Forthcoming Events

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January 2021

CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19 UPDATE

CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19 UPDATE

01 January - 31 December 2021

PLEASE NOTE: All events listed on this page could be affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Please check with event organisers before booking or attending events and activities. 

Lancaster Challenge

Lancaster Challenge

09 January - 17 May 2021

Virtual Challenge, organised by the RAF Museum

Entrance Cost: £20 per person (all proceeds will go towards supporting the RAF Museum)

Registrations for the Lancaster Challenge opened on Saturday 9 January 2021, exactly 80 years since the first test flight of the Avro Lancaster. Whether you need to walk off the Christmas calories, or get outdoors to beat the lockdown blues, participants of the Lancaster Challenge can walk, run, hike, swim, cycle or row their way to the finish line. Participants will have access to a downloadable log sheet to record their 80K, 150K or 500K distance, before being rewarded with an exclusive, Lancaster Challenge medal after the challenge closes on 17 May, the anniversary of Operation CHASTISE, better known as the Dambusters Raid.

You can run, walk, cycle or walk the dog to complete your Challenge. We want you to keep you motivated and moving in Lockdown so you can start your Challenge as soon as you sign up!

Book your place here.

You can also check out our FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages.

April 2021

Stone Farmers Market

Stone Farmers Market

03 April 2021

High Street, Stone Town Centre

Staffordshire’s biggest - and best - Farmers’ Market takes place in the county’s ‘foodie capital’ on the first Saturday of every calendar month (except January). You’ll find stalls selling everything from cheese, locally reared meats, breads, preserves, cakes, honey, fruit, vegetables, smoked fish - and a whole lot more besides.

We look forward to seeing you in Stone High Street for the next market – but do arrive early to avoid disappointment, as stall holders have been known to sell out by lunch!

Check out the Facebook page here.

Trader enquiries to Stafford Borough Council’s Market Manager on 01785 245935.

The Plant Hunters Fair

The Plant Hunters Fair

04 - 05 April 2021

The Dorothy Clive GardenWilloughbridge, Market Drayton, Shropshire TF9 4EU

Browse the many stalls provided by top, specialist, award winning nurseries with thousands of plants to choose from. Be inspired by RHS medalists and National Collection holders who are keen plants-people, designers and artisans. Admission will be at the discounted rate of £4.00 per adult. The garden tearoom will also be open serving delicious homemade food and cream teas.

For futher information check out the Facebook page here or the Twitter page here.

Stafford Farmers Market

Stafford Farmers Market

10 April 2021

Market Square, Stafford Town Centre
9am to 3pm

Selling a great range of fresh local produce, Stafford Farmers Market welcomes local shoppers and visitors into the heart of Stafford every second Saturday of the month (except January).

Located within Stafford’s Market Square, famous for its historical buildings including the 18th century Shire Hall Gallery, the Farmers Market is a great place to buy fresh and local produce, as well as supporting local businesses.

Goods for sale are cakes, oatcakes, wines, jams and preserves, fresh meat, sausages, bacon, eggs and scotch eggs, pastries, street food, and many more items too numerous to mention.

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 3pm or when they have nothing left to sell.

Check out the Facebook page here.

Trader enquiries to Stafford Borough Council’s Market Manager on 01785 245935.

Afternoon Tea with Lola LAmour

Afternoon Tea with Lola L'Amour

18 April 2021

Weston Hall, Stafford ST18 0HS
2pm in The Westminster Suite

Relish in an unforgettable afternoon tea experience in our Westminster Suite or in the Cellar Restaurant with an afternoon tea accompanied by the vintage-inspired sounds of Lola L’amour. you are guaranteed a delightful afternoon filled with delicious sweet treats, luxury surroundings, and wonderful service. Enjoy your treats whilst listening to the 1920’s – 1940’s inspired sounds of Lola L’Amour.

Your Afternoon Tea is inclusive of delicate finger sandwiches, warm scones with clotted cream & preserves as well as an assortment of homemade cakes & tarts.

