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The Shropshire Festivals team who are behind the new platform (copyright Birgitta Zoutman)
25 May 2021
Shropshire Festivals have launched a new online marketplace to support the region’s food and drink businesses. Shropshire Food and Drink is a brand-new website, offering a platform to help local businesses reach more people. Food and drink businesses from Shropshire can sign up to be listed on the website’s local directory, as well as benefitting from shared resources within the network....
A volunteer for Shropshire Festivals
17 May 2021
Aside from socially distanced carols on the doorstep last Christmas and their drive-in events at the West Mid Showground, Shropshire Festivals have not held an event in 19 months. That is all set to change this Sunday as they hold their first ever Shropshire Tasty Trail event. The event will see 600 people embark on an 8 mile walk around the Upton Magna area, with three courses of locally...
Shrewsbury Square
26 Apr 2021
Shropshire Festivals will be holding a free event in Shrewsbury on Sunday, July 25 2021 to spread some happiness through the town. ‘A Mile of Smiles’ will take visitors on a walk through Shrewsbury where performers and acts will be tasked with generating smiles along the way. The events company are seeking out any performers, entertainers, musicians, and acts to put themselves forward for the...
Shropshire Tasty Trail is in May 2021
22 Apr 2021
Shropshire Festivals have released tickets for an event that mixes locally produced food and drink with an 8-mile walk near Shrewsbury on May 23, 2021. The Shropshire Tasty Trail aims to leave muddy footprints not carbon footprints with organisers sourcing food and drink locally to keep food miles to a minimum. The 8-mile walk will include three stop-offs, where walkers will enjoy a different...
Beth and Sid Heath
23 Feb 2021
Beth Heath, owner of the award-winning events company, Shropshire Festivals, has been appointed the Chair of the Shropshire Business Board, taking over from Paul Bennett. In the same month the events aficionada has also become the Chairwoman for the region’s destination management organisation – Visit Shropshire. The Shropshire Business Board is a business-led, joint private and public sector...
Fee Glover at The Uplands receiving their self-care hampers
08 Feb 2021
The Shropshire Hamper Company have launched several new hampers for people looking to spread some joy in response to the tough start to 2021. It is now possible to send a hug with a hamper that will “show someone just how much you care.” New hampers also include an option for a ‘Home School Teacher Hero’, which the makers describe as a hero who “should be rewarded for their hard work for...
Some products stocked by the Shropshire Hamper Company
27 Nov 2020
Local food businesses have sold more products through the Shropshire Festivals’ hamper company than they normally do at their festivals. Amid the 2020 pandemic, Shropshire Festivals diversified in to hampers. The Shropshire Hamper Company sources products from local food and drink companies that have been unable to exhibit at their festivals this year. Producers including Heather’s Harvest and...
Stuart Danks at DM Recruitment getting in to the festive spirit
08 Oct 2020
The team at DM Recruitment are spreading some festive cheer in the run up to Christmas. Stuart Danks, director at the firm, has agreed to be the headline sponsor of ‘Carols on the Doorstep.’ The event is a community initiative being organised by the teams at Shropshire Festivals and My Shrewsbury magazine. With the support of BBC Radio Shropshire they will be encouraging locals to take to their...
Katy Rink and her family get ready for carols on their doorstep
05 Oct 2020
Carols on the Doorstep is set to unite the people of Shropshire and will take place on December 16, repeated on Christmas Eve, supported by BBC Radio Shropshire. Organisers are hoping the idea will catch on countrywide and raise money for a host of different charities. My Shrewsbury magazine has joined forces with Shropshire Festivals to organise the event. They are asking everyone to sing carols...
Shropshire Festivals owners Beth and Sid, with children Jessica and Jonathan at Shrewsbury Food Festival in 2019
07 Sep 2020
The local events company has launched ‘Friends of Shropshire Festivals’ to raise much-needed funds to weather the devastating loss of income due to Covid-19. Shropshire Festivals had no choice but to cancel all seven of their planned major events this year. Loyal festivalgoers can now become ‘Friends of’ the Shrewsbury Food Festival, Shropshire Oktoberfest and Shropshire Kids Festival. Sales of...
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