Bridgnorth Music and Arts Festival

The twelfth annual Bridgnorth Music and Arts Festival runs from Friday 18th August 2017 until bank holiday Monday 28th August across a range of venues in Bridgnorth.

Bridgnorth Music and Arts Festival 2017 Logo

The history of this event is interesting and shares in the evolution of the Shrewsbury Folk Festival. The Bridgnorth Folk Festival was held for many years on the Sunday of the August bank holiday weekend until it grew so large that in 2006 it moved to Shrewsbury.

The resulting void was filled with a music festival in Bridgnorth on the bank holiday Monday which grew and became an arts festival in 2010. The festival features a variety of music acts and events, art exhibitions and workshops.

The ongoing evolution of the festival sees a range of new events this year including film, comedy, fine arts, and photography.

The logo at the top of this blog post is copyright Bridgnorth Music and Arts Festival.

Burwarton Show

The Burwarton Show is on on the 3rd of August at the Show Ground Burwarton Bridgnorth.

The Burwarton Show is in its 125th year and encompasses an Agricultural Show, a Country Show and Horse Show all in one.

There will be plenty to watch in the Main Arena from Tug o War, Shetland Grand National, Show Jumping, Heavy Horses, Grand Parade of Livestock and a Parade of Vintage Tractors.

Burwarton Show Animals

Did you know commercial tractors, that is one to be used in small fields, have been manufactured for a hundred years this year.

There are Craft, Horticulture and W.I. marquees and Trade stands to explore.

Tickets are £15 in advance and feel good knowing that charitable grants are made each year. This year Oak Farm, which helps people with learning differences, and the Young Farmers Annual Show, plus two students were gifted monies.

The images used in this blog post are with kind permission of Mary Williams, Chairman, Burwarton Show and are copyright Burwarton Show.

Burwarton Show People