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

There’s so much to see and do! We’ll have displays and attractions in the Len Murray Arena including the Dog & Duck Show and we also have live music, craft and trade stalls, food stalls and bar, Children’s Corner, the amazing Ken Fox Wall of Death, dog agility, vintage fairground, hundreds of vintage cars, motorcycles, tractors, working demonstrations and of course, steam power in all its glory.

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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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Pianofield in Motion, Abbey Hall, Eye - 21 September

Dynamic duo Frances Shelley and Matt Bickerton are incredible artists in Suffolk  and together as Pianofield perform their unique soundscape and piano set – as performed recently to outstanding reviews at Latitude.

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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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