The Bacup Community Weekend Will Showcase Bacup’s History, Heritage and It’s Amazing Community Spirit

The Bacup Community Weekend will be held over the weekend of Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May, and will be a full on weekend of tradition, activities and attractions, and will showcase all that is so distinctive about the Bacup community.

The weekend is a true reflection of Community collaboration with the Bacup THI, Bacup Now Community Group and the Stubbylee Community Greenhouse Volunteer Group jointly organising the weekend, which promises to be an amazing celebration of Bacup’s history, heritage and it’s outstanding Community spirit

The weekend starts on Saturday 25th May in Bacup Town Centre from 10.00am, with the following activities and attractions:

  • A Community Group Fair featuring a number of community, sports and recreational clubs
  • An Artisan Market on the Bacup Market site
  • An Architectural tour of Bacup, including a Tour of St John’s Church and an opportunity to ring the bell
  • A THI Exhibition including The Irwell Tapestry in the AB&D Centre
  • A Mini Food and Drink Court on Irwell Terrace including a Selection of Real Ales
  • An extended Kids Zone on Irwell Terrace including the Owls Trust, Helter Skelter, Traditional Fairground rides and amusements and Punch & Judy
  • Test your skills on the Rodeo Bull
  • Why not enter the Fireman’s Tug ‘O War Challenge on Irwell Terrace
  • The conclusion of the Stocks Poll Challenge

On Sunday 26th May, the action will move to Stubbylee Park, where the following will be on offer:

  • There will be Horse driven Carriage rides on offer
  • A display of Birds of Prey
  • See the magnificent Shire Horse
  • There will be a Blacksmith Workshop
  • There will be a Wood Turning workshop
  • Various Arts & Crafts Workshops will be on offer for you to try
  • All the usual excellent facilities of Stubbylee Park Cafe
  • There will also be a traditional Ice Cream Vendor
  • Explore the Greenhouses and Park
  • Stacksteads Band will be playing in the Rose garden complete with traditional Deck Chairs
  • A tour of Stubbylee Hall will be available

Still in Stubbylee, there will be the ‘Scrufts’ fun dog show taking place on Bank Holiday Monday 27th May, with 10 classes of competition. Registration will be from 11.15am and will cost just £1. In addition there will be up-cycled bikes for sale, stalls and refreshments at Stables Cafe including Mrs Dawson’s delicious ice cream.

The Bacup Community Weekend promises to be another fantastic Bacup experience for the community and visitors alike


About Rossendale 60's Festival

The Rossendale 60's Festival is Rossendale Valley wide and includes events in Rawtenstall, Bacup, Haslingden and Whitworth. The Festival’s main aim is to attract and expose visitors to the beauty, heritage and culture of Rossendale. What better way than to create a Festival with a theme that young and old can relate to
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