Whit Friday Band Contest 

The Saddleworth Whit Friday Band Contest is a unique and vibrant brass band competition held annually on Whit Friday across villages in the Saddleworth and Tameside area of England. It's not just a competition, but a tradition and cultural celebration deeply ingrained in the local community.

Next event

The next Saddleworth Whit Friday Band Contest will be held on Friday, May 24th, 2024



WellIFest Music Festival

Wellifest is a community charity music festival held annually at Well-i-Hole Farm in Greenfield, England. It's organized by the Rotary Club of Saddleworth and takes place alongside the Saddleworth Show in late June. 

Here's a brief description:


Live music stage featuring local bands and headline acts covering various genres.

Family-friendly atmosphere  with entertainment suitable for all ages.


The next Wellifest will be held on Saturday, June 29th, 2024

Saddleworth Show

The Saddleworth Show is a family-friendly event organized by the Rotary Clubs of Saddleworth and Oldham Metro. It aims to provide a fun-filled weekend for the community while raising money for local charities and Rotary projects. 


Here are some of the highlights:

Local businesses, craft producers, and charities showcase their offerings.

Live music and entertainment.

A variety of fun activities for all ages, like:

    * Dog show

    * Food stalls

    * Children's entertainment

    * Competitions and displays

All profits are used to support local causes.

The next Saddleworth Show event will be held on 30th June 2024.

Saddleworth Rushcart

The Saddleworth Morrismen Rushcart event is a vibrant, traditional festival held annually in the villages of Saddleworth, England. It typically takes place over the late August Bank Holiday weekend and attracts participants and spectators from all over the country. 


The heart of the event:

 A towering cart, stacked high with fresh rushes, is paraded through the villages.

Morris dancers in colorful costumes perform traditional dances throughout the weekend.


Key highlights:

Saturday: The cart tours various villages, stopping at pubs for refreshments and impromptu dance displays.

Sunday: The cart proceeds to St Chad's Church, where the rushes are used to cover the floor.

Overall, the Saddleworth Morrismen Rushcart is a joyful celebration of community, tradition, and cultural heritage.

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