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One for the diary HOUGHTON FEAST

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One for the diary HOUGHTON FEAST

Post  cyprussyd on 2016-03-15, 10:33 am

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Houghton Feast 2016 will launch on Friday October 7th until Sunday October 16th 2016.

 HOUGHTON FEAST IS AN ANCIENT FESTIVAL HELD EVERY OCTOBER IN HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING, NEAR DURHAM AND SUNDERLAND. THE FESTIVAL DATES BACK TO THE 12TH CENTURY WHEN IT ORIGINATED AS MICHAELMAS, THE DEDICATION SERVICE OF THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS.

Houghton Feast is a 10 day festival and features a fairground, traditional ox roasting, church events, carnival parade, a tattoo with pipes and drums, shows, community events, exhibitions, talks and tours, and fireworks!
The 2015 Festival runs from Friday October 2nd until Sunday October 7th 2016.

Click for PROGRAMME OF EVENTS and more information about Houghton Feast 2016

2015 PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
The Houghton Feast Programme of Events is packed full of fun, including fireworks, fairground, ox roasting, church events, a tattoo, and Carnival Parade! 
[PROGRAMME] - [MAP]

Houghton Feast 2016

ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR

The Houghton Feast festival features a fairground (weekdays 6pm-10pm), Saturdays (1pm-10pm), closed Sundays. Fireworks are on Monday October 5th at 7:30pm.
[FIREWORKS] - [FUN FAIR]

The history of Houghton Feast, Houghton-le-Spring's ancient festival

HISTORY OF HOUGHTON FEAST
A selection of articles charting the history of Houghton Feast which originated in 12th century as Michaelmas, the Church's dedication festival.

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