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Whittlesey Festival

Whittlesey Festival brings a parade, incredible stage entertainment and a classic vehicle display to the town on the second Sunday of September.

On this page:

This year's event details and stallholder booking information

Details of the date of the next Whittlesey Festival is updated on our main events page.

That's also where booking information can be found for stallholders, caterers and entertainers who'd like to be involved.

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Plan your journey

Walking, cycling and use of public transport to get to the event is encouraged for those who can. 

If you're travelling by car, parking is available in Grosvenor Road, Parkinson Lane, Queen Street and Eastgate.

There will be no access to the town centre as roads will be closed. Diversion routes will be in place.

The event is within walking distance to Whittlesea Train Station. This has connections to Peterborough and Cambridge.

Whittlesey bus station is also within walking distance. 

If you arrive by bike, please note cycling is not permitted in the event area.

Road closures

For public safety, some roads will be closed to vehicles between 5am and 7pm.

No parking is permitted during this time on the roadsides in:

  • Broad Street
  • Market Place
  • Market Street
  • Queen Street
  • Eastgate
  • The Causeway
  • Station Road (between Scaldgate - Market Street Junction)
  • The car park to the rear of the George

Vehicles found to be parked will be removed, and fixed penalty notices issued.

Who organises Whittlesey Festival?

Whittlesey Festival is a Fenland Four Seasons event driven by Whittlesey Festival Committee - a dedicated volunteer committee.

The committee puts in many hours of work to plan, organise, deliver and fundraise for a programme of events and activities. It works hard to provide free or heavily subsidised children's rides at the festival.

Fenland District Council provides some seed money to each of the Fenland 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.

Whittlesey Town Council also provides valuable support to the event.

We would like to thank the many organisations and people that have contributed to the event's success over the years and the generosity of local businesses in sponsoring the event.

If you would like to contribute to the event in any way, such as through sponsorship, volunteering or promotion please contact our markets and events team.

Event news

For updates on our events, please follow the 'Markets and Events in Fenland' Facebook page .

And Fenland District Council Fenland District Council FacebookFenland District Council TwitterFenland District Council LinkedIn and newsletter The Fenlander.

Looking back at 2023's festival

See what was on offer at Whittlesey Festival 2023, via the 2023 Programme. It can be   downloaded here (PDF) [28MB] or viewed online.

Contact markets and events team

Lots of questions about our events and how to attend as a caterer, stallholder or entertainer or attraction provider are included on this page.

If you can't find what you need, please email or contact us.


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