Forthcoming Events

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April 2019

Easter Holidays at RAF

Easter Holidays at RAF

13 - 28 April 2019

Venue: RAF Cosford

New for 2019! Join us this Easter time and take part in our exciting Animal Easter Trail which will take you around the Museum hangars and help the Easter Bunny find all his animal friends. By taking part in the trail you'll find out the why the animals are hiding underneath our aircraft! Once completed you will receive a delicious chocolate prize.

May 2019

Staffordshire Day

Staffordshire Day

01 May 2019

Staffordshire’s industrial heritage will be celebrated with a packed programme of events, activities, special offers and competitions on the fourth Staffordshire Day on Wednesday 1st May.

Stone Farmers Market

Stone Farmers Market

04 May 2019
Each month, over fifty stalls selling the very best in local produce attracts a loyal following.
 
The monthly Farmers' Markets are held on the first Saturday of every month starting at 9.00am - but get there early as several stalls have been known to be sold out by lunchtime! The market is held in the Market Square and down the High Street.
Stafford Grub Club

Stafford Grub Club

09 May 2019

Venue: Stafford Market Square
Time: 5pm - 11pm
Tickets: Free

Live entertainment and street food. 

Free entry - fun for all the family.

Pillows and Pilots Sleepover

Pillows and Pilots Sleepover

11 May 2019

Venue: RAF Cosford

Stafford Farmers Market

Stafford Farmers Market

11 May 2019

Venue: Market Square
Time: 9am to 4pm

Goods for sale often include bread and cakes, oatcakes, plants and flowers, wines, jams and preserves, fresh meat, sausages, bacon, black pudding chicken, eggs and scotch eggs, fruit and vegetables, fish, pastries, jewellery, chocolate, and many more fantastic items.

Traders begin to set up their stalls from as early as 7.30am with the majority being open for trading from 9am, they close at around 4pm or when they have nothing left to sell. 

To book a stall at the Farmers Market please contact the Markets Office on 01785 245935.

Stafford Makers Market

Stafford Makers Market

18 May 2019
Venue: Market Square, Stafford Town Centre
Time: 9am to 4pm
 
Join us on the third Saturday of the month for the finest Staffordshire food, drink, art, design and vintage.
Stone Craft & Collectables Market

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

18 May 2019
Lots of stalls offering lots of lovely crafts and more on the third Saturday of each month in Stone High Street
 
There are a number of pitches still available for the events, which run from 9am - 4pm. Stalls cost  £25.75 for a 3 metre x 3 metre pitch and tables are available to hire at a cost of £5.00 each if required. Contact Claire or Christine on 01785 619740.
May Half Term at RAF Cosford

May Half Term at RAF Cosford

25 May - 02 June 2019

Venue: RAF Cosford

Exciting half term activities taking place all week. 

June 2019

Stone Farmers Market

Stone Farmers Market

01 June 2019
Each month, over fifty stalls selling the very best in local produce attracts a loyal following.
 
The monthly Farmers' Markets are held on the first Saturday of every month starting at 9.00am - but get there early as several stalls have been known to be sold out by lunchtime! The market is held in the Market Square and down the High Street.
Stafford Farmers Market

Stafford Farmers Market

08 June 2019

Venue: Market Square
Time: 9am to 4pm

Goods for sale often include bread and cakes, oatcakes, plants and flowers, wines, jams and preserves, fresh meat, sausages, bacon, black pudding chicken, eggs and scotch eggs, fruit and vegetables, fish, pastries, jewellery, chocolate, and many more fantastic items.

Traders begin to set up their stalls from as early as 7.30am with the majority being open for trading from 9am, they close at around 4pm or when they have nothing left to sell. 

To book a stall at the Farmers Market please contact the Markets Office on 01785 245935.

IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire

IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire

09 June 2019

The Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire triathlon starts with a 1.2-mile swim in Chasewater reservoir and a 56-mile bike course through the stunning countryside outside Lichfield, Burton upon Trent, and across Cannock Chase area of outstanding natural beauty. The 13.1-mile run will start at Riverway in Stafford, and takes athletes in and around Stafford Town Centre before finishing in Market Square. The winner is expected to cross the line at around 10.45am, with competitors crossing the finish line all day until 5pm.

Stafford Grub Club

Stafford Grub Club

13 June 2019

Venue: Stafford Market Square
Time: 5pm - 11pm
Tickets: Free

Live entertainment and street food. 

Free entry - fun for all the family.

Stafford Makers Market

Stafford Makers Market

15 June 2019
Venue: Market Square, Stafford Town Centre
Time: 9am to 4pm
 
Join us on the third Saturday of the month for the finest Staffordshire food, drink, art, design and vintage.
Stone Craft & Collectables Market

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

15 June 2019
Lots of stalls offering lots of lovely crafts and more on the third Saturday of each month in Stone High Street
 
There are a number of pitches still available for the events, which run from 9am - 4pm. Stalls cost  £25.75 for a 3 metre x 3 metre pitch and tables are available to hire at a cost of £5.00 each if required. Contact Claire or Christine on 01785 619740.
Open Cockpits

Open Cockpits

22 - 23 June 2019

Venue: RAF Cosford

Stafford Cheese and Ale Festival 2019

Stafford Cheese and Ale Festival 2019

22 - 23 June 2019

Venue: Stafford Town Centre

The sixth annual Stafford Cheese and Ale Festival will take place on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June 2019.
 
2019 will see another weekend of delicious food, drink and entertainment in Stafford town centre.

Exhibitor marquee will be filled with fantastic traders selling a delicious array of cheeses, ales and other wonderful products.

Festival goers will also be treated to demonstrations in the Cookery Theatre where fantastic local chefs entertain the crowds.

Stafford Festival Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

Stafford Festival Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

27 June - 13 July 2019

Venue: Stafford Castle
Tickets: www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk

Stafford Gatehouse Theatre together with Freedom Leisure have announced that the production for Stafford Festival Shakespeare 2019 will be The Merchant of Venice.

This year will be a first as the play has never been performed before at Stafford in the 29 years of the festival.
Armed Forces Weekend

Armed Forces Weekend

29 - 30 June 2019

Venue: RAF Cosford

Join us to celebrate Armed Forces Day with a weekend of nostalgic activities for the whole family to enjoy.  

July 2019

Large Model Air Show

Large Model Air Show

06 - 07 July 2019

Venue: RAF Cosford

Scale models of iconic aircraft will be taking to the skies at the annual Large Model Air Show. Taking place on the airfield at Cosford, this famous air show in miniature is an absolute must for all.  You can also see the full-size versions in the National Cold War Exhibition!  

Stone Farmers Market

Stone Farmers Market

06 July 2019
Each month, over fifty stalls selling the very best in local produce attracts a loyal following.
 
The monthly Farmers' Markets are held on the first Saturday of every month starting at 9.00am - but get there early as several stalls have been known to be sold out by lunchtime! The market is held in the Market Square and down the High Street.
Stafford Grub Club

Stafford Grub Club

11 July 2019

Venue: Stafford Market Square
Time: 5pm - 11pm
Tickets: Free

Live entertainment and street food. 

Free entry - fun for all the family.

Stafford Farmers Market

Stafford Farmers Market

13 July 2019

Venue: Market Square
Time: 9am to 4pm

Goods for sale often include bread and cakes, oatcakes, plants and flowers, wines, jams and preserves, fresh meat, sausages, bacon, black pudding chicken, eggs and scotch eggs, fruit and vegetables, fish, pastries, jewellery, chocolate, and many more fantastic items.

Traders begin to set up their stalls from as early as 7.30am with the majority being open for trading from 9am, they close at around 4pm or when they have nothing left to sell. 

