Street theatre, colourful markets, celebrity speakers, Georgian science and even tumbling horseback acrobats make September’s Stamford Georgian Festival a weekend not to be missed.
Starting with a talk on Thursday by author and historian Dan Cruickshank, the South Kesteven District Council funded celebration of the town’s Georgian heritage sees the return of popular highlights from 2015. Back by public demand is our sell-out Georgian Costume Ball and historic venues such as the Town Hall will once again open their doors.
Our unmissable programme is a highlight in a golden year as 2017 commemorates the anniversary of Stamford’s award as the first urban conservation area in the country.
It’s a chance for the town’s ancient stone buildings to throw open their doors as venues for a busy programme.
Horses and a vintage carriage will again deliver unforgettable rides through the town’s ancient streets and the historic Meadows area will host military encampments and period stallholders.
The last festival in 2015 was a superb event, attracting huge crowds, an estimated £1m boost for local businesses and accommodation providers, a boost to civic pride and an ever higher profile for Stamford as England’s finest stone town.
Stamford Georgian Festvial
Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Mary's Street, Stamford, Lincs PE9 2DL
The Stamford Georgian Festival is core funded and organised by South Kesteven District Council