Flower Show And Fête
A major event in the Orford calendar, is the annual Orford, Sudbourne & Gedgrave Flower Show and Fête, held usually, on the Saturday of the August Bank holiday. The Show marquee houses almost 200 exhibits of locally grown vegetables, fruit and flowers exhibited under exacting Flower Show Rules. Handicrafts, cooking, painting, photography and other talents are also included in the competitions with the extremes of the heaviest marrow, pumpkin etc. and the longest parsnip and runner bean, provide a major interest for both growers and novelty for visitors. Modest cash prizes as well as cups, trophies and certificates are keenly contested.
This year we also have the return of the Village Feast.
From early evening the village square will be closed to traffic The village BBQ will be there, music is organised and insurance cover arranged. Picnic tables and chairs are a good idea as the Town Hall ones always get snaffled.