Nantwich Jazz and Blues Festival
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.
Wednesday 29th 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.
Nantwich Food Festival
Friday 4th – Sunday 6th 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.
Words and Music Festival
Monday 12th – Sunday 18th 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.
Nantwich Lights Switch On
Friday 13th 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.
The Battle of Nantwich
Saturday 23rd January 2021
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
4th April, 15th August, 6th September, 10th October, 14th November & 12th December
29th February, 28th March, 25th April, 30th May, 27th June, 25th July, 29th August, 26th September, 31st October, 28th November & 19th Decembe
V & A Antiques & Collectors Markets
16th May, 13th June, 11th July, 8th August & 12th September
Vintage Escapades Markets
14th March, 2nd May, 1st August, 3rd October & 21 November
Christmas Lights Switch On Market
Friday 13th November (Starts 4pm)
Charity Classic Car Parade
Saturday 23rd May
75th Anniversary VE Day Celebrations
Saturday 9th May
Saturday 4th July
Saturday 18th July
Tree of Light Switch On and Service
Sunday 1st November
Sunday 8th November
Nantwich Information Leaflets
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