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Oakham is a stunning, small English market town located in the heart of Rutland. With its busy shops, friendly residents and amazing history, Oakham is worth a visit no matter what time of year.
Packed with history, your journey around Oakham can start from either the Rutland County Museum or the famous Oakham Castle, filled with some of the oldest horseshoes in the country.
With plenty of parking in the surrounding area, the Market Place is the heart of the town, with its many shops and easy access to the high street, you will find Oakham easy to navigate and the perfect place to spend an enjoyable day out.
Visiting on a Wednesday or Saturday gives you the perfect opportunity to attend our busy market, filled with stalls that have fascinating items on sale every week. If you fancy a break from exploring the town, Oakham is filled with many pubs and restaurants, perfect for a beautiful day out.
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Married with a great Barbecue and live music throughout the Cider and Sausage festival, the atmosphere changes depending upon the time of day from relaxed and chilled during the day to vibrant and fun each evening as the party goers join in. There is always something for everyone.
Annually during the May Bank Holiday we go a wee bit ‘Wurzel’ and host our Cider and Sausage Festival. Featuring 40 real ciders straight from the barrel and locally crafted sausages including our own Pork and Ale, this is another lively Festival full of great music.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am – 1.30am
Monday 11am – Midnight
Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 9am to 11am
Band Line Up for 2017:
Friday 26th, 8.30pm – Soul Slider
Saturday 27th, 8.30pm – Mid Soul Sensation
Sunday 28th, 8.30pm – Real Monsters
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There’ll be lots going on in Oakham, with the popular Hue & Cry event, starting at one end of the High Street, where a suitably dressed villain will set off first. The High Sheriff will immediately shout ‘Raise the Hue and Cry!’. Hunting horns will sound and will be the signal for the participants to set off in pursuit. The villain will have a large red handkerchief tucked into the back of his trousers. Whosoever first retrieves the handkerchief will be deemed the winner.
Depending on the number of registrants, there will be at least five Hues and Cries; inclusivity, children’s key stage 1, children’s key stage 2, gentlemen, ladies, and individuals pushing prams or trolleys. The event will conclude with Rutland Bassett Hounds pursuing the scent of the villains.
The High Sheriff will award prizes for the winner of each Hue and Cry and there will be a special prizes for the best dressed participant (period dress is encouraged).
Just off High Street you will find a 15th Century Encampment at Oakham Castle, where you can try your hand at archery, take part in medieval games, train as a knight or learn the ways of the court.
Witness a Knights Tournament, Archery and heritage craft displays and give your whole family a fun day out.
The High Sheriff of Rutland is set to come to Oakham High Street to call on the citizens of Oakham to a Hue & Cry.