Shrewsbury Food Festival 2018

More Sparkle and Sizzle at Shrewsbury Food Festival 2018

Delicious food and fun for all on 23 and 24 June

More than 26,000 people are expected to attend the award-winning Shrewsbury Food Festival on June 23rd and 24th, 2018. The event is hosting the National BBQ awards, will have more than 200 artisanal producers and a packed programme of entertainment for all ages.

Bursting with value, at £16 for a family ticket it offers a lot of bangers for your buck!

The stage is set

Now in its sixth year, Shrewsbury Food Festival is going from strength to strength. Great British Menu chef – Paul Askew; Michelin-starred Simpson’s Head Chef – Leo Kattou, plus Shrewsbury’s own Tom Hall and Chris Burt, are amongst those who will show off their culinary skills to the Wenlock Spring Chef Demonstration Stage.

The BBQ awards will bring Britain’s best barbeque-ers to Shrewsbury, so there will be no shortage of blackened briskets, racks of ribs and more charring and smoking than you can shake a skewer at.

New for 2018


Shropshire’s biggest festival is getting even bigger! Never one for standing still, this year sees exciting developments such as the glorious Gin Den – where interesting infusions of botanicals abound; Bubble Football – which sees players, with inflatable bubbles around their body, play the beautiful game. Just as much fun watching it as actually being on the field. Absolutely not to be missed.

The World Cup England game will be shown on a huge giant LED screen on Sunday 24 th June. Throw in the BBQ and some beer and it’s a perfect day out! A new under-fives zone will see the little people giggle, play and explore. They can toddle about, bouncing around on inflatables and building castles in the huge sandpit.

Fun for all the family

Children can wear themselves out, dipping into a programme that includes interactive theatre, circus skills and dancing. And what small child wouldn’t enjoy making a dream catcher, stroking an alpaca or picking up a musical instrument that they’ve never played before?

Slightly older children can scramble up the climbing wall, zoom around in a Go-Kart and get some target practice with soft archery. Not forgetting the opportunity to show off their talent at the S Factor – Shrewsbury’s answer to the X Factor. The festival has two onsite crèches (one for children and one for dogs), allowing parents to have some uninterrupted shopping time.

Learn new skills

Everyone can roll up their sleeves, get involved and learn something new, no matter their age or experience.

From fileting fish and pulling pork to making marinades and meringues the BBQ, Chef and Kid’s Cookery schools will be running throughout the festival weekend.

Plenty of live music

See the latest up and coming local acts on The Buttermarket unsigned music stage. Bands, choirs and singers will provide the perfect opportunity to sit down, have a drink and soak up the festival vibes.

Value for money

Tickets for the festival are extremely reasonably priced to ensure everyone can come and join in with the fun.

  • Adult tickets – £8,
  • Children – £3
  • Family tickets – £16.

All activities and entertainment within the festival are included within the ticket price. You’re advised to arrive hungry.

Things to look out for include the skip seating – have you even tried to sit in a skip? Now’s your chance! You can also have your picture taken by some six-metre high pink wellies. Beth Heath, festival co-founder, is not called the Director of Fun for nothing!

Beth Heath said: “The stage is being set for 2018, and it promises to be our biggest and best event yet. Expect maximum fun, minimal hassle and so much for all the family to do, without breaking the bank!”

All of the details – as well as pre-booked tickets – are available from the festival website:

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