What's On In Suffolk In 2020

Published: Wednesday 8th Jan 2020

Written by: Aimee Anderson

If you're wondering whether Suffolk is the right place for your 2020 staycation, then find out more about the fantastic events and activities that you can do when you're here. From fantastic food & drink festivals that will make your mouth water to music festivals, country fairs and much more.

This year there's more to do than ever in the Suffolk countryside. View our top pick of the best events taking place in 2020 below to help you make your decision:

Music Festivals

Maverick Festival
Easton Farm Park, Easton, Nr Woodbridge, IP13 0EQ
Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th July 2020
The UK's first and finest americana music festival is returning to the heart of the Suffolk countryside again for 2020. The Maverick Festival is set amongst the restored Victorian barns and out-buildings of Easton Farm Park, with films, workshops and performances from over fifty different artists across six stages, indoors and out. This event is ideal for families and has a great selection of delicious food & drink stalls.

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Leestock
Melford Hall, Long Melford, CO10 9AA
Saturday 23rd - Sunday 24th May 2020
LeeStock is a charity based music festival in memory of local musician Lee Dunford, with all proceeds donated to the Willow Foundation and other local causes. It has grown in popularity over years and last year's festival wasa complete sell out! This year looks to be another fantastic event with headliners announced including Toploader and Scouting For Girls.

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Folk East
Glemham Hall, Little Glemham, IP13 0BT
Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd August 2020
In the stunning parkland of the Glemham Hall estate, with 7 different stages on offer, Folk East has become one of the most highly rated Folk festivals in the UK. A relaxed and family-friendly environment with a whole host of activities on offer including a dance tent, workshops and storytelling.

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Food & Drink

Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival
Bury St Edmunds Town Centre
Sunday 30th - Monday 31st August 2020
A wonderful opportunity to experience the tastes of West Suffolk with the highly acclaimed Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival. Taking place over the August bank holiday weekend the festival consists of a farmer's market, food & drink stalls, cookery demonstrations from celebrity chefs and family entertainment inculding a mini farm and 'the beach'.

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Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival
Snape Maltings, Snape
Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th September 2020
For a celebration of Suffolk's thriving food & drink scene look no further than the Aldeburgh Food & Drink festival. Located at the infamous Snape Maltings, this year, the Festival promises to deliver a jam-packed weekend of fabulous food adventures, from tastings and demonstrations to ‘roll up your sleeves and get stuck in’ masterclasses.

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Newmarket Food & Drink Festival
Palace Street, Newmarket
Saturday 12th - Sunday 13th September 2020
Showcasing the best produce that East Anglia has to offer, the Newmarket Food & Drink Festival is growing in popularly, last year saw over 50 stalls at Palace Street offering locally-grown produce, delectable drinks and delicious street food.

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Festivals and Fairs

Heveningham Hall Country Fair
Heveningham Hall, Heveningham, IP18 0PN
Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th June 2020
Enjoy a fabulous day out in the beautiful grounds of Heveningham Hall Country Estate, near Halesworth. The Country Fair offers numerous attractions, with action packed entertainment for all ages.

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Whitsun Fair
Bury St Edmunds Town Centre
Sunday 24th - Monday 25th May 2020
A fun-filled day with plenty of stalls, entertainment, workshops and fairground rides taking place over the late May bank holiday weekend.

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Beccles River Festival
Hippersons Boat Yard, Beccles, NR34 0EB
Saturday 11th - Sunday 12th July 2020
Following the success of 2019’s Beccles River Festival, it is returning in 2020. There will be historic craft to view, local musicians to listen too and plenty of local food fayre stalls for visitors to sample. A great opportunity for people of all ages to sample a range of nautical delights, or relax and listen to some great music down by the riverside.

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Family Friendly

Dragon Fest
West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, West Stow, IP28 6HG
Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th June 2020
Dragon Fest is an annual event hosted by West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village. Each year the village is invaded by dragons, characters and puppets. In 2019, Flame, the smoke breathing dragon arrived at the festival to entertain the whole family! A fantastic day out for all the family including circus skills, arts, crafts and storytelling.

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Framlingham Country Show
Framlingham College, Framlingham, IP13 9EY
Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th April 2020
The Framlingham Country Show is back for 2020 and has something for everyone - including food, drink, shopping and attractions for all the family! Bring along your dog for our Festivals of Dogs with Charity Fun Dog Shows with over 22 classes a day, agility, Dogs Have Got Talent and so much more.

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Other

Suffolk Walking Festival
Various locations
Saturday 9th - Sunday 31st May 2020
The 2019 festival was a great success, and 2020 looks to be event bigger and better! The festival includes a variety of individual events such as meeting Kite the Sheepdog on Orford Ness, a Night Safari, riding in military vehicles, sailing on a thames barge and cruising along the River Stour. With art lessons, poetry writing and photography courses, the Suffolk Waking Festival is much more than just walking. Our walk leaders share their enthusiam for this amazing county with its beautiful landscapes and facinating heritage.

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