What’s on in Essex this weekend…

Well, August Bank Holiday was a bit wet!! Let’s hope that we see a bit more of the sun in September.

Listed below are just some of our recommendations for what’s on in Essex this weekend, but do check out our September Events in Essex page for a fuller listing of what’s happening.

Woodfest 2015 in Hatfield Forest promises to see the forest come alive with the sound of music, buzzing of chainsaws, chopping of wood and laughter.

Invasion Colchester sees superheroes and villains, zombies, Duke of Hazzard and Starsky and Hutch cars, a fancy dress competition and much more in Colchester town centre.

The English Wine Festival and Open Day at New Hall Vineyards in Purleigh promises a great family day out with lots to entertain the children including fire-eaters, jugglers, bouncy castle, trailer rides (and wine to be sampled and purchased!)

If you’re children aren’t over-enthused about being back at school, give them a taste of School Victorian Style at Braintree Museum

There’s an American Car Show at the Museum of Power, with classic American and custom cars, stalls, live music and family entertainment, and much more.

Cressing Temple Barns are hosting the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity Vintage Fayre with stalls including clothing, crafts, jewellery, homeware collectables, upcycled items, a pop-up tearoom, hair stylists, food and drink and lots more.

There’s a Kite Festival at Layer Marney Towers.

The Motorcycle Run and Harwich Family Festival starts in Laindon and ends in Harwich and is the biggest and longest running event in Essex Air Ambulance’s fundraising calendar and is now in its 16th year. Over 5,000 bikers take part every year and more than 2,000 visitors descend on Harwich.

The Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome Fly-In gives you the opportunity to see vintage aircraft up close at the only WWI airfield in the world that survives with the majority of its original buildings intact.

Those are our highlights, check out our September Events in Essex page for a fuller listing of what’s happening. And also check out our Historic Buildings, Museums, Country Parks, and Gardens listings.

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