Prices from £25.95 per person.

For futher information you can contact Weston Hall by telephone on 01889 271082 or via email using Enquiries@Weston-Hall.co.uk.

You can also check out the Facebook page here.

May 2021

Afternoon Tea with Lola LAmour

Afternoon Tea with Lola L'Amour

20 May 2021

Weston Hall, Stafford ST18 0HS
2pm in The Westminster Suite

Relish in an unforgettable afternoon tea experience in our Westminster Suite or in the Cellar Restaurant with an afternoon tea accompanied by the vintage-inspired sounds of Lola L’amour. you are guaranteed a delightful afternoon filled with delicious sweet treats, luxury surroundings, and wonderful service. Enjoy your treats whilst listening to the 1920’s – 1940’s inspired sounds of Lola L’Amour.

Your Afternoon Tea is inclusive of delicate finger sandwiches, warm scones with clotted cream & preserves as well as an assortment of homemade cakes & tarts.

Prices from £25.95 per person.

For futher information you can contact Weston Hall by telephone on 01889 271082 or via email using Enquiries@Weston-Hall.co.uk.

You can also check out the Facebook page here.

Staffs Fest 2021

Staffs Fest 2021

28 - 30 May 2021

Lower Drayton Farm, Penkridge ST19 5RE

Staffs Fest has several huge marquees hosting a multitude of genres of live music, Rock, Britpop, Glam Rock, Pop, Folk, Reggae,Gospel, World Music and Soul. Northern Soul All Dayer with DJs playing vinyl only on the Saturday in the Millie Bea Marquee.

In addition there will be displays and workshops from local community groups including, Balliamo Belly Dancers, Dance Nuvo, Bhangra Blaze and Stafford Salsa plus drumming workshops, dance and guitar workshops. There will be a range of food and drink vendors and retail stalls, clothing and ethnic outlets.

A true family orientated festival where children under 16 are free with accompanying responsible adult. Workshops and child friendly activities planned during the mornings and afternoons.

For futher information, the website is listed below or you can check out the Facebook page here.

June 2021

International Classic Motorcycle Show

International Classic Motorcycle Show

05 - 06 June 2021

Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0BD

Calling all classic bike enthusiasts! Where else can you enjoy so much in one place at one time? Several hundred trade stands and autojumble plots, numerous club stands and private entry displays, the Classic Racer GP Paddock, Competition Hall and classic motorcycle cavalcade…there’s lots to enjoy! On-stage interviews with racing legends and the famous Bonhams auction complete the picture.

For futher information you can check out the Facebook page here or the Twitter page here.

Jess Glynne - Forest Live

Jess Glynne - Forest Live

10 June 2021

Cannock Chase Forest, Birches Valley, Rugeley, Staffordshire WS15 2UQ

Through her debut album, ‘I Cry When I Laugh’ (1.2 million album sales and counting) and platinum selling follow-up ‘Always in Between’, Jess Glynne has become established as one of the most successful acts of the past decade and holds the record for most Number 1 singles (7) scored by a British female solo artist. Whether performing solo (‘Hold My Hand’, ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’, ‘I’ll Be There’, ‘Thursday’) or in a collaborative spirit (‘Rather Be’ with Clean Bandit’, ‘My Love’ with Route 94, ‘Not Letting Go’ with Tinie Tempah, ‘These Days’ with Rudimental and Macklemore) her unique powerhouse vocal has delivered a succession of monster hits crossing the genres of pop, soul, R&B and house.

For futher information you can check out the Facebook page here or Jess Glynne's website here.

