Fun. Friendship. Community.

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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!

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1ST JUNE

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.

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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!

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29TH JUNE

Opening day tradition continues with sales throughout the Village. Register before 23rd June to be included on the map.

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29TH JUNE

You’ll find loads of fun crafts, cakes, tea at St. James’ Church along with Trail Guides, Garage Sale Maps and Raffle Tickets.

 
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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!

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5TH JULY

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?

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7TH JULY

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!

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13TH JULY

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’.

 

Sponsors

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Giving Back

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:

 

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