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What's On in Staffordshire - 2017 events calendar

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

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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Awesome Autumn

The nights may be closing in but there are still plenty of golden days out in Staffordshire to enjoy this Autumn.

Savour local produce at Stone Food & Drink Festival, discover some of the best contemporary potters at the British Ceramics Biennial, and soak in the stunning seasonal colours on Weston Park's Autumn Walk.

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Music, Dance and Theatre

We have Music Festivals throughout the year from the renowned V Festival to perennial favourites like Leek Arts Festival, Lichfield Festival and the Acoustic Festival of Britain.

Staffordshire is blessed with first-class theatres which host a diverse programme of events including touring productions direct from the West End and the very best opera, dance, drama, comedy and musicals.

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A Haunting Half-Term!

Come to spooktacular Staffordshire this half-term, if you dare!

There's family fun at Tamworth Castle and the Ancient High House, and scare mazes to brave at Alton Towers Resort and the National Forest Adventure Farm.

For something more sedate, there are craft sessions at RAF Museum Cosford and Middleport Pottery, while fantastic fireworks await at The Trentham Estate and Drayton Manor Park.

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Markets and Fairs

Many of Staffordshire’s market towns hold weekly market days and monthly Farmers’ Markets or regular specialist markets.

Newcastle-under-Lyme is famed for the variety of its markets which include flea markets, antique markets and outdoor markets. Leek also hosts an antique and bric-a-brac market and Totally Locally Sunday Supplement market.

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Family shopping at Stone's monthly Farners' Market
firework display at Alton Towers

 

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Throughout the year Staffordshire hosts a packed calendar of events and festivals which include music festivals, food festivals and well dressing festivals.

Springtime sees the Midland Grand National at Uttoxeter Racecourse, Leek Arts Festival and the start of well dressing season. Summer has open-air Shakespeare, Lichfield Festival and live music at Trentham Gardens. Autumn brings Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, Stone Food Festival and firework displays. Winter marks the season of remembrance, Christmas events and the start of the New Year.

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An Audience with Katie Price

An Audience with Katie Price

Stoke-on-Trent

Fri 22 Sep 2017

This special evening will consist of Katie Price talking about her life stories and she will also be performing her brand new single I Got U. Not only this, there will also be the opportunity for a VIP meet and greet and photo opportunity!

Baby Driver

Baby Driver

Stoke-on-Trent

Fri 22 Sep 2017

Ansel Elgort leads a strong cast including, Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx, in a crime-caper that transcends it’s genre with style, substance and killer soundtrack.

Community Event

European City of Sport Community Event

Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 23 Sep 2017

Join the City of Sport team for climbing, multi-sports, street games and food.

Spudfest at the Adventure Farm

Spudfest

Burton Upon Trent

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

Dig up your own potatoes for free! Take the Spud Shuttle tractor and trailer ride to our potato plot.

Dr John Cooper Clarke

Dr John Cooper Clarke

Newcastle

Mon 25 Sep 2017

Dr John Cooper Clarke with very special guests, Mike Garry and Toria Garbutt Poet; Movie star; Rock star; TV & radio presenter; Comedian; Social & cultural commentator.

Charlie Cairoli

Philip Astley Talk- By Charlie Cairoli

Newcastle

Mon 25 Sep 2017

World famous clown Charlie Cairoli in conversation about Charlie's career, and the life and legacy of Philip Astley – born in Newcastle-under-Lyme and known as the father of modern day circus.

Ain't No Angels

Stoke-on-Trent

Tue 26 - Sat 30 Sep 2017

Jolson & Sinatra: The Meeting of Two Egos

Nights on Broadway - The Bee Gees Story

Nights on Broadway - The Bee Gees Story

Stoke-on-Trent

Thu 28 Sep 2017

The Bee Gees Story - Nights On Broadway present a tribute to the Bee Gees through a fantastic performance, featuring the Gibb brothers incredible songs from over four decades.

War in the Valley

War in the Valley

Leek

Sat 30 Sep - Sun 1 Oct 2017

Our annual wartime weekend, as the Churnet Valley is transported back to the 1940s and World War II.

Live Age Festival

Live Age Festival

Stoke-on-Trent

Sun 1 Oct 2017

On UK Older People's Day, we celebrate the artistic and creative works of talented, older people from across North Staffordshire.

Filming at RAF London

Flog It!

Shifnal

Thu 5 Oct 2017

Flog It, the popular BBC One antiques programme presented by Paul Martin will be holding a free valuation day at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford.

Fruit and Vegetables

Lichfield Farmers' Market

Lichfield

Thu 5 Oct 2017

Farmers Markets are held every month selling wholesome locally-produced food and other goods, including an excellent choice of hand-made arts and crafts.

Nature Tots

Nature Tots

Stoke-on-Trent

Fri 6 Oct 2017

Nature Tots at Westport Lake Visitor Centre

Stone Food & Drink Festival

Stone Food & Drink Festival

Stone

Fri 6 Oct 2017

Welcome to Staffordshire’s biggest gastronomic gathering! Over the past decade, the Stone Food & Drink Festival has grown from humble beginnings in the town’s Georgian High Street into one of the Midlands’ biggest and busiest food festivals

Ride the Wall

Ride to the Wall

Burton Upon Trent

Sat 7 Oct 2017

Now in its 9th year, this memorial ride to the National Memorial Arboretum, and service of Remembrance, is a moving tribute to remember the 16,000 people named on the Armed Forces Memorial.

Rode Hall Farmers'Market

Rode Hall Farmers' Market

Congleton

Sat 7 Oct 2017

First Saturday of every month (exc Jan) 9 -1.30 pm

Scarefest at Alton Towers Resort

Scarefest

Alton Towers area

Sat 7 - Sun 8 Oct 2017

With thrilling rollercoasters and terrifying scare mazes available to experience in the dark, and spooktacular family entertainment; 2017 Scarefest at Alton Towers Resort promises to bring great entertainment for the whole family!

Monthly Market

Fine Food & Artisan Craft Fayre

Stoke-on-Trent

Sun 8 Oct 2017

Join us on the second Sunday of every month where there's something for everyone.

Hansons Antique Valuation Days

Hansons Antique Valuation Days

Leek

Wed 11 Oct 2017

Bring your valuables and family heirlooms along for valuation by TV antique expert Charles Hanson's team. Today Vintage Costume & Textiles expert Notty Hornblower will be here in the Churnet Room at Moorlands House between 11am and 2pm

Tamworth Farmer's Market

Tamworth Farmers' Market

Tamworth

Thu 12 Oct 2017

A wide variety of home-baked cakes, puddings and savouries can be found at Tamworth Country Market; including Parkin, gingerbread, bread and butter pudding and fruit pies. Vegetarian dishes can also be supplied.

Vegetables

Stafford Farmers' Market

Stafford

Sat 14 Oct 2017

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

Black Mountain

Appetite presents ROUNDABOUT by Paines Plough

Stoke-on-Trent

Thu 19 - Sun 22 Oct 2017

Following the summer success of The Big Feast 2017, local arts programme Appetite, led by New Vic Theatre, is bringing another season of exciting new shows to Stoke-on-Trent this autumn, in unique pop-up venue, Roundabout by Paines Plough.

Leek Fine Food Market

Leek Fine Food Market

Leek

Sat 21 Oct 2017

The Fine Food Market brings together local Staffordshire Moorlands and Peak District specialist food producers on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

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