The summer may be drawing to a close, but there’s still plenty of exciting events happening in the county in September. Here at See Suffolk we’re looking forward to those crisp autumn mornings, dog walks with hot chocolates at the end and pumpkin season! What’s your favourite thing about Suffolk in Autumn? Feel free to drop us a message on social media, we love to chat!
Find out what’s on in Suffolk in September 2019:
1st Sept – Bury St Edmunds Blues, Rhythm and Rock festival at the Apex
Head to The Apex in Bury St Edmunds to hear some amazing music from blues to rock. Nine Below Zero (one of the best blues bands around) are headlining this festival for their 40th Anniversary tour. There is a great line up of talented artists including Mojo Preachers, Stevie Nimmo Trio, Connor Selby Band, Zal Cleminson’s sin dog’s, Southbound and Lee Ainley’s blues storm. There will be a wide range of refreshments on offer too.
1st Sept – Art on the Prom- Felixstowe
With the sea breeze and the sun keeping you company, enjoy looking at this contemporary art fair which is held along the beautiful Felixstowe seafront from the pier to the spa pavilion theatre. There will be over 100 artists from around East Anglia showcasing their work as well as selling it. This includes a variety of media from ceramics to textiles, photography to paintings. Free Admission as well as free art activity tents for both adults and children.
7th Sept – Coddenham Village summer fete
Everyone loves a village summer fete. You have the traditional summer fete games like the coconut shy, splat the rat etc. There’s face painting, raffles, tombola, refreshments and live music. It’s the perfect family activity. There is even a dog show so your fluffy companions can join in!
10-15th Sept – High Tide Festival, Aldeburgh
High Tide Festival returns to Aldeburgh for a schedule of theatre by a flock of fresh talented writers, directors and producers. RUST is one of the productions that will be shown this year after a highly-anticipated premiere in London. The play looks at societal pressures and how they can trap us. Another of the productions, LIT by Sophie Ellerby, explores turbulent teenage years and looking for love in the wrong places. Discover the full line up by clicking here.
15th Sept – Autumn Plant Fair and Artisan Market at Helmingham hall
Helmingham Hall hosts the Plant Heritage Plant Fair & Artisan Market, bigger than last year! Plant Heritage is a charity that is dedicated to the conservation of rare garden plants. There is so much see at this event including a garden zone; a vast range of nurseries with popular and unusual plants for sale, not to mention a great selection of garden accessories and furniture available. There will be a conservation zone where several charities will be giving out advice about looking after your plants. At the Artisan Market, there is a wide range of sellers offering artisan foods, handmade soaps to vintage French collectables.
20- 22th Sept – Retro Dub Suffolk VW Festival 2019 at Trinity Park
Take a step back in time and do some old school camping with live music at the Retro Dub VW Festival. In its sixth year, head to Trinity Park, Ipswich, and enjoy being surrounded by some beautiful Volkswagen’s. There will be a range of refreshments stalls and a selection of trader’s from car accessories to clothes.
21- 22nd Sept – Art Eat Festival
Art Eat is an eclectic celebration of creativity, street food and art which takes place over two days along the Ipswich Waterfront. This festival brings everyone together in an inclusive and bright celebration, there is something for everyone. Visitors can browse through artwork while eating some of the most amazing food and listen to live music. The festival is in partnership with local venues, business and charities. It’s a great way to learn more about the artistic side of Ipswich.
21 – 22nd September – Grand Henham Steam Rally
The Grand Henham Steam Rally is back for the 45th year. Come along to see the Steam engines, as well as the Xtreme Team Stunt display, shire horse and Suffolk punches, dog agility displays and a petting farm. This annual family event will showcase classic countryside activities and steam power in all its glory.
21st September –Fram Makers Market
Come along and shop local at the Fram Makers Market. If you’re looking for unique gifts or a little treat for yourself, have a browse! There will be prints, jewellery, candles, macramé, ceramics, embroidery and more. The event will run from 10am-3pm at the Framlingham Unitarian Meeting House
28th Sept– Jungle Terrarium at Urban Jungle Suffolk, Beccles
Want to try something new? Urban Jungle Suffolk is hosting this activity where you can create a gorgeous jungle in a beautiful cork-topped jar. Kim from the company Romeo and Succulent will be teaching you how to create your own mini jungle with a variety of plants, even add your own little jungle pool. A tea/coffee and a cake break are included within the price of the event.
28th September – All About Dogs Show Suffolk – Trinity Park
All About Dogs is organised by dog lovers for dog lovers. Whether you are an owner of a dog or not, this event is perfect for any lovers of dogs. There will be two days of displays. Expert advice, shopping and lots of activities to have a go at. Bring your dog along and maybe enter into one of the dogs shows for a chance to win a rosette. There are 11 categories to choose from including the Best Rescue dog to the dog with the Waggiest tail. There is a chance to do some shopping for your fluffy friends including bespoke leads and collars to training aids.
28-29th September – Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival
The festival is back for the 14th year to celebrate the local food and drink scene. Over 100 producers will be at the event showcasing and selling their produce, as well as top chefs demonstrating recipes and cookery techniques. Some of the chefs at this year’s festival include Georgina Hayden, Kwoklyn Wan, Chetna Makan and Kenny Tutt. There will also be the chance to take part in cookery masterclasses such as chocolate tasting with Pump Street Bakery, Greek cooking, Indian cookery and pescatarian recipes. The Adnams Drinks Experience will include beer and food matching, cocktail making, the history of gin and much more.
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