Upcoming events:



Colchester Goulash Festival

11:00am - 6:00pm |
Lewis Gardens
Your opportunity to enjoy a truly fantastic bowl of goulash made in a traditional cauldron for a unique taste!

Normally you would need to travel to Hungary to taste some real authentic goulash dish. But now here is the opportunity to enjoy a truly fantastic bowl of goulash made in traditional cauldron for a unique taste! The festival features many more Hungarian foods and drinks, including spicy sausages, langosh (deep fried flat bread), chimney cakes, pancakes and other fantastic culinary enjoyments. You can taste the famous Hungarian palinka (a spirit made from pure fruits) and great wines. In addition, cultural activities as live folk music and folk dance, handmade crafts and artisan products, puppet show, face painting are also provided for your entertainment. The traders and entertainers wear authentic costume to show our colourful traditions. A great opportunity to dig into Hungarian cuisine and culture! Come and celebrate all things Hungarian with us!

Ticket prices: £5.00 (at the gate) Free for children under 12yr

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6:00pm - 11:00pm |
The world famous Oktoberfest comes to Colchester for a huge weekend of traditional Bavarian entertainment, food and drink. Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October.

The most important date of Germany's cultural calendar comes to the UK and arrives in Castle Park Colchester this year for the very first time.

Taking place inside one of Europe’s Largest touring bier tents for a Bavarian style festival including a showcase some of the best and authentic oompah bands from around the world across all three sessions. 

Plus a large selection of traditional German foods plus those all important steins!

Session times are as follows -
Friday Evening - 6-11pm 
Saturday Afternoon - 12-5pm
Saturday Evening - 6-11pm

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Oktoberfest Colchester is an 18+ event. Challenge 25.

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