Plans are now afoot for our special 10th anniversary Festival on Sunday June 10th. Applications are starting to roll in and we are on target for over 100 stalls selling delicious local produce and a wonderful variety of global street foods.

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.

Live music, street entertainment, Festival Fringe with contemporary craft stalls organised by the Electric Picture House and all manner of kids’ activities keep 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’s festival save the date postcard designed by Jessica Lea

Our new postcard

For a flavour of what will be on offer see below for some details of last year’s festival.

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 ‘Children’s Choice Award’ – kids got a Tasty Traveller Passport and must visit designated stalls to learn about the produce and have free tastings or fun activities.

They then recorded the ones they like the best.

Last year the winning stall was Rushey Hey  Farm, well done to them.

This years winning stall will be announced shortly.


Click here for more information on the Children’s Choice Award



 Extended Festival Fringe

This  ever popular Festival Fringe Art Market was hosted by 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.





Cpngleton Apple Juice

 The Green Scene

Congleton had 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.


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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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