Fenland Four Seasons Events
We work with community partners to run a series of large public events in Fenland throughout the year, known as our Four Seasons events.
Each year we enable at least one event in each of our four market towns.
These events bring vibrancy to our district for the benefit of residents and businesses.
At each event we welcome thousands of visitors to enjoy a wonderful array of food, entertainment and stalls. The footfall at these events is typically 3,000 to 5,000.
Our Four Seasons events are:
- March St George's Festival in April on the Sunday closest to St George's Day.
- Chatteris Midsummer Festival in June.
- Whittlesey Festival on the second Sunday in September.
- Wisbech Christmas Fayre on the second Sunday in December.
We also support March Christmas Market on the first Sunday in December.
Discover more about our events in the sections below
- Event dates
- Information for caterers
- Book a stall at a Four Seasons event
- Entertainment and attraction providers
- Fenland Four Seasons event organising committees and sponsors
- Event news
- Contact markets and events team
|Date of next event:
Sunday, April 21, 2024
|10:00 - 16:00
Saturday, June 22, 2024
Sunday, June 23, 2024
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 16:00
Sunday, September 8, 2024
|10:00 - 16:00
|March Christmas Market
Sunday, December 1, 2024
10:00 - 15:00
|Sunday, December 8, 2024
|10:00 - 15:00
A popular and important aspect of all our events is food and drink.
We endeavour to ensure a variety of different food and drink at an affordable price for visitors, with preference given to cuisines not otherwise offered in the town.
At our Christmas events, we particularly welcome festive food.
Catering pitch fees range from £50 to £275.
All caterers must have:
- a food business registration
- a risk assessment (including fire risk)
- a gas and/or electrical safety certificate
- a minimum of £5m public liability insurance
- a food hygiene rating of three or above.
We usually try to ensure catering options at events include, as a minimum:
- Savoury catering - meat, dairy and meat-free options
- Tea/coffee/hot chocolate
- Outdoor bar services
- Ice cream
- Crêpes/donuts/waffles (or similar)
Owing to the popularity of the events we cannot accept every catering application, but we do work to offer opportunities to as many businesses as possible across the programme of events, whilst maintaining a variety of refreshment options for visitors at each event.
We organise caterers for our events at the beginning of each year. The process is usually complete by February.
By the end of January 2024, we will proactively contact catering businesses who have attended a previous event and those that have already expressed an interest in doing so.
Anyone else interested in catering at one of our events should complete an Expression of Interest before Monday, February 26, 2024. If you miss this deadline we will still retain your contact information for future events.
A vital and popular part of each of our events are stalls for visitors to browse.
Pitches start from £20 and, capacity allowing, can be booked up to four weeks prior to the event date.
All bookings should be made online.
The link to allow stallholders (excluding caterers and entertainment / attraction providers), will be available soon.
Caterers and entertainers are booked separately, please refer to the relevant section:
If you are unable to book online, contact us.
We are keen to ensure that our events continue to offer a wide variety of quality attractions and entertainment.
If you are interested in bringing entertainment or an attraction to a Fenland Four Seasons event, please email stating which event you would like to attend, details of what you offer and a quotation to our markets and events team.
The Four Seasons events, along with March Christmas Market, would not go ahead without the dedicated input of voluntary organising committees, sponsors and other community partners.
Fenland District Council provides some seed money to each of the Four Seasons events, an officer to support in the coordination and planning of them, support with bookings and administration and to ensure staffing for many aspects of the on-the-day running.
In most cases it is a small volunteer committee that works all year to organise other aspects of the events which can include parades, additional specialist stalls, programmes of entertainment and dedicated fundraising.
We thank all our town councils, businesses and community partners, committee members and community sponsors for making these events possible.
If you would like to get involved in the events as a sponsor or to assist with organisation in any way, please get in touch with our markets and events team.
For updates on our events, please follow the 'Markets and Events in Fenland' Facebook page .
Lots of questions about our events and how to attend as a caterer, stallholder or entertainer or attraction provider are included on this page.