RagnBone Man - Forest Live

Rag'n'Bone Man - Forest Live

11 June 2021

Cannock Chase Forest, Birches Valley, Rugeley, Staffordshire WS15 2UQ

Neo-blues & soul singer Rory Graham, aka Rag‘n’Bone Man, is an English singer-songwriter known for his distinctive baritone voice. Having won the 2017 BRIT’s ‘British Breakthrough Act’ and receiving the BRIT’s Critics’ Choice Award in the same year, Rag‘n’Bone Man cemented his success with the record-breaking release of his 4 x platinum No. 1 album Human and a further BRIT Award for ‘British Single’ for the title track (Human) in 2018. The album has been recognised internationally, earning Rory sell-out tours and festival appearances around the globe. Subsequent side projects include the monster hit collaboration track ‘Giant’ with Calvin Harris. He is currently working on his sophomore album, set for release in 2021.

Special guests Will and the People and support Charlotte Jane will also perform on the night. 

For futher information you can check out the Facebook page here or Rag’n’Bone Man's website here.

Keane - Forest Live

Keane - Forest Live

12 June 2021

Cannock Chase Forest, Birches Valley, Rugeley, Staffordshire WS15 2UQ

Keane last appeared as part of Forest Live in 2010, and the upcoming dates will see them return to perform material from their extensive repertoire. After a six-year hiatus, the band made a long overdue return in 2019 with their latest studio album ‘Cause and Effect’ and a triumphant sold-out UK tour. This release followed on from a succession of previous No 1 albums that have accumulated over 13 million sales worldwide, including the seminal debut smash, ‘Hopes and Fears’. Generating hit singles ‘Somewhere Only We Know’, ‘Everybody’s Changing’, ‘This Is The Last Time’ and ‘Bedshaped’, this recording became one of the biggest selling albums in UK chart history and secured Keane’s place as one of Britain’s best-loved bands.

Keane will be joined by special guests Flyte and support Michael Conryan.

For futher information you can check out the Facebook page here or Keane's website here.

Ironman Staffordshire 70.3

Ironman Staffordshire 70.3

13 June 2021

Various Locations, finishing in Market SquareStafford Town Centre

The first race of the UK season, this first-timer friendly course traverses England's stunning West Midlands countryside. With a reservoir swim, meandering bike course, and finish in Stafford’s Market Square, athletes will take true advantage of the region’s beauty.

Book your place here.

You can also check out our Facebook and Twitter pages.

July 2021

International Cheese and Dairy Awards

International Cheese and Dairy Awards

02 - 03 July 2021

Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0BD

The world’s leading International Cheese and Dairy Awards have launched Love Cheese Live to bring you the ultimate culinary experience for cheese and food lovers.

If you love food, enjoy supporting producers that go above and beyond for quality and want a great day out – this is the event for you.

There will be opportunity for you to cook with Michelin Star chef’s, watch demonstrations by leading celebrity chef’s including James Martin, sample and buy from 300 leading food producers and sample award winning cheeses from around the World.

There is something for all the family with children’s cookery schools, vintage fun fair, educational centre and plant and vegan attractions.

For futher information you can check out the Facebook page here, the Twitter page here or the Instagram page here.

Mama Mia Murder Mystery

Mama Mia Murder Mystery

23 July 2021

Weston Hall, Stafford ST18 0HS
Arrive from 7pm in The Westminster Suite

Enter the 70’s in our interactive Abba themed Murder Mystery. Sing, dance, eat, drink… until someone ends up dead!

£49.95 per person

For futher information you can contact Weston Hall by telephone on 01889 271082 or via email using Enquiries@Weston-Hall.co.uk.

You can also check out the Facebook page here.

August 2021

Staffordshire County Show

Staffordshire County Show

25 - 26 August 2021

Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0BD

Stafford County Show is a two day agricultural show with competitions for livestock & horses, over 400 trade stands, country pursuits area with something for all the family.

For futher information you can check out the Facebook page here.

September 2021

Trentham Live - McFly

Trentham Live - McFly

03 September 2021

Trentham Estate, Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 8JG

Get ready for 3 nights of world-class entertainment in a spectacular and unique setting, as world-renowned artists will be performing at The Trentham Estate.

