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Halesworth Produce Market
@ The Rifle Hall


Halesworth produce market


Held on the 2nd Saturday of the month, the Halesworth Produce Market hosts a wide range of locally produced items, including bread, cakes, honey, plants, fudge, vegetables, preserves, fresh meat, crafts, beer and much more.

9.00AM – 1.00PM
at the
IP19 8LR

DATES for 2023
9th December

10th February
9th March
13th April
11th May
8th June
10th August
14th September
12th October
9th November
14th December

The Cut
Grand Bazaar

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November

Halesworth produce market

Every year, on the last weekend in November, 
The Cut organises The Cut Grand Bazaar.

An indoor market through the entire building. With stalls in the café, theatre, dance studio and Malt Room this is the ideal opportunity to start your Christmas shopping.

Please note the Bazaar is not a ticketed event - entry is by suggested 
£1 donation on the door.

The Cut Arts Centre,
Suffolk, IP19 8BY

Children's Toy & Clothing Exchange 
and Energy Advice

Wednesday 6th December
St Mary's Church, Halesworth

Halesworth produce market

Free event for those wanting energy saving advice and how to help 
with paying bills. 

Anyone can donate toys and clothes that their families no longer need and swap them or make a small donation for things they take. 

The idea is to promote recycling and to support families for whom Christmas is a difficult time of year. 

Wednesday Market

  Every Wednesday

Halesworth weekly market

8am-2pm every Wednesday


The Market Place,
IP19 8BA

Regular stall holders include:
fruit and veg
bread and pastries
cheese and pies
wooden crafts
conscious cosmetics
sweets, homeware, 
fudge and cakes
aromatherapy oils

If you know of a local market trader, shop or 
business owner or even a talented crafter 
please let them know about this exciting opportunity.

For more information please contact -
Halesworth Town Council
01986 874517

Day of Dance

Saturday, 23rd March 2024

Halesworth Day of Dance


Saturday, 23rd March 2024

The 8th Halesworth Day of Dance is a celebratory spectacular
of dancing, music and costumes!!

11am – 4pm
Followed by an evening CEILIDH to be held at The Rifle Hall.

Lots of fun and sights to see with
an atmosphere of fun and laughter amongst the beautiful
Market Town of Halesworth.

Celebrating 19 years of Oxblood Molly dancing alongside sister groups.
Also featuring a dance troop from Eitorf (our twin town in Germany)

Come and join in the fun it really is a spectacular day!

Ink Festival

11th -14th April 2024

Halesworth INK Festival


INK is the UK’s leading producer of original short plays and unique in that we produce all our own plays. Since our inception in 2014, we have produced and performed over 500 new plays for stage and radio by first time, as well as, by experienced playwrights aged 8 to 80.

Year on year INK is getting larger and louder. We now have significant partnerships with other festivals and theatres including Snape Fringe, Alde Valley Arts, First Light, Digital Drama, Theatre on the Coast, High Tide, The Aldeburgh Literary Festival, and our long-standing friends University of East Anglia.

In 2023 we added a fifth day to the Festival, which will the INK Youth Festival Day on Monday 17th April , a day when local secondary school students can attend the performances of the short plays and experience the thrill of live theatre, for free.


Heritage Happening

6th - 15th September 2024

Halesworth Heritage  Happening


6th -15th September

A great range of FREE organised events in Halesworth to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. Your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences.

www.heritageopendays.org.uk for details.



Festive Lights Switch On

 Saturday 18th November

Halesworth Christmas Lights Switch On


Saturday 18 November sees our ever-popular Festive Lights Switch On event with many activities for families to enjoy and all for free from 2pm! The packed programme includes Christmas carols through the Thoroughfare, U3A ukulele group, The Pop Chorus and the band of the Royal British Legion, Leiston. This event always gets us in the Christmas spirit with stalls, outside bar, refreshments and of course, Santa’s Grotto and live music from The Someones.

2.00pm Halesworth Harmony choir outside Cross Ram
2.30pm-3.30pm Father Christmas grotto in St Mary's Church
3.00pm Ukulele Band outside The Greenhouse
3.00pm Edgar Sewter Choir outside Cross Ram
3.30pm Grand Raffle prize draw in St Mary's Church
4.00pm Pop Chorus opposite Wotsits
4.45pm British Legion band lead procession
5.00pm Switch on outside White Hart, procession up to Market Place
5.30pm live music in Market Place and Father Christmas in grotto

Halesworth Scarecrow Festival
and the WINNER is... 
Halesworth Scarecrow Winner 2023

“Look at this! It’s a King Mario!”

True to Mario’s beloved character and desire to be number 1, he stole the hearts of Halesworth during the annual Scarecrow Fortnight this year. Hetty’s Little Copy Shop won first prize, with Gru from Number 7 Hair taking second place. In third place was Willie Wonka at HUUS.

The town was buzzing during Scarecrow Fortnight running from 14th to 28 October with so many local businesses and charities taking the opportunity to get creative and involved. Alongside the scarecrows we ran three treasure trails: pumpkins, ghosts and witches.

