Saturday 4th November 2023
Come and celebrate the burning of the Infamous Rat and help raise invaluable funds for Eyam School!
The evening starts with entertainment in the village square from 5.30pm. The candlelit, music-led procession leaves the square at 6.15pm carrying the Eyam Rat, hand crafted by the school children out of willow, depicting the Eyam story of the plague of 1665. Walk through the village to the chants of ‘Burn The Rat’, where it is finally placed and lit on the huge bonfire and enjoy a fabulous firework display. A wide selection of food is served to include locally sourced farmhouse sausage hotdogs, jacket potatoes with homemade chilli or baked beans & cheese, Winter vegetable soup, roast chestnuts, parkin, bags of homemade bonfire toffee, locally brewed beer and cider, home brewed mulled wine, hot drinks and cold drinks.
Tickets on sale from early October from selected Eyam Shops, The Post Office, The Miners’ Arms, Bloom and Calver Spar. Adults £8 (over 16s) Children £4 (2-15) Under 2s Go Free.