Author Archives: Eckington Summer Festival Committee

Covid-19 Update

On the back of Monday’s announcement that Covid rules will not be relaxed further in time for our event, the committee has taken the difficult but responsible decision to cancel this year’s festival as we do not have enough manpower to make this a safe event.
The necessary compromises would totally change the nature of the event. Therefore we decided that as we could not give Eckington the festival it loves and deserves, we will see you next year.
Furthermore, public and personal safety has to remain at the forefront of our planning.
If you have booked a stall or catering pitch you will be receiving a email in a short while. Thank you for your continued support and we hope you will support us next year on the 2nd July 2022.

Planning Update

With little over 5 weeks remaining until the planned date for Eckington Summer Festival 2021, there is still a great deal of uncertainty due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

That said, the Committee continue to plan the event with the assumption that social contact restrictions will be lifted, per the proposed government roadmap, on 21st June 2021.

Updates will be posted here as and when they are available.

Thank you for your support.

2021 Update

Following the most recent government announcements surrounding the roadmap out of Covid-19 restrictions, there is an indication that live and large events may be able to resume as of 21st June 2021, ahead of our scheduled festival date of 3rd July 2021.

The Eckington Summer Festival Committee have agreed to hold a meeting in mid-late April, to assess the situation with the most up-to-date information to hand. At this point, a firmer stance will be taken on the viability of our event.

In the meantime, stallholder applications are welcomed for this years’ event. The Committee have, however, due to the current uncertainty, decided to give stallholders the option to register for a pitch, and delay payment until closer to the event (date to be confirmed following the April meeting).

So, if you wish to register to hold a stall at our 2021 event, please head across to the ‘Stallholders’ tab, and fill in an application form.

For any further information that you may need, or to get in touch, complete the form on our website, or email

Thank you for your support at this time.

– The Committee

Coronavirus Announcement

As is to be expected, the Committee have been keeping a close eye on the current developments regarding Covid-19.
In line with current governmental guidance, considering the resulting effect on planning and viability of the event, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Eckington Summer Festival.
We are sorry that this decision has been made, however we hope you will all join us in looking forward to next year’s event, which will be held on Saturday 3rd July 2021.
If you have booked a stall or catering unit at the event, you should have received an email a short while ago.
We thank you all for your continued support, and hope to see you all at the event in 2021.
Stay safe.

New Year, New Date

So 2020 is finally upon us, bringing with it the date for the 9th annual Eckington Summer Festival. The event this year will be held on Saturday, 4th July 2020, between 1pm and 7pm.

The venue as always is Eckington Junior School Sports Field, Stead Street, Eckington, S21 4FL, and you can expect all of the usual attractions, including food, drink (inc bar), live band and entertainment, dog shows & competitions, pub-style quiz, craft stalls, children’s fairground attractions, and much more.

For more information or to book a stall at our event, please complete the relevant form on the ‘Stallholders’ or ‘Contact’ tabs. Alternatively, drop us an email at

We hope to see you in July!

-The Committee

2019’s Almost Here!

With New Year celebrations on the horizon, we at the Eckington Summer Festival Committee are already hard at work preparing for the 2019 event. Building on a successful 2018, we’re tinkering slightly, whilst the spine of the event remains the same as always. Craft stalls, fully licensed bar, food and drink vendors, live bands and entertainment, dog shows, and much more!

If you would like to attend with a stall at our 2019 event, please visit the Stallholders tab on the website and fill in the short form. For anything else you want to ask us about, use the Contact tab. Alternatively, for any more pressing matters, please feel free to email us at

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, 6th July 2019 and will begin from 1pm. The venue is as always – Eckington Junior School Sports Field, Stead Street, Eckington, S21 4FL.

Keep up to date with everything that’s happening by visiting the 2019 tab on the website, and following us on Social Media. Facebook – Eckington Summer Festival; Twitter – @eckingtonfest

Speak soon – and Happy New Year!

1 Day to Go

FAQ Number 10

When should I be there?

If you’re a stallholder, you need to be on site by 12 noon at the latest. The event begins at 1pm tomorrow for the public, but join us whenever you want in the afternoon. We run until 7pm, but the later you leave it the more cool stuff you’ll have missed in our performance arena.

Hope you see you all tomorrow

3 Days to Go

FAQ Number 8

What about stalls?

Stalls – we have a huge selection for you to wander around. One of our aims is to try and promote local groups and organisations, so you’ll see plenty of local charities and community groups promoting what they do for the community. Please give them your support wherever possible.

We of course have various craft and other stalls, ranging from jewellery to sweets, from exotic animals to jams and chutneys.

We do also have some stall spaces available. If you’re interested in standing, please get in touch via, although time is running out

4 Days to Go

FAQ Number 7

Are dogs welcome?

Welcome? They’re encouraged!

We have dog shows going on throughout the day, including Fly Agility, and competitions where your own four-legged friend can get involved. The categories are: Best Handsome Dog, Best Pretty Bitch, Best 6 Legs, Best Waggy Tail, Best Child Handler, Best Rescue (and of course, Best in Show). Bring your dog and enjoy the fun.

It goes without saying that you are responsible for your dog when in aggendance, including picking up any mess he or she makes.