What's On this September

Published: September 11, 2017

What's On this September

The summer may be over but that doesn't mean there is nothing happening. Events are taking place across Britain including Autumn fairs, music festivals, fabulous food festivals and car shows. Here's a collection of what you can enjoy in the month of September...

South West England

Appledore Book Festival
22nd – 30th September, North Devon
A fantastic literary festival with over 70 events across the week. Come along to meet literary legends, celebrities, chefs, screenwriters, poets, musicians, artists and much more. Check out daily schedule and book tickets online.

The Great Bath Feast
23rd September – 8th October, Bath

Great Bath Feast 2015 from Sarah Holden on Vimeo.

A 15 day celebration of all the foodie delights that the historic city of Bath has to offer. Discover new flavours and culinary skills at venues across the city. From artisan markets to £10 dinner deals, this event it a great opportunity to get to know some of the independent cafes, restaurants and food producers of the area.

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South East England

Southampton Boat Show
15th – 24th September, Southampton
This famous boat show returns to Southampton. Take a loot at the hundreds of impressive boats of all shapes and sizes. Get out on the water with plenty of different events and activities available throughout the week.

Autumn Show and Game Fair
30th September & 1st October, Ardingly, West Sussex
​Enjoy a day out at a traditional English country show. Have a go at countryside pursuits and treat yourself to some delicious season food and drink from local suppliers. In the ring will be displays including gundog and falconry.

Salute to the 40s
16th & 17th September, Chatham Dockyard

Be transported back to the 1940s at one of Britain’s biggest vintage festivals. Located at The Historic Dockyard there will be live music, dancing, military displays, competitions and shopping.

International Classic Car Show
16th & 17th September, Isle of Wight
A well-loved, 2 day classic car event with vehicles from all over the UK and further afield travelling to the Isle of Wight to exhibit. Saturday’s show is located on Newport Quay and on Sunday the cars will be displayed along Ryde Esplanade.

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Central South England

Oxford Chamber Music Festival
27th September – 1st October

Founded in 2000, this festival is a world-class gathering of musicians in the historic city of Oxford. Daily concerts create a special atmosphere that celebrates this social form of music.

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Central North England

22nd – 24th September, Donington Park
A three day music festival for music lovers of all ages. Septemberfest is a new festival for 2017, with Nathan Dawe, Razorlight and Five topping the line up and fun attractions for all the family.

Malvern Autumn Show
​23rd – 24th September, Three Counties Showground

A wholesome weekend of home-grown family fun, headed up by the RHS Flower Show. Expect plenty of plants, veg, cookery demonstrations and celebrity appearances.

Malvern Caravan Show
29th September - 1st October, Three Counties Showground

Browse an extensive selection of exhibitors and new and used caravans, motorhomes and accessories. Get ready for the 2018 holiday season and bring along the family for a fun day out.

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East England

Tour De Norfolk
17th September
The second annual Tour De Norfolk is a cycling sportive event with the aim of raising money for the Big C cancer charity. With four different length routes to choose from, there’s no excuse not to get on your bike!

Wells Pirate Festival
15th – 17th September, Wells, Norfolk
A weekend of live music, boat trips and other activities taking place across the seaside town of Wells-Next-To-The-Sea.

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North England

York Food and Drink Festival
22nd September – 1st October, York
Proudly showcasing the finest of Yorkshire’s food and drink, this festival hosts a large market, pop up bars, tastings, cookery lessons and more. Don’t miss York’s Little Festival of Live Music, running at the same time.

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show
15th – 17th September, Great Yorkshire Showground
Welcome the new season at this spectacular autumn gardening event. With many inspirational show gardens, stalls, competitions and theatre demonstrations – you’re sure to come away with some ideas to take home.

Ilkley Literature Festival
29th September - 15th October, West Yorkshire
The North’s largest and most exciting literature festival. A fantastic line up of over 250 events and welcoming some well-known faces. Plenty for all to get involved with as the Children’s and Fringe Festivals also taking place at the same time. 

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Abergavenny Food Festival
16th & 17th September, South Wales
​The largest and longest running food festival in Wales, and highly respected by chefs and farmers alike. Discover delicious local food, tastings, demonstrations and topical debates. A great day our for any foodie!

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Scottish Home Show
25th - 27th September , Aberdeen
The annual Scottish Home Show showcases the latest in home and garden design, gadgets and interiors. DIY presentations take place across the three day show.

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