Enjoy the music and dancing of over 20 different Morris Dance groups at venues around the town centre including the market place and castle grounds. On Saturday weavers, spinners and dyers display heritage crafts in the castle grounds.
Join the Newark and Sherwood Community Hub team for children’s crafts by the bandstand on Saturday and on Sunday enjoy an afternoon of music with a brass band concert and free children’s circus skills beginning at 2pm in the castle grounds.
Visit the brand new Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and find out about the legend of Robin Hood and the ecology and wildlife of Sherwood Forest. Call in the nearby Sherwood Forest Arts and Craft Centre to browse the studio's and watch crafters and painters in action. The arts and craft centre offers children's activities each Wednesday during school holidays.
You are invited to the world’s biggest juggling event!
EJC Newark! 3 to 11 August 2019
The team at the European Juggling Convention (EJC) 2019 are proud to be bringing the world's largest juggling event to the UK in August 2019. The EJC will be in its 42nd year and it hasn't been to the UK for many years but this year is coming to Newark Showground.
It’s a fun and chilled out week of juggling, circus skills, aerial workshops, western skills workshops, extreme unicycling, balloon modelling, world-class performances and shows... the list goes on.
All of the activities and camping is included in the ticket price. Visit the EJC website to find out prices and more information. All areas are accessible.
Save the date for the BIG DAY OUT on Sunday 4 August as we welcome the jugglers into Newark town centre for the opening parade and fire show.
Along with Newark Town Council we are sponsoring and helping to plan an extraordinary day of activities for the town.
Vegan Campout Friday 30 August to Sunday 1 September Newark Showground
Fiction Masterclass with local author Megan Taylor
Join in on the elegant surroundings of Newark’s Carriages café for an evening with widely published local author Megan Taylor on Thursday 11 July at 7pm. With three novels already out, plus one on the way, a short story collection, her stories regularly winning competitions and featuring in literary magazines.
Dates for your diary, special markets in Newark 2019
Saturday 6 July Farmers/eco market
Friday 12 July to Sunday 14 July Newark Book Festival
Friday 19 July to Sunday 21 July Traditions Festival and Artisan Market
Sunday 28 July Artisan and Craft Food Market
Saturday 3 August Farmers/eco market
Sunday 4 August European Juggling Convention – Bid Day Out!
Saturday 7 September Farmers/eco market
Sunday 29 September Artisan and Craft Food Market
Sunday 24 November Christmas Lights Switch-on
Saturday 8, 14, 15 and 23 December Christmas Markets
Newark Farmer's Market
The best place to find excellent food is at a farmer’s market. This is where growers, bakers and all kinds of food and drink makers sell their produce direct to you.
And the good news is the NEW Newark Farmer’s Market is coming to the market place on the first Saturday of each month.
Visit the avenues outside the Town Hall between 9.30am and 3.30pm for the best seasonal produce that the region has to offer.
Products on offer will include locally sourced meats, sausages and bacons, award winning pastries and pies, renowned cheeses from Cropwell Bishop Creamery and Lincolnshire Poacher, delicious brownies and confectionary, international food and specialist coffees.
Everyone is welcome on this free to enter 5k timed run.
There is a friendly atmosphere and loads of support so join us at your local parkrun Saturdays at 9am.
We have some brilliant parkrun venues in or around the district including Newark, Clumber Park and Sherwood Pines.
All year round attractions
There is something for everyone in Newark and Sherwood:
If you're unsure due to weather conditions or other circumstances, please check with the tourist information centre before attending an event that it has not been cancelled. We try and keep our events lists as up to date as possible but events can be cancelled at the last minute.