Every year on Whit Friday More than a hundred brass bands come from all over the country to perform a series of open-air contests in the Saddleworth area and surrounding villages. In 2017, Whit Friday falls on 9th June and is a major event in the Brass Band calendar.
For more information, see http://www.whitfriday.brassbands.saddleworth.org/
The Saddleworth Summer show is hosted this year on our very own Well-i-Hole Farm venue. Gates open at 10am and entry is £5 for adults. Accompanied children under 16 are free.
The show is organised by two local Rotary Clubs, with proceeds going to local charities supported by the Rotary. The Saddleworth show is a showcase for local businesses, crafters and charities, and there are all kinds of attractions, including falconry displays, Springer dog club and the popular Duck Race, which takes place in the river running along the edge of the site.
More information: http://saddleworthshow.org.uk/
Well-i-Hole Farm is pleased to be hosting the Saddleworth Folk Weekend in 2017, from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th July. A great selection of artists already booked for the show include Merry Hell, Lucy Ward, Wilson Family, Granny's Attic and many more.
There will also be other attractions including an Artisan Market and face painting.
More information: http://www.saddleworthfolkweekend.co.uk/
The "Yanks are back in Saddleworth" in 2017 on 5th and 6th August. This popular event was launched in 2001 to celebrate the 1979 Hollywood film "Yanks", starring Richard Gere and Vanessa Redgrave. Many of the scenes were filmed in and around Saddleworth and each year the wartime atmosphere is recreated with military vehicles, period costumes, tea dance, re-enactments, stalls and lots more. In 2016, there was a Battle of Britain Memorial fly-over featuring a Lancaster Bomber and 2 spitfires in tandem - see the video below.