This is Ramsbottoms biggest events weekend so far this year with an anticipated 30,000 people expected to visit this weekend.
There are four large events happening at the weekend including the Ramsbottom Duck Festival, Ramsbottom Beer Festival, Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival and St Pauls Spring Fair.
Links and information from the podcast:
Creative Collective Meetup
if you have a passion for creativity or have some ideas you’d like to share with like minded people, get on over to the StitchStudio at Princess Court on Silver Street.
Entry is £3 per person, doors open at 8pm and it runs until 10pm.
The Ramsbottom Beer Festival
Friday 27th March 2015
Saturday 28th March 2015
Sunday 29th March 2015
Open 12:00 until midnight
12:00 until 17:00 Sunday
Doors open at midday at Ramsbottom Civic Hall at Market Place.
Tickets are £2.50 each or £2 if you have a CAMRA card.
There will be over 35 different beers all on hand pumps and all profits will go to support the RNLI.
St Pauls Spring Fair – Saturday March 28th
This is hosted outside St Pauls Church on Bridge Street, there will be many stalls selling things such as books, records, costume jewelry, baked goods and greetings cards. Go along, it’s fun for all the family. There’s also a cafe to help wash down some of that chocolate.
This starts from 10:30am and admission is FREE!
All proceeds will go to St Pauls and will help keep the church running.
Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival – Saturday March 28th to Sunday March 29th
Starts at 10am and continues for the whole weekend , just head for Bridge Street, you can’t miss it. There will be lots of people there and lots of stalls selling lovely chocolate related products.
Various changes are expected as discussed in our interview with Paul Morris of the Chocolate Cafe in last weeks podcast.
There will be a huge collection of chocolate, some of which is in different forms such as soap.
This event is huge and brings in people from all over the country. If you’re a chocolate lover, this is a no brainer.
Ramsbottom Rotary Club Duck Race – Sunday March 29th.
There are 3 races throughout the day, one at 12pm, 1.00pm and 3.00pm
Ducks are £2 each which you can buy on the day to race.
Sadly, This is Rammy didn’t have time to buy a giant duck this year however we will be there next year with our podcast recording duck, in some form or other.
Parking and Getting Around
Whatever you’re planning on doing on this massive weekend in Ramsbottom, you will not be bored or short of things to do.
As there are so many events are happening at the same weekend, parking is going to be difficult as is just moving around with a car, so please take public transport where possible.
What we suggest is parking in Bury and taking the East Lancs Railway, there are various Steam and Diesel trains running and you can find a link to the timetable here: http://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk/plan-your-day-out/timetables-fares/details.aspx?CalDate=28-3-2015