About the Festival

Annual Stockton Heath Festival returns 2025


Community spirit

Established in 2008 by Tudor Pole and a small but determined group of volunteers, the Stockton Heath Festival takes place each summer over an extended weekend in July with one aim – to bring together the whole community to celebrate art, culture and heritage. It remains proudly independent, fueled by a strong community spirit!

Night and day, each year the village comes alive with the festival’s colourful sights, sounds and delicious food smells. As well as the many activities on the Festival Field, community venues welcome an eclectic mix of free and affordable activities for all ages and interests.

Something for everyone

Why visit the festival?

There is plenty to see, discover, and take part in over the annual long festival weekend. From choirs to competitions, a dog show, storytelling, dance, theatre and craft, workshops and walkabouts, an artisan market and much more. The Stockton Heath Festival continues to grow in popularity attracting thousands of visitors and performers to the area each year, making it a keenly anticipated event in the calendar.

  • Open-air theatre: Romeo and Juliet

    Open-air theatre at Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden. Award-winning Illyria present Romeo and Juliet, one of Shakespeare's most loved works.
    Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden WA4 3EA
    Aged 10+, Culture & Creativity, Theatre & Comedy
    Saturday 6 July
    7pm (doors open 6pm)
    More Info and Book
  • Ways to support your local festival

    Community contribution

    Stockton Heath Festival is a registered charity relying on the support and generosity of our local community. Here are two ways you can support the festival.

    By signing up for the weekly Warrington Community Lottery run by Warrington Borough Council. Each ticket sold raises money for local causes such as community groups, charities, non-profit organisations, and Warrington residents. The top prize is £25,000, for a minimum £1 ticket. Click to find out more.
    Or, would you like to help the festival without it costing you a penny? By signing up to support Stockton Heath Festival on “easyfundraising” you can raise funds for the festival while making your usual online purchases. It’s completely free and the contributions from retailers you shop with soon add up and make a huge difference to the festival! Scan the QR code or click here for more.

    Come along!

    What are you interested in? If you enjoy all kinds of live music, come along. Fancy a meet-up with family and friends over lunch or drinks? The festival has that covered too. Many community venues take part and the Festival Field a-buzz with things to see and do. And if browsing affordable art or gifts is your thing – guess what … you’ll find plenty of that too.

    With the support of local businesses, parish councils, volunteers and the local community the festival continues to go from strength to strength. Thank you to all supporters as the festival simply could not do without you!

    The Stockton Heath Festival is a registered Charity (Number 1127698) and a member of the Association of Independent Festivals

    Festival FAQ



    How is Stockton Heath Festival run?

    The Festival is run 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. Each 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 the Festival Team will get back to you.

    How can I get involved?

    The organisers are always looking for new volunteers to help with the Festival and need people with all sorts of skills, ideas and experience. This can be a regular commitment throughout the year or 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 the Festival Team here giving details of your act and how we can contact you, and we will get back to you. Please note that booking events (and stalls) begins in October for the following year’s festival.

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    Fancy supporting the Festival?

    As a charity, the Festival relies on volunteers and sponsorship. To volunteer, you must be over 18 years old with a few hours to spare. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

    To sponsor, various packages are available so please express your interest in supporting the Festival below (planning for the 2025 Festival will begin in October 2024).

    Fill out the brief form below and choose the area you’re interested in and a member of the Festival Team will get back to you.


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