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28/05/22 to 28/05/22
Artisan Market

"Located in the heart of Whalley, this weekend market brings together art, design, fashion, vintage and more from over 35 local North West-based creators, makers and curators every month! Crafty Vintage is a regular social gathering where like-minded folk can meet, socialise, share ideas, gather inspiration and sell their wares at our bespoke unique marketplace. We are purveyors of classic vintage, collectables, retro wares, quirky handmade, fine foods and delectable cuisine. Come along and see a magnificent showcase of talent from the finest creators, makers collectors and artisans in the land. Live music, entertainers, magicians and lots of merriment ensures a wonderful weekend with something for all the family to enjoy.

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28/05/22 to 29/05/22
Chipping Steam Fair

The next Chipping Steam Fair runs on Sat 28th & Sun 29th May 2022. Admission 10am – 5pm. Adults £10, Over 12’s & Senior citizens £8, Under 12’sFREE We offer something for everyone, two fun packed days for all the family.

Check out our brand new website… the FAQ’s page for all your information, the gallery for a collection of stunning photographs from previous years, read about the history of the show and how it all started in the “About us” page and download your exhibitors entry forms in the Forms section.

We look forward to seeing you all at the next Chipping Steam Fair! Toot toot

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02/06/22 to 05/06/22
Celebrate The Queens Jubilee

2022 marks the momentous occasion of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – marking 70 years of service to her people and the Commonwealth.

Did you know The Queen also holds the title of the Duke of Lancaster? Which means she has a very special relationship with our County and the people who live here.
The extended bank holiday from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June, it the perfect time for us to come together and celebrate this historic milestone.
Here you will find a taste of some of the events that are going to be held across Lancashire to celebrate – how will you be joining in?

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11/06/22 to 12/06/22
Steam & Vintage Vehicle Display

Slaidburn Steam and Vintage vehicle display has been running for over 30 years and has gone from strength to strength, raising money for village organisations and charities. This years event will attract more engines than ever! With a huge array of vintage tractors, classic cars and olde childrens fun fair. There is a large craft fair in the village hall and plenty of stalls in the beer garden and admission is free.

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11/06/22 to 12/06/22
Taste Lancashire Market

The Taste Lancashire market is brought to you by Marketing Lancashire, part of their national and international Taste Lancashire activity to champion Lancashire’s superb food and drink.

From Michelin starred restaurants and some of the country’s best dining pubs to producers and growers making award-winning products, Taste Lancashire promotes Lancashire as England’s tastiest county.

The Taste Lancashire market promises world-renowned gins from across the county, award winning cheeses, drinks made from flowers, as well as honey, fudge and other tasty treats from The Bee Centre. Add to that locally produced flavoured butters, preserves, cakes, sauces, pretzels and a range of treats from Bowland Food Hall and you have all the ingredients for a Lancashire feast. There’s also the chance to

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12/06/22 to 12/06/00
Ribble Valley Ride

The popular Ribble Valley Ride is getting even Bigger! 8am - 4.30pm.
This fantastic cycling event presents optional routes to suit every ability, legendary food stops and a start and finish mechanics station!

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18/06/22 to 18/06/22
Ribchester Field Day

The highlight of the village’s annual calendar and an event that is enjoyed by the whole village, Ribchester Field Day incorporates a parade along Blackburn Road and Water Street onto Church Street, which crosses in front of the panel of judges outside the White Bull pub. There are decorated floats, fancy dress, plenty of current ‘themes’ displayed by the walking participants and much more including the Field Day Queen and her retinue. The parade also welcomes various bands and musicians from the area which always adds to the liveliness of the afternoon. The parade ends with an afternoon of celebration and fun on the Playing Field (the ‘Rec’). In the marquee there are displays, the Field Day raffle, Tombola and all the competition entries to view.

In recent years the Field Day has been extended to include shows of various kinds on the Friday evening, and usually a big ‘finale’ event on the Saturday evening. It is always wise to get tickets for these evening events as they are frequently sold out.

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26/06/22 to 26/06/22
Waddington Duck Race and Scarecrow Festival

Waddington Trail and Duck Race is run by volunteers for the benefit of the village.

Follow the scarecrow trail, watch traditional maypole and Morris dancers, visit craft and game stalls, enjoy the live music or visit the streetfood trucks, all culminating in the duck race in Waddington Brook at 3pm, in the beautiful village of Waddington.

Free shuttle bus approx every 20 minutes from Clitheroe.

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09/07/22 to 10/07/22
Ribchester Roman Festival

The picturesque village of Ribchester boasts a significant Roman site and even Roman Baths. Join us on the Playing fields helping us to reenact, discover and create what our ancestors did all those years ago.

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13/07/22 to 14/07/22
Downham Hall Open Gardens

Downham Hall will open its gardens to the public on the afternoons of Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July this year in aid of Prince's Trust and Downham Village Hall.There will be traditionally planted herbaceous borders, a red and white themed rose garden and extensive kitchen gardens with some new and interesting vegetables, herbs and fruit for people to view. All profits from the weekend, which is entirely manned by local volunteers, will be split between the two featured charities. Visitors to the garden, with its unrivalled views of Pendle Hill, will also be able to enjoy great value and delicious home-made cream teas, as well as prosecco and ice creams. The weekend will feature music from Clitheroe Town Band and Ukulele Orchestra and performances from Lancashire Wallopers Clog dancers on the Saturday, while Barnoldswick Brass Band and Preston Morris Dancers headline the traditional weekend's Sunday.
As well as games and puzzles for children, popular attractions will include the ‘human fruit machine’, raffles and tombola’s as well as a stunning classic car display. The venue benefits from plenty of undercover space, so a good time is assured whatever the weather!

