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Visit Ely Events

Visit Ely has for many years organised truly remarkable events in Ely, including the iconic Eel Festival weekend and the ever popular Ely’s Apple and Harvest Fayre – this year made possible by sponsorship from ThorLabs!

This event is also supported by Watergull Orchards and Spotted in Ely Radio

Our 2023 Events

Apple and Harvest Fayre 2023

Saturday 7th October 2023 – Palace Green and Cross Green

Check out our Facebook page, where you will find posts for showcasing all of the incredible traders joining us for the day!

Visit Ely’s Haunted Season

October and Early November 

  • “The Fate of the Ely Witch” – A Halloween Escape Room Experience 
  • Ely’s Ghost Walks (with Ghostly sightings guaranteed)
  • Witches and Witches Brew Tour
  • Haunted Riverside Walks (with Ghostly sightings guaranteed)
  • Trials of Terror at Sessions House
To book one or more of our Haunted Offerings please click here.
 Visit Ely’s Winter Walks and Tours 2023
Sessions House Ely 
Tours of the former magistrates court, covering two centuries of fascinating history.
11am – 21st October, 18th November and 16th December 2023

Book here


Festive Feast and Fashion at Oliver Cromwell’s House.

Discover the festive foods and fashions in the 17th century, a feast for the enquiring mind this Yuletide!

Bookings opening soon.


Winter Highlight Tours 

Every Saturday in December, join one of our expert guides for a warming walk through the magnificent City of Ely discovering the highlights of this remarkable city. 

Enjoy your walk fuelled by a complimentary mince pie, truly kick starting the festive period.

Bookings opening soon.

Doing it your way


All of the tours here at Visit Ely can be made bespoke, with a focus on your requirements.

Having family to visit and want to do something they’ll never forget?
Wondering what to do for a workplace social?
Want to gather with friends and make memories?

Why not book one of our range of incredible guided tours for your private group, With bespoke finishing points, such as the restaurant you’re booked in to, this is the perfect addition to your time in Ely.

Find out more here.



Ely’s Apple and Harvest Fayre 2023 is made possible by ThorLabs


ThorLabs is one of Ely’s biggest employers and continues to grow! 

Thorlabs is a global optical technologies company with expertise in the design and manufacture of an extensive array of innovative photonics products for manufacturing and research, from fibre optics to piezo motors, with a presence in almost every optics laboratory worldwide. Founded in the US in 1989, Thorlabs has expanded across the world; now with 15 facilities in 10 countries.

Thorlabs UK, 15 miles from Cambridge, engineers awide range of products including optomechanical components, vibration isolation systems andmotion control devices. Investment and involvement in the latest technologies, the constant pursuit of quality, and exciting growth and development make this a perfect environment for those passionate about engineering.

Don’t hesitate to contact ThorLabs on –

Check out their current vacancies on –

And most importantly don’t foget to pop by and say “Hey!” at Ely’s Apple and Harvest Fayre 2023.


Applications have now closed for Ely’s Apple and Harvest Fayre 2023.


Applicantions are being considered and applicants will be contacted shortly.

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