Countdown is on for Shrewsbury fireworks displays

The countdown is on for the Shrewsbury Bonfire and Fireworks Spectacular - which is now just days away.

Two fireworks displays form the centrepiece of an exciting evening’s entertainment at the Greenhous West Mid Showground on Saturday, November 2, and visitors have the choice of attending one or both displays for the same price.

There will also be a range of funfair rides, live music, plenty of food and drink options and free sparklers for the children.

Jan Forrest, showground manager, said: “Our bonfire night celebration is always popular, and there are only days before our visitors can once again get to see two spectacular fireworks displays on the same evening. It really is great value, a real fireworks fest!

“It’s our third year of the double show and has proved so popular it has become a regular fixture on the showground calendar.

“It means families with younger children have the option to come along to the early display, making it not too long a night for them. It’s a more family-friendly show and not too loud for the youngsters.

“Visitors will, of course, be welcome to stay and join those coming to the later display if they so wish. The first event starts at 6.15pm and the second, main, display at 7.45pm.

“There will be a limited number of tickets available on the gate so it’s best to buy them in advance to avoid disappointment - it will also mean beating the queues on the day.

“Gates will open at 4pm and the bonfire will be lit one hour later. In addition to the bonfire and fireworks, there will be a funfair along with various food and drink stands around the ground.

“It’s always a popular night, we have plenty going on to suit people of all ages and we have extensive free parking available on the showground.”

Tickets are priced at £10 adults, £5 children aged between six and 16, while under fives are admitted free. Family tickets are available at £25, which include two adults and three children.

To buy tickets, visit www.westmidshowground.com or search West Mid Showground on Facebook.

Proceeds from the event go to the Shropshire and West Midlands Agricultural Society’s charity, The Rural Charity, which makes donations to various groups and organisations over the year, as well as ensuring the West Mid Showground continues to play a vital part in contributing to the local economy.

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