Although the days are going to start getting shorter soon and the temperature is going to drop, but don’t worry there are plenty of great things to do during Autumn in ST Helens and the North West of England.

To give you a taster, we have highlighted some of the best in the following post.

Newton Le Willows Flower & Vegetable Show, Penkford School, St Helens- Saturday 8th of September,

A fun and locally-focused event that takes place most years at Penkford School in St Helens is Newton Le Willows Flower and Vegetable Show. Some great local produce will be on display and locals will be battling it out in various classes, including everything from fruit and veg to flowers, pot plants, art and photography. There will even be a competition for children. Entry is free, unless you intend on taking part. Then it’s 20p.

Reminisce Festival, Sherdley Park, St Helens – Saturday 8th September

If banging rave music is more your speed and you want to soak up the nostalgia in the middle of a field with thousands of others, Reminisce Festival at Sherdley Park in St Helens is where you will want to be on Saturday 8th of this month. One of the biggest and most popular outdoor autumn music festivals in the north, expect a stellar cast of many of the best names in classic dance music.

Truckfest North West, Cheshire Showground, Tabley – Saturday 15th to Sunday 16th September

For all you kids, big and little, that love big roaring trucks, there is only one place you should be this month. The Truckfest North West event that is expected to have hundreds of amazing trucks and other road haulage vehicles to gaze at and have your photograph with. There will also be fun and entertainment for the whole family with fairground rides and an amazing car-crunching Monster Truck show.

Kenyon Hall Farm, Croft, Warrington – Saturday 15th to Sunday 16th September

If arts and crafts are more your thing though, on the same weekend as the above event, there is a more low-key and less high-octane event at Kenyon Hall Farm, located in Croft, Warrington. This beautifully scenic location is the venue for many local craft fairs throughout the year. There will be a whole host of different stalls offering plenty of things to try and buy, including food, vintage pieces and crafts designed by locals. With donkey rides, fairground rides and face painting there are plenty of things for your children too; and mums and dads can enjoy a chunk or two from the hog roast washed down with some refreshing beer.

Arkley Hall Food Festival, Northwich – Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd September

The following week, there is another food and drink-centred event taking place in Northwich as part of the Great British Food Festival series. Held at the heritage home bearing the same name Arkley Hall Food Festival is a celebration of British culture, architecture and of course, food and drink. With the usual fare you’d expect at a food festival, you’ll be able to watch the spectacles and pick up some hints and tips from the live cooking demonstrations, as well as sample lots of local and national produce at the various food and drink stalls.

For the brave and bold, there is also the Man Vs Food-style eating competition. Enter it if you dare!

Little Women, The Brindley Theatre, Runcorn – Tuesday 18th September to 22nd September

Little Women and its classic story of the March sisters, their very different personalities and the ups and downs of their lives is brought to life by Scott Davidson and Centenary Theatre Company this September. Held at the intimate and warm Brindley Theatre in Runcorn town centre, this looks set to be a stunning show for all literary fans.

Autumn Plant Hunters’ Fair, Abbeywood Gardens, Cheshire – Sunday 23rd September

Are you already setting your sights on what you want your garden to look like in 2019? Autumn is the best time to plant some of the main blooms you want to come through during the warmer months next year. Autumn Plant Hunters’ Fair is the best place to get inspiration for your garden plans. Held within the lovely and quaint Abbeywood Gardens there is a lot to see and do for the green fingered out there and you can even enjoy some healthy and delicious home grown produce in the Garden Café.

Roy Chubby Brown, The Brindley Theatre, Runcorn – Wednesday 26th September and 27th September

From green to blue we go, with a couple of nights of top notch riotous and below the belt comedy. Roy Chubby Brown has been a mainstay of the stand-up scene for many decades now and has a very loyal following. Just don’t turn up to Brindley Theatre in Runcorn expecting safe Michael McIntyre style humour.

Warrington Oktoberfest 22, Parr Hall, Warrington – Thursday 11th to Sunday 13th October

We round out our list with a couple of amazing events if you like a beer or two. Starting with Warrington’s very own Oktoberfest. As the name suggests, this is very much in the spirit of the popular German beer festival and is a very similar affairs, albeit in the North West of England and bot Germany. Expect a lot of delicious beer to try and some great food too. The event kicks off on Thursday the 11th at Parr Hall and will be there every day until the Sunday.

Rainhill Beer Festival, Rainhill Recreation Club – Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th November

Another local celebration of the humble beer in all its greatness is the Rainhill Beer Festival. Held at Rainhill Recreation Club, there will be around 110 real ales to sample. For those of you who aren’t big real ale drinkers, don’t despair, as there will also be plenty of cider, lager and prosecco to enjoy.

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