Countdown to Lymm Festival


LYMM Festival is back again and this year from June 20-30, kicking off as always with the hugely popular Food Fest.

Last year Lymm Festival marked its 25th year with a programme of over 50 events, many of which were sold out long before they took place. This year’s programme is sure to be just as successful!

Highlights this year include an evening focused on “The Music The Beatles Gave Away”, with veteran BBC rock music presenter “Whispering” Bob Harris, ably assisted by music journalist Colin Hall.

One of last year’s favourite acts is also making a return. Gerald Dickens – great, great grandson of the legendary Charles Dickens – will be back to deliver another of his brilliant one-man shows. Last year his “Great Expectations” show exceeded the expectations of the audience, and this year he’ll be presenting “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby”.

As usual, the first event is the Foodfest which takes place on Thursday 20 June. The village comes alive with stalls from local restaurants and street traders, together with street entertainment, and gets everyone in the mood for what is to come. We are all hoping that the beautiful, sunny weather we had last year will return for this year’s Foodfest!
Another favourite event is Lymm Historic Transport Day which will be on Sunday 23 June this year. The day opens with an eclectic vehicle parade (cars, vans, motorbikes, steam engines and more) through the village, followed by a full day of exhibits and activities on the May Queen Field. By the Canalside you’ll find old working canal boats and a sail past in the afternoon. On the Henry Street Car Park will be a fantastic array of steam traction engines.
And there’s a special visitor this year too. A flypast from a Lancaster bomber – one of only two of these legendary planes in the world which still takes to the air!

Lymm Library will be running a programme of events for kids all through the Festival – this year with a space theme. And there’s more for younger residents – a Festival Family Fair on Saturday 29 June with a varied programme of activities and events (and free entry for all!) and a theatre performance for youngsters on Thursday 27 June – The Extraordinary Time-Travelling Adventures of Baron Munchausen, described as a cross between Jackanory and “Who’s Line is it Anyway”!
Music lovers will be pleased to know that the Festival Folk, Blues and Jazz nights are once again on the programme and the Festival Music Night features long-established covers band Touch the Pearl.

Sports lovers can enjoy open days for bowls and tennis – plus the newly-formed Lymm Chess Club have sessions too. And there are art and photographic exhibitions to enjoy as well!
And no Lymm Festival would be complete without the famous Scarecrow Trail – themed this year on Transport and Travellers!
Full details of all events are on the Festival website and in the guide which is delivered each year through every letter box in Lymm. Watch out for yours!


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