Find out more about the events happening in Suffolk this September

Heritage Open Days - 6 to 9 & 13 to 16 September

Some of Suffolk’s top architectural treasures will be open up to the public for free over weekends in September, this is a great chance to explore the county’s treasures.

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Mid Suffolk Light Railway Country Railway Gala - 8 & 9 September

Trains on operating days will be steam hauled unless stated otherwise. Our museum, shop, refreshment room, model railway and our real ale bar, the Kitchener Arms will all be open on train operating days.

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Grand Henham Steam Rally - 15 - 16 September

The Grand Henham Steam rally at Henham Park on 15th -16th September boasts professionally trained displays, including The Stampede Stunt Company presenting the ‘Tournament of Champions’.  The show including joustings with falls and rearing horses, Roman riding, Mongolian trick riding, horseback archery and the Black Night.  There will also be other displays including working dogs.  There is also the opportunity to view the show from the sky onboard helicopters.  There is also a bandstand, food and drink stalls and lots of steam engines.

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High Tide Festival - 11 - 16 September

You can expect our theatre to be thought-provoking, human, brave, engaging, and representative of people who are underserved on the British Stage. Our work takes place in the here and now.

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Newmarket Food and Drink Festival - 15 & 16 September

The Newmarket Food & Drink Festival 2018 will once again be held on Palace Street, adjacent to the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art at Palace House. Palace Garden will be developed this year into a larger area with a dedicated music area and a covered seating area for visitors to relax and enjoy.

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Woodbridge Shuck Shellfish Festival - 22 & 23 September

The main arena is at Whisstocks Quayside where freshly cooked seafood meals will be available, along with a variety of stalls, music and children’s entertainment.  Throughout the town, participating restaurants and pubs will also be serving dishes using locally caught and grown fish and shellfish, including River Deben oysters and mussels.

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Kentwell Hall, Michaelmas weekend with the Tudors - 22 & 23 September

This was a most important time for folk in Tudor times because it was usually the time to celebrate a harvest which (they hoped) was both good and had been brought safely in. This was vital as without a good harvest safely gathered some might starve by early the following spring.

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Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival - 29 - 30 September

The Festival takes place in the beautiful setting of Snape Maltings. Next to the River Alde and close to the Suffolk coast, where reed-covered marshlands stretch into the distance towards Aldeburgh.  With over 90 food and drink producers from Suffolk, many from just a few miles away, all gathered to sell their produce including raw milk, organic vegetables, sourdough bread, award winning beer and spirits from sponsors Adnams, cyder from Aspall and delicious streetfood. Not only is there an amazing array of local produce but the festival also has 2 cookery demonstration stages hosting visiting and local chefs.

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