Sunday June 10th was

Congleton Food and Drink Festival’s

10th birthday !!

and one of the best ever with

over 100 stalls selling delicious local produce, food and drink and a stunning variety of global street food stalls and lovely sunshine all day.

Thanks to all the stallholders for your wonderful produce, to the volunteers who worked so hard to make the day run smoothly and of course to everyone who came down to enjoy  the day.

We estimate 25,000 throughout the day so virtually the whole of Congleton as well as all those visitors who travelled from further afield.



There was great  live music from the Beartown Stompers and the Steamhead Band, Eric Newton and Alex Shaw street entertainment, Festival Fringe with contemporary craft stalls organised by the Electric Picture House and all manner of kids’ activities kept the party going with a swing.

Congleton Food and Drink Festival is organised by Congleton Community Projects and a small team of experienced volunteers working on an entirely not for profit basis and is known for the outstanding quality of the stalls on offer and the friendly fun festival atmosphere.

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.



What was on Offer?


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 ‘Children’s Choice Award’

Thanks to all the stallholders and the children who took part

Winners will be announced soon



Click here for more information about fun activities for kids




Throughout the day visitors were  stunned by the amazing magic tricks presented by Nick Barnes. Watch and wonder how he performs his thrilling show.7535645



Extended Festival Fringe


This  ever popular Festival Fringe Art Market was hosted by the Electric Picture House with Art Stalls in Cross Street and Mill Street, a specially curated exhibition in the gallery,  music, and open studios.






Cpngleton Apple Juice

 The Green Scene

Congleton has a very thriving green scene with very active Sustainability Group. The stalls were based at the top of Mill Street and included Vale Allotment Association, Congleton Bath House and Physic garden with wonderful herbs,  Compassion in World Farming, RSPB Working 4Wildlife and Cheshire Wildlife group.


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 by clicking here –  Congleton Community Co-op.


Last year’s fabulous fun festival  postcard designed by Jessica Lea 

Our new postcard

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We are always looking for ideas to improve and expand,

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Local film maker, Paul Millican, first made a video of our Festival back in 2012 when he worked with us as a volunteer. Paul is now a professional video maker so we were delighted when he offered to come back this year and make a new video of the Festival.

Watch the day on June 11th 2017 as it unfolded here:




For information on the Festival and other future events contact us on 01260 270908 or


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