Fabulous Food Festival

I had a great time at Shrewsbury Food Festival on Sunday afternoon there was so much to see and we had lovely weather too. Over 130 local food companies were showcasing in the quarry and thousands turned out to support them.

I ran the Race For Life in the morning so it was lunchtime when we arrived at the Quarry where we discovered that the festival were also making a donation to Cancer Research on behalf of the Race For Life festival attendees.

It was very busy, we had to queue for 45 minutes to get some lunch. A beautiful chicken and chorizo paella. It's great that so many people were out supporting the first food festival in Shrewsbury but next time I will get there earlier in the day.

There was something for everyone with cookery demonstrations, baritsta skills, live music, petting zoo and free crafts for children. The celebrations spilled over into town too with the Market Hall hosting a fringe festival, wine tasting at Tanners and pudding sampling at the Baptist Church on Claremont Street. There was a restaurant safari with sampling menus at several restaurants in town and the Hive was showing films centred around food.

A true community day that catered for everyone and the good news is that it will be back next year too.

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Laura Laura

Laura and her partner Trevor recently moved to Shrewsbury and share their journey as they explore all the hidden nooks and local restaurants that Shrewsbury has to offer. Laura is a keen foodie enjoys foraging along the river and sharing her recipes and foodie finds at www.foodielaura.com

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