Events & What's On
Garstang offers a variety of events to suit all interests throughout the year. As well as our traditional festivals there are often amateur performances from community groups. Be sure to visit www.wyrebc.gov.uk search: "What's On" to keep up to date.
GARSTANG WALKING FESTIVAL - MAY
Come and visit Garstang in May for our Walking Festival, which attracts more and more people each year. The festival includes short walks, easy walks, long walks, children's events, canal boat trips, health walks, themed walks and much more. For further information and bookings please call 01995 602125.
THE CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL - MAY
This popular festival is held at Whitsuntide, the last Bank Holiday Weekend in May. The highlight is the procession of decorative floats that travel around the town with children in bright costumes supporting their gala queen. For the children there are sports events and dancing competitions, and the adults can even join in the fancy dress competition. For further information visit their website at www.garstangchildrensfestival.org or call 01995 605549 or click more info.
THE GARSTANG SHOW - AUGUST
Reputedly one of the Best One Day Shows in the Region, the Garstang Show has been running for over 200 years and is a spectacular event in the local Annual Calendar. From 8.00 am until 9.00 pm you can see Shire Horses, Show Jumping, Vintage Tractors, Children's Activities, and much more. The event attracts in the region of 15,000 spectators making it a superb day out for all the family. For further information visit www.garstangshow.org, call 01253 799119 or click more info
GARSTANG ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL - AUGUST
This event is a weeklong event held every August, culminating in the annual town crier competition on the bank holiday Monday. On market day and both Saturdays you'll be sure to spot a street entertainer - magician, musician or a live band. Get involved in the workshops on offer, or just relax and watch the local artists at work around town. For up to date information on this and other events in the Arts Centre visit their website www.garstangartssociety.org.uk. For further information call 01995 602125 or click more info.
VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL - DECEMBER
This festival draws hundreds and hundreds of people each year. This is held in the week before Christmas and even Santa Claus pays a visit to the children! The traditional hog roast and hot roasted chestnuts are a few culinary delights to try. The main High Street is closed off to traffic so visitors can roam freely and safely through the historic weinds and visit the shops to grab some last minute presents! For up to the minute information visit www.garstangchristmas.co.uk or click more info
To get information on other events in the town please contact the Tourist Information Centre on 01995 602125 or use the following contacts:
- Garstang Arts Centre - Painting Exhibitions, Craft Fairs, Local Groups: 01995 606648
- Fairtrade Steering Group - Fairtrade Fortnight, Fairtrade Events: 01995 602637
- Garstang Tourist Information Centre - Events, Walks, Festivals: 01995 602125
- Chamber of Trade - Local Events, Membership, Christmas Festival: 01995 608787
- Garstang in Bloom - Competition Information, Events: 07850 699492
- Millennium Green Group- Meetings, Fundraising Events: 01995 600778
- Sports and Social Club - Sports Days, Local Teams and Fixtures: 01995 600159
- Visit www.visitlancashire.com or www.focusmags.co.uk for the latest news on local events.