About the Festival

Thank you to everyone who is supporting, sponsoring and contributing in other ways to the Festival. Supporters and Friends make the Festival possible.

This includes local businesses who donate prizes, competition entrants and voting for your favourite scarecrow.

Established in 2008 by a small but determined group of volunteers, the Stockton Heath Festival is a four day event which takes place each summer in July.

It aims to bring the community together and offer opportunities for residents of all ages and incomes to enjoy a celebration of arts, culture and heritage events within their local area. Each year the Committee seeks to bring a mix of professional and local talent to the village and venues in the surrounding areas.

With the support of local businesses, the parish councils and local people the Festival has gone from strength to strength and has now become an established and keenly anticipated part of village life. It is a registered Charity (Number 1127698).

Much of the entertainment is free, and some are ticketed. Due to the nature of the event the listings may change without notice.

Tickets will go on sale 10am Friday 7th June online on the What’s On pages and at the Box Office in the Forge Shopping Centre, Stockton Heath. Please book tickets for your favourite events as soon as you can as most of the main events sold out in 2018 well before the Festival weekend.

Please note that tickets are not refundable unless the Festival organisers are able to resell them.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is it run?

The Festival is run purely by volunteers. An Executive Committee led by a Festival Director is responsible for putting the Festival together. Areas of work include Events, Venues, Fundraising, Marketing and Volunteers. The work of the Committee is overseen by a Board of Trustees responsible to the Charities Commission. During the course of a year about 50 volunteers from the local community help organise and put on the Festival.

How much does the Festival cost to put on?

Costs change from year to year but approximately £45,000 is needed each year to put the Festival on. This covers things such as hiring the marquees, sound and lighting equipment, publicity, performance fees, licences, insurance and event fees etc.

How do I sponsor the Festival?

The Festival has several sponsor packages that can be tailored to suit your business. Sponsors are encouraged to support the Festival from October the year BEFORE each event.

In October 2019 sponsorship will be open to fund the 2020 Festival.

For more information please email sponsors@stocktonheathfestival.co.uk and we will get back to you.

See who sponsored the 2018 Festival – click on each logo to find out more.

How do I get tickets for the Festival?

Tickets will go on sale 10am Friday 7th June online on the What’s On pages and at the Box Office in the Forge Shopping Centre, Stockton Heath. Please book tickets for your favourite events as soon as you can as most of the main events sold out in 2018 well before the Festival weekend.

Please note that tickets are not refundable unless the Festival organisers are able to resell them.

How can I get involved?

We are always looking for new volunteers to help with different aspects of the Festival and need people with all sorts of skills and experience. This can be a regular commitment throughout the year or just at key times during the Festival week. To find out more, or to sign up please go to our Volunteers page.

Find out more about volunteering

Who funds the Festival?

As a registered Charity the Festival is funded through several means. These include donations from local businesses, grants from the local Parish Councils, monies raised from the Grand Festival Draw, raffles, fundraising events and ticket sales. The link below will take you to the full financial report submitted to the Charity Commission concerning the Festival 2016.

Financial Report to Charity Commission

I want to perform at the Festival. Who should I contact?

Please email us on hello@stocktonheathfestival.co.uk giving details of your act and how we can contact you and we will get back to you.

Thank you to …

  • Sponsors, local businesses, organisers and volunteers for your ongoing commitment.
  • Local press for regular promotions: South Warrington News, Warrington Guardian, Essentials Guide Magazine, Warrington Worldwide, So Stockton Heath and Walton & Stockton Heath Courier.
  • Carpe Diem for their contribution to the website.

Your input helps to make this community event such a success year on year.

A member of the Association of Festival Organisers.