Christmas Lights Switch On Event & Market

Southam Lights Switch On will feature a Christmas Market in the town centre.  There will also be a Lantern Parade, stalls, games, rides, live music and much more.

Santa and his helper will be switching on the lights at approx 5.30pm after the Lantern Parade – everyone welcome – (NB: no flammable lanterns please).

The Rotary Tree of Light (next to Southam Carpets) will also be switched on at approx 5.45pm

Charitable organisations wishing to have a fund-raising stall at the event should contact Malcolm Jakeway on 01926 814294.

Businesses wishing to have a stall at the event should contact CJs Events on 01926 800750 or by emailing

See our Facebook page for up to date information.

PLEASE NOTE: For this event Market Hill, High Street and Coventry Street will be closed to traffic from early morning until approx 21:00 hrs (starting at the Bowling Green Inn down to the junction with Warwick Road).



Rocket fuelled Half Term at the British Motor Museum

This half term (26th October to 3rd November) there is a rocket fuelled selection of fun family activities for you to enjoy – so prepare for take-off!

Design and build your own Rocket K’nex Car on Monday to Friday with the STEM ambassadors from MOD Kineton and see how far it travels from the pneumatic rocket launch. There is also Recycled Rocket making, Blast Off Colouring and Rocket Powered family tours on every day.

On Halloween – Thursday 31 October, ‘Professor Pickle’ and ‘Doctor Pumpkin’ are back with their Science Shows – this time for some Rocket Fuelled fun! Join them for a 25 minute live spectacular full of cool interactive demonstrations and rocket inspired science. It wouldn’t be October half-term without the Museum’s popular Halloween Black Cat Trail! Search the Museum for the hidden black cats and with a torch discover the colour of each cats eyes! Available every day.

For more information visit: All activities are included in Museum admission. A family ticket is just £40 for an annual pass.

Myton Hospice Charity Evening at Napton Village Hall

Charity concert in support of Myton Hospice featuring three local acoustic bands:


MC is Dave Fry

Tickets are £10 in advance or £12.50 on the door.


‘SEX & THE TUDORS’: Talk at the Grange Hall

A presentation by medical historian Lesley Smith, curator at Tutbury Castle on the subject of Sex in Tudor times.

PLEASE NOTE: The talk is NOT appropriate for anyone under the age of 18

Southam Mop Fair

Southam’s Annual Mop Fair takes place in October each year and draws families into the town from a wide area.

The Mop is opened officially at 3.30pm and there are fairground rides and sideshows suitable for all ages throughout the town centre, which is closed to traffic for the duration of the event.   There is traditionally a hog roast (organised by Southam & District Lions) in the car park at the rear of the Post Office, with the pork & stuffing baps ready from approximately 6.30pm.  Raffle tickets will also be on sale and the draw takes place at 7.30pm – first prize £100!!

The Mop is one of the highlights of the town’s entertainment calendar and has a very long tradition.  Adults and children can enjoy an evening of thrilling fairground entertainment in a traffic-free environment.  With Candy Floss, Toffee Apples and Hot Dog stalls, and local food outlets open to keep everyone fed and watered.

Then overnight, the Mop disappears, and the town is back to normal again.

Please note, the date of the Mop is traditionally the first Monday after the 11th October, however, this may change slightly, year on year, but is always a Monday evening in early October.  Southam Town Council organises the street closures and liaises with the Fairground ride organisers, so in case of doubt, please contact the Town Clerk.

Charity Concert: Dunchurch Band at the Grange Hall

Join us for a Charity concert featuring the Dunchurch Brass Band at the Grange Hall, Southam on Saturday 28th September at 7.30pm

Tickets available from The Grange Hall, Jacqueline the Florist or Southam Carpets: £7 each

All proceeds to the Mayor’s Charities: Coventry & Warwickshire Air Ambulance and the Alzheimer’s Society

Licensed Bar / Raffle / Light Refreshments



The Ken Graham Extravaganza (for the over 60s)

All our local over 60s are welcome to come along to join in the fun and be entertained at the Southam & District Lions annual Ken Graham Extravaganza starting at 2pm on Saturday 24th September at Southam College, Welsh Road West.

FREE entry!

To book your place or arrange a lift to the event, please telephone Malcolm on 01926 814294.


Southam Town Walk and Exhibtion

Saturday morning historical history walks for the Heritage Open Days around Southam town centre with  Southam Heritage Collection guides.

Starting from the exhibition in Tithe Place at 10 am, 11 am and 12 noon.

All free and  geared towards ability and age.