Societies Spectacular, Saturday,
July 2. Local societies take stalls
on The Square to publicise their
activities and attract new members,
from 9am to 2pm.
Nantwich Pride event on Saturday,
July 16, at The Railway Hotel,
Pillory Street. The fourth event in
Nantwich welcomes families
throughout the day. "Plenty of
activities for children." On Friday
15, the NSS Band will be performing
in the marquee.
Nantwich Show at Reaseheath
College and University Centre - the
new Nantwich Showground - will take
place on Wednesday, July 27, after a
three-year absence due to bad
weather and the Covid-19 pandemic.
Nantwich Agricultural Society, who
run the event, are "pleased to
announce the return of . . . the
longest running, single-day
agricultural event in the UK,"
says their website. The event has a
Best of British theme.
It will be marking its 125th year
(since 1897) with "a fantastic new venue and a
new look", but it is "no longer
partnered with the International
Cheese Awards or hosted at Dorfold
Hall". It has been staged on that
The website continues: "With
a stronger than ever agricultural
theme, the exciting new format will
showcase the technologies and
innovations in the farming industry
ensuring that sustainability, family
entertainment and community spirit
Attractions will include a local
food hall, learning and careers
zone, town and country marquee, a
community garden, countryside
pursuits, sheep show, main ring
attractions, a members' pavilion and
bar, and trade stands.
Competitions will be the Best of
British Cheese, home produce, arts
and crafts, floral arts, young
handlers, dog show, shire horses,
cattle classes, sheep classes and fancy dress (ponies). For details
about how to register, visit
Super Earlybird tickets at
special prices of £13 for adults, £6
for five to 15-year-olds, and £35
for families (two adults and three
childen) are available on line
until July 16. Visit the website:
The venue website is
The International Cheese
and Dairy Awards show is
scheduled to take place at
the Staffordshire County Showground,
Nantwich Food Festival,
Friday, September 2 to Sunday 4. The
free-to-enter festival will be the 21st event, with
marquees on three sites in town, with food
and drink "from producers across
Cheshire, Great Britain and beyond".
Opening times of the festival are:
Friday, 11am to 8pm; Saturday, 9am
to 6pm; and Sunday, 10am to 5pm.
There will be live music,
entertainment, street food, hundreds
of exhibitors, cooking demonstration
theatres and children's activities.
The sites are the Love Lane car park
and the Bowling Green Club with
access via The Gullet (off Hospital
Street), or in Monks' Lane.
Demonstrations by chefs will be
staged at the Civic Hall, in Market
Street. These are Rosemary Shrager on the
Saturday, and Sean Wilson on the
Sunday. More celebrity and local
chefs are being lined up.
Park and Ride services will be
running over the weekend.
Nantwich Words and Music Festival,
October 10 to 16, will be the
15th annual event. Tickets are on
Here are some of the headliners
(with more to follow later):
McCulloch, singer of Echo and
the Bunnymen. Festival organisers
are pleased to have "enticed him
back" for a rare solo show. Tickets
for his previous show sold out
quickly. He will perform at the
Civic Hall on Saturday, October 15.
first appeared in the 1990s.
Their new album, "Music for
Pleasure, Music for Pain" show them
still at their peak with their
songwriting featuring strong
melodies and dark humour. They are
playing at the Civic Hall on Friday,
Show of Hands was formed in the
late 1980s by Steve Knightley and
Phil Beer who were then already folk
stars. Their Nantwich debut has been
a long time coming, but they are
reunited with folk luminary/bassist
Miranda Sykes when they play at the
Civic Hall on Sunday, October 16.
album, “Little Black Numbers”, was
nominated for a Mercury Music Prize
back in 2000.
Her alto voice and engaging songs
have drawn plaudits from critics and
contemporaries. She is playing the
Crown Ballroom on Wednesday, October
Elvis McGonagall is a stand-up poet, comedian and BBC Radio 4
broadcaster. His shows include
"Loose Ends" and his sitcom "Elvis
McGonagall Takes a Look on the
Bright Side." He won the World
Poetry Slam championship in 2006. He
will appear at the Crown Hotel on
Tuesday, October 11.
The comments about the headliners
here are by the organisers of the
festival. There are more details on
Remembrance Sunday, November 13.
Nantwich Christmas Lights Switch-on,
Friday, November 18.
Information in this feature is from Nantwich Town
Council's Tourist Information Centre,
the Town Council's "Talk of the
Town" news magazine, and the websites of the
to the What's On Index page
PAGE UPDATED ON