Big week­end ahead as fes­ti­val re­turns

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - JES­SICA SIMMS

AFES­TI­VAL which has so far raised more than £130,000 for char­ity re­turns for the bank hol­i­day week­end.

The Big Week­end – pre­vi­ously named ‘Triple­fest’ – takes place at Heaton House in Rush­ton Spencer over the week­end be­gin­ning Satur­day, Au­gust 29.

It’s run by the Heath Fam­ily, along with a com­mit­tee from Rush­ton Spencer, and in­cludes a huge range of events, in­clud­ing mu­sic, fair­ground rides, a beer festi- val, demon­stra­tions and a dog show.

Sarah Heath, whose par­ents Mick and Mar­garet own Heaton House Farm which hosts the event, said the name change re­flects the size of the event, which has grown sub­stan­tially since it was first run as a one­day coun­try fair in 1993.

Sarah, who works with her par­ents to run Heaton House Events, added: “We feel the name now re­ally re­flects the pur­pose of the event, for ev­ery­one to come and have a good time.

“We’re al­ready hav­ing record ticket sales and we’re look­ing for­ward to rais­ing lots for char­ity.”

This year’s three-day event in­cludes a beer fes­ti­val run by Win­cle Beer Com­pany, ac­com­pa­nied by live mu­sic from False Alarm, Mother Uk­ers, Green Hot Clover and Cash 4 Chaos.

There will be plenty of fun for kids with plenty of fair­ground rides, magic shows, face paint­ing and a visit from Peppa Pig.

There will be a cook­ery demon­stra­tion from last year’s Great Bri­tish Bake Off win­ner Luis Troyano, who will be head­ing to the fes­ti­val from Poyn­ton.

An­tiques ex­pert Adam Par­tridge, who runs Adam Par­tridge Auc­tion House in Mac­cles­field, will also be there on the day.

He said: “Mac­cles­field has a fan­tas­tic com­mu­nity spirit and I am look­ing for­ward to be­ing part of such a ma­jor lo­cal event sup­port­ing sev­eral im­por­tant char­i­ties.”

Char­i­ties set to ben­e­fit from this year’s event in­clude East Cheshire Hos­pice, Can­cer Re­search UK and the Air Am­bu­lance ser­vice.

Other at­trac­tions in­clude a va­ri­ety and com­edy show, car boot sale, mar­ket stalls, vintage trac­tors and clas­sic cars.

Ticket prices start from £10 for adults and un­der 18s for free.

Peo­ple can choose to camp for the whole week­end or buy day tick­ets.

For more in­for­ma­tion about tick­ets and a full list of events go to www.heaton­house.

●● Sarah, Mar­garet and Mick Heath

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