Altrincham Festival 2018

Thank you for visiting our website. After 40 wonderful years Altrincham Festival is being revamped in 2018. We hope with your help to make it the best year yet! Do you have any suggestions for how we can improve the parade or the showground entertainment? if so, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

This year’s Altrincham & District Festival Pub Quiz will once again be held at The Railway Pub on Ashley Road in Hale. We would like to express our thanks to management and patrons of The Railway for continuing to support the Festival.

Heat 1 - Monday 16th July

Heat 2 - Tuesday 17th July

Finals - Thursday 19th July

We welcome entries from teams of four people. The team entrance fee is £10.

If you would like to enter please download and complete one of the attached entry forms

Attachments:
Download this file (Railway Quiz Entry Form2018READY.doc)2018 pub quiz entry form (.doc)[2018 pub quiz entry form as a Word File]92 kB
Download this file (Railway Quiz Entry Form2018READY.pdf)2018 pub quiz entry form (.pdf)[2018 pub quiz entry form as a .PDF file]433 kB

For 2018 we will be doing some changes on the Altrincham and District Festival Showgound.

Here are Sarah and Bernie from the festival discussing the changes with Damian from Trafford Sound.

Business Sponsorship Appeal

Every year since 1977, Altrincham Festival's Grand Parade processes through the town on the first Saturday in July from St Margaret's Road in Bowdon, right through Altrincham town centre to the Festival Showground (Beech Fields) in Timperley where we host all day entertainment.  The Festival has been our community's social glue for 40 years as it enables local organisations and good causes to raise their profile, showcases local talent and encourages people to enjoy a wonderful day out in our area. This year we are adopting a theme of 'Movies' for the Grand Parade and this theme will also be reflected in entertainment at the Showground. The Parade is free to enter but we charge a small fee for Showground space.  A new committee is in charge this year and following a public survey, we are beginning to make changes to the Festival, to bring it up-to-date and in line with visitors' desires.  

On the environmental front:

  • We are introducing a free double decker bus service (Euro 6) to transport people to and from Altrincham Interchange and the Showground, thereby reducing the number of individual car journeys necessary. 
  • We're also aiming to recycle the majority of the waste produced on the Showground and our food/drink operators will be using biodegradable and recyclable packaging. 
  • We're inviting local electric/hybrid car manufacturers to exhibit on the Showground to help encourage a reduction in Altrincham area emissions.

Altrincham Festival costs at least £20,000 per year and as grant funding becomes harder and harder to obtain, we are seeking business sponsorship with a choice of three levels – GOLD, SILVER & BRONZE. All sponsors enjoy the benefits of publicity through a revamped printed and electronic marketing communications campaign as well as complimentary marketing space on our showground (Saturday July 7th) and in the Grand Parade if they so wish.

GOLD - One sponsor of £3,000 

Gold sponsors receive:

  • Double-sided facing page advert (normally £900) in our Event Programme
  • your company logo on our website (primary position) and link to yours  
  • your company logo (primary position) featured on other marketing materials - flyers, banners, etc.
  • your own company signage on either side of our Showground Entertainment Stage  
  • 15 metre square pitch on our Showground (normally £120)
  • free entry to the Grand Parade

SILVER - Two sponsors of £1,500 

Silver sponsors receive:

  • full page advert (normally £500) in our Event Programme
  • your company logo on our website (secondary position) and link to yours  
  • your company logo (secondary position) featured on other marketing materials - flyers, banners etc.
  • 10 metre square pitch on our Showground (normally £80)
  • free entry to the Grand Parade

BRONZE - Three sponsors of £750 

Bronze sponsors receive:

  • half page advert (normally £250) in our Event Programme
  • your company logo on our website (tertiary position) and link to yours  
  • your company logo (tertiary position) featured on other marketing materials - flyers, banners etc.
  • 5 metre square pitch on our Showground (normally £40)
  • free entry to the Grand Parade

We recently recorded an interview at Trafford Sound about all the positive changes we are beginning to put into effect this year. 

Parade & Transport -
 

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Over To You - 

We are looking for sponsors to commit by May 4th as our Programme copy deadline is a week later.  

Please do not hesitate to CONTACT US

After 40 years the Altrincham and District Festival is undergoing some changes this year. We did a survey and we have been listening to comments that have been made. This is Sarah and Bernie two committee members answering some questions from Damian from Trafford Sound. Would you like to take part? or can you help? please do let us know.

We have a shortfall to cover the cost of putting on the necessary road closures to enable us to have the popular Altrincham and District grand parade, which is FREE to enter for foreveryone.

Please visit our Crowdfunding page by following THIS LINK 

We are non for profit and every single penny will go towards us putting on the BIGGEST FREE SHOW in Trafford.