Fringe events

Thanks to our National Lottery funding, we are able to hold some fantastic Fringe Events in the week prior to the Taste of Sudbury and on June 10th we will have a second, smaller marquee in the town centre where talks will be held all day covering a number of topics including growing your own vegetables, baking without dairy or flour and looking after bees!

We have now finalised all these events and spaces are available to book. All the events are free of charge, numbers are limited and spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Please take a read below about each event and get in touch by using the number or email listed below each event.

Sunday May 6th – Blossom Walk

11am – 3pm

Hill Farm, Brick Kiln Road, Boxford, Co10 5NY

Join Boxford Farms for their annual Blossom Walk on Sunday May 6th. Enjoy a lovely stroll around their apple and cherry orchards, showcasing the incredible pink and white blossom.Walkers will be informed about the types of apples blossoming – Cox’s, Braeburn, Worcester and Gala – alongside Morello, Kordia, Karina, and Regina cherries. After enjoying your walks, guests will be dropped off at the Stoke by Nayland Hotel where you can choose to indulge in delicious cream teas in the lounge.

Book your space by calling Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa on 01206 262801

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Monday June 4th – The Importance of Bees

10am – 12 noon

Polstead Village Hall, Heath Road, Polstead, CO6 5AL

Join Kevin Thorne of Stour Valley Apiaries as he chats about the fascinating life of the Honey Bee. There will be lots of opportunities to ask questions and The Bee Farmer’s wife, Julie Thorn, will have their honey and beeswax products available for you to sample.

Numbers are limited to 20 and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

To book a space please contact either Stour Valley Apiaries on 07557 418418 or email angie@suffolkmarketevents.co.uk

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Tuesday June 5th – Evening Riverside Forage

6pm – 8pm

Meet at Dedham Riverside Car Park,  Dedham Rd, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6DH

Join expert botanist Matthew Rooney for a very special evening forage along the banks of the River Stour. Lasting for two hours this forage is a fantastic opportunity to learn all about the plants that grow in this gorgeous part of the Suffolk/Essex borders. Numbers are limited to just 15 and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Contact Suffolk Market Events to book your space on 07704 627973 or email angie@suffolkmarketevents.co.uk

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Wednesday June 6th – ‘Free From’ Baking Workshop

12pm – 2pm

Cavendish Village Hall, Melford Road, Cavendish, Suffolk, CO10 8AD

Join Fiona Murphy, award winning Chief baker at Moo Moo Cakes, Cavendish when she hosts a very special ‘free from’ workshop. Fiona will share her experience of baking cakes that everyone can enjoy and are completely egg free, dairy free and gluten free. This is a one off workshop and it really will be a very special afternoon in the company of one of the region’s top bakers.

Numbers are limited to just 15 and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Contact Suffolk Market Events to book your space on 07704 627973 or email angie@suffolkmarketevents.co.uk

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Thursday 7th June – Picnic and Gardening in Belle Vue Park with ActivLives.

10am- Lunchtime.

Sudbury’s Belle Vue Park – meet by the Flower Beds by Belle Vue House. 

Join in with the ActivLives Grow Your Community project gardening in Belle Vue Park in the Flower Gardens.

Tools and gloves are all available at this family friendly planting activity. After planting, relax by the flowers for a massive shared picnic. Bring a blanket and share your, if possible, locally sourced, homemade nibbles.

Belle Vue Park has toilets and a cafe kiosk.

Parking on Ingrams Well Road CO10 2RT.

Just turn up but more info call Dan on 07551343135 or email dan@activlives.org.uk

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Thursday June 7th – Hadley Ice Cream parlour visit

6.30pm – 7.30pm

Hadley’s Ice Cream Parlour, 91 High Street, Lavenham,  CO10 9PZ

Enjoy a private hour at Hadley’s gorgeous ice cream parlour in the middle of Lavenham. Learn all about ice cream making and get the chance to taste lots of different flavours all created by award winning ice cream producer Jane Hadley.

This is free event and numbers are limited to 15.

For further information and to book a space please email Angie Bentley at the Taste of Sudbury on angie@suffolkmarketevents.co.uk