Celebrating its fourth year, the Stamford Georgian Festival is set to bring a taste of the 1700s and 1800s to the region. Back due to high-demand after 2017’s event which saw 56,000 visitors flock to Stamford, which had been transformed into a Georgian wonderland. With a jam-packed weekend of events across the town, we look at what you can expect from this year’s festival in this blog.
Where Is The Stamford Georgian Festival?
The festival is happening throughout Stamford town, with places like the Arts Centre, Browne’s Hospital, The Meadows and Stamford Town Hall containing the majority of the events.
When Is The Stamford Georgian Festival?
The Stamford Georgian Festival will take place between Thursday 26th and Sunday 29th September, providing days’ worth of entertainment across the multiple venues. The first event, an organ recital at Burghley House Chapel commences at 4:30pm on Thursday and the finale, a play based on Jane Austen’s George Wickham telling his version of events, starts at 7pm on Sunday at Stamford Arts Centre.
How Can I Buy Tickets For The Stamford Georgian Festival?
The events for the festival are a wide range of different prices, ranging from free to £42 for the Costume Ball in the Arts Centre Ballroom. Tickets are available direct through the festival’s website or via the box office which you can reach on 01780 763203.
What Can You Do At The Stamford Georgian Festival?
The festival has a vast range of activities available for visitors old and young, with lots of family friendly available entertainment. From tours of some of the most iconic Georgian buildings in Stamford, through to plays and displays, there’s a range of activities for everyone.
Some of the high-demand events are already sold out, such as the grand Costume Ball at Stamford Ballroom on Friday 27th. So if there’s an event you’re keen to see make sure you get tickets as soon as possible.
There’s also a range of brilliant free events available, with the majority being at The Meadows on Saturday where there’s an entire day of entertainment from 10am until 4:30pm. From picnics to horse rides and a vast range in between, it looks to be a brilliant weekend.
You can view the full programme of events and purchase tickets here.
Why Does Stamford Have a Georgian Festival?
The Georgian Festival in Stamford celebrates the rich history that our beautiful town has with the time period. Many of Stamford’s idyllic buildings were built during the Georgian times and over 600 buildings have gained listed status to ensure they’re protected.
A change to railway line plans in 1852 meant that the line went through Peterborough instead of Stamford, though this limited the coaching trade in the area it allowed Stamford to avoid vast development. Creating the charm and beauty that the town still has to this day.
The Stamford Georgian Festival celebrates this history every 2 years with an array of events showcasing the most historic moments from Georgian times and how residents of Stamford used to live.
About Coversure Stamford
Though we don’t quite go back all the way to the Georgian times, Coversure Stamford has been a member of the community for over 10 years. We offer a wide range of insurance services that can keep you, your business and your vehicles safe. We can even insure listed buildings such as those built in Stamford in the Georgian times.
We love the history of this beautiful town and we hope we can help you with your insurance cover. Give us a try on your next renewal, give us a call on 01780 238 686, email firstname.lastname@example.org or pop in to see us at 24 East Street, Stamford, PE9 1QD.