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Sep
5
Sat
The Colchester Medieval Festival & Oyster Fayre Market 2020 @ Castle Park
Sep 5 @ 10:30 am – Sep 6 @ 5:00 pm
The Colchester Medieval Festival & Oyster Fayre Market 2020 @ Castle Park | England | United Kingdom

“A tour de force in medievalism that’s the biggest of its type in Europe” – The Sunday Times

This Sunday Times comment sums up the wonderful Fayre and Market. Medieval stalls selling all sorts of wonderful historic crafts, entertainers from the period. Children enthralled by the story tellers. Music wafting from every corner.

Mummers, mimers, rymers, beggars, peddlars. Just soak up the atmosphere of the market. Revel in the joys of the fayre. Modern craft area. Wonderful food court with medieval and modern delicacies. Picnic areas. ‘The Pikestaff Inn’ selling real ale, mead, wines and chilled lagers.

Timings

Opens 10:30am, closes 5pm.

Tickets

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Summary
Event
The Colchester Medieval Festival & Oyster Fayre Market
Location
Castle Park, High Street,Colchester,Essex-CO1 1UG
Starting on
2S June 2018
Ending on
3S June 2018
Description
Medieval Festival & Oyster Fayre
Sep
12
Sat
Extreme Robots @ Colchester Charter Hall
Sep 12 – Sep 13 all-day
Extreme Robots @ Colchester Charter Hall | England | United Kingdom

From the team that brought you the 2013 – 2016 smash hit sell out Robot Wars Live Tour, comes the next step in robot fighting entertainment. It’s time to take it to the EXTREME.

The stars of Robot Wars leave the safety of the TV studio, to battle in the Extreme Robots Arena. Who will rise and who will fall? Featuring a selection of your favourite Robot Wars stars new and old such as the likes of Behemoth, Stinger, S.M.I.D.S.Y, Steel Avenger and Bulldog Breed who all took part in the main and Robot Wars Extreme series just to name a few. There’s also a whole new generation of robots and teams, but can they take on the masters?

Lots of amazing new features exclusive to Extreme Robots, and we don’t just mean the battle robots.
The fighting robots for the 2020 tour promise to me more powerful, faster, giving us more destruction, and a lot more entertaining shows. The robots will battle it out in front of sell-out crowds yet again, so book your tickets quick.

Timings

Sat 12 September
Show 1
Doors 11/11.30am
Show 12pm

Show 2
Doors 3/3.30pm
Show 4pm

Sun 13 September
Doors 11/11.30am
Show 12pm

Parking

Please note: The car park at Charter Hall is a Pay & Display car park. Customers attending events at Charter Hall will need to purchase tickets on the day from the Pay & Display machines or through MiPermit mobile app.

*Please be aware parking is not guaranteed*

Tickets

Adults £19

Child (15 and under) £17

*All tickets will incur a £2.50 booking fee*

For accessible seating please call our box office directly to book: 01206 573948

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Sep
20
Sun
The Market For Mums @ Charter Hall
Sep 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Market For Mums @ Charter Hall | England | United Kingdom

⭐️The Market for Mums is coming to Colchester!⭐️

After a successful 18 months of top quality Nearly New Sale events in Ipswich we are expanding to Colchester!

Search through thousands of excellent quality items of children’s clothing being sold by other mums! Over 60 stalls of parents selling their childrens gently loved items!

🌸Sleepsuits🌸Vests🌸Leggings🌸Jeans🌸Tshirts🌸Dresses🌸Tops🌸Jumpers🌸Shorts🌸Hoodies🌸Coats🌸Sandles🌸Tights🌸Shirts🌸Swimwear🌸Shoes🌸Highchairs🌸Cribs🌸Maternity🌸Buggies🌸Bikes🌸Car Seats🌸

Come along and have a fun morning out! Have a cup of tea and a slice of cake or a light lunch and save a ton of money whilst doing it!

There will also be 20 businesses there showcasing their products!!!

