Congleton’s 9th Food and Drink Festival will be on Sunday 11th June when the Town Centre will be filled with more than 100 stalls, both local and national, offering a mouth-watering range of artisan foods and drink. Alongside this will be a tempting selection of street foods from every corner of the globe.
The Town Hall ‘Theatre of Tastes’, kindly sponsored by local company John Morley UK, will be hosting an all day programme of demonstrations and competitions and we will be expanding the Kid’s Kitchen with interactive cooking workshops throughout the whole day.
Congleton Food and Drink Festival is organised by Congleton Community Projects and is a small team of experienced volunteers working on an entirely not for profit basis. For the outstanding quality of the stalls on offer and friendly festival atmosphere, it is comparable with many larger and more well-known commercial events.
Visitors to this fascinating corner of eastern Cheshire, home to both Little Moreton Hall and Jodrell Bank Telescope, will discover a Free Festival in a lively town centre.
Live music, street entertainment, Festival Fringe with contemporary craft stalls organised by the Electric Picture House and all manner of kids’ activities will be keeping the party going with a swing.
Described by Cheshire Life as ‘Cheshire’s premier food event’, Congleton Food and Drink Festival is a celebration of high quality artisan foods produced locally and from around the world.
Last year we had a new exciting activity for children – it was be their chance to vote for the ‘Children’s Choice Award’ as they visited the many and varied stalls
Extended Festival Fringe
We had many visitors at the ever popular Festival Fringe Art Market, hostedby the Electric Picture House. There were Art Stalls in Cross Street and Mill Street,a specially curated exhibition in the gallery, a pop up shop, music, and open studios. Much more is planned for this year so watch this space.
The Green Scene
Congleton has a very thriving green scene with very active Sustainability Group, Food4free group, Allotment Association, Cycling Campaign and Cycling Club. We have 9 schools with Green Flags in Congleton & District Eco cluster. We are also winners of Gold Status in Britain in Bloom
Our beautiful park and local beauty spot Astbury Mere also fly the green flag.
Learn about the new home for Congleton Apple Juice and the Congleton Community Co-op.
We are always looking for ideas to improve and expand,
so keep in touch via our facebook page
Local film maker, Paul Millican, made a video of our Festival in 2012. Paul is now a professional video maker so we were very glad to have had him on board back then when he worked with us as a volunteer
For information on the Festival and other future events contact us on 01260 270908 or