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!


Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September 2019.

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Photo credit: Thame Food Festival

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.


17th to 20th October 2019

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Photo credit: Thame Arts and Literature Festival

Country Fairs & Shows

Thame hosts two country shows each year – the country fair takes place on Easter Sunday & Monday with three arenas ranging  from display teams, country sports and attractions all day long. Thame Horse & Country Show (formerly Thame Show) takes place on the third Thursday of September and features top showjumping and showing, as well as trade stands and refreshment outlets.


April / May 2020 – date tbc (Thame Country Fair)

Sunday 13th September 2020 (Thame Horse & Country Show at Addington Manor) – no show in 2019

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Photo credit: Living Heritage Country Shows

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.


2020 date to be confirmed.

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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.


Friday 6th December 2019.

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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.


Thursday 19th – Saturday 21st September 2019

Friday 11th & Saturday 12th October 2019


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 13th June 2020

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Photo credit: Sonja Francis

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.


Saturday 11th July 2020

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