Out and About

Barnoldswick is justly renowned for its town centre events – Bands on the Square, St George’s celebrations, the legendary Christmas Lights switch-on – the list goes on. We’ve one or two suggestions here, including some events to put into your calendar, and places to visit in and around the town. There’s another website too, for further local information – https://www.visitbarnoldswick.co.uk/

Bancroft Mill

From the Bancroft Mill website – “Bancroft is a working museum open to the public with free entry most Saturdays throughout the year from 11-3pm. Guided tours are normally Saturdays depending on the availability of volunteers. There is no fixed charge for these but would ask you to make a modest donation to the Trust. Alternatively you may conduct yourselves around the site. The museum is also open and the engine in steam between 1pm and 3.45pm on many Sundays from March through to early December when tours also operate.” It’s an amazing piece of industrial heritage and well worth a visit. Public support is absolutely essential too, to ensure the mill’s future. Visit their site for more details – http://www.bancroftmill.org.uk/

The Bancroft Mill steam engine

Bands on the Square – 22 to 25 May 2020

From the Visit Pendle website: “Bands On The Square (BOTS) is a music event held over the spring bank holiday in Barnoldswick, where we present the best bands & artists from the area on a custom built stage on the town square.
Expect great music, great talent, great people and great atmosphere. ALL FOR FREE and provided by Visit Barnoldswick and its volunteers.
Barnoldswick’s Bands on the Square is back and it’s promising to be bigger than ever! Filled with talent from the local area, we have a great weekend with a mixture of vibrant and different acts to entertain everyone!
So come along, enjoy the sounds, the sights, bring friends, bring family and have fun!! See you at the front.” Over the years Bands on the Square has come to be one of the most popular events in Barnoldswick’s busy calendar, and is something not to be missed for music fans.

Barnoldswick Festival of Food and Drink – 25 April 2020

A St George’s Day celebration of all that’s best in food and drink in and around the town. Expect to see dozens of stalls around the town centre, together with loads of entertainment for the whole family. This year the event includes the World Meat Pie championship, and a brand new event for us – Bake-a-Cake! Entry forms for both are available on the Barnoldswick Festival of Food and Drink page on this site – and don’t forget, entry is completely free!

Visits: 70