Our guide to what you can do in and around the borough this weekend
Date published: 07 October 2021
Littleborough and Wardle Scarecrow Festivals are running this weekend - follow maps to spot scarecrows around the villages
Littleborough & Wardle Scarecrow Festivals, Fireground Museum Open Day, Rochdale AFC v Crawley Town, Heywood Model Railway Group Open Day, Craft Market, Legally Blonde The Musical, Live Music, Sponsored Walk, plus more - lots to do in and around the borough this weekend.
- Events happening all weekend
Fireground Museum Open Day – Maclure Road, Rochdale, Fri 8 & Sat 9 October, 10am – 4pm
Discover Greater Manchester's firefighting story with fire museum attractions on show.
Legally Blonde The Musical – Champness Hall Function Room, 7.30pm on Fri 8 October / 2pm on Sat 9 October
A fabulous award-winning musical based on the movie, presented by Rochdale Musical Theatre Company.
Exhibition: George Meyrick - Aligned Raised Lowered Offset Paired – Touchstones Rochdale, Fri 8 & Sat 9 October 10am – 5pm & Sun 10 October 10am – 4pm
George Meyrick uses simple geometric forms to create an uncertain visual experience.
Littleborough Scarecrow Festival – Littleborough Village, Sat 9 & Sun 10 October
Follow the map to spot the scarecrows around the village.
Wardle Scarecrow Festival – Wardle Village, Sat 9 & Sun 10 October
The trail with scarecrows on display will take approx 2 hours and is a nice leisurely walk.
- Friday 8 October
Festival of African Arts, Culture, Dance and Awards – Touchstones Rochdale, 4pm – 10pm
An opportunity to come together and celebrate cultural heritage, organised by the Nigeria Community Association.
Dirty Dancing Night – Mercure Norton Grange Hotel & Spa, 6pm – 1am
Two course meal, entertainment, and disco with a DJ.
All Singing All Swinging! – Middleton Arena, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start
Led by star of swing music, Ray Quinn, who starred on X Factor.
Live Music: The Phonics - Empire Rochdale, open 6pm - 4am, live music from 10pm
The UK's premier Stereophonics tribute band.
For a full list of Friday’s events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary:
- Saturday 9 October
Heywood Model Railway Group Open Day – Unit 4 Park Works, Heywood, 10am – 4pm
Have a look at our model layouts and get inspiration for you own models.
Rochdale AFC v Crawley Town – Crown Oil Arena, 3pm kick off
Sky Bet League Two home match.
Rochdale Music Society Concert: The Meraki Duo – Touchstones Rochdale, doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start
With versatile performers Meera Maharaj (flute) and James Girling (guitar).
Live Music: Special Brew MCR - Empire Rochdale, open 6pm - 4am, live music from 10pm
A seven-piece band with full brass section, playing mainly Ska, 2-Tone and Reggae.
For a full list of Saturday’s events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary:
- Sunday 10 October
Sponsored Alzheimer's Walk - Start and finish at Wallis' Amusements at Hollingworth Lake, 10am
Organised by Littleborough Lions, walk around the lake to raise money for Alzheimer's.
Alkrington Village Craft Market – Halloween – Alkrington Community Centre, 10am – 3pm
Free Trick or Treat bags to the first 50 children through the door!
Wedding Open Day – Mercure Norton Grange Hotel & Spa, 1pm – 4pm
See the hotel’s newly refurbished bedrooms and Bridal Suite.
You'll Be Old Yourself One Day – Bo-Jangles Theatre, doors open 1.30pm for 2pm start
A one man show featuring good clean family fun.
For a full list of Sunday’s events see the Rochdale Online Events Diary:
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