About the Festival

Have you planned your Festival weekend 30th June to 3rd July?

Volunteers – assistance is always welcome for community-minded people. Interested? Email sponsors@stocktonheathfestival.co.uk

Watch the Festival on social media for updates about the 2022 Festival plans.
Interested in seeing what a full Festival Weekend looks like?
Check out highlights from 2019

Relive your favourite 2019 moments by visiting the gallery.

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

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Stockton Heath Festival 30th June to 3rd July 2022

Tickets for paid events are on sale online. A booking fee will be applied to online purchases. The Festival Box Office outside M&S in the Forge Shopping Centre is open 10am to 2pm Friday and Saturday only, until 1st July. Late availability tickets will be on sale from the Information Tent on the Festival Field.

Online tickets are refundable up to 7 days prior to events, tickets purchased at the Festival Box Office are not-refundable. Seating for all events is unreserved and early booking is recommended as for many events, the number of tickets are limited.

Volunteers – assistance is always welcome for community-minded people interested in the following areas:

  • On the festival field
  • Specific events
  • General support

Art Exhibition 2022

Supporting local artists and affordable art, the Art Exhibition here, is a celebration of local talent. Don’t missi it!

Spot the Royal Connections Competition

To celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, there is another way to get involved. Find the 20 pictures placed in the windows of local shops and businesses in Stockton Heath village. Download the entry form here or pick up a form from the Festival Box Office (10am to 2pm Friday and Saturday only) and start looking! There is a small prize for whoever finds the most.

How is Stockton Heath Festival 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.

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

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

Thanks to National Lottery players for making our project possible. We’re making a huge difference to the local community thanks to National Lottery funding.

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 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.