Great Ellingham Teddy Bear Festival


Welcome to the official website of the Great Ellingham Teddy Bear Festival. The festival is a fortnight filled with fun and community spirit in the South Norfolk village of Great Ellingham, centered around the famous Teddy Bear Trail. Please use the links to view more information about the festival and the events occurring.

Thank You!

The 2017 Teddy Bear Festival has drawn to a close. Thanks to everyone who displayed a bear, visited the festival or any of the events and of course to our committee members, volunteers, sponsors, exhibitors and performers.

Please check back here soon for details of next year's events.

If you'd like to leave some feedback on this year's festival, please use our Feedback Form or the details on the Contact Us page.

2017 Teddy Bear Trail Open

The 2017 Teddy Bear Trail has started! Come along and see if you can find them all. Trail guides can be purchased at the Post Office and on Rectory Lane.

2017 Events Schedule Published

The schedule of events for the 2017 Teddy Bear Festival has been published and can now be viewed on the Events page.

2016 Festival Fundraising Donations

The funds raised at the 2016 Teddy Bear Festival have been allocated to several local good causes. The total this year is a fantastic £7500. Thanks to everyone who visited the festival, our sponsors, exhibitors, contributors, volunteers and committee members, and of course everyone who displayed a bear. You can view details of the recipients of the funds on the Good Causes page.

2016 Festival Winners!

Thank you to everyone who exhibited a bear this year and also to everyone who voted for their favourites. The result of the public vote is as follows:

1st Place - 'Ted'osaurus


2nd Place - Gruffbearalo


3rd Place - ArresTed


2016 Festival Photographs

The photographs from the 2016 Teddy Bear Festival can now be viewed on the Photos page.

Join the Teddy Bear Committee!

The Teddy Bear Festival Committee always welcomes new members. If you are interested in joining the committee or helping out in any way, please get in touch using the details on the Contact Us page.

New Website

Our new website is now live! Use the navigation bar at the top to find your way around.

Head on over to the Contact Us section to let us know your thoughts.