To book a stall at the Farmers Market please contact the Markets Office on 01785 245935.

Cosford Food Festival

Cosford Food Festival

20 - 21 July 2019

Venue: RAF Cosford

A tasty line-up of over 90 local producers will be heading to this year’s Cosford Food Festival. Taking place on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July, it promises to serve up the very best food and drink the Midland’s has to offer. 

Stafford Makers Market

Stafford Makers Market

20 July 2019
Venue: Market Square, Stafford Town Centre
Time: 9am to 4pm
 
Join us on the third Saturday of the month for the finest Staffordshire food, drink, art, design and vintage.
Stone Craft & Collectables Market

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

20 July 2019
Lots of stalls offering lots of lovely crafts and more on the third Saturday of each month in Stone High Street
 
There are a number of pitches still available for the events, which run from 9am - 4pm. Stalls cost  £25.75 for a 3 metre x 3 metre pitch and tables are available to hire at a cost of £5.00 each if required. Contact Claire or Christine on 01785 619740.
Summer Holiday at RAF Cosford

Summer Holiday at RAF Cosford

22 - 31 July 2019

Venue: RAF Cosford

Check out the programme of RAF Cosford Summer Holiday events on their website.

August 2019

Stone Farmers Market

Stone Farmers Market

03 August 2019
Each month, over fifty stalls selling the very best in local produce attracts a loyal following.
 
The monthly Farmers' Markets are held on the first Saturday of every month starting at 9.00am - but get there early as several stalls have been known to be sold out by lunchtime! The market is held in the Market Square and down the High Street.
Stafford Grub Club

Stafford Grub Club

08 August 2019

Venue: Stafford Market Square
Time: 5pm - 11pm
Tickets: Free

Live entertainment and street food. 

Free entry - fun for all the family.

Stafford Farmers Market

Stafford Farmers Market

10 August 2019

Venue: Market Square
Time: 9am to 4pm

Goods for sale often include bread and cakes, oatcakes, plants and flowers, wines, jams and preserves, fresh meat, sausages, bacon, black pudding chicken, eggs and scotch eggs, fruit and vegetables, fish, pastries, jewellery, chocolate, and many more fantastic items.

Traders begin to set up their stalls from as early as 7.30am with the majority being open for trading from 9am, they close at around 4pm or when they have nothing left to sell. 

To book a stall at the Farmers Market please contact the Markets Office on 01785 245935.

Stafford Makers Market

Stafford Makers Market

17 August 2019
Venue: Market Square, Stafford Town Centre
Time: 9am to 4pm
 
Join us on the third Saturday of the month for the finest Staffordshire food, drink, art, design and vintage.
Stone Craft & Collectables Market

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

17 August 2019
Lots of stalls offering lots of lovely crafts and more on the third Saturday of each month in Stone High Street
 
There are a number of pitches still available for the events, which run from 9am - 4pm. Stalls cost  £25.75 for a 3 metre x 3 metre pitch and tables are available to hire at a cost of £5.00 each if required. Contact Claire or Christine on 01785 619740.
Vintage and Handmade Festival

Vintage and Handmade Festival

17 - 18 August 2019

Venue: RAF Cosford

If you love all things retro vintage and one off handcrafted pieces, then make sure you check out the Vintage and Handmade Festival.  After the success of 2018, the Vintage and Handmade Festival event will showcase a mixture of local creators with a passion for their handmade, handcrafted and carefully selected vintage wares.  

September 2019

Spitfire and 10K Family Run

Spitfire and 10K Family Run

01 September 2019

Venue: RAF Cosford

After a sell-out event in 2018 we are excited to launch the Spitfire 10K in Cosford for 2019. We are giving 1,200 runners the opportunity to run 10K in the unusual setting and magnificent surrounding of the RAF Museum Cosford. Don’t miss the chance to book your tickets and get one of our famous Spitfire 10K medals. 

