Words and Music Festival
October 10-16 2022
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
18 November 2022
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.
The Battle of Nantwich
January 2023 date to be confirmed
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.
Nantwich Jazz and Blues Festival
Easter Weekend 6-10 April 2023
A fantastic way to liven up your Easter weekend. The Town Square, venues and pubs are buzzing with live performances from local bands.
Acts to be added when we have confirmation
May 19-21 2023 To Be Confirmed
This new event is a ‘sister’ festival to Words & Music, organised by the same team and holding the same values.
We’ll be celebrating folk, roots and Americana, bringing internationally known names to Nantwich, and also giving a stage to new, emerging acts. … and we are so excited to reveal that Nantwich will be playing host to some veritable living legends from the roots world.
July 2023 Date To Be Confirmed
Nantwich Show at Reaseheath college 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.
More dates for your diary...
Sunday 13th November
2023 Dates to be confirmed
Charity Classic Car Parade
Nantwich Information Leaflets
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Cheshire Wildlife Trust Community-tree planting
Saturday 12th March – Riverside and starting one of the hedges at Brookfields
Sunday 13th March – Finish the hedge at Brook fields and some scattered trees alongside Shrewbridge street
Saturday 20th March – Brookfields, hedge by the allotment
Saturday 26th March – Coronation Garden, start the hedge around the site
Sunday 27th March – Finish the hedge at Coronation Garden and start the one at The Barony
Monday 28th March – continue the hedge at The Barony
Wednesday 30th March – Continue the hedge at The Barony
Thursday 31st March – Finish the hedge at The Barony
Nantwich Food Festival
Date To Be Confirmed 2023
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.