festivals and country shows taking place throughout Essex, whether you're young or old, you'll be spoilt for choice.

With a variety of fairs, festivals and country shows taking place throughout Essex, whether you're young or old, you'll be spoilt for choice.

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8

Jun 2024

Summer Open Days - Castle & Gardens
8 June 2024 - 8 September 2024
11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Halstead
Hedingham Castle

18

Aug 2024

Classic & Vintage Car Show
18 August 2024
11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Halstead
Hedingham Castle

25

Aug 2024

Knights of Albion Joust
25 August 2024 - 26 August 2024
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Halstead
Hedingham Castle

15

Sep 2024

Classics at the Castle - Porsche Event
15 September 2024
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Halstead
Hedingham Castle

6

Oct 2024

Main Events Wedding Show at Hedingham Castle
6 October 2024
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Halstead
Hedingham Castle

26

Jul 2024

Lazydays Festival
26 July 2024 - 28 July 2024
06:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Southend on Sea
Lazydays Festival

27

Jul 2024

Magic Weekend at Kentwell Hall
27 July 2024 - 28 July 2024
11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sudbury
Kentwell Hall and Gardens

31

Jul 2024

Diesel Day
31 July 2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Colchester
East Anglian Railway Museum

2

Aug 2024

WW1 Bringing the Boys Home at Kentwell Hall
2 August 2024 - 4 August 2024
11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sudbury
Kentwell Hall and Gardens

4

Aug 2024

Steam Day
4 August 2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Colchester
East Anglian Railway Museum

7

Aug 2024

Diesel Day
7 August 2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Colchester
East Anglian Railway Museum

9

Aug 2024

Southend Pier Puppet Festival
9 August 2024 - 11 August 2024
12:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Southend on Sea
Southend Pier & Railway

11

Aug 2024

Animal Aid Festival
11 August 2024
11:00 AM
Brentwood
Animal Aid Festival

14

Aug 2024

Diesel Day
14 August 2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Colchester
East Anglian Railway Museum

22

Aug 2024

Clacton Airshow 2024
22 August 2024 - 23 August 2024
Clacton on Sea
Clacton Airshow

8

Sep 2024

Classic Motor Show & Family Fun Day
8 September 2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Billericay
Barleylands

20

Sep 2024

Autumn Diesel Gala at Epping Ongar Railway
20 September 2024 - 22 September 2024
Ongar
Epping Ongar Railway

21

Sep 2024

Epping Ongar Railway Evening Real Ale Trains
21 September 2024
Ongar
Epping Ongar Railway

21

Sep 2024

Oktoberfest
21 September 2024 - 6 October 2024
Clacton on Sea
Clacton Pier

21

Sep 2024

Health & Wellbeing Day
21 September 2024
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Danbury
Danbury Leisure Centre

6

Oct 2024

The Quirky Wedding Fayre at The Canary Shed
6 October 2024
11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Burnham on Crouch
The Quirky Wedding Fayre

6

Oct 2024

Small Trains Day
6 October 2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wakes Colne
East Anglian Railway Museum

26

Oct 2024

Autumn Craft Market & Halloween Spooky Trail
26 October 2024
01:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Danbury
Danbury Leisure Centre

30

Oct 2024

Diesel Day
30 October 2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Colchester
East Anglian Railway Museum

2

Nov 2024

Diesel Day
2 November 2024
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Colchester
East Anglian Railway Museum

16

Nov 2024

Langham Handmade Christmas Fair
16 November 2024
10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Colchester
Langham Handmade Fair

23

Nov 2024

Santa Specials at Epping Ongar Railway
23 November 2024 - 24 December 2024
Epping
Epping Ongar Railway

Lazydays Festival

Lazydays Festival
Priory Park, Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex SS2 6ND - Map Directions
26 July 2024 - 28 July 2024 , 06:00 PM until 11:00 PM
2024-07-26 2024-07-28
A true celebration of all things craft, from local gin and tonic with the best-paired garnish, to independent Essex wine-makers, refreshing cocktails, English-apple cider and a huge selection of craft beers and lagers.
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Magic Weekend at Kentwell Hall

Kentwell Hall and Gardens
High Street, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9BA - Map Directions
27 July 2024 - 28 July 2024 , 11:00 AM until 05:00 PM
2024-07-27 2024-07-28
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A Truly Magical Weekend at Kentwell Hall. With magicians, fairies, wizards, mystics, magic menders, water bubble fun, a fairy-tale cottage, unicorn, Mad Hatters, gnomes, witches and more, there's so much to see and do.
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Diesel Day

East Anglian Railway Museum
Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex CO6 2DS - Map Directions
31 July 2024 , 10:00 AM until 05:00 PM
2024-07-31 2024-07-31
Unlimited rides on a train hauled by one of our vintage Diesel Locomotives, DMU or Diesel Railbus.
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WW1 Bringing the Boys Home at Kentwell Hall

Kentwell Hall and Gardens
High Street, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9BA - Map Directions
2 August 2024 - 4 August 2024 , 11:00 AM until 05:00 PM
2024-08-02 2024-08-04
Military history brought to life by Kentwell’s expert living historians. “Bringing the Boys Home” highlights the bravery and sacrifice made by those in the service of their country and the vital effort made by medical personnel.
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Steam Day

East Anglian Railway Museum
Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex CO6 2DS - Map Directions
4 August 2024 , 10:00 AM until 05:00 PM
2024-08-04 2024-08-04
A firm favourite with families, they’re a great opportunity to visit the Museum and have a ride in vintage wagons or carriages pulled by one of our restored Steam Engines.
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Diesel Day

