September Events in Essex

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BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair
Audley End House and Gardens, Off London Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4JF
Friday 30th August 2024 to Sunday 1st September 2024
“Highlights include inspiring Showcase Gardens, Beautiful Borders by local designers, and the Association of Professional Landscapers’ Skills Competition. BBC Gardeners’ World presenters Adam Frost, Joe Swift and, new to the Fair, Rachel de Thame, will be sharing seasonal gardening tips at the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Stage.”
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National Garden Scheme: 30 Queens Road, Rayleigh
30 Queens Road, Rayleigh SS6 8JX
Saturday 31st August 2024 and Sunday 1st September 2024, 11am – 5pm
A cottage garden with roses, shrubs and homegrown annual, plus colourful jungle border with exotic perennials but still with space for children to play.
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Music in the Park : 60s Duke Box
Priory Park, Southend
Sunday 1st September 2024, 3 to 4.30pm
Free event. Please note that the bandstand is not covered, so please dress for the weather. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for their comfort.
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Brightlingsea Classic Car Show and Family Fun Day
Lower Park Road, Brightlingsea
Sunday 1st September 2024, 10am to 5pm
A family day out with classic cars, stalls, funfair, various food stalls, beer tent, live band, bird of prey and dog fly ball displays.
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ERO Presents: A View from the Castle
Tuesday 3rd September 2024 – 10:40
Colchester Castle Museum curator and archaeologist, E.J. Rudsdale (1910-1951), kept a journal throughout his life, and this talk will reveal Rudsdale’s experiences of life in Essex during a period of dramatic change, from the inter-war years to the Second World War, as told through his journals.
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Music in the Park : Rayleigh Brass
Priory Park, Southend
Saturday 7th September 2024, 3 to 4.30pm
Free event. Please note that the bandstand is not covered, so please dress for the weather. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for their comfort.
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Invasion Colchester
Colchester city centre
Saturday 7th September 2024
““There will be characters from Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Doctor Who, Predators, Jurassic Park, Disney Princesses and more, as well as your favourite Comic Book and Movie Superheroes, plus Show Cars from TV and film!”
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Alderford Water Mill Open Day
Alderford Water Mill, Alderford Street, Sible Hedingham, CO9 3HZ
Sunday 8th September 2024, 2pm to 5pm
Restored, Grade II listed timber building, typical of rural water mills and one of the best preserved in Essex. The water wheel often runs on open days. Free entry.
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Music in the Park : Essex Police Band
Priory Park, Southend
Sunday 8th September 2024, 3 to 4.30pm
Free event. Please note that the bandstand is not covered, so please dress for the weather. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for their comfort.
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National Garden Scheme: Oak Farm, Wakes Colne
Oak Farm, Vernons Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester CO6 2AH
Sunday 8th September 2024, 2-5pm
Informal farmhouse garden of about an acre which makes the most of stunning views over the Colne Valley. Roses and secret garden, trees, shrubs , salvias and dahlias.
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Music in the Park : Salvation Army Band
Priory Park, Southend
Saturday 14th September 2024, 3 to 4.30pm
Free event. Please note that the bandstand is not covered, so please dress for the weather. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for their comfort.
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Battle of Britain Air Show
IWM Duxford CB22 4QR
Saturday 14th September 2024 and Sunday 15th September 2024
Step back into summer 1940 at the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show and see historic Duxford come to life. In the air, on the ground, and even in the clothes you wear! Presented by Imperial War Museums, discover the sights, sounds and noises of Spitfires, Hurricanes and more in flight plus music and dance from the era, living history and family-friendly activities.
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National Garden Scheme: Furzelea
Furzelea, Bicknacre Road, Danbury CM3 4JR
Sunday 15th September 2024, 11am to 5pm
A country garden of just under an acre designed, planted and maintained by the owner over the seasons to showcase colour, scent, texture and form.
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Music in the Park : Swan Saxophone Quartet
Priory Park, Southend
Sunday 15th September 2024, 3 to 4.30pm
Free event. Please note that the bandstand is not covered, so please dress for the weather. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for their comfort.
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Mountnessing Post Mill: Heritage Open Days
Mountnessing Post Mill, Roman Road, Mountnessing, Brentwood CM15 0UG
Sunday 15th September 2024, 2pm to 5pm
A fascinating insight into a fully restored mill. Dating from 1807, the mill has been fully restored and is now maintained by Essex County Council and Friends of Mountnessing Windmill.
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Stock Tower Mill: Heritage Open Days
Stock Tower Mill, Mill Lane, Stock, Ingatestone CM4 9NE
Sunday 15th September 2024, 2pm to 5pm
Stock Windmill is a Grade II-listed tower mill, built around 1804. Popular and complete with several floors of machinery, at open days mill guides explain how grain was converted into flour.
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Finchingfield Post Mill : Heritage Open Day
Finchingfield Post Mill, Duck End, Finchingfield, Braintree, CM7 4NA
Sunday 15th September 2024, 2pm to 5pm
Grade II-listed Finchingfield Post Mill is the oldest windmill in Essex, built around 1756. It overlooks the picturesque village of Finchingfield.
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Roman Roadsters Meet at EARM
East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel nr Colchester
Sunday 15th September 2024, 10am to 1pm
‘Roman Roadsters’, Colchester’s multi-award Winning Classic Vehicle Group meet in the large car park outside the EARM.
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Guided Tour Day
Copped Hall, Crown Hill, Epping, CM16 5HS
Sunday 15th September 2024
Guided tours last 2.5 to 3 hours and visit the Georgian mansion, the cellars and the garden. Tea, coffee and cakes half way through the tour!
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Hard Hat Tours
Copped Hall, Crown Hill, Epping, CM16 5HS
Sunday 15th September 2024
Two tours with only six spaces – visit the second and third floors of this Georgian mansion which are undergoing major renovation.
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Haven House Mud Run
Nuclear Races, 1 Priestley Way, Brentwood, CM15 0LA
Saturday 21st September 2-3pm
A fun, super muddy obstacle course with around 20 obstacles. You’ll climb in and out of the muddiest ditches, scrabble under cargo nets, crawl through tyre tunnels, over ramps, walls and monkey bars and run a route though the woods.
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Music in the Park : Southend Jazz Co-operative
Priory Park, Southend
Saturday 21st September 2024, 3 to 4.30pm
Free event. Please note that the bandstand is not covered, so please dress for the weather. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for their comfort.
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National Garden Scheme : Isabella’s Garden
42 Theobalds Road, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 2NE
Sunday 22nd September 2024, 12-4.30pm
An enchanting town garden that is full of colour through to autumn. Roses, clematis, agapanthus, herbaceous plants, alpines, containers and succulents fill every corner of the garden. Plus wildlife pond and water feature.
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Music in the Park : John Seeley Saxophone Group
Priory Park, Southend
Sunday 22nd September 2024, 3 to 4.30pm
Free event. Please note that the bandstand is not covered, so please dress for the weather. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for their comfort.
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Music in the Park : The Famous Potatoes
Priory Park, Southend
Saturday 28th September 2024, 3 to 4.30pm
Free event. Please note that the bandstand is not covered, so please dress for the weather. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for their comfort.
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Music in the Park : Chelmsford Salvation Army Band
Priory Park, Southend
Sunday 29th September 2024, 3 to 4.30pm
Free event. Please note that the bandstand is not covered, so please dress for the weather. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for their comfort.
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Barleylands Gourmet Food & Craft Village Market
Barleylands Farm Park, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Sunday 29th September 2024, 10am to 3pm
Expect local fresh produce, crafts and hot food amongst the artisan craft studios and boutiques.
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