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Staffordshire Day returns on Monday 1st May 2017

Our annual celebration of Staffordshire's greatness, Staffordshire Day, is returning on Monday 1st May 2017, with great events, special offers and competitions!

Whatever you love about Staffordshire, like our captivating countryside, or our adrenaline-pumping attractions, there will be something happening for you.

Help us celebrate our big day!

Keep an eye on this page for news on what's happening and how you can get involved.

Click here to download the entry form for the poetry competition


New for 2017: Poetry Competition!

Win great prizes and celebrate our wonderful county with the I Love Staffordshire poetry competition!

If you're a Staffordshire child this is your chance to tell the world what's so special about Staffordshire and why you love it.

You could win a trip to Trentham Monkey Forest for your whole class, plus loads of other prizes like theme park tickets!

To enter, download the entry form and send it in before 5pm on Friday 7th April.

Read our terms and conditions for info on prizes and how to enter.

World of Wedgwood was a popular destination on Staffordshire Day, thanks to attractions like maypole dancing, pictured here


Host your own celebration

There were more than 40 events around the county on the first Staffordshire Day, including open days at community centres and theatre productions at village halls.

We can help you promote your event on our website, social media, email marketing, and through our local media contacts.

Just download and complete our form and email it to and we'll do the rest!

Click here to download the form.


Get Involved!

There are loads of ways to get involved with Staffordshire Day.

Stoke-on-Trent's favourite son Robbie Williams recorded his own video love letter to his home county, as did many other Staffordshire residents.

Thousands shared the #staffordshireday hashtag on Twitter, and told the world why they love their county and why they should visit!



Last year's highlights

The first Staffordshire Day saw a death-defying tightrope walk across Rudyard Lake, and a golden oatcake hunt at Alton Towers Resort.

Gladstone Pottery Museum had their busiest day ever, with hundreds taking the chance to get in free and have a go at throwing a pot or riding a Penny Farthing.

There was even a special Staffordshire Day ale and Marmite-flavoured bread on offer at World of Wedgwood!

The celebrations for Staffordshire Day 2016 were spectacular! One of the highlights was the tightrope walk at Rudyard Lake, pictured here.
The Museum of Cannock Chase received funding for their Staffordshire Day event, which included traditional folk dancing, pictured here.


Apply for funding

There are various grants which you could apply for, if you want to host an event on Staffordshire Day.

For example, Newcastle Borough Council has a Cultural Grants Programme, while the Staffordshire Community Foundation runs grants like the We Love Lichfield Fund and could help you apply to national organisations like Comic Relief.

Our blog has some information on what's available and who to contact.

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