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Nantwich Jazz and Blues Festival

Easter Weekend

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.

George Formby Society - Click to open full size image
Nantwich Jazz Festival Crowds - Click to open full size image
Band Performing At Civic Hall During Jazz Festival - Click to open full size image
Band Performing At Nantwich Jazz Festival - Click to open full size image
Street Performers At Nantwich Jazz Festival - Click to open full size image
Music At Nantwich Jazz Festival - Click to open full size image

Nantwich Show

July

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.

International Cheese Marquee - Click to open full size image
Bike Display At Nantwich Show - Click to open full size image
Traders At Nantwich Show - Click to open full size image
Sheep At Nantwich Show - Click to open full size image
Vintage Car Display At Nantwich Show - Click to open full size image
Nantwich Show Crowds - Click to open full size image

Nantwich Food Festival

First Weekend of September

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.

Crowds At Nantwich Food Festival - Click to open full size image
Food Vendor At Nantwich Food Festival - Click to open full size image
Performer At Nantwich Food Festival - Click to open full size image
Cupcake Decorating At Food Festival - Click to open full size image
Food Demonstration By Sean Wilson - Click to open full size image
Cooking Food At Nantwich Food Festival - Click to open full size image

Words and Music Festival

October

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.

Words And Music Performers At The Crown Hotel - Click to open full size image
Music Performance In A Nantwich Cafe - Click to open full size image
Words And Music Performance - Click to open full size image

Nantwich Lights Switch On

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.

Christmas Lights Switch On Stage And Crowd - Click to open full size image
Christmas Market Stalls At Lights Switch On - Click to open full size image
Christmas Lights In Town Centre - Click to open full size image
Food Vendor At Christmas Lights Switch On - Click to open full size image
Christmas Lights On Trees In Nantwich - Click to open full size image
Christmas Lights On Civic Hall With Firework Display - Click to open full size image

The Battle of Nantwich

January

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.

Battle Of Nantwich Reinactment - Click to open full size image
Drummer At Battle Of Nantwich - Click to open full size image
Battle Of Nantwich Parade Along Welsh Row - Click to open full size image
Gun Shots With Crowd During Battle Of Nantwich Display On Town Square - Click to open full size image
Performers At Battle Of Nantwich - Click to open full size image
Battle Of Nantwich Marching Band - Click to open full size image

More dates for your diary...

Nantwich Artisan Markets
12th December

Farmers’ Markets
19th December

V & A Antiques & Collectors Markets
Postponed until 2021

Vintage Escapades Markets
Postponed until 2021

Christmas Lights Switch On Market
Postponed

Weaver Wander
Charity Classic Car Parade
May

Societies Spectacular
July

Nantwich Pride
July

Tree of Light Switch On and Service
November

Remembrance Sunday
November

Artisan Market - Click to open full size image
Traders And Customers At Farmers Market - Click to open full size image
V And A Market - Click to open full size image
Vintage Escapades - Click to open full size image
Weaver Wander - Click to open full size image
Societies Spectacular - Click to open full size image
Remembrance Sunday - Click to open full size image
Nantwich Tree of Light Service - Click to open full size image
Nantwich Pride - Click to open full size image