🌸Make sure you’re there bright and early to get your goody bags! and come and be a Savvy Shopper🌸

Goody bags for first 100 customers! So don’t be late 😁

Timings

  • 11am – 1pm

Parking

Please note: The car park at Charter Hall is a Pay & Display car park. Customers attending events at Charter Hall will need to purchase tickets on the day from the Pay & Display machines or through MiPermit mobile app.

*Please be aware parking is not guaranteed*

Tickets

£2 entry on the door, children free.

Go to www.themarketformums.co.uk for more information

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Sep
26
Sat
Colchester Food & Drink Festival 2020 @ Castle Park
Sep 26 @ 10:30 am – Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm
Colchester Food & Drink Festival 2020 @ Castle Park | England | United Kingdom

Now in its 16th successful year set in Colchester’s beautiful Castle Park. There will be lots of old favourites and this year we have some new and exciting stalls and products to tempt you.

Featuring over 100 different stalls with local and international food and drink. There will be so much to see and try. Why not make a picnic or pick up lots of food and drink to take home.

The Pikestaff Inn real ale bar will also feature lots of different ciders and good cold lager.

In 2020 you can enjoy champagne, Prosecco and cocktails at our new bar and you can learn how to make the perfect cocktail at our Cocktail Creative Classes. Our Celebrity Chef Kitchen will be performing all day and of course is FREE.

Relax in the wonderful atmosphere of this much loved festival. You can have a picnic, listen to the music. Stroll around the stalls trying some of the artisan produced local goodies. Inside the Festival with FREE entry is the Colchester Rose Show. Over 100 years old, the show has some lovely exhibits. 

Timings

  • 10.30am – 5pm

Tickets

  • £4 per adult each day. Under 14s go free. Tickets also available at the gate.

GET TICKETS HERE

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Summary
Event
Colchester Food & Drink Festival
Location
Castle Park, High Street,Colchester,Essex-CO1 1UG
Starting on
23S June 2018
Ending on
24S June 2018
Description
Food & Drink Festival
Nov
29
Sun
Christmas Shopping Fair @ Charter Hall
Nov 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Christmas Shopping Fair @ Charter Hall | England | United Kingdom

100 unique stalls from clothing to jewellery to handbags to footwear, from wellness stalls to crystals, to mediumship to beauty, from chocolate treats to candy, from handmade wooden items to pottery, to handmade glass to books, from singing to dancing. Refreshments and food for your peckish tummies!

Timings

  • 11am – 4pm 

Parking

Stallholders can get a £1 parking permit from the organiser or front of house staff on the day and customers can get a reduced all day ticket for just £2 in the same way!

*Please be aware parking is not guaranteed*

Tickets

FREE

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Dec
6
Sun
Christmas Market @ Colchester Town Hall
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Christmas Market @ Colchester Town Hall

Come join us at The Colchester Town Hall Christmas Market.
Stalls will include cards, festive refreshments, jewellery, beauty, ornaments, personalised gifts and MORE.

With everything being sourced and made locally, we can guarantee you will find the perfect gift for all your loved ones.

If you are interested in having a stall at this event, please email us on info@colchester-events.co.uk.
You can also contact our Events Team on 01206 506905

Timings

10am – 5pm

Tickets

Sign up HERE for your free tickets!

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Jan
9
Sat
Imagine @ Charter Hall
Jan 9 @ 2:30 pm
Imagine @ Charter Hall

Due to Covid-19 and following the Government guidelines, this event was due in 2020, will now be taking place in 2021.

Many Thanks for your patience and we look forward to seeing you in 2021

The Colchester School of Dance present a song and dance spectacular through the magical world of fairy tales and fantasy.

Timings

Doors 2pm for 2.30pm maintee show due to finish approx. 5pm

Doors 6.30pm for 7pm evening show due to finish approx. 9.30pm

Parking

Don’t forget to purchase your £2 parking ticket in advance to save time on the day. When you purchase event tickets, you will be able to purchase a parking ticket at the same time.

