SFTW : Bankswood 2016, Glossop GrillFest and Wonderland – The first choice of events if you are looking for something to do this weekend would be the delights of the Bankswood Festival, however if that’s not your thing, there’s still plenty of things you can do over the weekend.
More on Bankswood shortly, but two particular events worth highlighting are both taking place on the Sunday.
The first is the return of the Glossop GrillFest, which is still (as far as I know) Glossop’s first and only competitive team BBQ event.
This year they have 8 teams competing and there is still room for more if you fancy your chances. New to GrillFest 2016 is a compulsory dessert round.
In addition, they have Howard Town Brewery on site with a fine selection of real ales, there main sponsor, Sheldons with their muffins and Big Bertha; Bun and Dusted with cupcakes; Grains Bakehouse with their artisan bread and pastries and Smoke and Flame, professional event caterers, cooking up a storm if you are still in the mood for food. Plus they have an outside bar with a fine selection of American beer, Prosecco and other beverages.
It takes place at Glossop Rugby Club, which if you’ve not been before, is just before you get to Charlesworth on the Glossop to Marple road (heading from Glossop).
Doors open at 12:30. Entrance is charged at only £2 which will get you plenty of samples from the different teams.
You can get more information from there Facebook page by clicking here
Next up and also taking place on Sunday is DJ Colin’s legendary annual 12-hour fundraising DJ set which is once again for the Buxton & Glossop Friends Fighting MS group.
As with last year, DJ Colin will be taking money in exchange for your requests over the day. But it’s not all about the music from DJ Colin, there’ll be singers, a fire-eater, and more. They will also be an auction in the evening, and all through the day will be The Friendship’s beer festival.
It take place at the Friendship Inn on Arundel Street in Glossop, and the fun starts at 12noon running at 12midnight.
You can see more details about Wonderland on Facebook by clicking here.
Finally the main event (at least in my view) for the weekend is this year’s Bankswood Festival, taking place in Bankswood Park, which is a short walk from Hadfield Station.
As mentioned earlier, the Festival which takes places on both Saturday and Sunday, (kicking off around 1.00pm until 6pm) will see a range of bands (as detailed on the website www.bankswoodfestival.com) including as headliners on the Saturday the excellent and just on the brink of super stardom Larkins.
In addition, this year, there is an event greater range of family entertainment with the Playhouse Projects Family Rave sessions and Rock Apes and what’s more, the Bankswood Festival is a free event – but donations are requested to help keep the festival going in the future.