Astleyfest 2021 Window Dressing Competition

Roll Up, Roll Up as Newcastle BID along with the Philip Astley Project and Appetite invite businesses to dress their windows.

As part of AstelyFest which takes place on 7th August 2021 – celebrating Newcastle-under-Lyme’s very own Military Hero, Original Ringmaster and creator of the Modern Circus – Philip Astley, businesses across the town centre are invited to sign up and take part in this fabulously fun competition. Not only will you be helping to make the town brighter but also AstleyFest bigger.

This is also a great opportunity for each and every one of our town centre businesses to promote themselves to a larger audience now lockdown restrictions are being lifted.

The event will be promoted and followed on social media plus the winner will receive a Goody Bag plus title of ‘Best Dressed AstleyFest Display’.

The competition is open to ALL businesses within the town centre so get to work creating a window to seriously dazzle, impress and entertain.

There is only one rule, the window must make reference to an element of Philip Astley’s life and his legacy. The more imaginative the better.

The judging will take place on 7th August

To confirm you are taking part please send an email with your business name and address by 31st July marked “Window Comp” to Andrew at

Make sure that you have your windows completed on or by the week beginning 2nd August when our team of judges will get to work and remains dressed until 8th August 2021.

Why not share on social media and a photograph of your handy work tagged with #Astleyfest

The winner will be announced on 7th August as part of the AstleyFest Celebrations both live and online.

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