Local businesses took to the town square with huge signs to showcase the upcoming #AmazingAccrington events this year.

Instigated by the #AmazingAccrington initiative, businesses, in collaboration with Hyndburn Borough Council, aim to bring the community together and celebrate the local town, plus drive valuable footfall to get retailers tills ringing. With tremendous support from local businesses, these events have been made possible.

Miles Parkinson, Leader of Hyndburn Borough Council said:

“It’s magnificent to see so many businesses getting involved and supporting local events. There is a huge amount to look forward to and on behalf of the community, we are really grateful for all the work and energy put into these. Support of businesses is absolutely essential.”

Murray Dawson, Chairman of the #AmazingAccrington initiative said:

“We would not be able to run these events if it wasn’t for the support of Hyndburn Borough Council, Hyndburn Leisure Trust and of course, the sponsors: Studio, Langtec, Property Shop, North Lancs Training Group, Coachouse, Accrington and Rossendale College and Emerson and Renwick. These events are for the people of Hyndburn and it’s going to be a great year. We do still have a few sponsorship opportunities available and are urging businesses to get in touch before they go!”

#AmazingAccrington Events 2019 Date Location Sponsor/s
Bike Fest Saturday 7th April Property Shop Arena,

Accrington Cricket Club


North Lancs Training Group

Music Festival Saturday 4th May Town square Langetc
Beer Festival Friday 31st May – Sunday 2nd June Town Hall Sponsor opportunities available
Food and Drink Festival Saturday 1st June Town Square Studio, Property Shop

Accrington and Rossendale College

Hyndburn Jobs and Apprenticeship Fair Friday 28th June Town Hall and Square Studio

Accrington and Rossendale College


Soapbox Saturday 31st August Town Square Emerson and Renwick
Rally Challenge Saturday 31st August Broadway Sponsorship opportunities available
Chocolate Festival Saturday 28th September Town Square Property Shop
Accy Horror Show Friday 25th October Town Hall Sponsor opportunities available

For information/to get involved with the upcoming events (Sponsorship, stall holders or exhibitors) email: editor@amazingaccrington.co.uk

Image caption 1: L-R Andrew Turner, Managing Director of Langtec; David Hargreaves Commercial Director at Emerson and Renwick; Gareth Lindsay, Managing Director of North Lancs Training Group; Miles Parkinson, Leader of Hyndburn Borough Council; Lindsay Hurst Marketing Director at both Accrington and Rossendale College and Nelson and Colne College; Lorna Hoyle and Abby Taylor, consultants at Property Shop; Jamie Allen and Steven Chippendale, Joint Managing Directors of Property Shop; The #AccyHorrorShow Ghost