Event category: Community Event

Apple Day – Juicing apples

Poster advertising River Stour Festival Apple Day.

River Stour Festival Apple Day

Come along and have fun making apple juice. You can bring your own apples to squeeze and there will apples from a local orchard available @ £1 per kg.

Suitable for all ages, children must be supervised. Bring your own bottles!

Part of 30 Days 30 Miles, sourcing food and drink locally in the Stour Valley, September 2021

Flatford Nature Day

Seasonal, nature based activities such as pond dipping, spoon carving, minibeast hunting, arts & crafts, and river trips.

£3 per child

South Stour Churches Festival

Craftsman’s Art & Music’s Measure is the theme for the South Stour Churches Festival, a major festival of arts, crafts, music, talks and literature to be held throughout the month of October across the 15 beautiful churches of the South Stour. 40+ events over 33 days in 15 churches.  The festival celebrates the range of local talent in the creative arts in our 15 communities. Join us for a month of creativity in the arts, whilst also delighting in the architectural splendour of 15 historic churches and the surrounding countryside. More information on the South Stour Churches Festival website.

Full programme can be downloaded here


Henny Fete & Stour Duck Race

All the fun of a traditional country fete organized by the local community in a beautiful riverside setting beside the Henny Swan pub. Traditional games such as the Coconut Shy, Bowling for the Pig, vie with newer ones. Games for young children in a safe fenced of setting and as a climax the River Stour Duck Race. Over 400 ducks swam down the River last year to a nail-biting finish. All the usual stalls. River boat trips. And finish with a relaxing drink along the Essex/Suffolk border.

Taste of Sudbury Food & Drink Festival

The Taste of Sudbury, a fantastic annual event, held in the centre of this Suffolk market town is all about celebrating, promoting and showcasing the very best producers, restaurants, chefs and food industries that we are so lucky to have in this part of Suffolk.b This year over sixty stalls will be filling Market Hill and St Peter’s Church with a wonderful selection of top quality food and drink. On the main stage we will be welcoming a range of Suffolk’s very best chefs and bakers, inside St Peter’s Church you can watch cooking demos going on throughout the day and this year we are really excited to have a second Fringe Tent on site where you will be able to meet some fantastic producers talking about a whole range of topics including beekeeping, chocolate sculpture and cutting down on waste. There will also be a number of totally free events in the area, before the main event as part of Taste of Sudbury Fringe https://tasteofsudbury.co.uk/fringe-tent/.  More info here https://tasteofsudbury.co.uk/

Harwich Festival

A festival that includes visual arts, music, dance, written & spoken word.