Telfood Feastival

Telfood Logo

Telfood Feastival is on the 2nd and 3rd September from 10am until 5pm. In the QE11 Arena Southwaterway Telford.

A new addition to the food festival calender. Everyone I spoke to who went last year really enjoyed their day out.

Telfood Strawberry and Tart

Telfood Feastival Strawberry Tart

With over 130 stalls to explore, lots of food and drink to sample and enjoy and demonstrations to watch and taste as well.

There is a huge childrens area with lots going on throughout the day,
a music stage and a Tasting Theatre

You can’t go wrong with tickets being only £6 each.

Telfood Cookies

Telfood Feastival Cookies

The logo and images in this blog post are the copyright of and used with the kind permission of Shropshire Festivals.

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.

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.

Shrewsbury Flower Show

Shrewsbury Flower Show 2017 Logo

The Shrewsbury Flower Show is having it’s 130th birthday this year on the 11th and 12th August. In The Quarry as always.

There are marques with Floral Displays and interesting vegetables. Food halls with lots of tasty things to sample. Craft tents where you can part with your money.

There are outside trade stands selling plants, seeds and lots more beside.

You can enjoy the lecture marque where among others Joe Swift from Gardeners World will be there to talk about Designing a Chelsea Gold Medal Winning Garden. There will also be a Gardeners Question Time Panel.

John Torode will be on regularly in the Food Hall over the two days.

In the Arena there will be Show Jumping, Falconary Displays and Motor bike Display teams among others.

There is a children’s entertainment area with a scheduled programme

Friday evening the London Community Gospel Choir will be performing with the Overtones taking to the stage on Saturday night. Both evening are finished off with a Firework display at 9.45pm.
Advance tickets are £25 or you pay £28 on the day.

Farmer Phil’s Festival

Some of the audience at Farmer Phil's Music Festival
Farmer Phil’s is an established Music Festival which is in it’s nineteenth year.

The Festival starts on the 11th August and finishes on the 13th August 2017. If you would like, you can camp from the 7th August until the 14th August 2017 at no extra cost. Giving you an opportunity to explore the beautiful Shropshire Hills.

Tickets include camping and at £80 per person are great value.

Farmer Phils Festival Flyer

Farmer Phils Festival Flyer

There are over fifty bands to enjoy, with music from lots of different genres including the Quire Boys and Dr and the Medics.

There is plenty to keep the children busy with arts and crafts, farm animals and children entertainments.

Farmer Phils Music Festival Audience

Farmer Phils Music Festival Audience

Best of all for me, when camping, is clean toilets and hot showers.

There are three bars from which to purchase your drinks and there will be gluten free beer available and plenty of food vendors.

Farmer Phil’s will be supporting and raising money for local causes. The Shrewsbury Ark and Telford Crisis Support have benefited in the last year.

Parking is charged at £10 and £5.

Farmer Phil's Festival Singer

Farmer Phil’s Music Festival Singer

The images in this blog post are used with kind permission of the festival organisers and were taken by Chris Rollason.