All three trails were a great success and the winners were delighted with their cash prizes. A special well done to Chloe the winner of the Pumpkin trail, who has been chosen to switch on the Halesworth Festive Lights on the 18th November 2023.

In total, we raised £320 for Halesworth Christmas Lights and funded two craft sessions at Purple Pumpkin Creative Studios and a Mad Hatter Tea Party in the library.

“The fortnight was a great success and really engaged the whole community with something for all age groups to do or take part in. We wanted to take the time to say a special thank you to Halesworth Fairies for donating the prize money. And Andy from H.R.G. services for engraving the trophy for free. So, all hail King Mario and we look forward to seeing people’s new creations next

Pauline Milsted, Co-organiser of the Scarecrow Fortnight.

 Halesworth In Bloom
Volunteers Wanted
Halesworth in Bloom


Halesworth in Bloom thrives through our vibrant volunteer community and we always welcome newcomers. Whatever you can commit to will be extremely helpful, whether it is watering a planter regularly or picking litter from a floral display near where you live, or getting involved in the nitty gritty digging and planting.

Our volunteers can usually be found in the Town Park on a Tuesday morning from 10.30, and are always present in the Memorial Garden by St Mary’s Church on the last Friday of the month from 2.30 onwards (weather permitting).

JUST SAY HELLO (they are all very friendly!) and let them know how you would like to help.

Alternatively, we are always grateful for help with the administrative behind-the-scenes jobs – if this is where your talents lie please get in touch as outlined below.

Volunteering is a hugely valuable and rewarding experience for both volunteers and the communities they support, as well as providing an opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people.

To find out more about getting involved email us at: halesworthinbloom@mail.com

Citizens Advice
Halesworth  Citizen Advice


Drop in advice at Halesworth Library.
Whatever the problem, we’re here for FREE, impartial and
confidential advice.

Monthly, every 1st and 3rd Tuesday
10am – 12 noon

Halesworth Library,
Bridge Street,
IP19 8AD

Call us on 0880 178 7866
email us from 

 Millennium Green Track
10th Anniversary
Halesworth Millenium Green


The Millennium Green is a magical place to explore in all seasons and weathers. Come and find your favourite corner amongst the meadows, woodlands, rivers, ponds, heathland, orchard and along the historic route of the old railway and the even older navigation.

It was created in 2000 from 32 acres of grazing marsh in the flood plains of the River Blyth and the Town River and is situated just downstream to the east of the centre of Halesworth. Since 2000, further land has been added and the Green now spreads over 50 acres (20 hectares).

A superb all-weather track snakes its way through north-south and gives flat access for cycles, mobility scooters and push chairs.

The Green is rich in wildlife, in geology and history.

Celebrating 800 Years
'Halesworth Market Town' 


Halesworth 800


To celebrate 800 years of Halesworth officially becoming a Market Town, Halesworth Town Council hosted a fun-filled celebration from the Market Place through the Thoroughfare and into the Town Park.

10am - 3pm
Mini Market
Buskers - 10am
Time Bubble Toys ,Table-top jousting, rubber band shooting range and bubbler belchers and gobblers
Historical Crafts, Shield decorating, Playdough dragons
Junk modelling castles and jousting sticks
Face Painting
Market Charter Reading- 10:45am
Punch & Judy
12:30pm , 1:30pm & 2:30pm
History Walks with U3A
Parade - 11am meet at market place
Dress up and join in the fun
Medieval Camp - 11am - 4pm
Archery, Cookery demos, Scribe writing, fashion shows, storytelling, music and have a go activities.
ABC Skateboarding 11am - 4pm
Games/skate tourney at the skate park
Hog Roast & Ice Cream - 10am - 4pm
Beccles Brew Co - 10am - 4pm
First Aid - 10am - 4pm
Music & Plays

Climate Action Conference

29th September - 1st October 2023

Halesworth Climate Action Conference


An exploration of how climate change could impact Halesworth and surrounding villages, and what we as communities and individuals can do about it. To build solutions for community resilience and adaptation to a sustainable future.
A weeks exhibition and a weekend of exploration, exhibitions, conversations, talks, workshops and actions. Centered in Halesworth St Mary’s Church and encompassing local businesses.

Sunday 24th Sept – October 2nd – Exhibition under the arches. Showcasing local projects and enterprises. Set up Saturday 23rd September 10-12. Launch of exhibition Sunday 24th open every day for a week.
Sept 29th Friday (day time) – local schools invited for organised events around climate change. Banham Zoo will be presenting.

Sept 29th Friday (evening) – a panel discussion with movers and shakers facing your questions, with a cheese and wine reception.
Tickets (£10) can be bought at Halesworth Book shop or online here
An invitation to ask a question of an expert panel
at Halesworth Climate Action Convention
The panel, which includes Dr Therese Coffey, Secretary of State for Environment, has some remarkable experts, from flood defences to food. 

Sept 30th Saturday Conference – A series of talks and conversations illuminating county and local initiatives offering solutions to building climate change into our lives .

October 1st Sunday Celebration / Workshops / Walks – A celebration mass, followed by a series of workshops about implementing ideas from Saturday talks. Guided walks and explorations around Halesworth and other villages showcasing the active projects.

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