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. 

June 2021

Staffs Fest 2021

Staffs Fest 2021

25 - 27 June 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.

Workshops and child friendly activities planned during the mornings and afternoons.

Have you got your tickets yet? Early Bird offer ends on Saturday 17th April from £15!

Children under 16 free with paying adult and FREE CAMPING for the weekend, a great mini break/staycation for all ages to enjoy, family campsite and 'lively' campsite.

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

Continuity Antique Fair

Continuity Antique Fair

26 - 27 June 2021

Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0BD

8.30am to 5pm Saturday | 10am to 5pm Sunday

The Bingley Hall Antique Home & Vintage Fair takes place four times year at this iconic venue in Staffordshire. The Bingley Hall arena is one of the largest exhibition centres in the Midlands which is half stand fitted and half table top, with a large number of furniture stands. With easy access to the Midlands motorway network, this is a fair not to miss.

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

July 2021

Camper Jam

Camper Jam

02 - 04 July 2021

Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard, Shifnal TF11 8LE

From the publishers of Volkswagen Camper & Commercial and VW Bus T4&5+ magazines Camper Jam is a friendly, fun filled show with a chilled out, take it easy vibe.

Highlights over the weekend include live bands, hundreds of traders, a taste bud tantalising food village, children's activities, fun fair and the ever popular "cooking in a camper" competition. There's no better place to admire the beauty of the VW Bus. You may be a first timer with an interest, out to buy one or just plain crazy about them.  One thing's for certain, you'll have a great time whatever your level of interest!

Camper Jam is one of the most anticipated and highly regarded Volkswagen shows on the calendar.

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

Stafford Walking Street

Stafford Walking Street

08 July 2021

Stafford Town Centre
4pm to 9pm

Come and join us at Stafford Walking Street in the town centre. Enjoy live music, great street food, market stalls, mobile bars plus a warm welcome from the local pubs and shops.

Check out the Facebook page here and the Twitter feed here.

The Great British Food Festival at Trentham

The Great British Food Festival at Trentham

10 - 11 July 2021

The Trentham Estate, Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 8JG
10:00am to 7:00pm

We are very excited here at Trentham to be partnering with The Great British Food Festival to bring a new and exciting event to the Estate this Summer, showcasing the very best of Great British produce. This event celebrates all things culinary and will provide guests of all ages with plenty of exciting activities and opportunities to try something new! From Celebrity Chef talks and demos to baking competitions and Kids kitchens, the Great British Food Festival will provide a great day out for all who visit Trentham

For more information or to book a trade stand, click here to visit The Great British Food Festival website.

See the FAQs for more information.

Gnosall Canal Festival

Gnosall Canal Festival

16 - 18 July 2021

Shropshire Union Canal, Gnosall

Gnosall Canal Festival will be held along one of the UK’s prettiest canals, the Shropshire Union Canal from 16th to 18th July 2021. You can take a boat trip, see historic boats, browse canal traders and enjoy entertainment at waterside pubs. There's live music every day, a family treasure hunt, waterways quiz and some fine food and drink! 

Trentham Summer Concerts 2021

Trentham Summer Concerts 2021

16 July - 21 August 2021

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

Our super popular summer concerts are set to return for 2021. and this year, they won't just be on Saturdays!

Get ready to party by the lakeside with an exciting lineup of tribute acts, offering something for everyone - with some old favourites and some new additions.

Join us on Friday & Saturday nights from 16 July to 21 August, for six weeks of outdoor concerts and a line-up of acts to suit all tastes from 80's Mania to A Night at The Musicals, and everything in between!

Tickets will be on sale from 30 April at 10am via Ticketmaster. Members can access priority booking from 23 April at 10am.

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

Summer of Fun n Flight

Summer of Fun 'n' Flight

22 July - 30 August 2021

RAF Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8UP

The RAF Museum Cosford is perfect for families looking for a great and safe day out during the summer holidays. Our hangars packed with aircraft and vehicles ensure that there is plenty to keep all ages entertained. For this summer, we have prepared an action-packed programme of activities, events and experiences for you on site – nestled in between our aircrafts on display inside and outside of our hangars.

The sky is the limit with our high-flying activities including a climbing wall, trampolines and bungee trampolines. The Cavebus is perfect for any budding explorers to experience caving in a different and unexpected way. Each activity will be available for 10 days before being replaced by the next one – so visit us throughout the summer months and each time you return, there will be something new to discover! Ticket prices per activity vary between £4.00 and £5.00.

Make sure you also check out other activities on site – have you tried our 4D Experience, the Flight Simulator or our Virtual Reality Zone? Located in our Test Flight Hangar, these experiences are perfect for thrill-seeking visitors of all ages.

Don’t miss out on our RAF Museum Minitiature Golf course. Each of the nine holes is themed around RAF terminology and slang, so not only can you test your crazy golf skills, but you can also chuckle about slang terms, some of which are still used today by members of the RAF. 

Tickets for the summer activities and Museum experiences can be purchased with your admission tickets. Depending on the capacities, a small number of tickets may also be available to buy on site.

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.

RAF Museum Foodie Market

RAF Museum Foodie Market

24 - 25 July 2021

RAF Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8UP

While it will be another year before the Cosford Food Festival makes a triumphant re-turn, a selection of popular exhibitors will be bringing a taste of the festival to the RAF Museum Cosford on 24-25 July with a smaller Foodie Market.

We have invited stallholders from previous Cosford Food Festivals to showcase their products. By not charging a stall fee, the income from all sales will directly go back to those small businesses – a huge support in these difficult times.

Nestled in between the Neptune, the Nimrod and the Dominie at the back of the Visitor Centre, more than 20 of our most popular Cosford Food Festival stalls will sell a diverse range of products in the unique setting of the RAF Museum Cosford. Visitors are invited to roam the market stalls in between viewing the aircraft and hangars.

