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Easter Sunday Funday 2019

Cycle Races, 5K Run, 1K Fun Run, Toddler ‘n’ Trike
Fakenham Town Centre
Sunday 21st April 2019

2019 – 21st April timetable

8.00 Road Closure (set up)
10.30   Running Race 5K (UK Athletics)
11.30   Town Easter Fun Run 1k (UK Athletics)
12.15   Toddle’n’Trike (under 5s)
12.45   Circuit open for rider’s warm up/familiarisation
1.15      Criterium Race  Youth A (U16), Youth B (U14) girls & boys (30 min)
2.00     Criterium Senior (16+ ) Cat 4 Regional C+ Cat 3 (40 mins). Priority entry will be given to Cat 4 riders
3.00     Criterium Women’s E/1/2/3/4  (45 mins)
4.00      Criterium Senior (16+) E/1/2/3  National B, (50 mins)
7.00pm roads reopen  Sunset 20.06 pm approx.

Both runs and rides are official UK Athletics and British Cycling events and are run under their rules.


Active Fakenham’s Easter Sunday Fun day this race is for under-fives. They can bring a tricycle, balance bike or make their way round the course on foot. It’s a fun, non-competitive race round the traffic-free town centre course. Every child gets a free goody bag and medal. Places are limited, and a responsible adult must accompany the child. Entry is £2 per child, accompanying adults free.

Further Information

To book your place visit or visit the Fakenham Info Hub

Colkirk Arts Festival – 11th-12th May 2019

Colkirk Arts Festival
St. Mary’s Church, Colkirk.  NR21 7NR.
Saturday 11th/Sunday 12th May

10 – 5 Saturday / 10 – 4 Sunday



A giant 4 foot spider made by David Rowe, will welcome visitors to the second Colkirk Arts Festival this May. Following the success of last year’s inaugural Angel Festival, the church this year will be decorated with the theme ‘All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small’.

Other displays include a full-size bee hive complete with knitted bees and flower garden;  display of bonsai trees;  crocheted flower obelisk;  ‘bottom of the garden’ a wildlife display made from recycled metal objects;  Charlie the Guinea pig;  butterfly wall-hanging;  an illuminated underwater scene with tropical fish;  stainless steel swan, and two large painted lions to guard the entrance to the church.  Vote for your favourite display with your lose change.

As well as over 100 hundred paintings in the art exhibition, there will be a display of pottery made by Richard Hirst.  All paintings, pottery and sculptures are original, unique, sensibly priced ………… and for sale – all proceeds from sales will go towards floor repairs in the Lady Chapel.


Poppy is a knitted penguin who lives in the Wisteria Tea Rooms in Fakenham.  She is famous for her many travels, frequently accompanying customers on their holidays. Colkirk has always been on her bucket list, so in May she is going to be joining us for our festival …………but will you be able to spot her?  She will be hidden somewhere in the church and the first person to find her will win tea/coffee and cake for two at the Wisteria Tea Rooms courtesy of Samantha and Kirsten, bakers of the best apple and cinnamon scones ever.


Last year the flower arranging ladies made some stunning flower arrangements, and they’ve promised to do us proud again this year.

Christmas lights throughout the church will give a welcoming touch, especially for children, who’s competition this year is to make a miniature garden no bigger than 12”x12”.

Refreshments will be available throughout the weekend.

Revd Robin Stapleford will close the festival with a service at 4.00pm Sunday.


Vanda Richards
01328 316514

Fakenham Music Festival

Saturday 18th August. All day and into the evening – 12 to 8pm in Fakenham Market Place

Folk, Soul, Rock including many great classics

Stalls, local beers and ciders, hot food, afternoon tea and more.

Fakenham Market Place and then from 8.00pm venues around the town.

Click the picture to download the poster.

Get Active in Fakenham Week

August 18 to 26, 2018

Over a week of fun, sport, music, arts and well-being activities.

Read the posters for more information – click the picures below…

Fakenham Gin & Beerfest 2018

Come along to the 7th Fakenham Gin & Beer Festival, kindly sponsored by Crisp Malting Group

We will have 20 real ales, a craft lager, a selection of ciders and the Black Shuck Cocktail Bar.

Entry is free and beer starter kits are £12. Which includes a souvenir glass, and tokens for 3 pints (or six halves)

The cocktail bar will be cash payment.

Unfortunately the Community Centre bar is closed, but we will be selling other drinks at the beer bar and cocktail bar

Opening times:
Friday 23rd March 7pm-11pm
Saturday 24th March 11am-11pm

We have a good selection of music to suit all tastes.
The music for you is here:

7.30-9 The Nelson Shantymen
9.30-11 The Rhythm Travellers

12.30-1.45 Fakenham Ukes
2.15-3.45 Joe & Mary
4.30-5.30 Anto Morra
5.45-7.15 Wolfswood
7.30-8.45 Picaroon
9-11 Hedway.
(may be subject to change)

The event is fundraising for the Fakenham Community Centre. (charity: 1000793)

Details from
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Ride North Norfolk

Bank Holiday Sunday 26th August 2018

A great way to spend the day Riding North Norfolk

Ride North Norfolk has a selection of sociable, leisure cycle rides starting from the picturesque North Norfolk market town of Fakenham and going through some of the best gentle cycling routes in the country. It is a friendly local ride that will end an exciting week of activities in and around the town. It is a registered British Cycling Sportives. To keep the character of the ride we are limting this year’s entry to around 500. See the British Cycling website for more information. or to sign up.

Choose from our great routes of approximate lengths:
15 miles, 25 miles or 36 miles, 62 (100k) miles or 100 miles

This is a cycle ride and a day out that caters for most abilities. If you can ride a bicycle, you should be able to take part. The countryside has gentle slopes and no big hills.

Everyone is welcome to come and ride with us. Register now to be part of this exhilarating day.

More details via
Facebook event page: