August Events in Essex

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Dengie Emergency Services & Country Show
Patch Farm, Hall Road, Asheldham CM0 7JF
Saturday 3rd August 2024 and Sunday 4th August 2024
Classic and modern vehicles ranging from tractors, steam engines, trucks and construction vehicles, on display and in action.
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Brightlingsea Free Music Festival
Hurst Green, Brightlingsea
Saturday 3rd August 2024 and Sunday 4th August 2024
A two-day music festival which aims to provide a platform for new and established bands from across the mainstream spectrum of popular music.
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Essex Heavy Horse Show
Beechwood Equestrian Centre, Main Road, Rettendon Common, CM3 8DY
Sunday 4th August 2024, gates open 8.00am
Essex Shire Horse Association’s 36th Annual Show. Heavy Horses in hand, harness, turnout and ridden. Light horse driving classes and displays. Classic cars, children’s rides and entertainment.
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The 5 Parishes Country Show
Pete Tye Farm, Peldon Road, Abberton
Sunday 4th August 2024
“The show has been a beloved tradition for over 90 years, bringing together people of all ages to enjoy a day of fun and entertainment. From agricultural displays and livestock competitions to live music and delicious food, there is something for everyone at the 5 Parishes Show.”
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Sausage and Cider Festival Chelmsford
Central Park, Chelmsford
Saturday 10th August 2024
“We return with a brand new line up of incredible tribute acts, street food vendors and now up to 30 different ciders available on site!”
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Echoes of History Show
Whitehouse Farm, The Living Memorial, Rettendon, CM3 8DL
Saturday 10th August 2024 and Sunday 11th August 2024
“From Samurai warriors and Roman Centurions through history to contemporary warfare – with lots of re-enactors, equipment and vehicles, and music, food and beer!”
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Alderford Water Mill Open Day
Alderford Water Mill, Alderford Street, Sible Hedingham, CO9 3HZ
Sunday 11th August 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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Ardleigh Annual Flower & Produce Show
Ardleigh Village Hall, Station Road, Ardleigh, CO7 7RS
Saturday 17th August 2024 2pm to 4.15pm
Exhibits of Vegetables, Fruit, Flowers, Dahlias, Flower Arranging, Homemade Wine, Cookery, Handicraft, Photographs and Children’s Craft exhibits. Refreshments & raffle.
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Duxford Flying Evening
IWM Duxford CB22 4QR
Saturday 17th August 2024
Enjoy after-hours entry to IWM Duxford for this very special vintage aircraft flying display. Witness the aircraft that still call Duxford home take to the skies as the sun goes down and dusk turns to dark across this historic Second World War airfield.
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Guided Tour Day
Copped Hall, Crown Hill, Epping, CM16 5HS
Sunday 18th August 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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Hylands Estate Open Day
Hylands Estate, Chelmsford CM2 8WQ
Sunday 18th August 2024, 10am to 3pm
Free entry. House and Gardens open. Discover handmade pieces made in The Stables by a vibrant community of artists, designers and makers, handmade gifts and freshly baked goods for sale from local traders.. Changing exhibitions, food, music, storytelling and more dependent on the month.
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Hard Hat Tours
Copped Hall, Crown Hill, Epping, CM16 5HS
Sunday 19th August 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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All the King’s Horses at Audley End
Audley End House and Gardens, Off London Road, Saffron Walden, CB11 4JF
Saturday 24th August 2024 to BH Monday 26th August 2024
“Join the King at Audley End for a day at the races as His Majesty’s cavaliers charge into view!”
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Barleylands Gourmet Food & Craft Village Market
Barleylands Farm Park, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Sunday 25th August 2024, 10am to 3pm
Expect local fresh produce, crafts and hot food amongst the artisan craft studios and boutiques.
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Antiques, Vintage, Retro and Collectibles Fair.
Brentwood Centre, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood CM15 9NN
Sunday 25th August 2024, 10am to 4pm
“The Brentwood Centre Fair is now in it’s 31st year at the largest venue in Essex. Don’t miss your chance to find something unique.”
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The Countess of Warwick Country Show
Showground, Little Easton Church, Manor and Rectory, Park Road, Little Easton, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 2JJ
Sunday 25th August 2024 and BH Monday 26th August 2024
Art show and craft stalls, classic car show, horticultural show, arena events, ploughing match, dog show, eating and drinking, retail therapy and more!
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National Garden Scheme : Ulting Wick
Crouchmans Farm Road, Ulting, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6QX
Monday 26th August 2024, 2pm to 5pm
“Listed black barns provide backdrop for vibrant and exuberant planting in eight acres.”
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National Garden Scheme : Ulting Wick
Crouchmans Farm Road, Ulting, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6QX
Friday 30th August 2024, 2pm to 5pm
“Listed black barns provide backdrop for vibrant and exuberant planting in eight acres.”
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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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Flying Days: 19 Squadron
IWM Duxford CB22 4QR
Saturday 31st August 2024
Uncover the story of the legendary 19 Squadron, the fighter pilots who made Spitfire history at Dunkirk and throughout the Battle of Britain at Flying Days: 19 Squadron.
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3 thoughts on “August Events in Essex

  • August 1, 2014 at 7:21 am
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    Absolutely loved this site so many ideas and places to visit cant wait for next month

  • August 3, 2014 at 8:58 am
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    Lots of information…thanks 🙂

  • August 24, 2018 at 1:37 pm
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    This is such a great website. We have been to loads of events advertised here which we would otherwise not have known about.
    Fab – thank youfor all the tIps.

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