About the Festival

Stockton Heath Festival 2023: Thur 29th June to Sun 2nd July

Click here to view the gallery of photos from 2023.

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

Local artists – thank you for taking part!

Sponsors – interested in supporting the community? Email sponsors@stocktonheathfestival.co.uk to find out how you can get involved.

How did you hear about the 2023 Festival?

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Plan your Festival weekend

Plan your Festival weekend look out on socials for updates. Tickets for paid events can be bought online via the What’s On event pages here or the Festival Eventbrite page here (Eventbrite booking fees apply).

  • On the festival field.
  • Specific events.
  • General support.

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 June / 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 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 the subsequent Festival takes place.

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

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.

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. Please note that the events  (and stalls) for 2023 are fully booked. Planning for 2024 begins in October 2023.

Thank you to …

  • Sponsors, local businesses, organisers and volunteers for your ongoing commitment.

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

A member of the Association of Festival Organisers.