Goostrey Rose Festival

This annual event upholds a tradition dating back more than a century and is the highlight of the year for many in this South Cheshire village.

A colourful procession of floats featuring over 300 children and adults kicks off the celebrations which take place on the last Saturday in June. Residents and visitors alike also enjoy the crowning of the Rose Queen, maypole dancing and a fête on the school field. The day is rounded off by a lively ceilidh.

At one time nearly every village in the area held a similar Rose Festival but today only a handful survive.  However, thanks to the support of villagers, Goostrey Rose Festival is still going strong and each year attracts hundreds of visitors from across the country.

Rose Queen

Procession

Fête

Goostrey Rose Festival 2021

Due to COVID restrictions, this year’s Goostrey Rose Festival will look a little different again this year. We are hoping to conduct a crowning ceremony for the 2021 Rose Queen and Rosebud Queen along with some competitions for villagers to get involved in.

For the latest updates please check our Facebook page and latest news article.

Latest News

Goostrey Rose Queen is eventually crowned

Goostrey Rose Queen is eventually crowned

Rose Day president Julia Sewell crowns the 2021 Goostrey Rose Queen Cate ClaytonPhoto by Isobel GreenCate Clayton was eventually crowned Goostrey Rose Queen in a unique covid-secure ceremony on Saturday (26 June)....

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IN THE NEWS: Birthday wishes from two queens

IN THE NEWS: Birthday wishes from two queens

Margaret Barber, a long-standing supporter of Goostrey Rose Festival recently celebrated her 100th birthday and received a card from not one, but two queens! Read all about it in the Knutsford Guardian: Stalwart of Goostrey...

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