Whats on? July, August, Sept 2024

Whats on? July, August, Sept 2024


What will you be doing this summer? Why not visit some of the events planned around Babergh and MidSuffolk?






July is a fantastic time to visit the Heart of Suffolk and Stowmarket in particular has so much going on!

3rd & 7th, Stowmarket Food and Drink Festival

4th – 7th, Festival of Brewing, Food Museum, Stowmarket

12th – 14th, Stowmarket Carnival (and the carnival trail run)

26th – 28th, Primadonna Festival, Food Museum, Stowmarket

You can also enjoy Bures Music Festival over the 10th – 14th and CapelFest on 13th July, Magic Weekend at Kentwell Hall, 27th and 28th. On the 28th Mid Suffolk Light Railway also hosts the Norfolk and Suffolk narrow gauge modellers.


If you are looking for summer holiday fun then Kentwell Hall in Long Melford has an impressive programme of events – from its War and Peace event to the Hands on History and Kentwell Through The Ages.

Why not head to the other side of Babergh for the Suffolk Horse Spectacular at Jimmys Farm? Or the Festival of Classic and Sports Cars at Helmingham Hall?

2 – 3rd Medieval Festival, Sudbury Arts Centre

2 – 4th, ‘Bringing the Boys Home’ War Event, Kentwell Hall

4th, Festival of Classic and Sports Cars, Helmingham Hall

9th – 11th, Pot Fest, Haughley Park

10 – 18th, Hands on History, Kentwell Hall

11th, Big Bus Day – Mid Suffolk Light Railway with Stonham Barns

24th – 26th , Kentwell through the ages, Kentwell Hall

25th and 26th August , Model Mania, Mid Suffolk Light Railway

31st – 1st Sept, Suffolk Horse Spectacular, Jimmy’s Farm


September is the month of Heritage Open Days (6th – 15th) and every September thousands of volunteers across England organise events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore. You can find out more about participating venues here >> https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/

Helmingham Hall are also hosting the popular Suffolk Dog Day on 8th and their Autumn Plant Fair and Artisan Maket on 17th – or why not visit the Tudor Michaelmas at Kentwell Hall.

1st, Walk With A Fork, Helmingham Hall (in aid of Ormiston)

8th, Suffolk Dog Day, Helmingham Hall (in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice)

17th, Tudor Michaelmas, Kentwell Hall