Macclesfield Gravity Festival
Start date: 08 April 2017
Macclesfield Gravity Festival (known as Gravfest to its friends) is a free family weekend to see intrepid racers come down the hill near the school in home-made billy carts or on gravity bikes to test the rumour that Macclesfield has more gravity than any other part of the world.
The pull of gravity is harnessed once a year for our race and is believed to draw its power from a deep vein of daftness that runs under the town. That raw daftness has been tapped since 1840, when it was first discovered by Dr Maccles, and is exported all over the world to allow politicians and captains of industry to make ludicrous decisions whilst expecting re-election or promotion.
The two day event is in April when we race down the hill, watch live bands on the open air stage. enjoy the wide variety of stalls and welcome thousands of people to our little town to enjoy a bit of good old fashioned daftness.