About Garstang

Photo by Lynn Harter

There is more to Garstang than just the Victorian Christmas Festival! It is the culmination of a year-long programme of events which make Garstang a special place to live and to visit. Visit in Spring for the Walking Festival and the Children’s Festival, come in Summer and see the town in all it’s floral glory (Garstang is many times winner of Gold Medals in Britain in Bloom, and even won Gold in the European ‘Entente Florale’). Late Summer and Autumn sees the Agricultural Show and the Arts Festival. Garstang is an ideal base for walks or cycle rides in the nearby Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Look below to get a taste of what is on offer throughout the year.

Garstang Walking Festival

The Garstang Walking Festival, at the begining of May each year is a great opportunity to explore the local area on foot, mainly led by local volunteers with a vast knowledge of the area.

Garstang and District Children’s Festival

The Garstang and District Children’s Festival takes place on Spring Bank Holiday Monday. It is a great day for the town, especially for the children! Schools and local children’s organisations put on a show not to be missed.

Garstang Ice Cream Festival

Taking place on the 3rd Sunday in July, the Ice Cream Festival brings ice cream from around the region, live music and entertainment for the whole family.

Garstang Scarecrow Festival

Taking place on over three days in July, the Scarecrow Festival has a whole heap of family fun and entertainment and not to mention scarecrows!

Garstang Agricultural Show

Over 100 trade stands and shops, Bar and Catering/Luncheon Tent. Not to be missed! The event attracts in the region of 15,000 people making it a superb day out for all the family.

Garstang Arts & Music Festival

The Arts and Music Festival has been running in Garstang for nearly 15 years. The festival takes place in August and is for one week (ending on Bank Holiday Saturday).


Garstang Town Council

The Garstang Town Council website. Be kept up to date with the latest developments in Garstang.

The official Garstang website

There is so much going on in Garstang throughout the year – there really is something for everyone! Find out all there is to know about Garstang, whether it’s somewhere to stay, somewhere to eat, or just to find out more about the town, it’s history, it’s people.