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 2017 Festival runs from Friday October 6th until Sunday October 15th 2017.

Click for PROGRAMME OF EVENTS and more information about Houghton Feast 2017

2017 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!
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Houghton Feast 2017

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 10th at 7:30pm.
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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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Click to visit Houghton Feast on Facebook for news and updates

FACEBOOK

The Houghton Feast Facebook Page features news and up to date changes to the programme. Give it a 'Like' to make sure you are kept informed of the Festival news!
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Houghton Feast 2017

TWITTER

Follow Houghton Feast on Twitter using @HoughtonFeastHQ. News and updates will be tweeted throughout the Festival in October.
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Houghton Feast 2017

CONTACT

Click the button to send an email. When the Festival is in full swing (October), enquiries are dealt with quicker via the Facebook page or Twitter feed.
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Houghton Feast 2017 Logo Competition

2017 LOGO COMPETITION

The Houghton Feast 2016 logo was designed by a pupil from Dubmire Primary School. The 2017 logo competition is open until October 31st 2016. Will your school win?
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Your business can support Houghton Feast in 2017!

FEAST SUPPORTERS

The Feast programme of events brochure is supported by the best local traders from Houghton-le-Spring. Get in touch to have your business in the 2017 edition.
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Resource pack on the history of Houghton Feast, Houghton-le-Spring's ancient festival

SCHOOL RESOURCES

The history of Houghton Feast and Houghton-le-Spring has been told using stained glass windows for the Festival of Light! Download free recources below.
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