Middlewich, Cheshire; Middlewich FAB Festival 2018 is pleased to announce their new parade  route, the inclusion of the Mexon Market and much more. The festival is getting ready to offer people of all ages the most fun weekend of the year, 15th, 16th and 17th June, with entertaining performances,  many food and drink stands, the Floating Market, the Mexon Street Market on Wheelock Street, fun fair and kids rides.

Each year, Middlewich FAB Festival boasts a vast range of artists, activities and attractions for everyone to enjoy and have a real sensory experience. Salinae Field will host craft stalls and kids rides. The canalside between Town Bridge and The Big Lock will be lined up with many beautifully decorated narrowboats and trade boats that make up the spectacular “Floating Market”, with a variety of self made crafts, food and boat art.

Returning to this year’s food court are the ever popular Choccy Churros, Just Thai Kitchen, Yarwoods’ ice cream,  La Vera Pizza, Northwest Game and Little Red Kitchen, as well as vegan and vegetarian options. Visitors will be happy to see the return of the FAB Beer Festival on the Market Field, which will be hosted again by the wonderful Merlin Brewery. Other drinks will be provided by Beetle Juice Cocktail’s, The Boston Shakers and a new prosecco bar by Drop of What You Fancy.  

‘Wish Upon A Sparkle’, return to Middlewich FAB Festival for the third year offering face and body glitter, adding a touch of sparkle to festival goers’ faces – and if anything like last year, quite a few beards too!

Performing on both Saturday and Sunday performers will be Fairly Famous Family, a street theatre company based in Cumbria. Fairly Famous Family has been on quite a journey through the streets, theatres and service stations of the UK, Europe and beyond. With their trademark enthusiasm, professionalism and work ethic, they entertain visitors, young and old.

The Mexon Market will return after the huge success of the “Royal Mexon Street Party”, on Wheelock Street, with traders offering food and crafts and of course the Wheelock Street retailers will be open for business as well. This year FAB Festival’s traditional parade will also be relocated, starting at Middlewich Leisure Centre, continuing down Queen Street, on to Hightown, up Lewin Street, past the Council offices and finishing as always at the Main Stage, Market Field. With troupes and groups, the parade is a wonderful cacophony for the senses!

Jonathan Williams, Town Clerk comments, “We are pleased to expand FAB Festival with many family orientated activities. The new parade route enables us to include the Mexon Market as part of the festival, which will offer visitors the chance to browse the stalls, alongside the high street retailers.” Jonathan continues, “It’s nice to see many familiar traders returning to Market Field, Salinae and the Floating Market with some new faces as well. There really will be something for everyone”


More information about this year’s edition of FAB Festival can be found on the free FAB Festival App and on www.fabfestival.co.uk . Concerts taking place on Saturday and Sunday will continue to have free admission. A limited number of tickets for Friday, 15th June’s concert with Peter Hook & The Light are still available to buy from www.fabfestival.co.uk.