Welcome to the Great Ellingham Teddy Bear Festival site.
Since 2004, a committed group of volunteers has raised in excess of £64,000 for local charities, organisation and groups, but the main focus has always been about bringing the community together for a fortnight of events centering around our Teddy Bear Trail.
Find all the info you need for 2019!
Did you know we’re giving out a special prize to the fan favourite this year? Looking for bear ideas? Join us for this informative session.
29TH JUNE TO 14TH JULY
The Bear Trail is the highlight and main reason for our Festival. Come join the trail for a fortnight and vote for your favourite bear!
Opening day tradition continues with sales throughout the Village. Register before 23rd June to be included on the map.
You’ll find loads of fun crafts, cakes, tea at St. James’ Church along with Trail Guides, Garage Sale Maps and Raffle Tickets.
6TH AND 7TH JULY
PREVIEW PARTY 4TH JULY. We’ll be at St. Jame’s Church for our annual event celebrating local artists and their work. Make sure you stop for a look!
This popular event will be a sell-out. Be sure to pre-register your team and join us at the Rec Centre. Do you know which team won last year?
Bringing back a village favourite for 2019. We’re limited to 30 cars so make sure you get your registration in early to reserve your spot on the hunt!
We’re trying something a little different this year. Join us with your picnic hamper for a party with your neighbours in at St. James’.
Since 2011, the Teddy Bear Festival has been raising funds for groups and organizations as part of our ongoing commitment to support our local community. More than £64,000 has been donated over the years and you can find out the 2018 recipients and find out how you can be involved by clicking here: