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Fireworks at Forde

November 2, 2019 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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The weather looks like it’s on our side, so with a dropping wind we’re going ahead as planned. The beer tent’s up and the hot chocolate is brewing. Please appreciate that we have had a lot of rain and parking will be our main issue. We have an army of helpers and tractors on standby. Do be patient on arrival and bring a good sense of humour. It’s the perfect post rugby pick-you-up!

Proof of purchase will be required on the door.

Taking to the mic this year, we’ll be joined by ‘Lost,’ a talented band set to makes waves. And with the accompaniment of delicious loaded sweet potatoes from V Dorset, burgers and bangers with all the extras, flavours from around the world served up by The Green Bean and introducing Weird Doughs – deep fried cookie dough with a side serving of ice cream. Deliciously moreish with a choice of salted caramel, unicorn and Oreo flavours. There will be an Otter Beer bar serving fine beers and wine alongside hot drinks and all the usual cheer to be found in the beer tent before proceedings get underway.

It wouldn’t be fireworks at Forde without a procession of bag pipes and drums, and we’ll be joined by musical folk from Clayesmore and Downside schools, who’ll be leading the way to the lighting of the bonfire. And with much fanfare and to do, it’s a truly beautiful start to the evening.

“It is so wonderful to be moving into our second year of Fireworks at Forde,” says Angus Fletcher who has created and produced shows all over the South West and further afield in the UK. “From the moment of arrival at the Abbey we will be offering our audience great entertainment, music, food and drink alongside the anticipation of what is to come. The drama of the bonfire lighting is a particular favourite moment for us all and it really brings the evening alive. Once again, we will be using the stunning location to its fullest effect, creating light and shade, smoke and fire amidst the majestic trees as well as a visual feast high in the sky above. We are really excited to be back on the big firework stage of Fireworks at Forde and look forward to seeing you on the 2nd November.”

Fireworks at Forde promises to be a fantastic evening so make sure to save the date!
(Please note that the gardens will close and be cleared for safety at 4pm in advance of the event).

Gates open at 5pm, Fireworks from 7pm.

Ticket Prices

On the gate 

Child (aged 5 – 15yrs): £10
Adult: £12.50
Family: £35

Please DO NOT bring SPARKLERS or your own FIREWORKS to the event. In the interests of health and safety, they are NOT PERMITTED at the venue.

As the event is outdoors, it is advisable to wear sensible footwear and to bring a torch.

Please note that tickets are not valid with any other offer.


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The event organiser reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to cancel, delay or postpone the event due to unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances outside of its reasonable control. Refunds or exchanges will not be offered as a result of adverse weather conditions unless the event organiser is required to cancel the entire event for safety reasons.


November 2, 2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Forde Abbey
Forde Abbey
Chard, Somerset TA20 4LU United Kingdom
01460 220231


Forde Abbey
01460 220231
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