Sunday 28 July
12 noon – 5pm
Fun for all the family
This Sunday the 17th Chadkrik Festival opens at 12 noon offering it’s usual delightful mix of the traditional and the slightly quirky.
There will be more than 40 stalls.
Some will be showing craftwork and perhaps giving you a chance to try something new. Ever tried Willow Weaving? Lesley Bardsley can show you how at her stall in the Walled Garden. Look out for it next to the Friends of Chadkirk Plant stalls.
Other stalls are staffed by enthusiasts keen to share their passions. Interested in history? Look out for the Mellor Trust and Stockport Heritage Trust stalls by the Lawn. Maybe you like animals? Then you might want to take a look at the animals from the Donkey Sanctuary in the corner of Chapel Field. Or watch the flight of the Birds of Prey. SMJ Falconry will be giving a couple of demonstrations during the afternoon. This year for the first time spider lovers can develop their interests by visiting the stall of the Arachnological Society in the Walled Garden.Love ’em or loathe them, there’ll be plenty to invite your curiosity!
Just want to play? Then there’s face painting and the chance to make your own balloon animal. Look for the face painting stall in The Walled Garden and the Balloon Show by the Lawn, next to the Falconry display. Rachel and Jason Heart are Award winning Balloon Artists, so you’ll want to see what they can do when they give their demonstrations during the afternoon.
No Chadkirk Festival would be complete without the Friends of Chadkirk Cream Tea. Scones with jam, cream and strawberries at £1-50 each. Other refreshments are also available.