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.

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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.


Sunday 1st May 2022


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 4th June 2022.


Photo credit: Sonja Francis

Carnival 2017 - Sonja Francis
Thame Town Music Festival

Thame Town Music Festival

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


Cancelled for 2021 due to Covid-19.

Saturday 9th July 2022

Country Fair

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


2022 date to be confirmed.

Photo credit: Living Heritage Country Shows

country fair - living heritage events
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.


September Fair – Thursday 16th – Saturday 18th September 2021

October Charter Fair – Friday 8th and Saturday 9th October 2021

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!


Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th September 2022.

Photo credit: Thame Food Festival

Food Festival 2017 - credit TFF
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Arts and Literature Festival

Workshops and events taking place across the town to celebrate the arts in all their forms, including a town-wide Art Crawl.


2022 dates TBC


Photo credit: Thame Arts and Literature Festival

Christmas Lights Switch-On

Christmas in Thame begins with the switching on of the town’s Christmas lights. There’ll be mulled wine, music from Thame Concert Band, stiltwalkers, the first ‘Big Gift Give’, late night shopping and offers, and of course there will be a special visit from Santa to help us turn on the lights!


Friday 3rd December 2021 (subject to Covid-19 guidance).

Find out more:


Christmas In Thame (Facebook page)

Christmas Crowds 2017