Ongar “Stay at Home” Festival 2020

Friday 8th May

With the Covid19 situation we have had to make the decision to defer the festival to next year. I say defer because we do not want to lose all the preparation work and support we have received so far. So for next year’s festival we keep the same theme and simply call it Celebrating VE Day 75 (+1), as well as keeping the same date which conveniently just happens to be on a Saturday, 8th May 2021. Everyone who had intended to offer services at this years festival will get first refusal for next year so no need to worry on that score.
For this year though we can each still do our bit to make something of VE Day 75 and honour our countrymen and women for their sacrifice and determination all those years ago. And indeed all our service personnel past and present who continue to do so, not least of which includes the amazing people in our National Health Service which are having to fight this coronavirus on a daily basis. So on the day why not dress the front of your house with some bunting if you have or make some if you don’t, nationally the plan is to play the last post at 2:55 pm followed by Battle’s O’er and then a Toast to The Nation at 3pm, why not join in.

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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Rain: 0%
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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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