7 cheap or free things to do in Norfolk this weekend
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From the Lisa Angel Sample Sale to the North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival, here are some cheap or free things to do in Norfolk this weekend.
These are just some of the great events taking place across the county from September 4 to 5, 2021.
1. African and Caribbean Market, Norwich
Where: The Forum, Bethel Street, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF
When: September 3-4, 10am-5pm
Head to The Forum this weekend for a celebration of African and Caribbean culture, with a range of fantastic stalls selling everything from jewellery to homewares.
On Saturday only, there will also be a street food market and performances from local musicians and dancers.
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2. Dersingham Open Gardens 2021, Dersingham
Where: Dersingham Village Centre and Hall, 83 Manor Road, Dersingham, PE31 6LN
When: September 4-5, 11am-5pm
Price: £4 in advance from Dersingham Post Office or on the day from the Dersingham Village Centre and Hall (address above) for £5 where you can collect a guide, under-16s free but must be accompanied by an adult, dersinghamopengardens.co.uk
There will be 14 gardens open this year, with some old favourites and a few new entries.
St Nicholas Church will have a display of floral arrangements depicting the theme 'Together Again'.
Light refreshments will be served at the Village Centre from 10.30am on both days.
3. Hempstead Arts Exhibition and Sale, Hempstead
Where: Hempstead-by-Holt Village Hall, The Street, Hempstead, NR25 6TL
When: September 4-5, 10am-5pm
The eighth annual Hempstead Arts Exhibition and Sale will feature more than 120 exhibits from 25 talented local artists.
This includes a variety of different styles and media, ranging from fine paintings to photography, and all the works will be for sale at a maximum selling price of £250.
The proceeds will be donated to All Saints Church in Hempstead.
4. North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival, Holkham
Where: Holkham Estate, near Wells, NR23 1AB (sat-nav: NR23 1RH)
When: September 4-5, 10am-4pm
Price: Free entry, car parking £5, dogs on leads welcome
The North Norfolk Food and Drink Festival is back after a year's break in Holkham's walled garden.
The event will feature around 50 local producers, with everything from bread to brownies on offer, food stalls and a bar.
The Cookery Theatre will host some fantastic Norfolk chefs, including plant-based cook Sara Matthews and Jordan Bayes from The Chequers Inn at Thornham.
5. Lisa Angel Sample Sale, Rackheath
Where: Rackheath Village Hall, Green Lane West, Rackheath, NR13 6LT
When: September 3-5, book a half hour arrival time slot - Friday: 10am-7.30pm, Saturday: 10am-4pm, Sunday: 12pm-2.30pm
Price: £5 (this will be deducted from anything purchased on the day), pre-booking essential ticketsource.co.uk/lisa-angel-clearance
Norwich-based company Lisa Angel is running a huge sample and clearance sale, with jewellery and homewares at bargain prices.
The business has two shops located in the Norwich Lanes and in Chantry Place shopping centre and it also delivers worldwide through its website.
6. Cantley Flower Show, Cantley
Where: Cantley Village Hall, Cantley, NR13 3JG
When: September 4, opens to the public from 2pm (entries can be made from 9.15am-10.30am)
Price: Adults: 30p, children: 10p (includes lucky number ticket)
Head to this traditional village show at the weekend, with competitions for flowers, fruit, vegetables, cookery, photography and handicraft, with children's categories too.
There will also be a raffle, tombola and refreshments and you can find out more and see all the classes at cantley.org/flowershow.
7. Summer Circus and Water Spectacular
Where: Hippodrome Circus, St George's Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2EU
When: Until September 19, various times
Price: Adults: from £21, children (under-14): from £13, over-60s: from £18, hippodromecircus.co.uk/summer or call the box office on 01493 738877
The Hippodrome Circus' famous summer show returned in July and there is now just a few weeks left to see it.
It is hosted by Jack Jay and comedian Johnny Mac, who bring together top circus talent, including mesmerizing jugglers, mind-bending contortionists and the Motorbike Globe Riders on the jaw-dropping Wheel of Death.