Colourful heritage and entertainment at the Stamford Georgian Festival

Sep 16, 2019 | Blog, News

Between 26 and 29 September, the Stamford Georgian Festival offers a fascinating insight into this beautiful and unspoilt stone town’s history through performances and some unforgettable events.

This year, the focus is on the Age of Wonder and Invention, with many events free.

If you’re visiting South Lincolnshire in early autumn,  make a note of the date to enjoy an amazing programme of heritage and entertainment in one fun weekend!

Stamford Georgian Festival

What is there to do at the Stamford Georgian Festival?

Visit Stamford UK to learn about the pioneering balloon flight from the gas works in 1825. Discover amazing details about the performance of Sarah Siddons at Stamford Theatre in 1779. 

Celebrate Georgian art and architecture by attending fascinating talks and an extensive calendar of events running over four days.

Browse street markets for unique shopping in Stamford, experience the spectacle of the costumed ball, or the Sunday promenade which is new to the festival this year.

On Saturday evening, a free town centre street spectacular takes off with outdoor arts, music and street performers. Soak up the atmosphere and join in the celebrations.

Events on the calendar include an organ recital at Burghley House, tours of Browne’s Hospital, a Georgian costume workshop, a walking tour of Stamford and family music workshops. You can also enjoy a tethered balloon ride, highwaymen and period traders on The Meadows, a beautiful Georgian picnic or a carriage ride. 

Stamford Georgian Festival

Dance with Darcy, have tea with Mrs Bennet, take part in a Steampunk Cabaret or take a horse-drawn coach ride around the town and Burghley Park. There are so many activities to choose from!

How to get involved

If you’re local, you can buy tickets for Georgian Festival events at the Stamford Arts Centre or find out more at Discover South Kesteven. If you’re visiting, why not book online and find hotels in Lincolnshire?

Visitors of all ages can enjoy the Georgian Festival, proudly organised and promoted by South Kesteven District Council and a selection of sponsors and partners. Look out for free activities and paid-for events that you simply won’t want to miss. 

www.stamfordgeorgianfestival.co.uk

Stamford Georgian Festival

 

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