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Fakenham Gin & Beerfest 2017

Fakenham Gin & Beer Festival
24th, 25th,26th March 2017 at Fakenham Community Centre

Friday Night – Open 7pm – 11pm
Saturday – Open 11am to 11pm
Sunday – Open 11pm to 3pm

  • 20 real ales & ciders
  • Gin & cocktail bar
  • Live music
  • Food

Friday Night Music

Fried Pirates 7.00pm-9.00pm
Albion Mills 9.15pm-11.00pm

Saturday Music

Picaroon & Anto Morra 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Fakenham UKes 3.00pm – 4.00pm
Baroness And The Bear 5.00pm – 6.30pm
Wolfswood 6.45pm – 8.45pm
Gold Standard 9.00pm – 11.00pm

Subject to Change

Get involved with Fakenham Fair

fakenham fair 2016 finalThe Fakenham Fair is back on Saturday 27 August with a new twist. For the first time since it was relaunched in 2010, celebrations will be in the town centre instead of Millennium Park. The theme this year is ‘The circus’, and organiser Kick Start Fakenham plans to create a real carnival atmosphere, with stilt walkers, musicians and jugglers mingling with the crowds. Committee member Julia Sandford-Cooke says, “We’re keen for local traders to get involved by running stalls outside their shops and offices, bringing the fun of the fair to the heart of the town.”

Kick Start Fakenham is calling anyone who’d like to be involved to get in touch – whether it’s showing off your circus skills, running a stall for your business or charity, or volunteering to help out on the day. Email [email protected] for more information.

Fakenham Fair 2016 Poster

fakenham fair 2016 final

Download the poster as a PDF HERE

Fakenham Fair Pitch Booking Form

Download your booking form for Fakenham Fair 2016 here. Send it in with your remittance (if appropriate) by 1st July please.


Stand Prices
Caterer £35                 Trader £25                   Charities* £10

*Charities taking money on their stall will be charged. If it is a stall providing information only there will be no charge for these events.

Please return your booking form together with your cheque (payable to Kick Start Fakenham) to:

Sweets ‘n’ Things Ltd 15-16 Market Place, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 9BG


Fakenham Fair 2016 moves to the town centre

Kick Start Fakenham has listened to many view points over the last few years and has decided to move this year’s Fakenham Fair into the town centre. We are hoping by making this move traders will want to be a part of this event and really become involved to ensure that the town is absolutely brought alive on the day and to show that we can offer just as much as any other town.

Over the next couple of weeks Lisa Mallet and Claire Brown from Norwich and Peterborough, will be popping into the town’s establishment to ask what your involvement will be on the day. This could be from simply having a table outside your shop to display your goods, producing a raffle prize or a small donation to help build the event or even as simple as dressing your window.

We have decided that there will be a circus theme and we are looking for lots of new entertainers and side stalls, so if you know of anyone that would like to take part then please ask them to contact Lisa Mallett at Sweets ‘n’ Things Ltd at 15-16 Market Place on 01328 855172.

As some of you may already know, Sweets ‘n’ Things has moved premises to incorporate the tourist information centre and to become a local hub that will be able to offer any information about what goes on in the town from be it a small club to a large event. So if you have anything that you would like us to share with both the locals and tourists then please pop in. Let’s put Fakenham on the map and make it happen

Beer Festival 2016 Beer List

Beer Fest 2016 beer list (PDF format) With tasting notes.

Ranging from session ales at 3.8% to an imperial stout at a whopping 9.2%, there’s something sure to tempt all palates! Mainly Norfolk (one Suffolk) breweries.


Beer Festival 2016 Music Schedule

Fakenham 5th Annual Beer Festival Music schedule

Friday 18th March

  • Wolfswood 7.15 to 8.45
  • Fried Pirates 9.15 to 11pm

Saturday 19th March

  • Isabella Rose Smith 2.00 to 3pm
  • Waterline 3.15 to 4.15pm
  • The Baroness and the Bear 5.45 to 6.45pm
  • Norkett, Adams, Baldry and Baldwin 7.30 to 8.30pm
  • Albion Mills 9.00 to 11pm

Sunday 19th March

  • Recorded background music

Please note that all of the above times may be subject to small alterations at short notice

Special Thanks

Stage sound supplied by Peter and Shaun Hamilton


Beer Festival 2016

beer festival 2016 posterOne of Kick Start’s favourite community events (and one where we never have a shortage of volunteers of help)…

Fakenham’s 5th Annual Beer Festival runs from 18th to 20th March. Main sponsor once again is Aldiss and profits from the weekend are shared between the Fakenham Community Centre and the Kick Start Fakenham community group.

Around 20 ales and ciders will be available. Each cask features the name of a local business which has sponsored the barrel for the event.

Also this year, the Norfolk Sloe Company will be running their very popular cocktail bar. Don’t forget there will be burger and chips on the menu too!

The fee of £12.00 gets you a commemmorative pint glass and 6 half pint tokens for ales or soft drinks.

Opening times are..
Friday 7pm to 11pm, Saturday 11am to 11pm and Sunday 11am to 2pm

Live music is featured throughout the weekend.

Fakenham Christmas Lights 2015

xmas-lights-2015Fakenham switches on its Christmas lights on Saturday 21st November. Come along to the town centre – there’s lots to do for the whole family

  • Xmas Stalls
  • Food & Drink
  • Santa’s Grotto (courtesy N&P staff)
  • Christmas Carols
  • Fairground Attractions
  • North Norfolk Radio
  • Get a Selfie with Santa at Boots

The event runs from 2pm to 5pm in the Market Place, with Xmas stalls open in Bridge Street and Norwich Street from 11am. Santa’s Grotto from 12 noon.

Santa will be switching the lights on at 4.30pm.

Please be aware that roads will be closed in the town centre from earlier in the morning until after the stalls are cleared away.

Poster available to download and print HERE


Fakenham Fair 2015


  • fair2015posterRides
  • Food
  • Activities
  • Community Stalls
  • Beer
  • Music
  • Family Fun

Organised by Kick Start Fakenham and compered by North Norfolk Radio

Plenty to do, play, listen to, join in with, eat & drink. Come along for a late breakfast and stay for dinner! Fun all day for all the family.

The theme this year is “Fakenham, a Growing Town“. Enter a cake in the Bake Off (theme: vegetable cake). Come and chat to experts at Fakenham Horticultural Society. Buy and sample local produce and support your local charities.

Join the Kick Start Facebook Group

Fakenham Fair details on our Facebook Page

Food Festival details at