THE Northwich Festival begins on four legs and ends on four wheels.
In between the Bank Holiday weekend at Moss Farm is packed with almost non-stop entertainment for thousands of fun-seekers.
The festival is organised by Northwich Rugby Club and is the biggest ever.
The programme begins on Friday night with a race night and there will be crowd pulling events on Saturday and Sunday, but Monday holds its traditional place at the top of the bill.
The UK North Strongman is still the showpiece event, but it is supported by the inaugural Motor Storm First Car Show of modified and classic cars (9am). Project cars will be on view while in the main arena will be displays by the Raleigh Diamondback stunt cycle team.
Monday’s itinerary begins with a massive car boot sale and also includes an all-day funfair.
Twelve giants from as far a field as Sussex, York and Manchester will compete for the £500 Strongman first prize – and a 22-stone gravedigger from Wales, Gwynne Richards, is among the favourites.
Saturday sees colts and ladies rugby tournaments (noon) and in the evening local DJs will be firing up the marquee with a range of music styles, co-ordinated by Ross Walker, resident DJ at the Amber Lounge, Northwich.
Scores of dancing troupes are in competition on Sunday, when there is a strongman contest for first timers and, in the evening, the Northwich Have You Got Talent show.
Further details are available from: Tim Pickering (general) on 07885 046499; Mark Preece (Strongman contests) 07974 157280; Angela Birleson (Motor Storm) 07706 912826; Juliet Brazendale (talent show) 07967 489487; Ross Walker (DJs) 07732 898643 and Ken Houghton (race night) 07740 896845.