August Events Calendar
3rd August 2016
Whats on in Cockerham, Lancashire
6th August – Garstang Show
2015 marked the 200th year of the Garstang Show- one of the North West’s leading agricultural and horticultural shows, and this year it is back, promising to be bigger and better! As well as showcasing the finest in farming produce from the local area, there is a diverse variety of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Along with a thrilling quad and motorbike stunt show, there will be food demonstrations, live music, dog tricks, a jam-packed horticultural tent and the Super Hero Hoedown presented by some special guests. Click here to purchase your tickets.
7th August – Marine Mudness, Morecambe Bay
For those who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty! Bring the family along for an afternoon of mud-based activities on Morecambe beach. An interactive way to learn about local birds and wildlife that inhabit the local area. Event details here.
13th August – Cockerham Village Show
The annual village show brings together people of all ages in a celebration of colour! Vegetable growing competitions, flower displays, arts and crafts and cookery demonstrations combined to make a fun-filled day out not to be missed. More information here.
14th August – Fylde Coast Food and Drink Festival
Back for the second year running, showcasing quality food and drink from across the Fylde coast. 2016 also marks the launch of the exciting new bake off competition, where the organisers invite budding baking of all ages to enter their scrumptious sponge cakes and mouth-watering muffins in the hope of winning some great prizes. Along with an abundance of street food and local produce, there will be plenty of activities for little ones to enjoy.
20th-21st August – Model Railway Weekend, Carnforth Station
A great day out for model railway fans of all ages! The annual railway show is back for another year with model displays and demonstrations all in aid of the Carnforth Heritage Centre. More information here.
21st August – Hopeful and Glorious Summer Craft Sunday, Scorton Village Hall
Back for the third year running, this exciting craft fair appeals to all ages. Located in the stunning Forest of Bowland, Summer Craft Sunday brings together the finest artists and creatives to showcase their work- a whole plethora of handmade items such as jewellery, ceramics, paintings and textiles. Take home your very own masterpiece! All event details here.
22nd – 29th August – Garstang Arts and Music Festival
A week-long celebration of the Arts held in the charming market town of Garstang. The festival offers everything from live music from local bands and orchestras, arts and crafts, poetry readings and storytelling, floral demonstrations and children’s entertainment. Sit back and soak in the creative atmosphere, and don’t forget to check out the exciting Town Crier’s competition! Full programme of events here.
24th August – Marty Macdonald’s Toy Machine, Morecambe
Join Marty, Sally and the rest of the farm gang on an exciting journey as they go on an adventure to repair the Toy Machine and give the world it’s toys back before the Toy Master returns! A live interactive show full of sing-alongs and interactive fun. Get your tickets here.
27th–28th August – Great Ecclestone’s Tractor Pulling Championships, Showground
Watch as over 80 competitors from the world’s most powerful motor sport battle it out to be crowned champion for 2016. Tickets available here.
29th August – Love Local Harvest Market, Lancaster
Foodie heaven! Sample delightful homemade food and drinks from local providers from Lancashire. As well as the opportunity to take home some delicious fresh produce, there will be raffles, live cooking demonstrations, live music and children’s entertainment.
31st August – Hidden History and Stories, Lancaster Castle
Let the costumed tour guides lead you around Lancaster Castle, telling tales of gruesome events, witch trials and executions along the way. Make sure you pay attention because there is a chance to win goodies at the end of the tour! All children to be accompanied by an adult. Tickets available here.