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FRI 7 - SUN 9 SEPT 2018

Heritage Open Days, Various Locations, 6 – 9 Sept

Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, it basically means every September, National Trust and various other places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate heritage and history. It’s the perfect chance to see hidden places and try out new experience – did we mention it’s absolutely free? So on the 6-9th of September you can visit, Ightam Mote and Tonbridge Castle completely free! Plus you can take a free tour of the Assembly Hall, The Opera House (aka Wetherspoons) or take part in a walking tour of The Pantiles – plus so much more! Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Salt Festival of the Sea and Environment, Folkestone Harbour, 6 – 9 Sept

Returning for its third year, SALT Festival of the Sea and Environment will take you on a creative and inspiring journey through the landscape and culture of the coast around Folkestone. With a jam-packed programme of events going on over the three days, there will be opportunities to walk, talk, make, write, observe, have fun and share ideas over good food in the great outdoors. SALT is co-curated by Folkestone Quarterhouse, Folkestone Fringe and Go to the Pine, with ideas gathered from the local community. This is a really exciting and slightly different festival, one not to be missed.

Weald of Kent Country Craft Show, Penshurst Place, 7 – 9 Sept

Discover delightfully crafted products and soak up the atmosphere with 150 stands and activities to experience and enjoy. With craft workshops, demonstrations and live music run throughout the day in the striking landscape of Penshurst Place.

Circus Vegas, Dunorlan Park, 7 – 9 Sept

Taking place at Dunorlan Park and housed inside its huge Stars & Strips big top, Circus Vegas merges all the elements of circus with all the glitz, glamour & spectacle that you would imagine when you think Vegas. With jaw dropping acts, costumes and clowns this show promises that you’ll be sitting on the edge of your seat. Imagine amazing hire wire walkers combined with a hula-hoop queen. A slightly different event for Dunorlan Park but we think it’s gonna be a good one!

Belmont Woodfest & Country Fair, Faversham, 8 – 9 Sept 

Now in its fourth year, the Belmont Woodfest & Country Fair is an event not to be missed. With lots of exciting woodland demonstrations taking place over the weekend including chainsaw carving, pole lathe turning, willow weaving, bushcraft and much more. Running continuously throughout the day will include Xtreme Falconry, The Dog & Duck Show, Gun Dog Demo and even Ferret Racing! They’ll be a climbing wall and boulder for the kids to enjoy and of course local food stalls and a bar (you know where we’ll be).

Dog Show & BBQ, Riverhill Gardens, Sun 9 Sept

The famous family dog show is back, offering an array of fun classes for dogs (and owners) of all abilities. Lots of excitement for the whole family – don’t forget to sample the delicious BBQ too!

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