Stone Farmers Market

Stone Farmers Market

07 September 2019
Each month, over fifty stalls selling the very best in local produce attracts a loyal following.
 
The monthly Farmers' Markets are held on the first Saturday of every month starting at 9.00am - but get there early as several stalls have been known to be sold out by lunchtime! The market is held in the Market Square and down the High Street.
Stafford Grub Club

Stafford Grub Club

12 September 2019

Venue: Stafford Market Square
Time: 5pm - 11pm
Tickets: Free

Live entertainment and street food. 

Free entry - fun for all the family.

Stafford Farmers Market

Stafford Farmers Market

14 September 2019

Venue: Market Square
Time: 9am to 4pm

Goods for sale often include bread and cakes, oatcakes, plants and flowers, wines, jams and preserves, fresh meat, sausages, bacon, black pudding chicken, eggs and scotch eggs, fruit and vegetables, fish, pastries, jewellery, chocolate, and many more fantastic items.

Traders begin to set up their stalls from as early as 7.30am with the majority being open for trading from 9am, they close at around 4pm or when they have nothing left to sell. 

To book a stall at the Farmers Market please contact the Markets Office on 01785 245935.

Battle of Britain Commemoration Service

Battle of Britain Commemoration Service

15 September 2019

Venue: St. Mary's Church

There will be a Battle of Britain Commemoration on Sunday 15 September at St Mary’s Church followed by wreath laying at both Borough and County War Memorials.

Outdoor Cinema - Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Outdoor Cinema - Star Wars: The Force Awakens

20 September 2019

Venue: RAF Cosford

Enjoy Star Wars: The Force Awakens under the sky at RAF Cosford's outdoor screening.

Outdoor Cinema - Top Gun

Outdoor Cinema - Top Gun

21 September 2019

Venue: RAF Cosford

Strap up and bring your wingman for the outdoor screening of Top Gun at RAF Cosford.

Stafford Makers Market

Stafford Makers Market

21 September 2019

Venue: Market Square, Stafford Town Centre
Time: 9am to 4pm

Join us on the third Saturday of the month for the finest Staffordshire food, drink, art, design and vintage.
Stone Craft & Collectables Market

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

21 September 2019
Lots of stalls offering lots of lovely crafts and more on the third Saturday of each month in Stone High Street
 
There are a number of pitches still available for the events, which run from 9am - 4pm. Stalls cost  £25.75 for a 3 metre x 3 metre pitch and tables are available to hire at a cost of £5.00 each if required. Contact Claire or Christine on 01785 619740.
Stafford 10K

Stafford 10K

22 September 2019

Venue: Stafford Town Centre + route
Time: 10:30am

The route will go past Stafford Leisure Centre, before making its way towards Beaconside, then taking in sections of the Isabel Trail, and entering Victoria Park before returning to the finish in a packed Market Square.

Crowds are expected to line the route to cheer on the diverse field of athletes and help them enjoy the thrill of the race. All runners will also receive a technical running t-shirt and specially commissioned Stafford 10K medal.

October 2019

Stone Farmers Market

Stone Farmers Market

05 October 2019
Each month, over fifty stalls selling the very best in local produce attracts a loyal following.
 
The monthly Farmers' Markets are held on the first Saturday of every month starting at 9.00am - but get there early as several stalls have been known to be sold out by lunchtime! The market is held in the Market Square and down the High Street.
Stafford Grub Club

Stafford Grub Club

10 October 2019

Venue: Stafford Market Square
Time: 5pm - 11pm
Tickets: Free

Live entertainment and street food. 

Free entry - fun for all the family.

Stafford Farmers Market

Stafford Farmers Market

12 October 2019

Venue: Market Square
Time: 9am to 4pm

Goods for sale often include bread and cakes, oatcakes, plants and flowers, wines, jams and preserves, fresh meat, sausages, bacon, black pudding chicken, eggs and scotch eggs, fruit and vegetables, fish, pastries, jewellery, chocolate, and many more fantastic items.

