Meet Characters from Bury St Edmunds’ Past at Tourism Fair!

Some famous faces from Bury St Edmunds’ past will be present at this year’s Bury St Edmunds and Beyond Tourism Fair on Thursday October 11.

Key figures from Bury St Edmunds’ history including Charles Dickens and King Edmund will be making an appearance to promote attractions in and around the area.

Local residents are being invited to drop by to rediscover the fantastic attractions on their doorstep, meet local accommodation providers who can help with a place to stay for your relatives and friends over Christmas and plan their next staycation!

The Tourism Fair takes place on Thursday 11 October at The Athenaeum from 5pm to 7pm where a host of attractions will be visiting including the National Trust’s Ickworth House, Park and Gardens, The Northgate, Bury St Edmunds Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal, and St Edmundsbury Cathedral.

Left to right: Stephen Moody (Bury St Edmunds Tour Guides), Aaron Weight (Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal), and Mike Dean (Bury St Edmunds Tour Guides). Costumes courtesy of the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.

It is free entry and there will also be goody bags for the first 100 people who attend and a chance to win some fantastic prizes in a prize draw and tourism fair trail.

The fair is also a great chance for tourism businesses and professional to network and find out more about joining Bury St Edmunds and Beyond, the official tourism brand for Bury St Edmunds and surrounding area.

Sue Warren, Brand and Marketing Manager for Bury St Edmunds and Beyond, said: “This is a great chance for people living in and around Bury St Edmunds to come along and find out about all the attractions right here on their doorstep. There will be goody bags, prizes and a trail plus a chance to meet some of the characters from Bury St Edmunds past!”

Larking Gowen is this year's event sponsor.

Chris Scargill, Tourism Partner Larking Gowen, said: “We are delighted to be this year’s sponsor of Bury St Edmunds and Beyond’s Bringing Tourism Together Trade Fair. Tourism is an area of great importance to the national economy, employing a considerable number of people and supporting local economies throughout the country.”

Aaron Weight from Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal gets into character as King Edmund!

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