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Fairs, Festivals & Annual Events

Bury St Edmunds Whitsun Fayre - May Bank Holiday Sunday & Monday

The annual Our Bury St Edmunds Whitsun Fayre transforms Bury St Edmunds town centre into a sea of colour with plant and flower stalls, perfect for spring!

You'll find flower and plant stalls as well as craft stalls in Buttermarket and Cornhill, a selection of food and drink, charity stalls and a Flower, Food & Craft Market on Angel Hill. Free entry!

2022 Dates To Be Announced


Dragon Fest - June

For one weekend every year in June West Stow Anglo Saxon Village celebrates all things dragons at the annual Dragon Festival!

This popular family event has an array of Dragon themed performances and activities including walk about characters, puppet theatre, combat skill training, music and crafts to entertain the crowds. From nest building, dancing and storytelling for the younger visitors to learning how to protect your dragons, drum workshops, holistic treatments and stalls, there is something for all ages. The wearing of dragon and dinosaur costumes is positively encouraged!

2022 Dates To Be Announced


Hidden Gardens of Bury - July

Bury St Edmunds has many fine and historic buildings, but Hidden Gardens, organised by and in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care, gives people the chance to discover the secret patios, lawns, borders, vegetable gardens, greenhouses and other features behind their facades and high walls.

Be prepared to be surprised and inspired.

3 July 2022


Bury St Edmunds Food and Drink Festival - August Bank Holiday Sunday & Monday

Foodies love the FREE entry Our Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival takes place every August Bank Holiday Sunday & Monday with the same fabulous line up of chefs!

With an annual line-up of cooking demonstrations from top celebrity chefs, the chance to taste and purchase food and drink from over 100 stalls and a popular farmer’s market, this is a foodie’s heaven. There’s also lots to keep the children occupied!

2022 Dates To Be Announced


Ring Quest - October

Ring Quest, during the October school holiday, is a week when fans of Tolkien's Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit books and the spin-off movies can celebrate all things Middle Earth.

Tolkien was a Professor of Old English/Anglo-Saxon and Middle English language and literature, so it is particularly fitting that Ring Quest is held at West Stow Anglo Saxon Village, just ten minutes from Bury St Edmunds. There are also Real Middle Earth Tours!

Monday 29 October - Sunday 31 October 2021


Bury St Edmunds Sci-Fi Exhibition - Back in October 2022

Every October, the museum hosts the Bury St Edmunds Sci-Fi Exhibition, bringing a taste of Hollywood to the region!

See screen-used props, screen accurate replicas, original artwork and much more from the world of Sci-Fi and action including Star Wars, Doctor Who, Marvel, DC Comics and others! Plus plenty of photo opportunities including costumed characters and special guests from the world of Sci-Fi and comics!

2022 Dates To Be Announced


Panto at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds - November to January

The British pantomime is an experience to be hold. Oh no it isn't - oh yes it is!

Pantomime at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is a wonderful tradition and a highlight of the theatre's year. It often starts in November and runs until mid January and gets rave reviews by the well-respected theatre newspaper The Stage.

26 November - 16 January 2021


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