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Tenterden Folk Festival

A huge well done to Alan Castle (Folk Festival director) and the team for putting on a fantastic Folk Festival last weekend. Check out some Folk Festival photos >>> here
Tenterden Folk Festival


Highbury Hall Craft Fair
Highbury Hall Craft Market features a wide range of Art and Craft from local Stallholders. Free admission, Café open all day >>> more
Harvest Flower Festival Ebony Church
Harvest Flower Festival, produce stall and refreshments at Ebony Church (Reading Street) opposite Tenterden Garden Centre. Sat 12 Oct 10am-4pm & Sun 13 Oct, 11am-4pm >>> more
Cashara Ladies Fashions special Ladies Evening
Cashara Ladies Fashions special Ladies Evening on Wednesday 16 October 5-8pm. Come and enjoy a glass of champagne and delicious canapés whilst browsing the new exclusive Autumn/Winter 2019 Collections. >>> more
Art Exhibition at Smallhythe Studio
Art Exhibition at Smallhythe Studio. Preview and Demo on Saturday 12 October, 10-6pm. Local artist Rowena McWilliams will be demonstrating and talking about her work throughout the day, main exhibition 15-30 October. >>> more


Fun in the Dark at Tenterden Fire Station
Come along to the Tenterden Fire Station, Tues 22 Oct,  5pm-7pm for a fangtastically fun and free Open Evening. Families can take part in the Spot the Pumpkin activity trail, meet the firefighters, come in your most spooktacular costume  >>> more
Halloween Family Fun Day at Tenterden Garden Centre
Family Fun Day at Tenterden Garden Centre, Wednesday 23 October, 10am-4pm, Halloween themed fun for the whole family to enjoy: birds of prey, dare challenges, school of magic theatre, face painting, nail art, come in scary costumes >>> more
Halloween Daytime Fear and Fun at the Rare Breeds Centre
Halloween Daytime Fear and Fun at the Rare Breeds Centre in Woodchurch, 19-27 October, best freaky Halloween outfit wins a prize (kids only). Ghosts, Ghouls and of course a whole lot of fearsome fun! >>> more 
Fright Night Express train from Tenterden Town Station
Fright Night Express train from Tenterden Town Station, Fri 25 Oct. Fright Night workshop from 5pm. Come in fancy dress, the scarier the better! Spooky music and an amazing live fire breather, board the Fright Night Express train for the 7pm departure.  >>> more
Halloween themed crafts at Smallhythe Place
Wed 23 Oct, 1-3pm, An afternoon of Halloween themed crafts at Smallhythe Place. Grab your broomsticks, hats and cloaks and get ready for an afternoon of spooky Arts and Crafts. Come dressed in your favourite Halloween costume. Suitable for ages 8 and under. >>> more


St Michaels
Saturday 9 November, 5-7pm >>> more
St Michaels Primary School Fireworks


Two important events in Tenterden that you need to know about. Find out about Volunteering in Tenterden, and a fabulous exhibition from the Tenterden Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.
Volunteering in Tenterden
Come along and find out about Volunteering in Tenterden. Thurs 31 Oct, 11am-7pm, Highbury Hall. Meet with local charities and find out what their volunteers do for them. Free cake and coffee >>> more
Public Consultation & Exhibition, Tenterden Neighbourhood Plan
Public Consultation & Exhibition, Sat 2 Nov, 10am-4pm St Mildred's Church. Have your say and help create a master plan capable of protecting and enhancing local green spaces in the Town. Refreshments. Tenterden Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group >>> more

Business & Community News

Snippets & info
  • New office opening hours for Tenterden Town Council: Mon: 9am-1pm; Tues: 9am-3.30pm ; Wed: 9am-3.30pm ; Thurs: 9am-1pm ; Fri: 9am-3.30pm.  Ashford Borough Council hours at the Town Hall remain at  9am-3.30pm every working day
  • Cafe Rouge Tenterden is closing on 21 October
  • The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2019 starts on Sat, 26 Oct and lasts until remembrance Sunday, 10 Nov. If you would like to volunteer for house-to-house or street collecting in Tenterden, please call 01580 766880 or 07729 374605. Thank you!
  • A referendum on the proposed Rolvenden Neighbourhood Plan is taking place on Thurs 7 Nov. The question is “Do you want Ashford Borough Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Rolvenden to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”
  • Book now for Christmas Lunches at the Retreat Animal Rescue Centre in High Halden, every Sunday in November >>> more


More events in Tenterden listed here 

Gin Masterclass

This Ancient Boro
Thurs 17 Oct
Gin Masterclass This Ancient Boro

Meet Councillors

Town Hall
Sat 19 Oct
Meet your Town Councillors

Brewery Bar Open

Old Dairy
Fri 18 Oct
Old Dairy Brewery Bar open

Spa Break

London Beach
Sun-Fri until 31 Jan
London Beach Spa Break

Quiz Night

St Michaels Village Hall
Sat 19 Oct
Quiz Night Ashford Borough Citizens Advice

Car Rally

Tenterden Station
12-13 Oct
Austin Counties Car Rally
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