Traders begin to set up their stalls from as early as 7.30am with the majority being open for trading from 9am, they close at around 4pm or when they have nothing left to sell. 

To book a stall at the Farmers Market please contact the Markets Office on 01785 245935.

Open Cockpits

Open Cockpits

19 - 20 October 2019

Venue: RAF Cosford

Stafford Makers Market

Stafford Makers Market

19 October 2019
Venue: Market Square, Stafford Town Centre
Time: 9am to 4pm
 
Join us on the third Saturday of the month for the finest Staffordshire food, drink, art, design and vintage.
Stone Craft & Collectables Market

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

19 October 2019
Lots of stalls offering lots of lovely crafts and more on the third Saturday of each month in Stone High Street
 
There are a number of pitches still available for the events, which run from 9am - 4pm. Stalls cost  £25.75 for a 3 metre x 3 metre pitch and tables are available to hire at a cost of £5.00 each if required. Contact Claire or Christine on 01785 619740.
LITEs Spooky Shopping Village

LITEs Spooky Shopping Village

26 - 27 October 2019

Venue: Guildhall Shopping Centre

Halloween "Pop-up" Shopping Village held in Guildhall Shopping Centre. Find an array of gifts, arts and crafts all in one place supplied by local independent traders and brought to you by LITEs Events.
 
Free Admission. Child Friendly. Fully Accessible.
October Half Term at RAF Cosford

October Half Term at RAF Cosford

28 October - 01 November 2019

Venue: RAF Cosford

Check out the October half term programme of events at RAF Cosford.

November 2019

Stone Farmers Market

Stone Farmers Market

02 November 2019
Each month, over fifty stalls selling the very best in local produce attracts a loyal following.
 
The monthly Farmers' Markets are held on the first Saturday of every month starting at 9.00am - but get there early as several stalls have been known to be sold out by lunchtime! The market is held in the Market Square and down the High Street.
Stafford Farmers Market

Stafford Farmers Market

09 November 2019

Venue: Market Square
Time: 9am to 4pm

Goods for sale often include bread and cakes, oatcakes, plants and flowers, wines, jams and preserves, fresh meat, sausages, bacon, black pudding chicken, eggs and scotch eggs, fruit and vegetables, fish, pastries, jewellery, chocolate, and many more fantastic items.

Traders begin to set up their stalls from as early as 7.30am with the majority being open for trading from 9am, they close at around 4pm or when they have nothing left to sell. 

To book a stall at the Farmers Market please contact the Markets Office on 01785 245935.

Remembrance Service

Remembrance Service

10 November 2019

Venue: RAF Cosford

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday

10 November 2019

Venue: Borough War Memorial
Time: 11am

Open air service at the Borough War Memorial including wreath laying and then a parade through the Town Centre.

Act of Remembrance

Act of Remembrance

11 November 2019

Venue: Stafford Market Square
Time: 11am

Short service of commemoration in the Market Square with a minute silence at 11am.

Conservation Centre Open Week

Conservation Centre Open Week

11 - 16 November 2019

Venue: RAF Cosford

The RAF Museum's Conservation Centre will be opening its doors to visitors in November 2019 for access to aircraft in our conservation hangar.

Stafford Grub Club

Stafford Grub Club

14 November 2019

Venue: Stafford Market Square
Time: 5pm - 11pm
Tickets: Free

Live entertainment and street food. 

Free entry - fun for all the family.

Stafford LITEs Switch on Event

Stafford LITEs Switch on Event

16 - 17 November 2019

Venue: Guildhall Shopping Centre

Christmas themed "Pop-up" Shopping Village held in Guildhall Shopping Centre. Find an array of gifts, arts and crafts all in one place supplied by local independent traders and brought to you by LITEs Events.

