October Events in Norfolk

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October is the height of Autumn in Norfolk. Take advantage of the outdoors and enjoy the colourful leaves before it gets too cold. It’s also time to celebrate all things spooky.

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October 2022 Norfolk Events

If you are looking for things to do in Norfolk in October, you have come to the right place. Here you will find events happening in October 2022 in Norfolk. It includes some events that are family-friendly and/or free.

At the end of the month, we have Halloween, but there are special festivities to celebrate throughout October. Check out our list of the best Halloween events in Norfolk for more details.

Remember there can always be last minute changes, so it’s always a good idea to double-check the details with the organization hosting the event.

Cromer Pier Show

When: 2 July – 1 October

The famous Cromer Pier Show is back for another year! It will have the same format as last year with a different guest star every week. There will be singing, dancing, comedy, and much more. 

Read my review of the 2021 Cromer Pier Show to find out what to expect.

Get more information about this year’s Cromer Pier Show here.

Black Tie Charity Ball in aid of The Matthew Project

When: 1 October

The Matthew Project is hosting a Black Tie Charity Ball in the Sunningdale Suite at the newly refurbished Dunston Hall Hotel. Guests can enjoy a delicious three course evening meal with non-alcoholic wine. There will be live entertainment from the Joe Ringer Band, ten fantastic auction lots, and a series of videos that showcases the work that The Matthew Project has done across Norfolk and beyond.

Get more information here.

Norwich Oktoberfest

When: 8 October

For 2022, Oktoberfest has a new location, Epic Studios, but the Oompah act, The Bavarian Strollers are back. They will be joined by one of the best party bands around, NightTrain, with chart-topping anthems and Euro-Pop classics.

You are encouraged to wear Bavarian outfit or a pair of classic Lederhosen, but it’s not required. There will be plenty of authentic Bavarian beers served in steins and Bratwurst sausages (with meat and vegan options).

Early Bird Tickets start from just £10 + booking fee and all tickets have access to seats.

Get more information and buy tickets here.

The Rock Orchestra by Candlelight

When: 9 October

After their sold out debut tour, the Rock Orchestra is returning to Norwich with a massive, brand new 90-minute setlist featuring the biggest Rock and Metal of all time, performed in stunning, candlelit surroundings. Expect to hear hits from Pink Floyd, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Rage Against The Machine, Linkin Park, Led Zeppelin, Evanescence, Guns N Roses, Billy Idol, and more.

Get more information here.

Wilted Fairytale – Masquerade Ball

When: 14 October

Head to the Park Farm Hotel for an evening of dancing and exquisite dining. You will want to dress in your finest with a hint of fairytale as there will be a prize for the best mask of the evening.

Get more information here.

Run Norwich 10K

When: 23 October

Run Norwich was originally scheduled to take place in July 2022, but had to be postponed to October due to excessive heat.

This popular 10K takes you by some of Norwich’s most iconic landmarks including Norwich Castle, The Forum, Norwich Cathedral, Norwich City Football Club’s Carrow Road and many more. It’s no surprise that Run Norwich has been voted as the ‘Best 10k in the United Kingdom’, according to the Running Awards.

Get more information here.

Norwich Beer Festival

When: 23 -29 October

The Norwich District Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) organizes a beer festival at The Halls each October. There will be over 300 cask-conditioned Real Ales from Britain’s independent brewers, plus draught and bottled beers from Continental Europe.

In addition to all the beer, you will find over 70 varieties of traditional ciders and perries, mostly from East Anglia. Food will also be available.

Tickets will go on sale in early August. Get more information here.

Norfolk Restaurant Week

When: 31 October – 11 November (excluding weekends)

Don’t miss this opportunity to check out Norfolk’s vibrant culinary scene. Every participating restaurant offers their usual high standard of food, but at an incredibly tempting price.

The Restaurant Week menus are available Monday to Friday only. You won’t need any passes, tickets or vouchers, simply book your table direct with your chosen restaurant and mention Norfolk Restaurant Week.  It’s best to book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Get more details here.

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