September 5th, 2018

Although it is a very small, industrial town that not a lot happens in, Widnes is still in a great location geographically. Therefore, if you are looking for things to do during this Autumn, either as a local or someone visiting the town or surrounding area, there are lots of things to look out for.

Whatever your taste, there is something for everyone, as you will see from the following guide.

Newton Le Willows Flower & Vegetable Show, Penkford School, St Helens- Saturday 8th of September,

For all fans of things grown and produced using things grown, the Newton Le Willows Flower and Vegetable Show in Ste Helens is perfect for you. Held at Penkford School this event showcases local produce and food with an array of competitions. Baking, jam, jelly, chutney, flowers, pot plants, vegetables and even photography and art will be judged. Additionally, there will be a tombola and raffle raising money for local causes and it is free to attend, unless you are looking to take part (the entry charge for competitions is 20p)

Reminisce Festival, Sherdley Park, St Helens – Saturday 8th September

Were you a bit of a raver back in the day? Perhaps you still like to have a dance to some banging tunes. Reminisce Festival was designed for you. This celebration of dance music features performances and DJ sets from some of the most notable names of the past 30 years, including Cascada, Tall Paul, Rozalla, K-Klass and 2 Unlimited.

The event takes place at Sherdley Park in St Helens and is one of the biggest of its kind in the North West.

Truckfest North West, Cheshire Showground, Tabley – Saturday 15th to Sunday 16th September

Pay homage to the road haulage industry that our country is famous for, with some fun and excitement at Truckfest North West. The biggest event of its kind in Europe, expect some great vehicles on display from around the world. That’s not all, as there will be fairground attractions and a main arena with a wide variety of entertainment for all the family, including some awesome theatrics involving famous Monster Trucks.

Kenyon Hall Farm, Croft, Warrington – Saturday 15th to Sunday 16th September

Are you a big fan of all things arts and crafts? If so, check out Kenyon Hall Farm, located in Croft, Warrington. At the Farm craft fairs are held throughout the year, with the last one taking place on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of September. All kinds of stalls offering local crafts, gifts, vintage items and food will be there along with face painting, birds of prey, donkey rides, fairground attractions, a delicious hog roast and tasty beer.

Arkley Hall Food Festival, Northwich – Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd September

Arkley Hall Food Festival alternatively is an event that showcases the best of British food and a truly magnificent heritage home. Held in Northwich and part of the Great British Food festival series, around the beautiful building and its grounds you will find a variety of food and drink stalls, live cooking theatre from celebrity and local chefs, a cake-off and food eating challenges that you are welcome to participate in, if you think your belly is tough enough.

Little Women, The Brindley Theatre, Runcorn – Tuesday 18th September to 22nd September

Fans of classic literature, like the story of the March sisters, Little Women should consider booking their ticket for Scott Davidson’s take. This brand-new adaption of Louisa May Alcott’s book about the lives, loves, ups and downs of these 4 very different sisters will be taking place at Runcorn’s own Brindley Theatre towards the end of September.

Autumn Plant Hunters’ Fair, Abbeywood Gardens, Cheshire – Sunday 23rd September

All those of you who are green fingered, should take a trip for Autumn Plant Hunters’ Fair in Abbeywood Gardens.  Taking place in Delamere towards the end of the month, this is ideal if you are looking for ideas about what to plant in your garden that will bloom in time for Summer next year. As well as lots of things to look at and smell, you will be able to buy and take things home and the Garden Café will be serving a menu consisting of seasonal food using veggies picked freshly from the garden.

Roy Chubby Brown, The Brindley Theatre, Runcorn – Wednesday 26th September and 27th September

If you like to belly laugh to some good old-fashioned blue humour, Roy Chubby Brown is ever reliable. The man with the sill costume and crude observations is not to be missed, unless you are likely to be easily offended. He will be taking to the stage for two dates only at Brindley Theatre in Runcorn.

Warrington Oktoberfest 22, Parr Hall, Warrington – Thursday 11th to Sunday 13th October

The last two events we want to highlight will suit the beer lovers out there down to a tee.  Oktoberfest is based on the German beer festival of the same name returns to Warrington for a 22nd year and will be held at the town’s Parr Hall. Expect a lot of beer and lots of German sausage. Lederhosen is optional, but encouraged!

Rainhill Beer Festival, Rainhill Recreation Club – Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th November

Similarly, Rainhill Beer Festival, is another regular feature in the North West events calendar and this year will showcase more than 100 different real ales. Alongside the proper stuff, you will find various ciders, lagers and prosecco. So, no matter what your favourite tipple is, you’ll be satisfied with choices available. There will also be food and other activities to enjoy too.

If you want to look for more food and drink festivals in your area check out eatdrinkseek.co.uk

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