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Houghton Feast 2023

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Houghton Feast 2023

The 'Festival of Houghton Feast' or Houghton Feast, as it is affectionately known, is back from Friday 6 October - Sunday 15 October 2023!

The theme of this year's festival is 'King of Coal', the 'King' part references the coronation of King Charles III in 2023, while the 'coal' part marks 200 years since the colliery was sunk in Houghton.

This year's celebrations will include a funfair, illuminations, a carnival parade, family fun and much more:

  • A Grand Opening Ceremony
  • Traditional Whole Ox Roast
  • Carnival Parade
  • Fairground
  • Fireworks
  • Historic Photograph Exhibition
  • And lots more!

The famous Ox Roast will be returning to Houghton Feast on Saturday 7 October and visitors can also watch the fantastic community parade along Newbottle Street and The Broadway from 2pm. 

A firework spectacular will take place on Monday 9 October at 6.30pm and can be viewed from the area surrounding Durham Road Playing Fields. 

Don't forget to come along and support as many events as you can, click here to find out more and view the programme of events for the week.

You can also pre-purchase your sandwiches online at: 

Earn rewards for your active and sustainable travel to Houghton Feast: Residents and commuters to Sunderland can download the free BetterPoints app, track sustainable and active journeys to earn BetterPoints, and BetterTickets to win prizes. BetterPoints can then be redeemed for a whole host of retail vouchers or donated to charities. 

We can't wait to welcome you back to Houghton Feast once again!

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