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Shrewsbury Food Festival
28 May 2019
The Shrewsbury Food Festival returns on the 29th and 30th June for its seventh year, with 200 exhibitors, a bigger, better BBQ area, demonstrations, chef school, live music and lots of fun activities for kids.  The festival was attended by around 30,000 people last year. For the third year running the festival was named the ‘Best Food Festival in the Midlands’ at the What’s On Readers’ Awards...
Kids enjoy the festival
21 May 2019
Shropshire Kids Festival 2019 enjoyed record figures, with 11,000 people attending the two-day event on the 11th and 12th May in Shrewsbury’s Quarry. Beth Heath, Shropshire Festival’s founder, said, “Our fourth annual Kids Festival was a big success. We worked very hard to change the model this year, so all activities within the festival were free. We listened to the feedback from last year, and...
Water slide at Kids Festival
07 May 2019
Shropshire Kids Festival 2019 will be held at Shrewsbury’s Quarry Park on the 11th and 12th May. The two-day event promises to be the most spectacular kids festival to date. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Shropshire Kids Festival website. Once inside the festival, all activities are free to take part in, meaning there is no limit to what your youngsters can experience. There is an...
15 Apr 2019
Hawkstone Park is bringing back Follies Festival, for a wonderful weekend of family entertainment on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July 2019. Set against the breath-taking woodland landscape of caves, crags and cliffs, the stage will be set for comedy and music. Friday will host a night of comedy, with Birmingham-based compere, James Cook as MC.  James joins the festivities after recent...
Jacqueline Wilson
27 Mar 2019
One of Britain’s most successful children’s authors and Children’s Laureate (2005-2007), Jacqueline Wilson, will be in Shrewsbury on Saturday 4th May for Shrewsbury Bookfest’s annual children’s literature festival.  The multi-award winning, best-selling author is also the very loyal and supportive President of Shrewsbury Bookfest, which celebrates its 21st birthday this May Bank Holiday weekend...
07 Mar 2019
One of Britain’s most successful children’s authors and Children’s Laureate (2005-2007), Jacqueline Wilson, will be in Shrewsbury on Saturday 4th May for Shrewsbury Bookfest’s annual children’s literature festival.  The multi-award winning, best-selling author is also the very loyal and supportive President of Shrewsbury Bookfest, which celebrates its 21st birthday this May Bank Holiday weekend...
01 Feb 2019
We are delighted to again be hosting Shrewsbury Steampunk Spectacular on Saturday 23rd March 2019. This will be the most exciting festival offering fun and excitement for all to enjoy. Our Steampunk events are immensely popular, appealing to families, couples the young and not so young! It really does capture the imagination of everyone. It will be the most splendid and spectacular show and is...
01 Dec 2018
Tickets have gone on sale for the 2019 Shrewsbury Folk Festival as organisers have shared the first names to be added to the bill.  Weekend tickets to the four-day event, that will take place at the West Mid Showground from August 23 to 26, are expected to be in high demand. Last year the first tier of tickets were snapped up in less than 30 minutes and weekend tickets sold out a month before the...
28 Nov 2018
This FREE one-day festival will be a great day out for the entire family, from more than 70 food, drink and crafty stalls to live music, loads of kids entertainment, sports, hands-on experiences, displays, animals and much more. Everything to entertain and educate your youngsters with tractor rides, farm visits, hands-on activities, pond dipping and taking part in the field to fork journey,...
30 Aug 2018
  This year's Shrewsbury Folk Festival opened in stormy style, with high winds and torrential rain. But a bit of weather doesn’t put off diehard folk fans. We all donned capes and cagoules and followed the music.   As ever, we didn’t manage to see all the acts we hoped to see; there is always a range of fabulous music happening across the three main stages and scattered across the various smaller...
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