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 calendar at www.thametowncouncil.gov.uk/events.

Food Festival

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!

When?

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th September 2020.

Find out more:

www.thamefoodfestival.co.uk

Photo credit: Thame Food Festival

Food Festival 2017 - credit TFF
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Arts and Literature 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.

When?

15th to 18th October 2020

Find out more:

www.talfestival.org

www.facebook.com/ThameArtCrawl

Photo credit: Thame Arts and Literature Festival

Country Fairs & Shows

Thame Country Fair takes place at Thame Showground with three arenas ranging  from display teams, country sports and attractions all day long.

When?

30th & 31st August 2020 – Thame Country Fair (rescheduled from May 2020 due to Covid-19)

Please note Thame Horse & Country Show (formerly Thame Show) will take place at Addington Manor on Sunday 13th September 2020

Find out more:

thamecountryfair.co.uk

Photo credit: Living Heritage Country Shows

country fair - living heritage events
MitP 2011

Music in the Park

Thame’s very own music festival featuring a fantastic line-up, great food and family entertainment all in the grounds of Elms Park.

When?

Cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19.

Sunday 2 May 2021

Find out more:

www.musicinthepark.org.uk

Christmas Lights Switch-On

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.

When?

Friday 4 December 2020

Find out more:

www.thametowncouncil.gov.uk/christmas

www.facebook.com/ChristmasInThame

Christmas Crowds 2017
Thame Fair

Fun Fair

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.

When?

Thursday 17th – Saturday 19th September 2020

Friday 9th & Saturday 10th October 2020

Carnival

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!

When?

Cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19.

Saturday 12 June 2021.

Find out more:

www.thamecarnival.co.uk

Photo credit: Sonja Francis

Carnival 2017 - Sonja Francis
Thame Town Music Festival

Thame Town Music Festival & Convention

This brilliant two day event celebrates live, multi-genre music across multiple venues in the centre of Thame. Free entry to the main festival.

When?

Cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19.

Saturday 10 July 2021

Find out more:

www.thametownmusicfestival.org