Free Admission. Child Friendly. Fully Accessible.

Stafford Makers Market

Stafford Makers Market

16 November 2019
Venue: Market Square, Stafford Town Centre
Time: 9am to 4pm
 
Join us on the third Saturday of the month for the finest Staffordshire food, drink, art, design and vintage.
Staffords Big Christmas Switch On Show

Stafford's Big Christmas Switch On Show

16 November 2019

Venue: Stafford Market Square

More details announced later in the year.

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

Stone Craft & Collectables Market

16 November 2019
Lots of stalls offering lots of lovely crafts and more on the third Saturday of each month in Stone High Street
 
There are a number of pitches still available for the events, which run from 9am - 4pm. Stalls cost  £25.75 for a 3 metre x 3 metre pitch and tables are available to hire at a cost of £5.00 each if required. Contact Claire or Christine on 01785 619740.
Christmas LITEs Shopping Village

Christmas LITEs Shopping Village

30 November - 01 December 2019

Venue: Guildhall Shopping Centre

Christmas themed "Pop-up" Shopping Village held in Guildhall Shopping Centre. Find an array of gifts, arts and crafts all in one place supplied by local independent traders and brought to you by LITEs Events.

Free Admission. Child Friendly. Fully Accessible.

December 2019

Christmas LITEs Shopping Village

Christmas LITEs Shopping Village

07 - 08 December 2019
Venue: Guildhall Shopping Centre
 
Christmas themed "Pop-up" Shopping Village held in Guildhall Shopping Centre. Find an array of gifts, arts and crafts all in one place supplied by local independent traders and brought to you by LITEs Events.
 
Free Admission. Child Friendly. Fully Accessible.
Stone Farmers Market

Stone Farmers Market

07 December 2019
Each month, over fifty stalls selling the very best in local produce attracts a loyal following.
 
The monthly Farmers' Markets are held on the first Saturday of every month starting at 9.00am - but get there early as several stalls have been known to be sold out by lunchtime! The market is held in the Market Square and down the High Street.
Stafford Grub Club

Stafford Grub Club

12 December 2019

Venue: Stafford Market Square
Time: 5pm - 11pm
Tickets: Free

Live entertainment and street food. 

Free entry - fun for all the family.

Christmas LITEs Shopping Village

Christmas LITEs Shopping Village

14 - 15 December 2019
Venue: Guildhall Shopping Centre
 
Christmas themed "Pop-up" Shopping Village held in Guildhall Shopping Centre. Find an array of gifts, arts and crafts all in one place supplied by local independent traders and brought to you by LITEs Events.
 
Free Admission. Child Friendly. Fully Accessible.
Festive Farmers Market

Festive Farmers Market

14 December 2019

Venue: Market Square
Time: 9am to 4pm

Goods for sale often include bread and cakes, oatcakes, plants and flowers, wines, jams and preserves, fresh meat, sausages, bacon, black pudding chicken, eggs and scotch eggs, fruit and vegetables, fish, pastries, jewellery, chocolate, and many more fantastic items.

Traders begin to set up their stalls from as early as 7.30am with the majority being open for trading from 9am, they close at around 4pm or when they have nothing left to sell. 

To book a stall at the Farmers Market please contact the Markets Office on 01785 245935.

Christmas LITEs Shopping Village

Christmas LITEs Shopping Village

21 - 22 December 2019
Venue: Guildhall Shopping Centre
 
Christmas themed "Pop-up" Shopping Village held in Guildhall Shopping Centre. Find an array of gifts, arts and crafts all in one place supplied by local independent traders and brought to you by LITEs Events.
 
Free Admission. Child Friendly. Fully Accessible.
Stafford Makers Market

Stafford Makers Market

21 December 2019
Venue: Market Square, Stafford Town Centre
Time: 9am to 4pm
 
Join us on the third Saturday of the month for the finest Staffordshire food, drink, art, design and vintage.
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