IN THE QUARRY PARK & AROUND TOWN
Come and grab your chilli sauces at Shrewsbury food festival
29 – 30 JUNE 2019
WHAT IS THE FESTIVAL ABOUT?
A festival of Food and Drink, with local craft, unsigned bands and family entertainment!
What is it?
A festival of food and drink, with local craft, unsigned bands and family entertainment. Check out the 2019 Programme HERE
When is it on?
Saturday June 29, 2019
Sunday June 30, 2019
Where is it?
The festival takes place in Shrewsbury’s Quarry Park at SY1 1RN. But don’t drive to that postcode, there’s no parking. There are 29 acres of parkland to enjoy. There will be entrance gates opposite St Chad’s Church, at the top of the park, and near to the Boathouse Bridge at the bottom of the park.
Tickets cost from £10 for adults and £5 for children under 14. Family tickets cost from £30 for two adults and up to three children. SO buy in advance and SAVE MONEY!
We do not store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any 3rd parties. Tickets will be emailed to you directly after purchase and you can bring the printout or the reference number along on the day and we will scan you in. Orders can also be found via surname and address so please don’t panic if you forget it!
Who is behind it?
The Chief Executive is Beth Heath who runs her own Events company, Shropshire Festivals and also organises Shropshire Kids Festival, Shropshire Oktoberfest, Shrewsbury Christmas and Field to Fork Festival. Joined by Andy Richardson, a writer and photographer. They are joined by volunteers, who are local to Shropshire and bring extensive skill and expertise in food and drink.
Because the town’s exceptional food scene has been a well-kept-secret for too long. Shrewsbury has great producers, great restaurants and great independent retailers. Our festival aims to bring economic benefit to all in the food sector, particularly artisans.
Disabled Access to the festival
The festival is held on grass but is fairly flat.
Carers of disabled people are eligible for free entry (Evidence may be required)
Yes you can bring a picnic onto site however please ensure that you do not bring alcohol onto site.
Dogs are allowed into the event BUT not into the marquee areas. Lots of space outside those areas for them though and we do have a dog creche!
Are visitors all going to congregate in the Quarry, or will there be events in the town?
We want the weekend to be a celebration of food with action in the Quarry and throughout the town.
Sounds good: any other entertainment?
Plenty. We’ll be showcasing the best local bands in an Unplugged setting. There’ll be kids entertainment, hands-on have-a-go sessions for all and a Chef Demonstration stage, featuring the best local chefs and you can get hands on in our Chef School
Where shall I stay?
For tourist information and accommodation, go to www.originalshrewsbury.co.uk. Visit the town’s information centre at The Music Hall in The Square, in the centre of town, or call (01743)258888.
Getting Around Shrewsbury
The festival will be operating a bike crèche thanks to Stans Cycles – Trek Concept Store. The service is expected to be popular, as in previous years.
Arriva Trains will operate services to Shrewsbury on both days at regular times. The station is a ten minute walk from the festival
There are regular services into the town centre bus station which is a 5 minute walk to the festival.
Parking in Shrewsbury
There are ample car parks across Shrewsbury. Details are available from Shropshire Council’s website.
Park and Ride – Saturday ONLY
A park-and-ride service will operate on Saturday June 29, 2019. For full details visit www.travelshropshire.co.uk
Shrewsbury has designated on-street parking spaces for disabled badge holders. These spaces cab be found on Shoplatch, Castle Street, St. Mary’s Street, Claremont Street and Roushill. Parking is free if displaying the badge and clock for the period as indicated on the signs.
Designated parking spaces for disabled people in Raven Meadows multi-storey and in Abbey Foregate car park. Normal car parking charges apply. Some Hackney Carriage taxis are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair accessible buses operate on all three Park and Ride routes. Normal charges apply.
Shrewsbury Shop Mobility
Operates from Raven Meadows car park, Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. Electronic scooters and wheelchairs are available for hire. Reservations are recommended, telephone 01743 236900
Do you need volunteers?
Yes. The festival will be entirely dependent on volunteers. We’ll need 100 people to donate their time in order for the event to succeed. Our festival is privately-funded and without community support, we won’t last. We need you to help. You can support us by downloading a form HERE, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or using the ‘contact us’ tab at www.shrewsburyfoodfestival.co.uk.
Hang on a minute: why should we volunteer if it’s a private concern?
We’re being transparent from Day One. Without private investment, there would be no food festival – it’s the only way to get things going. However, we don’t seek to profit from that, we build school gardens and do valuable work across the community to say a HUGE thanks to the volunteers without whom the event wouldnt be possible. We also work with The Harry Johnson Trust and also Self Help Africa to raise thousands for charity!