Festivals

Festivals and Events

festivals: Knutsford Makers Market (2/04/17)
Festivals and Events: (Far right) Ringheye Morris Dancers from Mobberley, They are performing to the townsfolk during a Makers Market. usually  The market is usuallynheld on the first Sunday of every month.

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 is held annually in  Tatton Park, Knutsford and the Royal Cheshire Show and the Cheshire Game and Country Show are 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.

The festivals list below is by no means an exhaustive one.  If there are those that are missing or out of date please email the webmaster@knutsford.net or leave a message via the Contact Page on this site.

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Goosfest Goosfest is a “not for profit” arts and music festival held each year in October at various venues in and round the village of Goostrey (seven miles from Knutsford). The festival offers a disperse programme of events, so whether it is classical, folk or contemporary music, theatre, stand-up comedy or crafts that turns you on, Goosfest has it all.

This year (2020) the festival has been cancelled due to uncertainties from the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, much of the schedule planned for 2020 has been lifted and re-booked for October 2021.

Goosfest Chairman Bill Ollier said: “Unfortunately, the ongoing uncertainties around venue availability and continued social distancing meant that we had no option but to cancel this year’s Goosfest.

For further details go to www.goosfest.com.

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 Jog
Knutsford Jog

Knutsford Jog

Each year the Knutsford Rotary Club organise a sponsored Knutsford Jog, typically on a Sunday in March.  This year as with the majority of other annual events the jog was cancelled but organisers are hoping to go ahead with it sometime in the Autumn.

Runners begin in the Moor car park which is at the back of King Street.  They can jog around the Moor park for as many laps as they can do in one hour. The course is about 750m (800 yards) long. Tiny tots usually manage 3 laps, tough guys and gals manage 15.

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.
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.
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.

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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 is held annually in  Tatton Park, Knutsford and the Royal Cheshire Show and the Cheshire Game & Country Show are both held at the Cheshire County Showground in Tabley.

Goosfest

The Goosfest is a “not for profit” arts and music festival held each year in October at various venues in and round the village of Goostrey (seven miles from Knutsford).

The festival offers a disperse programme of events, so whether it is classical, folk or contemporary music, theatre, stand-up comedy or crafts that turns you on, Goosfest has it all. For further details go to www.goosfest.com.

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