If you didn’t purchase a parking ticket, don’t worry as you can still buy one on the day from the Pay & Display machines or through MiPermit mobile app.

*Please be aware parking is not guaranteed*

Tickets

  • Adults £17 plus £2 booking fee 
  • Under 10 years £14

  • Under 3’s FREE if seated on lap – if seat required, £14 ticket will need to be purchased.

  • No concessions for OAPS 

  • For accessible seating please call our box office directly to book: 01206 573948

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Apr
25
Sun
Milkshake! Live Milkshake Monkey’s Musical – NEW DATE! @ Charter Hall
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am
Milkshake! Live Milkshake Monkey’s Musical - NEW DATE! @ Charter Hall | England | United Kingdom

Due to Covid-19 and following the Government guidelines, this event was due in 2020, will now be taking place in 2021.

Many Thanks for your patience and we look forward to seeing you in 2021

 

 

 

 

Milkshake Monkey can’t wait to put on a spectacular new musical for you all! But when stage fright hits, his favourite Milkshake friends come to help, creating the most dazzling show you have ever seen!

Be part of this fantastic production as you learn the amazing songs and dances with your favourite Milkshake friends, and watch as the music, the lights, the costumes and stage come together. With great Milkshake friends, anything is possible.

Timings

  • Doors 11am / show start 12pm

  • Show finish approx. 1:30pm

  • Meet and greet 30 mins

Parking

Don’t forget to purchase your £2 parking ticket in advance to save time on the day. When you purchase event tickets, you will be able to purchase a parking ticket at the same time.

If you didn’t purchase a parking ticket, don’t worry as you can still buy one on the day from the Pay & Display machines or through MiPermit mobile app.

*Please be aware parking is not guaranteed*

Tickets

  • Adults £17

  • Children:
    Age 1-16 £15.50
    Age 6-12 months £11

  • Babes in Arms policy: 0-6 months free of charge; 6-12 months £11 tickets; over 12 months at the child rate ticket

*All tickets will incur a £2.50 booking fee*

For accessible seating and concession’s info please call our box office directly to book: 01206 573948

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Aug
20
Fri
Smoke & Fire Festival 2021 @ Lower Castle Park
Aug 20 – Aug 22 all-day
Smoke & Fire Festival 2021 @ Lower Castle Park | England | United Kingdom

Smoke & Fire Festival is back with a bang in our new home for a new decade. Expect more live-fire alchemy, more demo stages, more music, more kids activities and LOADS more BBQ and drink than ever before!

A celebration of cooking using smoke and fire. Expect to salivate at the aromas of succulent briskets, smoked ribs being cooked low and slow or how about some pulled pork or seafood tacos. Hand made Texas Links and the juiciest burgers, try some delicious BBQ Vegetarian and Vegan dishes that take BBQ to a whole new level and all paired off with some amazing pickles and slaws.

Our award-winning festival has become in just three years one of the largest BBQ festival in the UK, a great family weekend and charity event in support of the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance. A celebration of the art of cooking over fire & smoke.

Attracting over 18,500 visitors in 2019, visitors get to taste, smell, discover and learn about all kinds of BBQ’s, BBQ’ing techniques, grilling, smoking, slow roasting. Asador meat cuts and delicacies from around the globe. This annual alternative food festival features some of the best LIVE fire Cooks and greatest BBQ food vendors all handpicked from across the UK and Europe, all washed down with a choice craft beer or cider from our very own East Anglican breweries.

If you only visit one food festival this year make sure it’s this one and we guarantee that your whole BBQ cooking game will be smashed out of the park, to a whole new level!

Timings

  • Friday 14 August 2020
    6.30pm – 10.30pm

 

  • Saturday 15 August 2020
    10.30am – 8:30pm

 

  • Sunday 16 August 2020
    10.30am – 6.30pm

Tickets

Please visit HERE for more details.

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