The theme for the 2023 Ongar Town Festival on April 30th is Let's Dance.

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Ongar Town Festival - Let's Dance

A Great Family Fun Day for Ongar Town

Sunday 30th April

Bring Your Friends – and join in the fun 9.45 a.m. – late

Ongar Town has event areas throughout the town. There is lots to do for everyone. Make sure you visit everywhere!

Events and attractions in Ongar High Street and Jubilee Park and Love Lane. The library car park will be the venue for the John Sear Petanque Triples Challenge with 12 pistes hosting 72 players from eastern regional clubs, including 18 from Ongar. Forest Gold Radio will be broadcasting live during the event. There will be food and drinks, arts and crafts and an entertainment stage.

Participants:

Dog Show

Ongar’s Got Talent

Ongar Town Festival – Updates

1 Day as a Tourist in Chipping Ongar, Essex!

High Street Window Display Competition

Creative Arts Competition

Treasure Hunt

Ration Book Ongar ‘Stay at Home’ Festival

VE DAY 75 Posters to Download

High Ongar Parish Street Party at the Ongar Town Festival and the National Wheatmeal Loaf

Ongar Churches Together

Ongar High Street

Ongar Sports Club

Ongar Petanque Competition

3rd Ongar Scouts

Epping and Ongar Railway

Fats City 2020

The Ongar Millennium History Society 2020

Ongar Twinning Association 2020

 

Book Tickets Online

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Car-parks in Ongar:

•The Pleasance Car parks (x3) are located at CM5 9AB next to the Library, Sainsbury’s supermarket and The Budworth Hall (bote car park next to the Libray will be closed to allow for activities).

•Ongar South Car park is located at CM5 9HD opposite The Two Brewers Pub.

Directions from Central London:

Navigate to the M11 heading north, come off at Junction 5, then take the A113 signposted to Stapleford and Ongar. At the junction with the A128, continue north on the A128 signposted to Ongar and Harlow. The A128 runs right through the middle of Ongar and goes past all the main car parks, the South car park is on your left just before you go over the river bridge, opposite The Two Brewers Pub.

Directions from East London:

Navigate to the A12, heading east. Continue to follow the A12 and at Junction 11, take the turning for Brentwood. Travel into Brentwood town centre, follow signs for the A128 signposted to Ongar, and follow this road through Pilgrims Hatch and Kelvedon and onto Ongar. The A128 runs right through the middle of Ongar and past all the main car parks.

Directions from the East:

Navigate towards Chelmsford and take the A414 signposted to Harlow. Once leaving Chelmsford, go straight over two roundabouts, continuing to follow the A414.   At the Four Wantz Roundabout, take the left hand turning onto the A128, signposted to Ongar. As you approach the High Street you will pass The Pleasance car parks on your right and left, one next to the Library and the other opposite The Budworth Hall.  A further car park is situated next to Sainsburys supermarket, just past The Budworth Hall.

Directions from the West:

Navigate towards Harlow (if coming along the M25, take Junction 27 onto the M11 heading north, signposted to Harlow and Cambridge, then come off the M11 at Junction 7). Take the A414 heading east, signposted towards Chelmsford. Go straight over two roundabouts. At the Four Wantz Roundabout, take the right hand turning onto the A128, signposted to Ongar. As you approach the high street you will pass The Pleasance car parks on your left and right, one next to the Library and the other opposite The Budworth Hall.  A further car park is situated next to Sainsbury's supermarket, just past The Budworth Hall.

Public Transport Directions

By Bus:

Visiting Ongar by bus saves the hassle of driving and parking and is environmentally friendly. There are regular bus services from a number of major centres: 

Further details, timetables, fares and journey planners can be found here: http://www.traveline.info/ 

By Train:

Take the train to London, then head for the London Underground Central Line, travelling East-bound. Take care to ensure your train is going to Epping (and not “Woodford via Hainault”). Epping is in Zone 6. Epping station offers step free facilities for the disabled.

Full timetables, fares and journey planner are available on www.tfl.gov.uk/tube

From Epping you can take a 339 heritage bus as part of the heritage railway services, these seamlessly integrate with the steam or diesel hauled heritage trains serving Ongar.

Ongar Town Festival

Type:Festival

Ongar, Essex, ONGAR CM5 9JG

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