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What's On - events and festivals in Staffordshire

Need to know what’s on in Staffordshire? Look no further than our 2015 events calendar

Find the dates for key Staffordshire events such as V Festival, Stone Food and Drink Festival, Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire, Alton Towers' Scarefest, Drayton Manor's Fireworks or the quirky Abbots Bromley Horn Dance.


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Staffordshire hosts a year round calendar of events and festivals from walking festivals to music festivals, country shows to the arts, fabulous food festivals, stunning well dressings and marvellous fairs and market days.

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35th Stoke Beer & Cider Festival Top half

35th Stoke Beer & Cider Festival


Thu 8 - Sat 10 Oct 2015

Its the 35th Stoke Beer & Cider Festival at Fenton Manor Sports Complex. Over 200 traditional beers, farmhouse ciders, fruit wines and specialist bottled beers.

Dracula's Ghost

Friday Twilight - Dracula's Ghost


Fri 9 Oct 2015

When Bram Stoker's widow welcomes lawyer Mr Leech into her home, there begins a tale of the most feared vampire of all time. An original stage play by the professional theatre group. Over 18's only

Autumn Horse Trails

International Autumn Horse Trials


Thu 8 - Sun 11 Oct 2015

The International Autumn Horse Trials is run over three days for the National Junior Championships, National under 21 Championships CC1* and CCII* classes which consist of dressage, cross country and show jumping.

Lichfield Literature

Lichfield Literature Festival


Sat 3 - Sun 11 Oct 2015

The popular Lichfield Literary Festival returns with over 50 events at venues across the city such as Lichfield Garrick Theatre, Erasmus Darwin House, Swinfen Hall and The George Hotel.




Sat 10 Oct 2015

Spiritualist National Union approved spiritual healers will be offering healing where the healer’s hands are placed on or near the recipient.


Stafford Farmers Market


Sat 10 Oct 2015

Goods for sale are bread and cakes, oatcakes, plants and flowers, wines, jams and preserves, fresh meat, sausages, bacon, black pudding chicken, eggs and scotch eggs, fruit and vegetables, fish, pastries, jewellery, chocolate

Sugnall Walled Garden Farmer's Market

Sugnall Farmers' Market


Sun 11 Oct 2015

The market has a range of quality stallholders selling beautiful craft/gift items, delicious food products, including: artisan bread;cakes & biscuits;jams & chutneys;local ales;pies & tarts; sausages & speciality meats; fruit & vegetables.

An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls


Tue 13 Oct 2015

From Stephen Daldry, the Oscar nominated Director of The Reader, The Hours and Billy Elliot, comes the multi award-winning West End production of J.B. Priestley’s classic thriller, An Inspector Calls.

Blackadder Goes Forth

Blackadder Goes Forth


Tue 13 - Sat 17 Oct 2015

It's 1917 and Captain Edmund Blackadder, a professional soldier in the British Army who, until the outbreak of the Great War, has enjoyed a relatively action-free existence fighting natives who were usually "two feet tall and armed with dri

Vintage Tea Dance

Vintage Tea Dance


Wed 14 Oct 2015

Dance to live music. Enjoy tea and cakes. Everybody welcome, come with friends or come to meet new friends, at the Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery.

Afternoon Racing

Afternoon Racing


Thu 15 Oct 2015

What better way to spend a summer’s afternoon than at Staffordshire’s finest Racecourse. Soak up some sun and enjoy seven exciting jump races.

Every Brilliant Thing

Roundabout Presents Every Brilliant Thing


Thu 15 Oct 2015

Appetite presents Roundabout! Part of the Big Bite programme. Roundabout is the worlds first pop up, plug-and-play theatre.

2014 Screamfest

Screamfest 2015

Burton Upon Trent

Fri 16 - Sat 31 Oct 2015

Screamfest, the night time Halloween scream park at the National Forest Adventure Farm, is back and more terrifying than ever!

by artist Barbara Chadwick

Craft Fair


Sat 17 - Sun 18 Oct 2015

The North Staffs Guild of Craftsmen and Friends have joined together to exhibit and sell their work. Come and talk to the makers, get something a bit special and unique for a Christmas gift for someone you know!

Penkridge Market Day

Fine Food and Craft Market


Sat 17 Oct 2015

Fabulous food and drink plus local arts and crafts will all be available, and with an indoor market as well, it’s a great place to shop, whatever the weather.

More treat than trick at Drayton Manor Park

More Treat than Trick


Sat 17 - Sat 31 Oct 2015

You are in for a treat here at Drayton Manor, home of Thomas Land this year. Thomas and his friends have been hard at work delivering pumpkins and decorations to Thomas Land to make this Halloween spookier than ever.



Alton Towers area

Sat 17 Oct - Sun 1 Nov 2015

With thrilling rollercoasters and terrifying scare mazes available to experience in the dark, and also spooktacular family entertainment; 2015 Scarefest promises to bring great entertainment for the whole family!

Local Produce Sold

Eccleshall Farmers Market


Sat 24 Oct 2015

Once a month, under the coaching arch of the Royal Oak, the traders of Eccleshall Farmers’ Market come to town. On the 4th Saturday a range of handcrafted, locally sourced products which have not been mass produced can be purchased.

#TrenthamAdventures for October half term

October Half Term


Sat 24 Oct - Sun 1 Nov 2015

This Autumn half term visit the Trentham Estate, kick back and relax and spend quality family time in the great outdoors. Enjoy award-winning gardens, Halloween themed events, learn survival skills, take pony rides or meet the Fairyman!

Fairyland Lustre

The Big Draw @ Wedgwood


Mon 26 - Fri 30 Oct 2015

“Every Drawing Tells a Story” Take part in the world’s biggest drawing festival and explore the dark side of Wedgwood’s Fairyland lustre ware.

Halloween Pumpkins

Creepy Halloween


Thu 29 - Sat 31 Oct 2015

All your worst nightmares are set to become reality this Halloween at CONKERS Annual Ghostly encounter at our Waterside Centre. Are you prepared to come along and follow their footsteps into the haunted woods?

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