September Events in the New Forest


September in the New Forest is pretty wonderful, with the crowds of summer long gone. September skies are generally vibrantly blue, and the air temperature is still generously warm and mild. If you’re thinking of an Indian Summer getaway, don’t think twice. Book a gorgeous cottage in the New Forest and take in these great September events.


International Autojumble 1st – 2nd September

Held at Beaulieu – home of the world famous National Motor Museum, this enormous event is the largest outdoor sale of motoring items this side of the Atlantic with more than 2000 stands selling vintage and classic parts and memorabilia.

Stay nearby – take a look at our holiday cottages in Beaulieu

New Forest Marathon 9th September

Six race routes, from a 200m woodland walk to a full marathon through the stunning landscapes of the National Park. This is one of the biggest New Forest sporting events of the year, attracting over 4000 runners and great to see as a runner or spectator.

Wiggle New Forest 100 Sportive 15th September

Now in its 8th year, this family friendly cycling event has established itself as one of the best in the UK. Choose from three routes spanning 30 – 100 miles through the scenic landscapes of the New Forest.

Ringwood Carnival 15th September

The annual carnival is back this year with its procession of colourful floats, the Carnival Queen and resplendent walking entries dressed in multicoloured costumes parade through the town streets in party mode. Expect loud bands and a festival spirit, culminating in fun at the fair and fireworks.

Take a look at our holiday cottages in Ringwood

Burley Steam and Vintage Vehicle Show 29th – 30th September

A country village vibe for fans of steam engines, static engines, tractors motorcycles and classic cars in the gorgeous Burley Park to the west of the forest. The atmosphere is great with live music and entertainment, plenty of vintage stalls and scrumptious food and drink.

View our holiday cottages in Burley