Heptonstall Festival and Fell Race
Tuesday, 2 July 2019
Various attractions including the Fell race, live music, food and crafts, open studios and lots of entertainment will be happening throughout the day. A wide range of food and drink stalls to suit everyone’s tastes.
Live Music at Weavers Square starts at midday. There will be 15 bands, on 2 venues. The Main stage will be in Weavers Square and an Acoustic stage in the church. The festival attracts many local and upcoming bands and is a great live music experience.
This year there will be a new festival ale launched, The Heptonstall Hop.
For children there will be face painting, story telling and street entertainment for everyone.
Of course the village is the home of many artists and Open Studios are very much part of the festival with local artists opening up their homes.
An added bonus of our Big Raffle will also be taking place. Local companies have generously donated great prizes!
The 9th Heptonstall Festival Fell Race provides an energetic curtain raiser to the village festival. The 6 mile race takes runners on a roller coaster route including a lung busting 1500 feet of ascent. Starting in Weaver's Square at 10.30 runners descend helter-skelter to the Blue Pig before climbing to High Brown Knoll via Pecket Well. Down to Midgehole before the final ascent through the woods back to the Festival finish line. Registration is in St Thomas church. Entry is £5 on the day; full details here
The festival starts at midday, the road will through will be closed from 8am to 4pm.
Car parking is available but can be somewhat limited. If you can walk or come by bus that would be great, there is a regular to and from the village throughout the day.