Annual Events

Both tourists and residents are drawn to Frome’s annual events, which allow Frome to showcase why it’s such a brilliant and vibrant town.

At the events you’ll find everything from local crafts and foods, arts and performances, outdoor fun and above all festive cheer. Also notable is the demonstration of community spirit which is a key part of life in Frome.

Every year Frome hosts these for all to enjoy, so come and experience them for yourself!

Frome CarnivalFrome Carnival

This exciting annual spectacle lights up the streets of Frome with illuminated floats, music, majorettes and more each September. As well as providing a great day of entertainment, as a registered charity, Frome Carnival also raises money for local groups and individuals in need.

Pony and trap racing at the Frome Cheese showFrome Agricultural and Cheese Show

The question is, what isn’t at this event?! A traditional country show, the Frome Agricultural and Cheese show has over 350 trade stands and showcases fine food, crafts and, as the name suggests, plenty of cheese. Watch equine and livestock showing, car stunt shows, dog shows, falconry displays as well as live music.

Heritage tree walkFrome’s Walking Festival

Frome’s annual walking festival takes place in November and offers a diverse weekend programme of guided and self-guided walks, trails and activities for young and old alike. Explore Frome’s history and heritage and the beautiful surrounding countryside in walks ranging from easy afternoon strolls to longer riverside rambles.

Crowds gather in Frome for the Christmas lights switch onChristmas in Frome

Frome’s annual Christmas celebration is the perfect way to ignite your Christmas spirit and kick off the festive season. The event in the town centre features a lantern procession, carols, Father Christmas and his grotto, festive food stalls and of course the Christmas lights switch-on.

Photo|FromePhoto Frome banner

Launched in 2022, Photo|Frome is a three week celebration of all levels of photographic endeavours from local, national and international photographers including exhibitions, talks and workshops.

Crowds gather outside Cheese and grain for first Saturday evening of Frome festivalFrome Festival

Frome’s 10 day community/arts festival takes place every July and plays host to around 200 events in 40 venues including live music, theatre, Hidden Gardens, Open Arts trail and much much more.

face-painting at the Children's FestivalFrome Children’s Festival

The Children’s Festival is a free, one-day, community event held in the summer, offering around 40 different activities for children and families to enjoy. Activities range from forest school and magic to storytelling and music and as many activities as possible are suitable for children with additional needs.