What’s on

Apart from our all-the-year round attractions, see ‘Things to do’, Clare hosts a programme of events throughout the year.

July is our Summer Festival when we hold the Party in the Park for all the family, the Craft Fair, Horticultural Show and many more events, all listed below. Christmas gets off to an early start with the Winter Festival beginning at the end in November when we switch on the Christmas lights.

Every weekend throughout the year there is something happening with a timetable that includes monthly Saturday markets, antiques auctions, craft fairs, vintage and collectables markets. Our own Clare Choir performs regularly and there is music in the Church.

Why not put the dates in your diary? Many of our events are free and there is something for all ages and tastes.


10 - 28 September
History

Community Archaeology

Between the 10th to 28th September various ‘Community Archaeology’ activities will take place in Clare Castle Country Park under the…

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22 September
Park Run

Clare Castle Park Run

‘Park Run’ will take place in Clare Castle Country Park and will start from the Car Park around a course…

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22 September
Church Event

Clare URC Make and Take craft sessions

Participants can choose form a wide variety of interesting craft activities. Variety off paper craft including iris folding and rubber…

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23 September
History

Clare Community Archaeology Project Open Day

The current archaeological project dig in the Castle’s Outer Bailey has found much more than expected. Lots of medieval pottery…

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25 September
Meet the Author

Meet the Author – Gavin Milnthorpe

Those who are kind to Stanley Young call him an obsessive compulsive perfectionist who cares about the little details of…

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29 September
Park Run

Clare Castle Park Run

‘Park Run’ will take place in Clare Castle Country Park and will start from the Car Park around a course…

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29 September
Music, Poetry & Readings

Live music debut by Chelsea Afton-Andrews

Clare Social Club present a debut appearance for the fantastic Chelsea Afton-Andrews. The event is free to enter and music…

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2 October
Meet the Author

Meet the Author – Tessa West

Writing this biography can best be described as an adventure, albeit a steady one which has taken me about two…

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5 October
History

The Beginning and History of Clare Baptist Church

A lecture by John Sargeant on the history of Clare’s Baptist Church. Including some colourful events at its beginning. Its…

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6 October
Park Run

Clare Castle Park Run

‘Park Run’ will take place in Clare Castle Country Park and will start from the Car Park around a course…

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6 October
Market

Autumn Craft Market

Join us for our gorgeous Autumn Craft Market, brought to you by Suffolk Market Events. We will be showcasing a…

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13 - 14 October
Art

Drawing for the Terrified

Professional artist, author and illustrator, Claudia Myatt, leads a weekend of one-day workshops for those who think they can’t draw….

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13 October
Park Run

Clare Castle Park Run

‘Park Run’ will take place in Clare Castle Country Park and will start from the Car Park around a course…

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13 October
Club Events

Social Club – Crib Drives

Bar open at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start. £1.50 per person including refreshments. Raffle, cash prizes for 1st & 2nd place…

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17 October
Market

The Curiosity Fair Flea and Food Market

Come along to our monthly Flea and Food market, the third Wednesday of every month, starting in October. We have…

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20 October
Market

Clare Products and Produce Market

Clare Monthly Products and Produce Market is back, with plenty to attract shoppers to Suffolk’s smallest (‘but perfectly formed’) town….

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20 - 21 October
Auction / Fair

Clare Antique Fair

The long established antiques fair at Clare in the heart of Suffolk, is now famous for its diverse variety of…

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20 October
Park Run

Clare Castle Park Run

‘Park Run’ will take place in Clare Castle Country Park and will start from the Car Park around a course…

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26 - 27 October
Auction / Fair

Beyond the Roadshow

We are delighted to announce that BBC Antiques Roadshow glass expert Andy McConnell will be coming to Clare on 26/27th…

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27 October
Park Run

Clare Castle Park Run

‘Park Run’ will take place in Clare Castle Country Park and will start from the Car Park around a course…

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27 October
Club Events

Clare Social Club – Monthly Quiz Nite

Bar open at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start. Team of 3 to 6 people, entry £1 per person. No need to…

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2 November
History

The Mystery of Gestingthorpe Roman villa.

An illustrated lecture by Ashley Cooper. Gestingthorpe Roman Villa lies approximately six miles from Clare, along the line of a…

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3 November
Park Run

Clare Castle Park Run

‘Park Run’ will take place in Clare Castle Country Park and will start from the Car Park around a course…

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3 - 4 November
Walk

Learn to Nordic Walk in a Weekend

Nordic Walking is a fun, sociable form of exercise that takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Clare Castle Country…

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10 November
Auction / Fair

Clare Auction

Clare has had auction sales since the late 18th century and these continue today. Clare Auction runs 6 sales a…

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10 November
Park Run

Clare Castle Park Run

‘Park Run’ will take place in Clare Castle Country Park and will start from the Car Park around a course…

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17 November
Art

Linocut Printmaking Workshop

Professional Scottish artist, Linda Farquharson, leads one and two day workshops in the art of linocut printmaking at Sea Pictures…

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17 November
Park Run

Clare Castle Park Run

‘Park Run’ will take place in Clare Castle Country Park and will start from the Car Park around a course…

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17 November
Club Events

Social Club – Crib Drives

Bar open at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start. £1.50 per person including refreshments. Raffle, cash prizes for 1st & 2nd place…

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21 November
Art

Linocut Printmaking Workshop

Professional Scottish artist, Linda Farquharson, leads one and two day workshops in the art of linocut printmaking at Sea Pictures…

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21 November
Market

The Curiosity Fair Flea and Food Market

Come along to our monthly Flea and Food market, the third Wednesday of every month, starting in October. We have…

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24 - 25 November
Art

Linocut Printmaking Workshop

Professional Scottish artist, Linda Farquharson, leads one and two day workshops in the art of linocut printmaking at Sea Pictures…

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24 November
Park Run

Clare Castle Park Run

‘Park Run’ will take place in Clare Castle Country Park and will start from the Car Park around a course…

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30 November - 1 December
Auction / Fair

Clare Christmas Fair

The fabulous Clare Christmas Fair will take place this year on Friday 30th November and Saturday 1st December in St…

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1 December
Park Run

Clare Castle Park Run

‘Park Run’ will take place in Clare Castle Country Park and will start from the Car Park around a course…

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2 December
Market

The Curiosity Fair Flea and Food Market

Come along to the Clare Christmas Food and Drinks Fair, with 25 artisans selling local produce and tempting food and…

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7 December
History

The Miser, the Murderer and the Headless Horseman.

Clare Historical & Archaeological Society presents a lecture by Martin Hedges : The Miser, the Murderer and the Headless Horseman,…

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8 December
Auction / Fair

Clare Auction

Clare has had auction sales since the late 18th century and these continue today. Clare Auction runs 6 sales a…

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8 December
Park Run

Clare Castle Park Run

‘Park Run’ will take place in Clare Castle Country Park and will start from the Car Park around a course…

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