Festivals and Events
Each year Thame plays host to a varied selection of community events and celebrations, from fun-filled festivals to traditional market days – there is always something going on. As well as these annual events, all other community events are listed on our website events calendar.
A haven for foodies from far and wide featuring stalls overflowing with fresh produce, demonstrations from renowned chefs, beer tasting and cookery workshops. Inspired by the abundance of quality food produced in Thame and the surrounding area, Thame Food Festival is perfect for food lovers!
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th September 2021.
Photo credit: Thame Food Festival
A weekend of workshops and events taking place across the town to celebrate the arts in all their forms, including a town-wide Art Crawl.
Due to Covid-19, TAL Festival will be available live on the internet in October with all the vibrancy and life of the normal physical Festival.
2021 date TBC
Photo credit: Thame Arts and Literature Festival
Thame Country Fair takes place at Thame Showground with three arenas ranging from display teams, country sports and attractions all day long.
2021 date TBC
Photo credit: Living Heritage Country Shows
Ring in the festive season to Thame at the popular Christmas Lights Switch-On! Join us for an evening of festive entertainment, a Santa’s Grotto, lantern parade, gift stalls, refreshments, carol singing and much more.
Cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19 – but check the links below for our plans to celebrate Christmas in Thame this year.
Find out more:
Don’t miss the annual fun fair which transforms Thame’s High Street for three days in September always starting on the third Thursday, followed by the smaller Charter Fair in October, into a mini theme park with rides, bumper cars and candyfloss.
September Fair – third Thursday in September for 3 days
October Charter Fair – 2021 date TBC
Be a part of lining the streets to watch the themed procession of floats followed by the fete on Southern Road Recreation Ground. Fun for all the family and free entry!
Saturday 12 June 2021.
Photo credit: Sonja Francis