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.

Cider and Sausage Festival 2018

Sausages and Cider
Shropshire Festivals are launching their new Cider and Sausage Festival on 28th July 2018 at The Buttermarket in Shrewsbury.

Recognising that Shropshire features some superb producers of fine pork and the best sausages, and several cider producers – this festival combines and celebrates sausages and cider.

The festival features:

  • Shropshire cider producers
  • Shropshire sausage makers
  • beers from local brewers
  • a gin bar and prosecco
  • live music from Geoff Rogers
  • street food

and also a chance to try sausage linking.

Cider and Sausages

You can find more information at the Cider and Sausage Festival Web site.

The images in this blog post are used with the kind permission of Shropshire Festivals whose copyright is acknowledged.

Shropshire Cider and Sausage Festival Logo

Shrewsbury Food Festival 2018

Now in it’s 7th year the Shrewsbury Food Festival welcomed 27,000 people last year.

This year the Festival is being held in the Quarry Park, Shrewsbury, on Saturday 23rd from 10:00 to 18:30, and Sunday 24th June 10:00 to 17:00.

The Shrewsbury Food Festival is many things:

  • a festival of food and drink and crafts with more than 200 exhibitors
  • a musical showcase of local unsigned bands across two live music stages
  • family entertainment
  • a hot food court
  • celebrity chef demonstrations and chef cookery school
  • kids cookery school and kids activity area
  • artisan bars

More information can be found at the Shrewsbury Food Festival Web site.

The images used in this blog post are by kind permission of Shropshire Festivals whose copyright is acknowledged.

Shrewsbury Food Festival 2018 Logo

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 Winter Festival 2017

An image of two cups of Christmas coffee.

Shrewsbury Winter Festival 2017

The annual Shrewsbury Winter Festival 2017 will be held at Shrewsbury Quarry Park on:

  • Saturday 9th December 2017 – 10:00 to 18:00
  • Sunday 10th December 2017 – 10:00 to 17:00

and promises two days of festive fun for all the family.

An image of assorted Christmas decorations

The Shrewsbury Winter Festival is an annual celebration of local food and drink, and local crafts with a festive theme combined with family entertainment that was enjoyed by more than 12,000 people in 2016.

Festive Food and Seasonal Gifts

Over 170 local producers will be offering a massive selection of artisan foods and drinks to enjoy including:

  • mince pies
  • free range meats
  • steaming hot chocolate
  • mulled wine
  • beer

An image of some festive gingerbread.

Entertainment

The Winter Festival offers a range of attractions and activities including:

  • circus skills
  • singalongs
  • animals – lambs, donkeys and alpacas
  • gingerbread decorating
  • Santa

An image of a Santa Hat on a fork

Festive Ale Trail

A new attraction for this years’ Winter Festival is the Hobson’s Festive Ale Trail where over-18s can visit some real ale stands around the Winter Festival and sample beers from some of the best local brewers in the region.

Giant Snowglobe

If you’ve ever wanted to walk in your own Winter Wonderland then the Winter Festival offers you the chance to wander into this giant snowglobe and help a local charity at the same time.

An image of a giant snowglobe

Location – Quarry Park

The Winter Festival is held in Quarry Park in Shrewsbury and for those new to Shrewsbury this is highlighted in the map below:

A map of Shrewsbury showing the location of the Shrewsbury Winter Festival in Quarry Park.

Shrewsbury Winter Festival Map Showing Quarry Park

Charity

Christmas is a time of giving and the Winter Festival supports the less fortunate through their work alongside two charities:

You can find more detailed information and book tickets at the Winter Festival Web site where you can also download a detailed PDF brochure.

All images used in this blog post are copyright Shropshire Festivals and are used with their kind permission.