The major festivals of November are those associated with fire and light, much needed in its short dark days. We also have remembrance events and the big preparations for the Christmas season get underway.

Some events take place on exactly the same date every year, regardless of which day of the week they fall upon. The following table shows events which are fixed in this way:

5Bonfire NightArticle
5Lewes Bonfire NightArticle
5Ottery St Mary Tar BarrelsArticle
5Shebbear Turning the Devils StoneArticle
5Skinningrove BonfireArticle
11Armistice DayArticle
11Fenny Stratford Firing the Fenny Poppers
11Ryton on Dunsmore Wroth SilverArticle
30St Andrew's DayArticle

Some event dates differ from year to year in order for them to fall on a weekend or during a particular week of the year, for example the 3rd week in January. The following table shows events where dates may vary in this manner:

Late September to mid NovemberSussex Bonfire SeasonArticle
Sundays in October & NovemberNewark Gopher Bell RingingArticle
A Weekend in October or NovemberCambridge National Singles Tiddlywinks ChampionshipArticle
October to mid NovemberSomerset Illuminated CarnivalsArticle
Saturday nearest full moon before 5thLangsett Night of the Hunters MoonArticle
Mid October to Mid November (Variable date)DiwaliArticle
Late October / early NovemberHalton Souling PlayArticle
Late October to mid NovemberChester Jones Ale SoulcakersArticle
A Saturday late October to mid NovemberPenrith Winter DrovingArticle
Saturday near the 5thBridgwater CarnivalArticle
1st SundayLondon to Brighton Veteran Car RunArticle
Early in Month Comberbach SoulcakersArticle
Early in MonthRipley Assize of Bread & AleArticle
Early in MonthWookey Hole Mince Pie Eating ContestArticle
Early to mid MonthAntrobus SoulcakersArticle
Early to mid MonthWarburton Souling PlayArticle
Saturday early to mid MonthLondon Lord Mayor's ShowArticle
Saturday early to Mid MonthRye Fawkes & Burning BoatArticle
2nd SaturdayHatherleigh Carnival & Tar BarrelsArticle
Sunday nearest 11thRemembrance SundayArticle
Saturday nearest 13thSheriffmuir Battle CommemorationArticle
Mid MonthLumiere DurhamArticle
From mid-MonthYorkshire Local CarolsArticle
Mid November to late DecemberCotehele Christmas GarlandArticle
Thursday mid MonthSanton Bridge Worlds Biggest Liar CompetitionArticle
Friday mid MonthOasby Baboon NightArticle
Saturday mid MonthLlanwrtyd Wells Real Ale Wobble & RambleArticle
Schoolday near 20thSouthwold St Edmunds Sticky BunsArticle
3rd SundayClovelly Herring FestivalArticle
Late in MonthBirmingham Pantomime Horse Grand NationalArticle
Friday late in Month & preceding 4 weekdaysWareham Court LeetArticle
4th ThursdayThanksgivingArticle
Sunday late in MonthHastings Catterning & ClemeningArticle
Sunday late in MonthStir-Up SundayArticle
Sunday nearest 30thAdvent SundayArticle
Sunday in late November/ early DecemberNewtown Santa RunArticle
A Sunday in late November or early DecemberHaworth Scroggling the HollyArticle
Friday in late November or early DecemberKeele Christmas Tree Throwing ChampionshipsArticle
Late November/ early DecemberAldermaston Candle AuctionArticle
Late November & early DecemberChristmas Light Switch-onsArticle
Late November & DecemberChristmas Tree FestivalsArticle