Events we attend
These are examples of some of the many events we attend.
Hadleigh Show - May
Every year Hadleigh Farmers Agricultural Association plan and prepare for the pinnacle event of the year - The Hadleigh Show.
The show is held on the 3rd Saturday in May every year and attracts between 10,000-12,000 visitors.
The 178th Hadleigh Show will, once again, be a great family day out at Holbecks Park.
There will be more than 150 classes of cattle, sheep, goats and horses on show; over 120 trade stands exhibiting; the Art Exhibition and Sale; Rural Crafts and the popular Flower Tent and the Education Area. The Food Hall will showcase the very best of our local food and drink producers and is always very popular.
Scotland in Colchester - June
The first Scotland in Colchester event was organised in 1994 by Lieutenant Colonel Willie Allan on behalf of the London and South East Branch of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association.
Colchester Borough council have supported and promoted Scotland in Colchester as one of the highlights of their outdoor musical season in Lower Castle Park, a setting that is admirably suited to this family day out. An authentic Scottish atmosphere is created through the additional presence of a Highland dancing contest and displays of Scottish country dancing.
Essex Castle Cycle Ride - July
A great day's cycling starting in Colchester, the ride offers three beautiful circular routes of 25, 50 or 75 miles, taking you along the quiet country lanes and through the picturesque villages of North Essex. New for 2017 and with chip timing! There is an additional challenging and rewarding 100 mile circuit extending out west from the other circular routes on the Essex Castle ride.
Snape Maltings Vintage markets - April, May, July, Sept, Oct
Old world antiques and collectables in the beutiful setting oof Snape Maltings. Browse and reminisce or take a walk along the coast. The event, run by Deben Events, specialises in unusual, high-quality, one-off pieces. Expect to find vintage clothes, antique furniture, twentieth century designs and lip-smacking local food and drink in this stunning Suffolk location.
Woodbridge Regatta & Riverside Fair - July
Come and join in the fun of the day and have a great time ~ loads to do for children and adults alike. Enjoy the wonderful atmosphere on our beautiful river and cheer on the youngs lads and lasses who will be building and competing with their rafts!
- Woodbridge Tide Mill Living Museum - Free entrance
- Deben Rowing Club- Have a go but don’t get wet on their rowing machines!
- Free Car Parking - Suffolk Coastal District Council car park at Melton Hill, Woodbridge, IP12 1AU
Suffolk Coast Ride - July
A beautiful Summer day's cycling around the heathland, fields and coast of the Suffolk countryside. Starting and finishing at the elegant Elizabethan mansion of Glemham Hall next to A12, there’s a choice of two scenic routes of 35 & 65 miles. All routes head north through pretty countryside and villages before dividing - the short route then swings east towards Dunwich on the coast, while the longer one continues north to reach Covehithe with its curious ‘Russian Doll’ churches. Following the coast south, the long route rejoins the short route near Dunwich, crossing open heathland back to finish back at Glemham Hall where you will find massage, refreshments, live music and a bar.
Art on the Prom - September
The fourteenth annual Art on the Prom will take place on on the sea front from the pier to the Spa Gardens. Art on the Prom is a free contemporary art fair where professional and hobby artists display and sell original artwork. The beautiful setting adds an extra dimension. In 2016 over 100 artists were featured, covering a wide range of media including painting, ceramics, photography, glass, jewellery and textiles. Photographs of artists’ works will appear on the Studio page of this website. Art on the Prom attracts over 20,000 people. As well as the opportunity to browse or buy original artworks the free art activity tents, which run throughout the day, provide young and old with the chance to have a go at creating their own piece in one of the many media available.
Art on the Prom works with local schools and at the event a display of local children’s artwork is featured . A variety of bands and entertainers perform throughout the day to add to the enjoyment of the occasion. Why not put the date in your diary now!
European Woodwork Show, Cressing Temple - September
This is the best woodworking show of its kind in the world as judged by many well journeyed demonstrators and woodworking aficionados from around the globe. It is demonstration led with an eclectic mix of workers in wood from furniture makers to basket makers, chair makers to fabulous wood turners, carvers, bodgers, pryrographers, knife makers, marionette makers, Japanese joinery & toy makers to toolmakers.Expect to see an eclectic mix of demonstrations & trade stalls with hand tools, small workshop machinery, sharpening supplies, finishes, tools, timber and much more incluing horse logging and story telling.