Update – 2023 Event

Preparations are almost complete for this year’s Eckington Summer Festival, scheduled to take place this Saturday 1st July 2023.

We have lots of exciting things going on at this year’s event, including

  • Craft and trade stalls
  • Food and drink, including a bar
  • Local brewery Drone Valley Brewery, serving a selection of local beers
  • Dog competitions – bring your dog and sign up on the day
  • ‘Have a Go’ dog agility arena
  • Birds of prey
  • Live bands, dance troupes, and other entertainment
  • Circus skills performer, including circus workshops
  • Fairground rides
  • Body zorbing
  • Axe throwing
  • Total wipeout game
  • Go karts
  • … and much more

2023 Event

Planning has officially begun for the Eckington Summer Festival 2023.

The date for your diary is Saturday, 1st July 2023.

We’ve got lots of great ideas to add to the massive success of last years’ event, and we’ll be taking into account feedback we gained through our surveys.

The website and social media channels will be updated as and when any decisions are finalised, however if you have any questions in the meantime, please get in touch.

Applications are now open for Stallholders. Please head to the ‘Stallholders’ tab to complete the online application form.

Almost There!

We’re not far away now – the Eckington Summer Festival 2022 will be upon us in just over a week, and we can’t wait!

The event is shaping up nicely, and we have loads of things for you to enjoy, including two bar areas, plenty of food and drink, live bands and entertainment including a dance troupe, a circus performer, and dog shows.

We’ve also got lots and lots of varied craft and trade stalls, as well as a funfair section, doggy musical mats, and a pub-style quiz.

What could make it better? Oh yeah – it’s completely FREE to enter and park!!

Please follow our Facebook account to be kept up to date, and if you have any questions, please get in touch.

We hope to see you there.

– The Committee

2022 Event

The Committee are pleased to announce that the Eckington Summer Festival will be returning after missing the last 2 years due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The date for this year’s event is Saturday 2nd July 2022.

Any stallholders wishing to join us may now complete the application form under the ‘Stallholders’ tab.

For any further information please email eckingtonfestival@gmail.com or complete the contact form on the website.

Looking forward to seeing you in July!

– The 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 eckingtonfestival@gmail.com.

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 eckingtonfestival@gmail.com.

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 eckingtonfestival@gmail.com.

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!