What’s on in Essex this weekend…

We’ve put some of our picks for the weekend in Essex below, but most of the focus this weekend is on Halloween, so make sure you visit our Halloween Events in Essex page, which is dedicated to spooky events and pumpkin carving! And there is our Fireworks in Essex page for the following weekend.

You could start the weekend by hot-footing it over to Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford on Friday and walk over hot embers to raise money for Farleigh Hospice at their Firewalk

It’s the regular Barleylands Farmers Market

Castle Park in Colchester is hosting a new event – Havens Hardcore is a 5k run with plenty of challenging assault course obstacles along the way.

The Colne Valley Railway Operating Day has heritage Diesel Railcar or Diesel hauled passenger trains.

Returning to Marks Tey for the 4th year running, the Mind Body Spirit Festival is a popular event raising funds for the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity.

We’ll be making our regular annual trip to the NSPCC Mammoth Book Fair at Holmwood House in Lexden – a truly enormous book fair.

You would be barking mad not to want to dress up your dog (and yourself!) for a Fancy Dress Dog Walk at Belhus Woods Country Park

The Coalhouse Fort has one of their monthly Open Days

If the weather’s nice, why not go for a bracing walk in a Country Park, or try somewhere a bit different on the Essex Coast?

If the weather’s a bit iffy, tie in a visit somewhere with a trip to the cinema – we have listings for some independent cinemas across Essex.

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