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Events 2014

Bury, Rossendale and Rochdale

Chocolate Festival – 12th and 13th April

Ramsbottom’s award winning Chocolate Festival is back for 2014. Bridge Street will play host to a two day chocolate market showcasing the very best in high quality cocoa. Big names from around the UK will be in attendance alongside local heros including The Chocolate Café and Slattery. This years market combines high quality chocolate producers, chocolate beauty products and crafts.

If you’re thinking of visiting the Chocolate Festival why not park for free at our Heywood Station and hop onboard our very own “Chocolate Express”. Children will receive a free Chocolate Quiz Sheet to complete during the ride.

For more information on the Chocolate Festival click here.

You can find an amended Yellow Timetable for the Chocolate Festival here.

Annual Duck Race – 13th April

Join us as we take part in the Annual Duck Race in conjunction with Ramsbottom’s Chocolate Festival. Ramsbottom Station and Bury Transport Museum will go head to head in the ELR’s first official “duck off” – show your support at this not to miss event! Visit the Ramsbottom Rotary Club website for further details and race times.

Ramsons Day – 27th April

Join local community group, Incredible Edible, in Ramsbottom on 27th April to celebrate “Ramsons Day” ; Ramsbottom’s beautiful and delicious namesake – wild garlic, otherwise known as ‘Ramson’. Incredible Edible will give away ramson seedlings and provide nibbles for people to try out this tasty, healthy and nutritious treat. Ramsons Day will take place outside Ramsbottom Railway Station on Sunday 27th April from 11:30am – 1:30pm. For more information visit Ramsbottom Incredible Edible website.

Rossendale 60′s Festival – 12th, 13th and 14th September

This year’s Festival will take place on 12th, 13th and 14th September, and has grabbed the attention of Marketing Lancashire, who are going to feature the Festival as one of the top ‘must see’ events for 2014. The Festival will include events in Rawtenstall, Bacup, Whitworth and Haslingden and the contrast of events has really captured all aspects of the 60′s era, from classic cars and scooters to genuine vintage clothes, food and live 60′s music.

New for this year is a ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ supported by Rossobus, and will visit all of the events that are included in this year’s Festival, making it even easier to take in the whole festival!

Click here to keep up-to-date with all the latest news on the festival.