October Events in Essex

This is our listing of non-Halloween events in October 2022. If you want the spooky stuff, head over to our Halloween Events in Essex listing.

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Tudor Weekend
St Giles Church, Great Hallingbury
Saturday 1st October 2022 and Sunday 2nd October 2022, 12.30 to 5pm.
Tudory Fayre and events to support the Parish Churches of St Giles’ and St Mary’s – the churches of Great and Little Hallingbury
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Colchester Stampede Half Marathon
Colchester Zoo
Sunday 2nd October 2022
The first 1k around Colchester Zoo then around the local countryside on closed roads.
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National Garden Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Essex, CO5 9RB
Thursday 6th October 2022 and Friday 7th October 2022
“There is always plenty to see in this peaceful 10 acre garden with two ponds and river Blackwater. Jewelled lawn in early April then spectacular tulips and blossom lead on to a huge number of different and colourful plants, many unusual, culminating in a purple explosion of michaelmas daisies in late Sept.”
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Harwich International Shanty Festival
Various locations
Friday 7th October 2022 to Sunday 9th October 2022
A very popular event, which we’ve been to a number of times. Lots of free shanty singing events, and some which are ticketed.
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Writtle Art Group Autumn Exhibition
Village Hall, 18 The Green, Writtle CM1 3DU
Saturday 8th October 2022 and Sunday 9th October 2022, 11am to 5pm
Paintings for sale, teas and refreshments.
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Small Trains Day
East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel Station, Colchester CO6 2DS
Sunday 9th October 2022
Miniature trains, model railway displays, and a full size steam train!
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Open Sunday
Canvey Transport Museum, 105 Point Road, Canvey SS8 7TD
Sunday 9th October 2022, 10.30am to 4pm
Museum open and Hester’s Monorail, Canvey’s tram trailer and early transport. Table sale, light refreshments, disabled parking.
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Autumn Family Day
Copped Hall, Crown Hill, Epping, CM16 5HS
Sunday 9th October 2022, 11am to 4pm
Explore both the Gardens and parts of the Mansion, including the Stables and cellars, at your leisure.
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The Big Southend Vintage & Retro Fair
Southend Leisure & Tennis Centre, Garon Park, Eastern Avenue, Southend SS2 4FA.
Sunday 9th October 2022
“Features stalls selling vintage fashion, jewellery, household effects, furniture, collectables, curios, kitsch, kitchenalia and art.”
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National Garden Scheme : Feeringbury Manor
Coggeshall Road, Feering, Essex, CO5 9RB
Thursday 13th October 2022 and Friday 14th October 2022
“There is always plenty to see in this peaceful 10 acre garden with two ponds and river Blackwater. Jewelled lawn in early April then spectacular tulips and blossom lead on to a huge number of different and colourful plants, many unusual, culminating in a purple explosion of michaelmas daisies in late Sept.”
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Antiques and Collectibles Fair
Village Hall, North Weald
Saturday 15th October 2022, 9.30am – 3.00pm
“Up to 30 tables with nostalgic, retro and vintage items such as glass, pottery, china, postcards, stamps and coins. Also die-cast vehicles, records, kitchenalia, jewellery (gold, silver and bling), wood treen, ephemera and lots more.”
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Braintree Community Art Group Exhibition
Charles Leeks House, 7,Coggeshal Road, Braintree CM7 9DB
Saturday 15th October 2022 and Sunday 16th October 2022, 10.30am – 4.30pm
Art work with a wide variety of styles, subject and media, by members of Braintree Community Art Group. Come to buy or just to browse.
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Open Day and Farmers Market
Hylands House, Hylands Estate, Chelmsford CM2 8WQ
Sunday 16th October 2022 10am to 4pm
Browse Hylands House and gardens at your own leisure, take a guided tour, and visit the open air farmers and craft market.
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Copped Hall Guided Tour
Copped Hall, Crown Hill, Epping, CM16 5HS
Sunday 16th October 20220
“Visitors are accompanied by an experienced guide throughout who will explain the rich history of Copped Hall, covering the whole of the Gardens, including the sites of the earlier houses, the Walled Garden and a large part of the existing Mansion.”
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Shire Hall, City Centre, Chelmsford CM1 1EH

Chelmsford Marathon and Half Marathon
Chelmsford
Sunday 16th October 2022
“Now in it’s 8th year the Chelmsford Marathon is a 26.2 mile single lap course on road and tarmac paths starting in the city centre and finishing in Central Park. In aid of Havens Hospices.”
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