Get involved in the 2017 Festival

The Art Exhibition and Photography Competition are opportunities to be involved in the Festival and display your creative side. There is also the Scarecrow competition for our local traders and the Dog Show on Sunday Afternoon.


Art Exhibition – Local amateur artists are invited to submit work of mixed media. Prizes will be given to the pieces judged first and second. You can vote for your favourite piece for the Tudor Pole Award.

For entry details please email or phone 07983 413630.

Entries will be exhibited in St Thomas’ Church, London Road. This year the exhibition will open a day earlier than previously on Wednesday June 28th at 10:00 am until 4:30 pm and then on Thursday 11:00 am – 4:30 pm, Friday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Warrington

Festival Dog Show – Why not enter your furry friend into the Festival Dog show? This much anticipated annual event is keenly contested and run in aid of the Merseyside Retired Greyhound Trust. Categories include best puppy, waggiest tail and best in show.

Scarecrow Competition  Local traders are invited to let their imagination run wild and use their skill to create an eye catching competition winning scarecrow. This year’s theme is ‘Harry Potter’.

From Saturday 24th June to Friday 30th June scarecrows will be displayed outside each participating shop. This year the Festival Committee will be judging the scarecrows as they are displayed ‘in situ’. This to recognise the efforts that many participating businesses go to in creating excellent window displays which are not able to be transported to the Festival Field.

On Friday 30th June the scarecrows will be moved to the Festival Field where public voting will take place over Saturday and Sunday until the count on Sunday afternoon. The winners will be announced at 3pm.

For more information and to register your scarecrow entry please email

Sponsor: Grangeside Joinery & Building Contractors

Grand Festival Draw  Help the Festival Volunteers raise the money to fund the cost of putting the Festival on by entering our Grand Festival Draw – £1 per ticket. Tickets on sale at all the festival events, the Festival Box Office and the Information tent.

Fantastic prizes to be won – generously donated by local Traders.

Sponsor: Urban Builders

Draw on Sunday 2nd July at 4.00 pm outside the Festival Marquee.

Photography Competition – This year’s competition will be open to junior entrants up to and including the age of 15 and adults of over 16. The themes for this year will be for juniors ‘Celebrations’ and for adults ‘The History of Stockton Heath’.

The competition is restricted to non professional photographers. The photographs will be displayed in the Arts Tent over the Festival weekend and the winners announced at the Festival Marquee on Sunday 2nd July at 3.00 pm.

This is a great opportunity to exhibit up to four photographs minimum size 6″ x 4″ and maximum A5 print.

Sponsor: Victoria Garage

The entry form can be downloaded here: Entry Form or picked up from the Festival Box Office when it opens on June 2nd.


Spot the Foreign Object Competition  Shops and traders in Stockton Heath Village will be displaying an object in their shop that has nothing to do with the goods that they normally sell. This begins on June 16th when you can pick up an entry form at the Festival Box Office or download one here and see how many you can find. A festival logo will be displayed in the window of the shops taking part. Entry Form

The £25 price winner will be announced outside the Festival marquee at 3pm on Sunday 2nd July.

Festival programme design, printing and delivery costs supported by Neighbourhoods in Warrington.