St. Michael’s Day was a special day in the Celtic calendar to celebrate the start of the harvest. Early traditions believe that the festival was started by Lugh to honour his foster-mother Taitiu. The occasion was marked with feasting and horse-riding.
We want to honour this by hosting The Sundown Festival to mark the end of the summer and celebrate the harvest.
When: Thursday 28th September
Where: The Centre & Chadwick House
Entertainment includes Amy playing her electric violin and Dave the saxophonist in Chadwick House and our close up magician MagicALEXcellence
The Big Pan or “Mac Pan” will pitch up at the entrance to The Centre offering Scottish Street Food.
The Garden Restaurant will offer Street Food from The Caribbean, Brazil, Thailand, India and sunny Rochdale
We’ve got lots going on today – we hope to see you there!
Market Stalls at The Centre
Urmston Flowers – Outside by the Cycle Store
Independent flower importer of freshly cut flowers from Holland. They will be selling ready-made bouquets, large and small and to suit any budget. Pre-order via:
Lancashire Cheese Company
Waxed cheese truckles in a variety of flavours, will be doing samples.
An award winning family fun company, that produces the tastiest artisan cookie mixes, using the finest ingredients, many of which are locally sourced. Unique gifts for all ages, each jar contains all the dry ingredients to make a perfect batch of homemade cookies, brownies, flapjacks and rocky road! Just add the wet ingredients!
Bijou coffee roasters, based in Rhyl, specialising in single origin coffees. Only sourced from farms and farming cooperatives in countries where coffee is ethically sourced.
Daddy Cool’s Chili Sauce
Daddy Cool’s Chilli Sauce welcomes anyone with an interest in chilli pepper recipes, hot sauces, chilli pepper gardening and harvesting. They will be selling a selection of chilli sauces, spices, chutneys and jams, and will have plenty of samples to try!
3 Pugs Gin
3 Pugs Gin is a craft distiller, blending 8 botanicals to create an exquisite local Gin – based in Warrington – samples will be available to try!
Abigail’s Homemade Granola
Homemade and organic, Abigail has been making this granola for generations – her children now bring this to you to take home – samples will be available to try.
Lancashire Mead Company
Small producer of artisan meads, no chemicals, sulphites or white wine, just honey, real fruit and herbs and spices. Will give out tasters and will only be selling bottles for home consumption.
Spiced and warm flavours for Christmas theme.
Entertainment at The Centre:
Electric Violinist – Amy Fields
The Stars of Swing
The Stars Of Swing will take you on an incredible journey of jazz and swing music from the sensational Rat pack era right through to the present day.
Close up magic in and around The Garden Restaurant and Cafe
Market Place at Chadwick House
Bollington Brewing Company
Brewery based in Bollington, selling their bottled beers.
Carslake Tea Co
Our regular independent whole leaf tea specialist based in North Wales and the North West, offering a selection of excellent quality whole leaf tea.
Entertainment in Chadwick House from:
Dave The Saxophonist