Entry is just £5.00 and children under 12 and serving police or fire officers and military personnel, showing relevant current or veteran I.D. will be admitted free. Opening hours are 2.00 p.m – 4.00 p.m on each day.

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14/07/22 to 17/07/22
Beat Herder Festival

Beat-Herder is different to other festivals; it is built on unconditional love and the tireless efforts of many. From plants grown from seed, hand painted signs and flags, restoring old cars, to homemade hymn books; the detail and creativity is endless. Most of the stuff you will see here is unique to Beat-Herder. Like most things at Beat-Herder, ideas begin with a crude sketch on a fag packet. We then get out a roll of brown wrapping paper, tape to a table and begin scrawling random ideas, words and pictures. We did this 10 years ago whilst conjuring up the name for the festival and, after hours of scrawl, we all knew when Beat-Herder was written that it was the right name.

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22/07/22 to 24/07/22
Royal Lancashire Show

The Royal Lancashire Show is an agricultural show which takes place every year at different locations throughout the historical county boundaries of Lancashire in North England. The show is organised by the Royal Lancashire Agricultural Society and is one of Britain’s oldest agricultural shows

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30/07/22 to 30/07/22
Clitheroe Food Festival

Clitheroe Food Festival is an annual showcase of the hard work and dedication of local food and drink producers, and their fabulous produce. The festival, run in partnership with Ribble Valley Borough Council and the kind sponsorship of many local businesses, has increased in popularity by several thousand visitors in the last few years and has also been listed in the Top Ten UK Food Festivals by Eventbrite.
This event offers an opportunity to experience local artisan produce – such as craft ales, ciders and spirits – as well as cuisine from much further afield at authentic street food stands. In addition, historical displays are staged and the farming and countryside represented, with stalls held by RSPB and the Lancashire Wildlife Trust; explaining how the purchase of local food and drink produce benefits the countryside.
During the festival the town centre is taken over by food and drink stalls, run by businesses handpicked from across the county, sampling and selling their wares with demonstrations and food related entertainment. The streets are abuzz with live music, street food, tastings and talks, as well as children’s entertainment in the Castle grounds.

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27/08/22 to 27/08/22
Chipping Agricultural Show

With the backdrop of Parlick Fell, the show ground is a short walk from the historic and picturesque Chipping village in the heart of the Forest of Bowland AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).

Good family entertainment Regarded as one of the best one-day rural shows in the North, classes for sheep, cattle, light horses, ponies and shire horses plus poultry, pigeon and egg sections. Plus all the old favourites Horticulture, cooking, preserves and crafts.

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27/08/22 to 27/08/22
Whalley Artisan Market

"Located in the heart of Whalley, this weekend market brings together art, design, fashion, vintage and more from over 35 local North West-based creators, makers and curators every month! Crafty Vintage is a regular social gathering where like-minded folk can meet, socialise, share ideas, gather inspiration and sell their wares at our bespoke unique marketplace. We are purveyors of classic vintage, collectables, retro wares, quirky handmade, fine foods and delectable cuisine. Come along and see a magnificent showcase of talent from the finest creators, makers collectors and artisans in the land. Live music, entertainers, magicians and lots of merriment ensures a wonderful weekend with something for all the family to enjoy."

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10/09/22 to 10/09/22
Hodder Valley Show

The Hodder Valley Show prides itself on being a traditional agricultural and horticultural show, and a perfect family day out, with something for everyone to enjoy. Held on the second Saturday of September each year, the Show is visited by up to 3,000 people experiencing a slice of rural life in our community.

Now in its 76th year, the Show can trace its history back to 1864, and is unique in the fact that it is hosted by farmers and landowners of Dunsop Bridge, Newton-in-Bowland and Slaidburn in turn, such that no two years are the same. At each venue, visitors enjoy fabulous scenery with breathtaking views of our beautiful valley in The Forest of Bowland AONB. This year the Show is to held at Landen Holme Farm, Dunsop Bridge by kind permission of The Duchy of Lancaster and the Carr Family.

The Agricultural Section is a vibrant show case for native and continental breeds, with over 95 cattle and 245 sheep exhibited; over 60 sheep are entered into the YFC Sheep Classes alone. Prior to Show Day, local showmen hold a Young Handlers Workshop to give our youngsters – our future farmers – a valuable insight into the skills required for the preparation of stock at Show competition level. The livestock classes culminate in a fabulous Main Ring Grand Parade Finale.

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23/09/22 to 25/09/22
Ribble Valley Scooter Rally

A 3-day scooter, live music & DJ weekend. An annual event that brings together live music, like-minded people and a procession of over 500 scooters through the streets of Clitheroe.

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29/10/22 to 29/10/22
Whalley Artisan Market

"Located in the heart of Whalley, this weekend market brings together art, design, fashion, vintage and more from over 35 local North West-based creators, makers and curators every month! Crafty Vintage is a regular social gathering where like-minded folk can meet, socialise, share ideas, gather inspiration and sell their wares at our bespoke unique marketplace. We are purveyors of classic vintage, collectables, retro wares, quirky handmade, fine foods and delectable cuisine. Come along and see a magnificent showcase of talent from the finest creators, makers collectors and artisans in the land. Live music, entertainers, magicians and lots of merriment ensures a wonderful weekend with something for all the family to enjoy."

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