Special Events


This year we've packed even more special events into the programme for the weekend in addition to the successful Wine Tastings and Brunch we brought in last year and the firm favourite Afternoon Tea and elegant Gala Dinner.

We know that you love something different so we've worked hard to team our celebrity chefs up with experts and other chefs to combine forces for some fabulous one off events you won't see anywhere else.

Our brand new pop up restaurant 'Made in Bolton' by Aiden Byrne, is a chance to enjoy a one off evening of fine dining by one of the regions top chefs. Three sumptious courses in the main festival marquee, not an experience you'll get anywhere else!

We've also teamed up  our sponsors Carrs pasties with Simon Rimmer to bring in a Beer and Pastie event for the boys, but don't be fooled we've also added Beer Belle, Beer Sommelier Annabel Smith to ensure it appeals to everyone who loves beer!

We've brought in a one off Wine tasting event combing the personality of Ainsley Harriott with Wine Expert Simon Woods and the Award-winning wines of our headline sponsor Aldi.

As we know the kids like to be entertained and he Mad Hatter’s Tea Party where magical creatures will be brought to life should fit the bill. During the tea party there will be chance to experience a lively interactive Alice in Wonderland musical from the Octagon Theatre, make a fun mask to take home and even play croquet with the Red Queen, share a snack with Alice and sip a cup of tea with the March Hare at the specially prepared picnic.

If all this sounds good to you, (we know it does to us) then be quick these tickets won't hang around forever!