Nantwich Show

Wednesday 26th July 2023 

Nantwich Show, established in 1897 takes place at Reaseheath College and 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.  Pop over to their website for full details.

Nantwich Food Festival

Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd September 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.

Words and Music Festival

Friday 13th, Saturday 14th, and Sunday 16th October 2023

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, and Turin Brakes.


Nantwich Lights Switch On

Friday 17th November 2023

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.

Christmas Lights Switch On Stage And Crowd
Christmas Market Stalls At Lights Switch On
Christmas Lights In Town Centre
Food Vendor At Christmas Lights Switch On
Christmas Lights On Trees In Nantwich
Christmas Lights On Civic Hall With Firework Display

The Battle of Nantwich

27th January 2024

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
Drummer At Battle Of Nantwich
Battle Of Nantwich Parade Along Welsh Row
Gun Shots With Crowd During Battle Of Nantwich Display On Town Square
Performers At Battle Of Nantwich
Battle Of Nantwich Marching Band

Nantwich Jazz and Blues Festival

Easter Weekend 2024

A fantastic way to liven up your Easter weekend. The Town Square, venues and pubs are buzzing with live performances from local bands.

George Formby Society
Nantwich Jazz Festival Crowds
Band Performing At Civic Hall During Jazz Festival
Band Performing At Nantwich Jazz Festival
Street Performers At Nantwich Jazz Festival

Nantwich Roots

May 2024 

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.

Words And Music Logo

More dates for your diary...

Artisan Market
Traders And Customers At Farmers Market
V And A Market
Vintage Escapades
Weaver Wander
Societies Spectacular
Remembrance Sunday
Nantwich Tree of Light Service
Nantwich Pride