Oct 05 2012

Houghton Feast Gets On The Way, 5th -14th October 2012


The ancient Houghton Feast festival is steeped in tradition and has been running since the 12th Century as a two-day fair, which was extended to ten days in 1967.

The ten-day festival will run this year from 5 – 14 October in various locations across Houghton-le-Spring. It will combine a unique mix of traditional and modern activities that will bring together performances from community, voluntary and professionally staged events.

There is also a huge range of community activities taking place, with everything from heritage walks and photo exhibitions to music recitals and craft fairs. For more information on them, please go to