Nantwich Jazz and Blues Festival

Easter Weekend (2021 cancelled due to COVID)

A fantastic way to liven up your Easter weekend. The Town Square, venues and pubs are buzzing with live performances from local bands.  This year’s big acts are Big Country, Sari Schorr, Stereo MCs, Ruby Turner, FM, The Blockheads, Jeremiah Ferrari, Suburban Symphony and Demon.

Nantwich Show

July (2021 cancelled due to COVID)

Nantwich Show is the UK’s largest one day agricultural show. There are over 450 trade stalls selling clothes, arts & crafts, cars, agricultural machinery and more. The giant food hall caterers for all tastes with items to sample and purchase. There is entertainment for all the family with exciting arena displays, award winning livestock parades, a funfair and live cookery demonstrations from top chefs. Established in 1897 Nantwich Show is also proud to host the International Cheese Awards. This annual event is the largest of its kind in the world.

Nantwich Food Festival

First Weekend of September (2021 cancelled due to Covid)

Taking over the picturesque town of Nantwich the Nantwich Food Festival is a fantastic event with a friendly and lively atmosphere. Inside giant marquees there are a variety of stalls specialising in cakes, pastries, pies, game, spicy food, beverages and more. There are also live cookery demonstrations and entertainment. This popular festival is a treat for all the senses.

Words and Music Festival

Monday 11th – Sunday 17th October 2021

The Words and Music Festival is a brilliant week of performances from well-known acts and local artists. Headliners from previous years have included Lindisfarne, Turin Brakes and Thea Gilmore. Budding poets can enter the poetry competition or poetry slam events. There are also live poetry readings in cosy venues around the town.
This years acts include Dr john Cooper Clarke, Eddi Reader and Abbie Ozard.

Nantwich Lights Switch On

Friday 19th November

Get into the festive spirit at the Christmas light switch on with amazing live entertainment, market stalls and firework display. Fabulous fun for all ages.

Full details here.

The Battle of Nantwich

January (2022 date TBC)

When Civil War broke out in 1642, Nantwich declared support for the Parliamentarians against the Royalists. On the 25th of January 1644 a major battle broke out in Nantwich. The Parliamentarians were victorious and hundreds of Royalist prisoners were captured. Every year the Sealed Knot Society parade through the town in costume and re-enact this historic battle (Holy Holly Day) on Mill Island. A great day out for all the family with lots of activities and street entertainment around the town.

More dates for your diary...

Nantwich Artisan Markets

Farmers’ Markets

V & A Antiques & Collectors Markets

Vintage Escapades Markets

Christmas Lights Switch On Market
Friday 19th November 2021

Weaver Wander
Charity Classic Car Parade
May (TBC)

Societies Spectacular
July (TBC)

Nantwich Pride
July (TBC)

Tree of Light Switch On and Service
November 2021

Remembrance Sunday
November 2021