Press Release – Eco Festival even bigger than last year

Colchester’s second Free Eco Festival will again take place in the Lower Castle Park on Saturday the 3rd September from 11am till 6pm.

It is a free Community event organised and run entirely by volunteers. After the huge success of the festival last year, it is set to be even bigger and better.

With over 90 stalls from local environment groups and projects and stallholders selling a wide range of repurposed, upcycled or eco-friendly products there will certainly plenty for people to see.

Andrew Wilkinson of local environment charity en-form who are organising the event said ‘last year’s festival was more popular than we had expected. We had over 3500 visitors. If they all made just one change to their lifestyle after the festival that is 3500 actions to improve the environment. Hopefully they will pick up a few more tips on the day making their impact even bigger.’’

This year’s festival once again includes the popular children’s tent with a range of free activities and performances throughout the day, the electric vehicle car show, the ebike and escooter try out area, the health and wellbeing area and new for this year as requested by last year’s visitors the babyzone for everything to do with babies and toddlers and the workshop tent to learn how to implement even more lifestyle changes. Not to mention the music and dance acts available at the stage and arena, a wide range of vegan and vegetarian food and drink stalls and a chance for women, men and children to revamp their wardrobes at the Colchester Frock Swap. It promises to be a great free day out for the whole family.

Malcolm Laquis-Alden, Project Manager for the festival said “We are living in a climate emergency, a fact we are all well aware of after this year’s environmental problems. It’s a big ask, but we all need to change. The way we eat, the way we shop, what we buy, how we use water, how we use energy and how we travel.  It’s the everyday changes in how we consume products and services that can have a positive social impact on our community and the planet. Come along and see what’s on offer. You can even try out some e-bikes and e-scooters.“   

The festival is supported by several sponsors including Anglian Water, Roy Tolley Motor Group, Love Essex, East of England Coop, Tier, Colchester Borough Council, Essex County Council, Orsted, Perrywoods Garden Centre and Raleigh.

For more information and to claim your free tickets go to although there will be FREE entry on the day.


Notes to the editor: 

  • Photos available from the 2021 event
  • Eco Festival is the second one to be held in Colchester
  • Eco Festival is organised and run by volunteers with the support of en-form a registered environment charity.
  • The festival is being held on 3rd September 11 am – 6 pm in Lower Castle Park, Colchester 
  • The Eco Festival is a free event. We encourage visitors to book their free tickets online. 
  • For more information visit the festival website
  • For more information contact Andrew Wilkinson en-form
  • en-form is Colchester’s Environmental Information Centre

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