About the Festival

Thank you to everyone who supported, sponsored and visited the Festival in 2018. Supporters and Friends make the Festival possible.

This includes local businesses who donated prizes and if you bought a ticket, here is the list of the 2018 Grand Draw winners.

And if you voted for your favourite scarecrow, or a local artist at the art exhibition here are the 2018 competition winners.

Feedback about the 2018 Festival
Your feedback is important to keep improving the Festival from one year to the next. Please let us know what you thought of he 2018 Festival in this quick 5 minute survey.

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

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 mMarquees, 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. 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?

For 2019, online tickets will be available to buy from the What’s On section of this website, and also physical tickets will be available from the Box Office at the Forge Shopping Centre, Stockton Heath Village. Look out for the 2019 release date here, on social media and within the newsletter.

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.

A member of the Association of Festival Organisers.