Organisers prepare for Shrewsbury Food Festival

Shropshire Festivals are preparing for the Shrewsbury Food Festival, which has not taken place for over two years due to Covid restrictions in the town. The festival will take place on September 4 and 5 at Shrewsbury’s Quarry.

New for this year is the Monks Home and Garden area, which organisers believe will be the best place to kick off your Christmas shopping. Another new offering is the Field to Fork Area. Harper Adams will be working with the AGRI Project to educate visitors on our food and agriculture industry.

There will be around 200 food, drink and craft exhibitors and street food vendors, as well as bars to enjoy.

The Shropshire Distillery Talks & Demo Stage has a stellar line-up of chef talent. Hot off his Great British Menu success, Docket No.33’s Stuart Collins will likely attract a big crowd, as will Wild Shropshire’s James Sherwin and the Festival’s Head Chef, Chris Burt, of the Mytton and Mermaid.

Bespoke jewellers Woodings & Co are sponsoring the live music stage that will feature the best bands from the region including the Dirty Rockin Scoundrels, Something 4 the Weekend and Lost The Plot. Over the other side of the field Shrewsbury theatre group, Get Your Wigle On, have musical theatre performances planned throughout the weekend.

The Kitchen Depot is providing the ‘Cook Along with the Chef’ stage and will be taking entries for a £10K kitchen giveaway.

The organisers have described the kids’ zone as the best the festival has seen in its 8-year history. Free kids activities include entry to the Panic Circus big top, a 400 ft. inflatable obstacle course, football, tennis and hockey skills, and axe throwing.

Director of Fun, Beth Heath, said, “We are ridiculously excited to return to our festival home at the Quarry with our flagship festival. After all this time we know the public will relish being able to attend an in-person feel good event which showcases the greatest independent businesses this region has to offer. Book your tickets now and save the date for the best day out in Shropshire’s calendar!”  

Shrewsbury Food Festival will be held on September 4 and 5 at Shrewsbury’s Quarry and around the town centre. Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance from shrewsburyfoodfestival.co.uk.

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