East Anglian Railway Museum
Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex CO6 2DS - Map Directions
7 August 2024 , 10:00 AM until 05:00 PM
2024-08-07 2024-08-07
Unlimited rides on a train hauled by one of our vintage Diesel Locomotives, DMU or Diesel Railbus.
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Southend Pier Puppet Festival

Southend Pier & Railway
Western Esplanade, Southend on Sea, Essex SS1 1EE - Map Directions
9 August 2024 - 11 August 2024 , 12:30 PM until 06:30 PM
2024-08-09 2024-08-11
Categories: 
That’s the way to do it! The Southend Pier Puppet Festival returns for 2024!
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Animal Aid Festival

Animal Aid Festival
Herongate Football Club, Billericay Road, Brentwood, Essex CM13 3PU - Map Directions
11 August 2024 , 11:00 AM
2024-08-11 2024-08-11
Categories: 
This year’s festival will be on Sunday, 11 August 2024 at Herongate Athletic Football Club.
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Diesel Day

East Anglian Railway Museum
Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex CO6 2DS - Map Directions
14 August 2024 , 10:00 AM until 05:00 PM
2024-08-14 2024-08-14
Unlimited rides on a train hauled by one of our vintage Diesel Locomotives, DMU or Diesel Railbus.
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Clacton Airshow 2024

Clacton Airshow
West Greensward, Clacton on Sea, Essex CO15 1XB - Map Directions
22 August 2024 - 23 August 2024
2024-08-22 2024-08-23
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Clacton seafront plays host to dynamic aerial displays, land based entertainment & attractions. The official show site opening time each day is 11am and closes 10pm Thursday and 5pm Friday.
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Classic Motor Show & Family Fun Day

Barleylands
Barleylands Farm Park, Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex CM11 2UD - Map Directions
8 September 2024 , 10:00 AM until 05:00 PM
2024-09-08 2024-09-08
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The show will feature hundreds of classic and custom vehicles, great live music, dancing displays, vintage market, trade stands, autojumble, plus a licenced bar and street food from our trusted vendors.
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Autumn Diesel Gala at Epping Ongar Railway

Epping Ongar Railway
Ongar Station, Station Approach, Ongar, Essex CM5 9BN - Map Directions
20 September 2024 - 22 September 2024
2024-09-20 2024-09-22
The diesel fleet come to the fore for three Autumn days of fantastic action over our challenging gradients!
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Epping Ongar Railway Evening Real Ale Trains

Epping Ongar Railway
Ongar Station, Station Approach, Ongar, Essex CM5 9BN - Map Directions
21 September 2024
2024-09-21 2024-09-21
Join our evening services and enjoy a journey through the Essex countryside with Real Ale available from our on board bar!
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Oktoberfest

Clacton Pier
1 North Sea, Clacton Pier, Clacton on Sea, Essex CO15 1QX - Map Directions
21 September 2024 - 6 October 2024
2024-09-21 2024-10-06
Experience the vibrant spirit of Oktoberfest at Clacton Pier! Join us for an unforgettable celebration filled with traditional German music, mouthwatering Bavarian cuisine, and of course, ice-cold brews.
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Health & Wellbeing Day

Danbury Leisure Centre
Main Road, Danbury, Essex CM3 4NQ - Map Directions
21 September 2024 , 01:00 PM until 04:00 PM
2024-09-21 2024-09-21
Categories: 
Health & Wellbeing at the heart of the community.
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The Quirky Wedding Fayre at The Canary Shed

The Quirky Wedding Fayre
Creeksea Place Farm, Burnham on Crouch, Essex CM0 8PJ - Map Directions
6 October 2024 , 11:00 AM until 03:00 PM
2024-10-06 2024-10-06
The Quirky Wedding Fayre brings together the most unique wedding suppliers in a truly quirky venue to help make your wedding one of a kind!
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Small Trains Day

East Anglian Railway Museum
Chappel and Wakes Colne Station, Station Road, Wakes Colne, Essex CO6 2DS - Map Directions
6 October 2024 , 10:00 AM until 05:00 PM
2024-10-06 2024-10-06
Our Popular Annual Small Trains Day & Model Railway Show.
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Autumn Craft Market & Halloween Spooky Trail

Danbury Leisure Centre
Main Road, Danbury, Essex CM3 4NQ - Map Directions
26 October 2024 , 01:00 PM until 06:00 PM
2024-10-26 2024-10-26
Categories: 
Danbury Craft & Food Fair with a Spooky Halloween Woodland Trial.
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Diesel Day

East Anglian Railway Museum
Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex CO6 2DS - Map Directions
30 October 2024 , 10:00 AM until 05:00 PM
2024-10-30 2024-10-30
Unlimited rides on a train hauled by one of our vintage Diesel Locomotives, DMU or Diesel Railbus.
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Diesel Day

East Anglian Railway Museum
Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex CO6 2DS - Map Directions
2 November 2024 , 10:00 AM until 05:00 PM
2024-11-02 2024-11-02
Unlimited rides on a train hauled by one of our vintage Diesel Locomotives, DMU or Diesel Railbus.
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Langham Handmade Christmas Fair

Langham Handmade Fair
Langham Community Centre, School Road, Langham, Colchester, Essex CO4 5PA - Map Directions
16 November 2024 , 10:00 AM until 03:30 PM
2024-11-16 2024-11-16
Mark your calendars for the 6th annual Langham Christmas Handmade Fair, featuring an array of makers, artists and curators which takes place on Saturday 16th November 2024.
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Santa Specials at Epping Ongar Railway

Epping Ongar Railway
North Weald Station, Station Road, North Weald Bassett, Epping, Essex CM16 6BT - Map Directions
23 November 2024 - 24 December 2024
2024-11-23 2024-12-24
Bring the family to see Santa on his special train with the fantastically festive Epping Ongar Railway Santa Specials!
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