Mcfly will be playing Trentham Live on Friday! Formed back in 2003, the band have enjoyed SEVEN UK Number 1 singles, with hits such as ‘Obviously’, ‘All About You’, ‘Please, Please’ and ‘Star Girl’, two UK Album Number 1s, and the pop-rock band recently released their sixth studio album Young Dumb Thrills. Tom, Danny, Dougie and Harry won’t be coming alone and will be supported by Chloe Rose, a 19-year-old singer/songwriter from the North West with a social media following of over 4 million.

For futher information you can check out the Facebook page here or the Twitter page here.

Trentham Live - The Vamps

Trentham Live - The Vamps

04 September 2021

Trentham Estate, Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 8JG

Get ready for 3 nights of world-class entertainment in a spectacular and unique setting, as world-renowned artists will be performing at The Trentham Estate.

The Vamps will headline on Saturday. The four-piece head to The Trentham Estate fresh off the success of their latest album, Cherry Blossom, scoring a second UK Number One album for the band. Supporting the boys on the Saturday will be Rak Su, who triumphed in the 2017 edition of The X Factor and scored a Number 2 hit with song Dimelo, and Amy Jo, a singer/songwriter from the North West of England who has appeared on BBC Introducing in the last year.

For futher information you can check out the Facebook page here or the Twitter page here.

Trentham Live - Alfie Boe

Trentham Live - Alfie Boe

05 September 2021

Trentham Estate, Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 8JG

Get ready for 3 nights of world-class entertainment in a spectacular and unique setting, as world-renowned artists will be performing at The Trentham Estate.

On Sunday we welcome Alfie Boe, Collabro and Jai McDowall to Trentham Live! Alfie has racked up one extraordinary achievement after another and performs at Trentham after three sold-out UK Tours, four top ten album placings, an OBE and even a Tony Award. We certainly cannot wait to hear his voice echoing through the gardens. Supporting Alfie Boe on the Sunday will be Collabro and Jai McDowall, both winners of Britain’s Got Talent, going on to perform for the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance.

For futher information you can check out the Facebook page here or the Twitter page here.

Fun Run

Fun Run

19 September 2021

10am Market Square
Stafford Town Centre

Make it an experience for the whole family, as part of our Stafford Half Marathon event we run a Fun Run for friends, family and classmates to get together and take part in. Starting and finishing under the big Half Marathon gantry in Market Square, the route consists of two laps around the town centre, approximately one mile in distance.

We ask that fun runners under 12 years old are accompanied by an adult/supervisor over the age of 16.

Stafford Half Marathon

Stafford Half Marathon

19 September 2021

10am Market Square
Stafford Town Centre

The 2021 Stafford Half Marathon will start in Stafford town centre at 10am. The route will head off from the town centre on traffic-controlled roads, incorporating two steady climbs before returning to the Market Square.

Stafford Half Marathon is one of the area’s top races, now in its 38th year.  We cannot wait to welcome you back to the start line; whether you are new to or have renewed your passion for running during lockdown, register early to ensure you don't miss out!

The Stafford community will be cheering you on around the 13.1 mile course and will make for an unforgettable day.  A special mention must go to our sponsors the University of Wolverhamption in Stafford and Stafford Railway Building Society as well as our amazing army of volunteers.

Book your place here.

You can also check out our Facebook and Twitter pages.

October 2021

Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show

Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show

09 - 10 October 2021

Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0BD

Celebrating the growing popularity of emerging and modern classics from the 1970s, 80s and now covering the retro-cool bikes of the 90s, the Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show has grown in popularity year after year and now regularly welcomes more than 30,000 enthusiasts through its doors. Taking place at the superb Staffordshire County Showground the event features over 900 traders, dealers and autojumble stands offering a wealth of parts and spares for every project. There’s a host of excellent club stands, exciting live action, the Bonhams autumn sale, classic competition machines and special guest stars from iconic eras of motorcycling.

For futher information you can check out the Facebook page here or the Twitter page here.

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