festivals and events
Festivals and Events
Knutsford can boast of hosting a large array of festivals and events throughout the year. The Knutsford ‘Royal’ May Day, Knutsford Beer Festival, Knutsford Promenades, and Knutsford Music Festival to name but a few. The RHS Flower Show held at Tatton Park, Knutsford, The Royal Cheshire Show and the Cheshire Game and Country Show, both held at the Cheshire County Showground at Tabley.
At the end of May we have the popular Street Fair hosted by the Knutsford Lions and in early December, the Christmas Lights ‘Switch On’, together with the ever popular, Christmas Markets which always attract many thousands of visitors into the town.
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|Knutsford Beer Festival||The festival was started in 2014 under the guidance of Councillor Andrew Malloy. It was held for two years in the Old Town Hall before moving to Egerton Youth Club in 2016.|
Knutsford Beer Festival can now boast of 100 beers, ciders, perries, wine and prosecco, and an amazing selection of craft foods. Egerton Youth Club enables 500 people to attend each session.
|Knutsford Music Festival||Knutsford Music Festival was a brand new event for 2017 with the Town Council coordinating a weekend of music events in conjunction with local businesses. The event took place from 23rd to 25th June with over forty acts, performing in approximately twenty venues; from folk and acoustic to rock, blues and classical.|
|Knutsford Promenades||Knutsford Heritage Open Days return this year from 7th to 10th September 2017. The 2017 Promenades will include a feature on the 65th anniversary of Alan Turing’s trial, which took place in the Knutsford Crown Court.To find out more visit their website: www.knutsfordpromenades.co.uk|
|Knutsford “Royal” May Day||Knutsford ‘Royal’ May Day is the highlight of the town’s calendar and it takes place every year on the first Saturday in May. The procession through the town and the crowning of the May Queen began in 1864 by the Vicar of Knutsford, the Rev. Robert Clowes. The prefix ‘Royal’ was bestowed on the event in 1887 by their Majesties King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, then Prince and Princess of Wales. Knutsford remains exceedingly proud of its Royal title.||Website|
|Knutsford Makers Market||The Makers Market is a an event bringing together the finest and often award wining food, drink, art and craft producers in the area. Taking place on the first Sunday of each month the market is usually along Princess Street (locally known as Top Street). It may change occasionally to King Street depending on other local events.||Website|
|Mobberley Rose Queen Festival||The Mobberley Rose Queen Festival which originated in 1922, is usually held on the first Saturday in June. There is a procession of characters which makes its way along Town Lane from the Victory Hall, and returns for the crowning of the Rose Queen to the Old Hall Field.|
The procession is led by the Marshall who is mounted on horseback. Then follows the town crier, the village wedding, Britannia, John Bull, and the Queen’s Court. Mobberley Morris Dancers entertain the onlookers. Recent processions have featured a number of colourful floats and collectors in fancy dress.
The Rose Queen is chosen by the committee, and must be a girl aged 12 or 13 who lives in Mobberley.