Products range from artisan preserves, spices and sauces to handcrafted pies, baked goods and cheese. Ice cream, fresh brownies, fudge and cheesecakes will also be on offer – perfect for everyone with a sweet tooth. Other stallholders will be offering a selection of freshly ground coffee and teas, a wide selection of locally produced wines and surprisingly creative gin variations. All products will be packaged for you to take home. The RAF Foodie Market allows visitors to chat to stallholders to find out more about their products first-hand from the small businesses who make them.

If browsing all the stalls makes you hungry, our RAF Museum’s catering team will look after you with a diverse menu.

Rotation Garden Party

Rotation Garden Party

24 - 25 July 2021

Littywood Manor, Furlong Lane, ST18 9DW

We are proud to announce our new home for our 6th annual Rotation Garden Party 2021.

We will be hosting the party over 2 days in a amazing Capri marquee set in the Beautiful manor gardens and as usual we will be installing our Audiophile sound system 4 Klipschorn speakers with REL subs, amps by Chord electronics, Technics SL1210 mk2 turntables with Upgraded Rega tonearms and Hana cartridges, Graham Slee phono stages and a Bozak/Isonoe mixer all fine tuned so you can immerse yourself totally in Audio bliss & dance floor heaven! 

Food stalls will be serving up a selection of delicious street food whilst Littywood manor will have a fully stocked bar and a variety of refreshments on offer throughout the weekend. Children are welcome too but must be accompanied by adults at all times. A limited amount of overnight camping options will be available on site and Bell tent hire (enquire for details). Various Hotels & B&Bs are located nearby.

Come along, roam the manor & gardens, take in the fresh air and Dance! ‘Everything you’re about to hear is true’.

For futher information you can contact Littywood Manor by telephone on 01785 780234 or via email using events@littywoodmanor.com.

August 2021

Flower Power Plant Fair

Flower Power Plant Fair

01 August 2021

Sandon Hall, Sandon, Staffordshire ST18 0BZ
11am to 4pm

The Tennis Lawns will be full of fabulous stalls selling rare and unusual plants with the seller bursting full of knowledge of how to properly care for your new purchases. It is a fabulous opportunity to 'Buy British' as 90% of the plants being brought along are homegrown in the UK. You will also have the opportunity to meander around the 50 acres of wonderful gardens and explore dedicated conservation areas, rose gardens and areas of formal planting.

Tickets £4 - Please buy your tickets on the gate.

*Unfortunately we do not allow dogs*

Check out the Facebook page here or the Twitter feed here.

Summer Proms

Summer Proms

07 - 08 August 2021

National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire, DE13 7AR
From 6pm

With toe-tapping performances from the Band of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and soprano Emily Haig, our ever-popular Proms evenings will return on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August. 

Each evening, which will feature a full repertoire of traditional proms favourites, will close with a firework finale. 

A number of Premier Tickets, which include a three-course evening meal and welcome drink served with Aspects, reserved seating within the performance area and a complimentary proms programme will be available each evening.

For futher information you can contact National Memorial Arborteum by telephone on 01283 245100.

You can check out their Facebook here, their Twitter here, and their Instagram here.

Outdoor Cinema

Outdoor Cinema

13 - 15 August 2021

RAF Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8UP

We are excited to announce that our Outdoor Cinema is back! From the 13 – 15 August, we will show two screenings per day on a huge LED screen alongside the VC10 and Hercules aircraft. Our afternoon screening at 5.00pm each day is suitable for our young visitors and the whole family; our evening screenings at 8:30pm are suitable for everyone over 12 years (12A rated films, children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult).

Film fans are encouraged to bring picnic chairs and blankets for their own comfort as the film will be screened outdoors on a grassed area – there is no allocated seating, so arrive early to get the best spot! Please do not bring any marquees, tents or gazebos as these may obstruct the view for other visitors. Why not hire a deck chairs with your tickets?

No movie would be complete without popcorn! Especially for this event, the Museum will be transforming an aircraft into a popcorn bar where visitors will be able to step on-board to purchase their essential movie snacks.

Doors will open 60-90 minutes before the start of the film. Arrive early to enjoy exclusive access to the Museum’s Hangar 1 and tasty street food and beverages from the food vendors onsite. Visitors are also welcome to bring snacks and drink on the night, all drinks must be in plastic bottles or cans and no BBQ’s are permitted.

The programme and films will be announced in early June!

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.

Continuity Antique Fair

Continuity Antique Fair

25 - 26 September 2021

Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0BD

8.30am to 5pm Saturday | 10am to 5pm Sunday

The Bingley Hall Antique Home & Vintage Fair takes place four times year at this iconic venue in Staffordshire. The Bingley Hall arena is one of the largest exhibition centres in the Midlands which is half stand fitted and half table top, with a large number of furniture stands. With easy access to the Midlands motorway network, this is a fair not to miss.

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

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.

International Cheese and Dairy Awards

International Cheese and Dairy Awards

21 - 23 October 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.

December 2021

Continuity Antique Fair

Continuity Antique Fair

11 - 12 December 2021

Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0BD

8.30am to 5pm Saturday | 10am to 5pm Sunday

The Bingley Hall Antique Home & Vintage Fair takes place four times year at this iconic venue in Staffordshire. The Bingley Hall arena is one of the largest exhibition centres in the Midlands which is half stand fitted and half table top, with a large number of furniture stands. With easy access to the Midlands motorway network, this is a fair not to miss.

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

June 2022

Jess Glynne - Forest Live

Jess Glynne - Forest Live

09 June 2022

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

10 June 2022

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

11 June 2022

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.

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