Ballingdon Fete

Will be held on

6 September 2020


To go!

In 2019 Ballingdon Fete raised over £4000 for local charities. Mark the date in your diary, be part of it - it's a fun day out for all the family!

We're having a fete!

There will be lots to do including face painting, ice cream, Indian Cuisine, bbq, Sheep throwing contest, Bar, lots of craft stalls & much more.

There is something for everybody and families will have a great day.

Location: Kone Vale Ballingdon

DIRECTIONS: Turn into Middleton Road from Ballingdon Street and you will find us past the row of houses on the left. If you would prefer a more leisurely walk take the exit off the railway walk just before Ballingdon Bridge and you will see the festivities taking place immediately ahead of you.

Admission Free

Sell your crafts/wares or provide a fund raiser and Help the cause.

Download stall booking form

Welephant was there!

The crew from Sudbury Fire Station brought him along to meet the children, and adults!

What's on?

Lots to do for all the family, whatever your age.

For the young

Lots of fun games for the kids to play.


As well as music, food and drink, young (and not so young!) can try their hand at our sheep throwing competition! Based on the legend of the Ballingdon Dragon!

Live Music

Music provided by local musicians. You may know one or two if you're local.

Bar on site

Our Bar for the afternoon will sell reasonable priced drinks with all profits going to our charity.


Ballingdon is a community of about 400 homes in Sudbury, but was a village in its own right until the 1800’s.

Ballingdon started life in Essex, but changes to borders moved it across into Suffolk, where it has stayed ever since! Even though it’s a Sudbury suburb it has retained its own sense of identity, and still feels a little separate from the rest of the town.

We’re not Sudbury, we’re Ballingdon, actually!

Bar Sponsors

Big thank you to Strawberry Stores who are sponsoring the Bar at the Fete!


Pop down and see them and say thank you too next time you’re in there!

Thank You guys!

The worthy causes for 2020.

East Anglian Air Ambulance - "Help us save more lives"

Eden-Rose Coppice - "Turning environmental disasters into community dreams"

Sudbury Newstalk - "Providing a news service for the visually impaired"

The charities for 2020 will be chosen at a meeting in the early months of 2020. Watch out for an announcement!

East Anglian Air Ambulance

East Anglian Air Ambulance exists to save lives by delivering highly skilled doctors and critical care paramedics by air or car to seriously ill or injured people in the region. We are a life-saving charity that is only kept airborne thanks to our incredible supporters.

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Eden-Rose Coppice Trust

Established in 2007, the Eden Rose Coppice Trust is a small Suffolk charity focusing on supporting children with special needs & patients in palliative care.

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Sudbury Newstalk

Sudbury Newstalk is a member of the Talking Newspaper Federation and was launched in November 1981. We provide both recordings and suitable audio equipment for easy listening to those who are registered blind, visually impaired or physically disabled and find reading particularly difficult.

Visit us