Framlingham Gala Fest 2019 – A long weekend of fun for all the family

3 days of music and colour filled family-friendly activities awaits you at the Framlingham Gala Fest.

Framlingham Gala Fest Logo

Are you ready for 3 whole days’ worth of crazy colour, exceptional musical talent, tasty treats, energetic sportiness, chilled out tunes and beautiful crafts? Well, you’re in for a treat as the Framlingham Gala Fest is on its way!

Now in its second year as a true 3-day festival style event, the Framlingham Gala Fest has evolved into an absolutely unmissable event suitable for all the family. The 25th – 27th brings a huge buzz of excitement and events to our cosy corner of the Suffolk coast. The best part? Well, the beautiful and historic town of Framlingham is only 15 minutes away from our luxury self-catering accommodation here at Mollett’s Farm.

Our cosy stables studios or gorgeous granary cottages are perfectly situated as a place to rest your head before heading back out to join in the fun of the Framlingham Gala Fest the next day.

So, let’s find out exactly what you can expect for this year’s Gala Fest.


Wacky colours and crazy fancy dress

Framlingham Gala Fest Flower Theme

The Sand, Sea and Surf Themed Gala Parade

Who doesn’t love fancy dress? At the Framlingham Gala, they know how to take their parades and fancy dress theme to the next level. Get ready for bright bold colours and statement-making styles as the parade of fantastical floats traverse the ancient streets all the way to the castle meadow. Previous parade themes have included “London Shows” and “Flower Power”. Everybody can join in, so, it’s time to bust out the crazy beach wear or channel your inner mermaid and join in with this year’s theme – Sand, Sea and Surf. You’re going to have a whale of a time!


Exciting, sporty competition

Framlingham Duathlon

Team Duathlon

Would it really be a Gala if there wasn’t a bit of healthy competition? It doesn’t have to be too serious though. If you enjoy a cheeky bit of running or cycling and fancy a little challenge why not put together a team and then invite all your friends along to cheer you on, the more the merrier! This is the perfect event for family, friends or even work colleagues.

Your reward? At the end of the event there’s a big BBQ, bar and live music playing into the evening for all competitors and spectators. Plus, there some great prizes up for grabs too!


A musical feast for your ears

Music at Framlingham Gala Fest

You can’t have a Festival without a lot of live music. Here’s what the Framlingham Gala has in store for you.

Live music night – Saturday 25th May

Dubbed a mini festival for the town of Fram. The live music night at the Framlingham Sports Club begins to warm up from 1pm with the crescendo of headline acts finishing at 11pm. Food and drink stalls and face painting will all add to the atmosphere creating a wonderful mini festival vibe.

Music by the pond – Sunday 26th May

Saturday afternoon sees a host of local singers and bands performing by the Castle Inn and out in front of the pond. Soul artists Ponder de Tres and rabble-rousing EllY Tree will be performing to name a few, but keep an ear out for local teenagers Roma Nicholson, Noah Evans and Sophie Hanson throughout the day, they are the future of Suffolk’s music scene and could probably give Ed Sheeran a run for his money!

Gala Fest Monday – Monday 27th May

As the Framlingham Gala Fest draws to a close there is just enough time for one final day of music, food and family fun! Join in with the excitement at the castle meadow where there will be a BBQ, majorettes, swing dancing, a samba band, Caribbean steel band and plenty more. The live music will keep the crowds entertained until 8pm and the meadow will be brimming with activities including a fun fair, have a go archery, children’s races and even a magic show. Be sure to give the Framlingham Army Air Corp Suffolk your best salute as they pass by.


A celebration of local crafts

Craft Stall at Framlingham Gala Fest

Framlingham is a feast for the eyes (and hungry tummies) all year round and this Bank Holiday is no exception. The Craft Fayre has stalls with toys from years gone by; handmade, artisan bath and beauty products and beautiful crafts and homeware – you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a unique memento to take home and treasure.

Everyone loves a Car Boot Sale and you’ll be sure to bag yourself a bargain (or four) as Framlingham once again comes together to buy and sell – after all you never know what you might find!

Keep your energy levels up with fabulous Framlingham food and drink including BBQ’s, Gin Caddy Paella, Time for Prosecco, Simpsons sweet shop and Doodle Donuts.

We may be biased but we simply cannot think of a better place to spend your May bank holiday weekend than here at our luxury accommodation at Mollett’s farm. We are part of a brilliant, buzzy community that’s simply overflowing with things to see and do, whatever your age and abilities! There are plenty of exciting experiences to be had, all right here on our doorstep.

Don’t forget to check out our blog for other fun, family-friendly things to do during your stay.

We can’t wait to meet you.