October Events in Essex

We’re adding to this listing on a regular basis, although most of the events on it will start to appear in September. Our Halloween and Pumpkin Patches in Essex listings will go live in early September.

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Duxford Flying Finale
IWM Duxford CB22 4QR
Saturday 5th October 2024
In our grand send off for the 2024 Flying Season, Duxford Flying Finale will celebrate the highs of all our flying events from the year.
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Chelmsford Marathon/Half Marathon
Central Park, Chelmsford, CM2 0RW
Sunday 13th October 2024, 9am onwards
“Join runners as they go race, run, jog, and walk through Central Park and into the Essex countryside in support of Havens Hospices.”
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Alderford Water Mill Open Day
Alderford Water Mill, Alderford Street, Sible Hedingham, CO9 3HZ
Sunday 13th October 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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Guided Tour Day
Copped Hall, Crown Hill, Epping, CM16 5HS
Sunday 20th October 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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Roman Roadsters Meet at EARM
East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel nr Colchester
Sunday 20th October 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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Hard Hat Tours
Copped Hall, Crown Hill, Epping, CM16 5HS
Sunday 20th October 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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Hylands Estate Open Day
Hylands Estate, Chelmsford CM2 8WQ
Sunday 20th October 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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Barleylands Gourmet Food & Craft Village Market
Barleylands Farm Park, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD
Sunday 27th October 2024, 10am to 3pm
Expect local fresh produce, crafts and hot food amongst the artisan craft studios and boutiques.
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Great Chesterford Jewellery Fair
The Chesterfords Community Centre, Newmarket Road, Great Chesterford, Saffron Walden Essex CB10 1NS
Sunday 20th October 2024, 10am to 4 pm
“Discover over 25 local artisan designer makers of fine exquisite handcrafted jewellery in gold, silver and precious stones, including beads and pearls. You can also browse and buy designer, preloved, antique and vintage jewellery.”
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