Goosfest Arts & Music Festival, Goostrey, Cheshire

Goosfest is an arts and music festival held each year in October, designed to enrich the cultural opportunities in Cheshire. With day-time and evening events at different venues in and around the village of Goostrey, Goosfest promises something for everyone. The festival involves both professional and amateur acts across the full spectrum of the arts. So whether it is theatre, stand-up comedy, classical, reggae, folk. jazz or contemporary music, poetry, painting or craft that turns you on, Goosfest has it.

Over the years, the people of Goostrey have demonstrated time and time again that they are willing to enthusiastically back arts events organised locally and it is this admirable tradition of support that has inspired us to arrange such an ambitious programme of events. If you would like to be kept up-dated by e-mail please register through our Contact us page. We hope you will enjoy Goosfest and support the performances and events throughout the festival.

Get Involved!

There are two ways of supporting Goosfest without being on a committee:


Goosfest runs on a very tight budget and aims to break even each year. Costs are high and rising for performers fees, venue hire, the printing costs of our free brochure and other promotional material.

Your contribution as a sponsor, whatever the size, would help us greatly to maintain our high quality performances and workshops. In return you would receive publicity and priority booking.


We rely on our small band of volunteers, without whom Goosfest would not be possible. If you have time to spare and would like to join in the fun perhaps you might consider helping us in one of the following ways:

  • Setting up and/or clearing up at the beginning or end of events.
  • Stewarding at events and workshops
  • Leaflet distribution
  • Bar stewarding
  • Catering
  • Technical support

No experience is necessary! All we ask is that you are fully committed to the ethos of Goosfest which is to provide quality events and workshops for our village.

If you would like to join our band of volunteers, please use our ‘contact us’ page and we’ll call you back very soon.

Thank you