Events Manager Andrew Renshaw said "There are lots of ways to take part in the Festival. Whether you're a budding artist, amateur photographer or entering your dog in the dog show. There really is something for all ages."
Themes for this years photography competition are 'Night Life' for entries from ages 18's and over or 'The Village where I live' for those aged under 18. All photographs will be displayed in the Arts Tent over the festival weekend with prizes in each age group and the public voted top photograph prize. So if you're an amateur photographer, get snapping.
Local traders are invited to create a competition winning scarecrow - the theme this year is Alice in Wonderland, which celebrates local writer Lewis Carroll. Scarecrows will start appearing outside participating shops and businesses from 25th June, and moved to the festival field for voting on the Saturday.
Children can take part in the I-Spy treasure trail finding names, dates and symbols around the village - entry forms will be available from the box office in June.
Other ways to support the festival are by buying tickets for the Grand Festival Draw, with fabulous prizes donated by shops and businesses in the area. The Festival also welcomes anyone who would like to volunteer to help out over the course of the weekend.
Tickets for all events will go on sale on 3rd June 2016.
For further details on how to get involved please visit the festival website: www.stocktonheathfestival.co.uk