The event is open from Saturday 9am – 5pm.
The town centre will be busy with road closures in place to stage the festival (normal day parking charges will apply on festival day), therefore we STRONGLY recommend using the very reasonably priced £6 per vehicle Park and Ride Scheme – all proceeds go to the festival.
Main Festival Park and Ride
This will be at Clitheroe Auction Market, Lincoln Way, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 1QD. The buses run from 9am until 5pm, every 10 minutes or when a bus becomes full if this is before.
Park and Ride Coaches will run frequently and will have disabled access. The park and ride this year is provided by Ribble Valley Borough Council.
Blue Badge Holders coming by car- there are several disabled bays in all of our town centre car parks. Should you require further advice please contact the Shopmobility Team on 01200 425028 / 07594 550130 where you can also hire various pieces of equipment, which they can organise a collection point for you.
Coach Tour Operators/Organised Groups of 8 or more
We welcome coach tour operators / organised groups to our festival.
You are invited to BOOK IN prior to the event with Tom Pridmore at Ribble Valley Borough Council on 01200 414496 in order for us to allocate adequate parking space for you and also to provide a free luncheon voucher for your driver.
Upon arriving into Clitheroe please follow signs for the train station and drop off your passengers at the interchange, THEN make your way to the park and ride where our stewards will also provide you with a FREE park and ride ticket.
Arrival advice: this will depend on your passengers and what activities they have booked tickets for (some events commence at 10.30am). If you wish to book any tickets for the festival’s activities on behalf of your passengers, these are available in the ‘What’s On Section’.
For up to date information on public transport contact: Clitheroe Interchange on 01200 429832, these following routes are subject to change.
By Public Bus
Clitheroe is well serviced by buses from local towns.
You are advised to check times with Clitheroe interchange on 01200 429832 before travelling as times are subject to change in the summer months.
There are regular trains to Clitheroe from Manchester and all stations in between. Northern Rail have worked with us for the last few years, each year the train becomes more popular and an additional carriage was put on last year too! Running from Blackburn every hour. We suggest you catch an early train (before 11am), particularly if you struggle with mobility or have small families.
There are planned works and upgrades between Manchester, Blackburn and Bolton stations on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August which will result in replacement bus services for some travellers.
We strongly advise contacting Clitheroe Interchange on 01200 429832 before you travel to check times and any likely delays to normal services.