After a successful return last October, the EAFN can now confirm that the EAFN Show is back again.  The East Anglian Festival Network’s annual free one day Event Production Exhibition and Conference brings together hundreds of Event organisers, venues and suppliers from right across East Anglia.

The 2023 event is sponsored by leading UK power supplier Gofer Ltd and supported by Ipswich Borough Council, Grapevine Live and BoMoJo.  This year the EAFN Show will be held on Thursday 5th October 2023 between 9.30am and 4pm back at one of East Anglia’s most prestigious venues – Ipswich Town Hall and Corn Exchange.

It is free to attend for East Anglian Festival, Fair and Funday organisers, Event and Venue managers, Event Suppliers and other event professionals working in the event sector.  The EAFN Show provides a platform for learning and networking to take stock, share ideas, learn and put in place plans to continue to provide our region’s amazing events.

In addition to plenty of opportunities for Networking there will be the usual excellent line-up of talks and speakers in the Conference Sessions, a good variety of Exhibitors from across our region showcasing their products/services to the people who make the most exciting events across East Anglia happen, a live lounge showcase providing a chilled musical backdrop to the Show, and many other fun activities and surprises.


To register to attend, apply to sponsor or support the show or book an exhibition stand please visit The EAFN Show 2023 – EAST ANGLIAN FESTIVAL NETWORK


“I’m delighted to put on our annual EAFN Show once again in such a lovely venue.  It provides an opportunity for our region’s Events community to connect in person, share information and knowledge and have a bit of fun together.  They all put in huge amount of time and effort to provide the Fun, Fulfilment and huge positive financial and economic impact to our region”  Mike Wilson EAFN Founder.

  • The East Anglian Festival Network (EAFN) has over 120 Members and connects Festival, fair and Funday Organisers, Venues, Suppliers, Traders and Performers from across East Anglia (Cambs, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk) providing Networking opportunities, opening up new supply chains, sharing expertise and having a positive economic and ecological effect on the local Festival scene whilst further improving the experience for Festival Goers, the environment and the regional economy.
  • The EAFN Directory lists over 1400 East Anglian Festivals, Suppliers, Venues, Traders and Performers.
  • The EAFN lists over 700 Festival, Fair and Funday dates annually on www, and helps Grapevine Live produce the annual East Anglian Music and Arts Festival Guide.
  • A ‘Festival’ is defined as ‘A day or period of organised activities and entertainment to celebrate an occasion or time of year with an organised event (or series of events) to entertain and provide Fun!’ ‘Festivals’ can be Fairs, Shows, Concerts, Carnivals, Fetes, Galas, Fiestas, Jamborees, Pageants, Race Days, or Fun Days.
  • Festivals include all different genres and types e.g. Aquatic, Art, Busking, Comedy, Crafts, Drama, Eras, Films, Food and Drink, History, Ideas, Illuminations, Literary, Music, Science, Spoken Word, Transport.

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