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Stone Festival Guide 2018 – What’s On?

Welcome to the A Little Bit of Stone guide to the 2018 Stone Festival!

Stone Festival week will take place from Saturday 2nd June until Sunday 10th June.

This year, as well as the cornerstone events, there will be new events for everyone to get involved with.

Here’s our guide to what’s on at this year’s festival:

Monday 28th May (Bank Holiday)

Event: Soapbox Derby
Description: The annual wacky racers take to Stone High Street.
Location: High Street
Times: Activites from 1:30pm, racing from 2:00pm
Cost: Free for spectators, for details around entering a soapbox see HERE
Tip: Get down early to bag a space near the new water jump!


Friday 1st June

Event: Fret & Fiddlehttp://fretandfiddle.co.uk/
Description: An award-winning swing quartet, check out their website to see and hear their music
Location: Christchurch
Times: 7:30pm
Cost: £10 including refreshments


Saturday 2nd June

Event: Oulton Water Colour Society
Description: An exhibition of watercolour paintings produced by local artists.
Location: Oulton Village Hall, Kibbleston Road, Oulton, ST15 8UJ
Times: 10:00am
Cost: Free entry with the ability to purchase artwork


Sunday 3rd June

Event: Car Boot Sale
Description: A potential treasure trove of locally unwanted items!
Location: Westbridge Park
Times: Sellers can access the site at 8:00am for setup, 9:00am for buyers!
Cost: £5 per car for sellers, free for buyers!

Event: Westbridge 5 Race
Description: A 5-mile multi-terrain race starting from Westbridge Park. The race takes in the park, towpaths and lanes on a fast, flat course.
Location: Westbridge Park
Times: 9:30am
Cost: This event is organised by Stone Master Marathoners – full details on their website – http://www.stonemm.co.uk/westbridge-5/

Event: Raft Race
Description: A chaotic paddle from the Darlaston Inn down to Westbridge Park
Location: Starting at the Darlaston Inn and running down to the Walton Bridge at Westbridge Park
Times: Registration for entries from 9:00am, racing begins at 10:00am
Costs: £5 per entrant taking part, free for spectators

Cricket Phil Skinny JamesEvent: Junior Cricket Competition
Description: A full day of action where local junior teams will battle it out to become the Festival Champions
Location: Little Stoke Cricket Club, Uttoxeter Road, Stone, ST15 8RZ
Times: 10:00am start
Costs: Free for spectators, teams are required to contact Little Stoke Cricket Club for details

Event: Dog Show
Description: Taking the ruff with the smooth the annual dog show has something for everyone
Location: Westbridge Park
Times: 10:30am start
Costs: Free for spectators, see entry form for costs for entering the show – http://www.stonefestival.co.uk/bookings-and-entry-forms.html

Event: Bowls Sub Final
Description: Thes are the final rounds of the well contested Stone Festival Annual Doubles Competition
Location: Stonefield park, Field Terrace, Stone, ST15 8HG
Times: 2:00pm
Costs: Free for spectators, £5 for competitors (per pair) with funds raised going to charity (entry forms – http://www.stonefestival.co.uk/bookings-and-entry-forms.html)


Monday 4th June

The start of the dog steeplechase

Event: Steeplechase and Dog Derby
Description: An absolute hoot of an event featuring runners, dogs, water and mud….what could possibly go wrong!
Location: Westbridge Park
Times: Registration 6:30pm, steeplechase runners 7:00pm and dog derby 7:30pm
Costs: Free for spectators, £2.50 per adult, £1.00 per under 16 year old


Tuesday 5th June

Stone walksEvent: Ramblers Health Walk
Description: A great chance for a ramble around Stone
Location: Starting from Stone Canoe Club Car Park
Times: 10:45am
Costs: Free

Event: Sponsored Dog Walk
Description: This year’s walk is in aid of Assistance Dogs UK
Location: Starting at Westbridge Park
Times: 6:00pm
Costs: Free to take part but walkers should raise sponsorship

Event: Two Wheeled Tuesday
Description: A real highlight of the festival calendar, if it’s got two wheels then bring it down!
Location: Stone High Street
Times: 6:30pm
Costs: Free

MeafordEvent: Angling Contest
Description: Bibby’s Angling Club & Stone & District Angling Society are hoping to hook people in
Location: Trent & Mersey canal @ Westbridge Park
Times: Draw at Scout Hut at 5:30 PM
Costs: £1 + optional £3 pool, Under 16’s Free – All entrants must hold an appropriate rod license for details please see here – https://www.gov.uk/fishing-licences


