Ongar Town Festival 2020

Friday 8th May

Welcome to the 3rd Ongar Town Festival. The festival this year is Friday 8th May 2020 to coincide with the VE Day 75 celebrations, making this our festival theme. Get your costumes at the ready!

There will be things to do throughout the town. We hope to bring you all the information right here!

Plans are in place for re-enactments at Ongar Sports Club; 1940’s dance in Budworth Hall; Evacuees returning home on the Epping Ongar Railway; Displays in our Churches; a March of Honour; a Giant Street Party and many more activities all over the town.

Our Annual Petanque Tournament will be going ahead, all the Pubs and Restaurants joining in the VE Day Celebrations, lots of stalls and lots of children’s activities.

Be sure to grab a copy of our Ration Book styled brochure for lots of great offers from local businesses and to find out more of what’s going on. Be part of a great day!

Our Main Sponsors

A special thank you goes to our main sponsors for the efforts they put in to make sure Ongar Town Festival is well attended. Also their financial contribution which well be split between specially selected causes around Ongar.


Tick Tock, Tick Tock Ongar Town Festival will be with us before you know it. Get involved as soon as possible. Lets have one big party in Ongar!








VE Day 75th Anniversary

When VE Day dawns on 8th May 2020 it will be 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe. Years of carnage and destruction had come to an end and millions of people took to the streets and pubs to celebrate peace, mourn their loved – ones and to hope for the future, but not forgetting those still in conflict until 15th August when it was announced that Japan had surrendered unconditionally to the Allies, effectively ending World War II.

Event Details

Date: Friday 8th May 2020
Time: 9:45am to late
Location: High Street, Ongar, Essex

Predicted Weather

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We would love to see you photos of the festival! If you have photos of previous Ongar Town Festivals please email them to or tag us on social media @ongarfestival

Photos by ©Roy Strutt

Be part of the festival

Would you like to get involved in next years Ongar Town Festival? Are you a volunteer, Business, Charity, or Club in Ongar we would love to hear from you.

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