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.

May 2021

Seed Bombs and Family Fun

Seed Bombs and Family Fun

09 May 2021

8 Home Farm Court, Ingestre, Stafford, ST16 0PZ
11am to 3pm

Join us for family activities in the Orangery grounds!

Our garden rangers will be helping you to make your very own seed bombs, which you can then plant at the Orangery or take home with you. After you’ve made your bombs our rangers will send you on a scavenge around the Orangery grounds to look for inspiration to make your very own tree faces! We will then make tree faces in the gardens which you can then take away with you and put in your own garden.

For seed bomb and tree face making please book a free ticket as there are limited spaces available. If you want to just come for a walk or have a picnic around the grounds there is no need to book onto the activities.

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

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.

Stafford Walking Street

Stafford Walking Street

20 May 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 Plant Hunters Fair

The Plant Hunters Fair

21 - 22 May 2021

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

Great News the Dorothy Clive Garden Spring Plant Hunters' Fair has been rescheduled from its normal Easter date to a new date of Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd May 2021. This popular event will be tickets only and offers better than half price entry on these days to the garden and plant fair of just £4.00 The plant fair is situated in the heart of this most charming and beautiful 12-acre garden famed for its dazzling spring display of rhododendrons and azaleas with massed drifts of bulbs.

There will be a fabulous line-up of top specialist nurseries from across the country offering a tremendous variety of plants.

The plant fair is a special fund-raising event for the Willoughbridge Garden Charitable Trust who maintain this wonderful garden and will take place from 10am - 5pm on Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd May 2021. Dogs on leads welcome. The garden tearoom will also be open serving delicious homemade food and cream teas.

This event will be a TICKETED EVENT with limited tickets available. Tickets cost just £4.00 each (plus a small booking fee) and can be purchased here.

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

Weston Park Firework Champions 2021

Weston Park Firework Champions 2021

22 May 2021

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

Love Fireworks? Then you will be dazzled by no less than four fabulous firework displays. Bring a picnic or grab food and drink at the event. Sit down at a stunning stately home, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy a splendid evening of four spectacular displays all precisely set to music. You’ll also witness an amazing Drone Light show, lasers and an aerobatic performance from world renowned AeroSparx (*subject to CAA/weather).

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

Brunch & Bubbles

Brunch & Bubbles

30 May 2021

Littywood Manor, Furlong Lane, ST18 9DW
12pm

Bottomless brunch with live music sounds like the perfect Sunday.  
Choose 2 dishes each from our tapas menu and enjoy unlimited Prosecco, gin cocktails or bottled beer. 

£30 per person

Book a table now to enjoy a live acoustic guitarist in our gardens. 
Price includes 2 dishes each from our tapas menu and unlimited drinks for 90minutes. 

Drinks include: Prosecco, Bottled Beer, Gin Cocktails 

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

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.

Craft In Focus at Trentham Gardens

Craft In Focus at Trentham Gardens

10 - 13 June 2021

The Trentham Estate, Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 8JG
9:30am to 5pm

The fair features around 100 of the UK’s finest contemporary craftmakers and artists exhibiting within marquees within the Gardens.

Craft In Focus has always been at the forefront of promoting the best of the UK’s designer makers and their events have been placed above all other shows of their kind by The Independent. The UK has a wealth of individual and talented designer makers and artists who produce wonderful original items that cannot be found on the high street.

Visit this event to explore and purchase from these amazing designer makers working in various disciplines all of whom have been selected to exhibit at this event.

Visitors will be able to purchase from a stunning treasure trove of original designs created by some of the finest craftmakers and artists in the UK. Textiles, paintings, furniture, metalwork, leatherwork, ceramics, jewellery, interior accessories, sculpture, glass, fashion and more….

All exhibitors have designed and made the work that they display and have been selected for their individuality and innovation in contemporary design, as well as outstanding technical ability.

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

Stafford Walking Street

Stafford Walking Street

10 June 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.

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.

International Model Air Show

International Model Air Show

18 - 20 June 2021

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

Prepare to be dazzled, enthralled and mesmerised at this action packed show. There is plenty to keep the whole family entertained with model and full sized aircraft displays, off road and circuit model car racing, model boats and helicopters. As well as all the displays taking place, there’s a whole host of stalls to see, we have a huge trade line up, including a craft fair and plenty of food and drink stalls to tempt you, there’s a funfair to keep the children entertained and live music in the evenings.

If that’s not enough, you can join in the fun after dark for our Night Fire festival on Saturday evening. There will be stunning displays from Glider FX with computer controlled pyrotechnics and lights, we will close the evening with a fantastic firework finale.

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

Stamp Fair

Stamp Fair

18 - 19 June 2021

Staffordshire County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0BD

The Stafford Stamp Show is the Major Stamp and Postal History Fair in the Midlands with up to 50 International and National dealers taking part. Free admission.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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