Wednesday 6th June

stone weekendEvent: Warwicks Funfair
Description: An incredibly popular festival attraction every year!
Location: Westbridge Park
Times: To Be Confirmed – http://www.stonefestival.co.uk/events—wednesday-6th-june.html
Costs: Varies per ride / attraction

Event: Stone Civic & Historical Society Walk
Description: An historical walk and talk
Location: To Be Confirmed – http://www.stonefestival.co.uk/events—wednesday-6th-june.html
Times: To Be Confirmed
Costs: To Be Confirmed


Thursday 7th June

stone weekendEvent: Warwicks Funfair
Description: An incredible popular festival attraction every year!
Location: Westbridge Park
Times: To Be Confirmed – http://www.stonefestival.co.uk/events—wednesday-6th-june.html
Costs: Varies per ride / attraction

Event: Lions Walking Treasure Hunt
Description: A great family festival activity and a chance to explore Stone
Location: To Be Confirmed – http://www.stonefestival.co.uk/events—thursday-7th-june.html
Times: 6:00pm start
Costs: £2.50 per adult, accompanied children under 18 free

Stone Christmas The MillEvent: Demonstration of Mediumship
Description: Returning for 2018 this event aims to provide an evening of evidential communication from loved ones
Location: The Mill, Mill Street, Stone, ST15 8BA
Times: 7:30pm
Costs: £7 – Tickets available from Home & Colour, Stone High Street, Fairway Service Station, Lichfield Road, Walton Stores, Eccleshall Road or by sending an email to: ticketsales@stonefestival.co.uk


Friday 8th June

stone weekendEvent: Warwicks Funfair
Description: An incredible popular festival attraction every year!
Location: Westbridge Park
Times: To Be Confirmed – http://www.stonefestival.co.uk/events—wednesday-6th-june.html
Costs: Varies per ride / attraction


Saturday 9th June

stone weekendEvent: Warwicks Funfair
Description: An incredible popular festival attraction every year!
Location: Westbridge Park
Times: To Be Confirmed – http://www.stonefestival.co.uk/events—wednesday-6th-june.html

Costs: Varies per ride / attraction

 

Photo by Paul Moloney

Event: Stone Festival Carnival
Description: A day of fun, music and games down at the park – Full details of the day – http://www.stonefestival.co.uk/events—saturday-9th-june.html
Location: Westbridge Park
Times: From 12:00pm
Costs: Family £5, Adult £2 and Child £1

 

The parade passes along Stafford Street

Event: Stone Festival Parade
Description: A procession of floats will pass through the town heading down to Westbridge Park
Location: Route starts from ABB and travels down to Westbridge Park via Christchurch Way
Times: 1:30pm from ABB, arriving at Westbridge Park around 2:00pm
Costs: Free to spectate but if you want to take part in the Parade please email parade@stonefestival.co.uk

Event: Cherry Groove at the Lymestone Brewery
Description: Chery Groove cover everything from Adele to Foo Fighters, Muse to Fleetwood Mac! There’s sure to be something for everyone! Check out their Facebook page for more details – https://en-gb.facebook.com/cherrygrooveband
Location: Lymestone Brewery
Times: Doors open from 7:45pm with the band playing from 8:15pm
Costs: £6 per person


Sunday 10th June

Event: Family Fishing Day
Description: Get the family down and get fishing!
Location: The Willows Pools, Rough Close
Times: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Costs: Donation towards tackle and bait – There will be some tackle and bait available to newcomers, it is important that you book in advance
by contacting Kim Jones kdj54@hotmail.com or 07982162816 after May 27th.

Event: Bowls Final
Description: Thes are the final rounds of the well contested Stone Festival Annual Doubles Competition
Location: Stonefield park, Field Terrace, Stone, ST15 8HG
Times: 2:00pm
Costs: Free for spectators, £5 for competitors (per pair) with funds raised going to charity

St Michael's Church
St Michael’s Church

Event: St. Michael & St. Wulfad’s Church Service
Description: A traditional songs of praise service to mark the end of the festival
Location: St Michael & St Wulfad’s Church, Church Stone, Stone, ST15 8AA
Times: 6:00pm
Costs: Free

Granvilles at Night

Event: Festival Quiz
Description: Teams of up to 6 can battle it out in the final event of the 2018 Stone Festival
Location: Granvilles
Times: 7:30pm
Costs: £2 per person


For the latest festival news and events check out the Stone Festival website – http://www.stonefestival.co.uk

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