Events in autumn

Events in autumn

Keep yourself entertained this autumn with England’s many festivals and events, from munching your way through various food stalls at a food festival to spook-tastic nights out this Halloween. Enjoy a spooky stroll round enchanted routes and illuminated paths at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens in Dorset this Halloween; celebrate the musical genius of Mozart with concerts and recitals performed by world class musicians at the 25th Bath Mozartfest, tickle your taste buds with seasonal produce at the Broadstairs Food Festival and head to Birmingham for a weekend of free live music, dance, food and fashion at the Birmingham Weekender.

Events in autumn

Keep yourself entertained this autumn with England’s many festivals and events, from munching your way through various food stalls at a food festival to spook-tastic nights out this Halloween. Enjoy a spooky stroll round enchanted routes and illuminated paths at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens in Dorset this Halloween; celebrate the musical genius of Mozart with concerts and recitals performed by world class musicians at the 25th Bath Mozartfest, tickle your taste buds with seasonal produce at the Broadstairs Food Festival and head to Birmingham for a weekend of free live music, dance, food and fashion at the Birmingham Weekender.

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November events: Join the highbrow chit-chat at Chester Literature Festival

November events: Join the highbrow chit-chat at Chester Literature Festival

There’s no shortage of wordy stimulation and novel debate for book worms at the Chester Literature Festival.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

 
October events: Relive your childhood at the Loogabarooga Festival

October events: Relive your childhood at the Loogabarooga Festival

This exciting annual event features ‘incredible illustrations and brilliant books’ from a variety of children's authors and illustrators.

Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire

 
November events: See Longleat in a different light

November events: See Longleat in a different light

Experience the magical Festival of Light with hundreds of illuminated displays after dark before staying in a luxury Longleat spa hotel.

Location: Warminster, Wiltshire

 
November events: Get into the festive spirit at Hertford Christmas Gala

November events: Get into the festive spirit at Hertford Christmas Gala

Start off the festive season at Hertford's annual Christmas Gala.

Location: Hertford, Hertfordshire

 
November events: Get stuck into a flick at the Cornwall Film Festival

November events: Get stuck into a flick at the Cornwall Film Festival

Get involved in a unique celebration of local and international films at the Cornwall Film Festival.

Location: Newquay, Cornwall

 
Pay homage to the written word in South Shields

Pay homage to the written word in South Shields

Step inside The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, a state-of-the-art venue in South Shields.

Location: South Shields, South Tyneside

 
October events: Be part of the story at Bristol Festival of Literature

October events: Be part of the story at Bristol Festival of Literature

Summon your inner book worm and find wordy stimulation at venues across Bristol.

Location: Bristol

 
Discover the history of Hertford Castle

Discover the history of Hertford Castle

As part of National Heritage Weekend, Hertford Castle will open its doors to the public free of charge.

Location: Hertford, Hertfordshire

 
October events: Enjoy local produce at Broadstairs Food Festival

October events: Enjoy local produce at Broadstairs Food Festival

Fresh, local, award-winning produce, live demonstrations and more in October. Simply delicious.

Location: Broadstairs, Kent

 
Get your gourd at Slindon Pumpkin Festival

Get your gourd at Slindon Pumpkin Festival

Take park in this celebration of gourds and squashes, including an unusual form of pumpkin art, within a National Trust village in West Sussex.

Location: Slindon, nr Arundel, West Sussex

 
October events: Get lost in words at the Isle of Wight Literary Festival

October events: Get lost in words at the Isle of Wight Literary Festival

Visit the Isle of Wight between 10-13 October for the Isle of Wight Literary Festival, and you can help honour the great literature that was inspired by the island.

Location: Cowes, Isle of Wight

 
November events: Eyes on the sky for Light Up Lancaster

November events: Eyes on the sky for Light Up Lancaster

See the skies over Lancaster light up this autumn at the North’s biggest firework display.

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire

 
See Lynn Lumiere light up King's Lynn's historic buildings

See Lynn Lumiere light up King's Lynn's historic buildings

Rich in history and fascinating by day, Lynn Lumiere lights up some of King's Lynn's stunning building with an amazing animated light display every evening from dusk.

Location: King's Lynn, Norfolk

 
October events: Grab your sturdiest shoes for Walk Scilly Long Weekend

October events: Grab your sturdiest shoes for Walk Scilly Long Weekend

Take a weekend country break with a difference and choose from a variety of themed, guided walks across the Isles of Scilly.

Location: Isles of Scilly

 
September events: Go to the World Black Pudding Throwing Championships

September events: Go to the World Black Pudding Throwing Championships

This annual competition between Lancashire and Yorkshire, which dates back to the 1980's, sees black puddings hurled at a pile of Yorkshire puddings on a 20-foot-high plinth.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

 
September events: Enjoy good food at Ludlow Food Festival

September events: Enjoy good food at Ludlow Food Festival

Take one historic town, an enviable food culture, passionate local chefs and food producers and you get the perfect recipe for Ludlow Food Festival.

Location: Ludlow, Shropshire

 
October events: Sample local delights at the East Midlands Food Festival

October events: Sample local delights at the East Midlands Food Festival

The East Midlands Food Festival in Melton Mowbray is one of the largest regional food festivals in the country. Running for over 15 years, lots of loyal and new visitors can enjoy edible delights from some of the country’s finest producers, many from the East Midlands.

Location: Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

 
October events: Scare yourself silly at Longleat this Halloween

October events: Scare yourself silly at Longleat this Halloween

Longleat’s infamous Halloween Ghost Tours are back and they're bigger and eerier than ever.

Location: Longleat, Wiltshire

 
October events: Taste the best of the Peak District this autumn

October events: Taste the best of the Peak District this autumn

Eat, drink and be merry as you make your way around the stalls at the Great Peak District Fair and Buxton Beer Festival.

Location: Buxton, Derbyshire

 
November events: Get inspired at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

November events: Get inspired at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

Listen along to amazing performances at the UK’s largest international festival of new and experimental music.

Location: Huddersfield , West Yorkshire

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