Shrewsbury Festival Dates 2019

Shrewsbury offers a range of fantastic festivals to locals and visitors alike, including the Shrewsbury Food Festival, the Shropshire Folk Festival and Shropshire Oktoberfest.

This post provides you with advance notice of the dates of these Shrewsbury Festivals in 2019.

Shrewsbury Folk Festival Stage

Shrewsbury Folk Festival Stage

 

Shrewsbury Food Festival 2019

Shrewsbury Food Festival 2018 Logo

The Shrewsbury Food Festival is considered to be one of the best events of its kind in the UK and returns for its seventh year on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June 2019.
The festival features:

  • more than 200 food, drink and craft exhibitors
  • two live music stages
  • a huge kids activity area
  • talks and demonstrations from the country’s best chefs
  • a hands-on cookery school
  • kids cookery

You can find more information at the Shrewsbury Food Festival Web site.

Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2019

Shrewsbury Folk Festival Logo

Shrewsbury Folk Festival Logo

The annual Shrewsbury Folk Festival returns to the West Midlands Showground in Shrewsbury over the August Bank Holiday weekend commencing Friday 23rd August 2019 and runs through to Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2019.

The festival prides itself on the eclectic line-up of performers from across the UK and features:

  • four main music stages
  • a dance tent with ceilidhs, workshops and dance shows
  • a craft fair
  • a food village
  • real ale, prosecco and cocktail bars

At the time of writing the line-up was still being developed, but some highlights already announced include:

  • Oysterband
  • Martyn Joseph
  • Skerryvore
  • Daphne’s Flight
  • Gary Stewart’s Graceland
  • Phil Beer Band
  • Merry Hell
  • Track Dogs
  • Urban Folk Quartet
  • Granny’s Attic
  • Rapsquillion
  • Geoff Lakeman
  • Chris Elliott & Caitlin Jones

You can find more information at the Shrewsbury Folk Festival Web site.

Shropshire Oktoberfest 2019

Shropshire Oktoberfest 2018 Logo

Shropshire Oktoberfest Logo

The 2018 Oktoberfest claimed to be the biggest party in Shropshire, and the organisers promise that Shropshire Oktoberfest 2019 will be even better.

This festival returns to Quarry park and around Shrewsbury on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th October 2019.

The Shropshire Oktoberfest 2019 will feature:

  • the region’s top brewers
  • the best beers
  • the best music in the best venue
  • a gin den
  • a prosecco parlour
  • a lager bar
  • and a comedy club

You can find more information at the Shropshire Oktoberfest Web site.

The images used in this blog post are copyright of the respective festival organisers and used with their kind permission.

Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2018

The annual Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2018 starts on Friday 24th August and continues through Bank Holiday Monday 27th August.

Saturday August 25th offers a rare appearance of the legendary guitarist Richard Thompson with his Electric Trio. Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of top 20 Guitarists of All Time, the former founding member of folk legends Fairport Convention will be headlining on the Bellstone Stage.

Richard Thompson - Guitarist

The festival prides itself on the eclectic line-up of performers from across the UK and features:

  • four main music stages
  • a dance tent with ceilidhs, workshops and dance shows
  • a craft fair
  • a food village
  • real ale, prossecco and cocktail bars

Amongst the performers this year:

  • Steeleye Span
  • Peter Knight’s Gigspanner Big Band
  • BBC Folk Award winner Daoirí Farrell
  • Scottish folk rockers Skerryvore
  • Irish super group Usher’s Island
  • The Remnant Kings
  • American singer songwriter Gretchen Peter

You can find more information at the Shrewsbury Folk Festival Web site.

The image at the top of this blog post is copyright Shrewsbury Folk Festival and used with their kind permission.

The image of Richard Thompson is from Wikimedia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share 3.0 Unported license.

Shrewsbury Festival Dates 2018

Shrewsbury offers a range of fantastic festivals to locals and visitors alike, including the Shrewsbury Food Festival, the Shropshire Folk Festival and Shropshire Oktoberfest.

This post provides you with advance notice of the dates of these Shrewsbury Festivals in 2018.

Shrewsbury Food Festival 2018

Shrewsbury Food Festival 2018 Logo

The Shrewsbury Food Festival is considered to be one of the best events of its kind in the UK and returns for its sixth year on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2018.

The festival features:

  • more than 200 food, drink and craft exhibitors
  • two live music stages
  • a huge kids activity area
  • talks and demonstrations from the country’s best chefs
  • a hands-on cookery school
  • kids cookery

You can find more information at the Shrewsbury Food Festival Web site.

Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2018

Aerial view of the Shrewsbury Folk Festival site

The annual Shrewsbury Folk Festival returns to the West Midlands Showground in Shrewsbury over the August Bank Holiday weekend commencing Friday 24th August 2018.

The festival prides itself on the eclectic line-up of performers from across the UK and features:

  • four main music stages
  • a dance tent with ceilidhs, workshops and dance shows
  • a craft fair
  • a food village
  • real ale, prosecco and cocktail bars

At the time of writing the line-up was still being developed, but some highlights already announced include:

  • Steeleye Span
  • Peter Knight’s Gigspanner Big Band
  • BBC Folk Award winner Daoirí Farrell
  • Scottish folk rockers Skerryvore
  • Irish super group Usher’s Island
  • The Remnant Kings
  • American singer songwriter Gretchen Peter

The festival has become one of the leading folk events in the UK with an attendance of over 7,000 many of whom return year after year.

You can find more information at the Shrewsbury Folk Festival Web site.

Shropshire Oktoberfest 2018

Shropshire Oktoberfest 2018 Logo

Following the huge success of the first Shropshire Oktoberfest in 2017, this festival returns on Friday 5th October, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October 2018.

The Shropshire Oktoberfest features:

  • the region’s top brewers
  • the best beers
  • the best music in the best venue
  • a gin den
  • a prosecco parlour
  • a lager bar
  • and a comedy club

You can find more information at the Shropshire Oktoberfest Shropshire Oktoberfest Web site.

The images used in this blog post are copyright of the respective festival organisers and used with their kind permission.

Shrewsbury Folk Festival

Aerial view of the Shrewsbury Folk Festival site

Shrewsbury Folk Festival has established itself on the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Four days of live music, dancing, workshops, drinking, eating and catching up with old friends.

There is lots to do on site and in Shrewsbury Town as well with dance displays in the Town Square and music events in some of the local pubs.

Go and enjoy old favourites and discover new bands to dance to, sing along to or relax and chat. Chris Difford from Squeeze is performing, The Unthanks, the Oysterband, Seth Lakeman, Skippinnish and Steve Knightley is a small example of those there to entertain you.

There is plenty of entertainment and workshops for children and teenagers to do. And for the adults too.

Lots of bars and food stalls with an under cover eating area.

The village area has a craft area with stalls selling all sorts of gifts, books etc. There is a small stage where most of the display dances teams perform their stuff and there are bands as well.

There are lots of workshops for those who want to hone their skills on musical instruments. There are singing workshops and dancing workshops as well. And those dedicated exercisers there is an early morning yoga session (bit cold for me).

I may see you there.

The image at the top of this blog post is an aerial view of the Shrewsbury Folk Festival site and is used with the kind permission of the Festival Director, Shrewsbury Folk Festival.