More food and more fun for all on June 24 and 25
More than 26,000 people are expected to attend the award-winning Shrewsbury Food Festival on June 24 and 25, 2017. The mouthwatering event has a star-studded line-up, more than 200 artisanal producers and a packed programme of entertainment for all the family.
The stage is set
Now in its fifth year, Shrewsbury Food Festival is going from strength to strength. TV chef Sally Bee, who cooks for ITV's Lorraine; Nathan Eades from Simpsons and Stephane Borie from The Checkers; plus Shropshire stars Chris Burt from The Peach Tree and Karl Martin from Old Downton Lodge, are amongst those who will bring their culinary skills to the Wenlock Spring Chef Demonstration Stage.
Learn new skills
Shrewsbury Food Festival encourages everyone to get involved - no matter what their age or experience - and learn something new; from rolling sushi, to roasting ingredients over an open fire. The FBC Mamby Bowdler Cookery School will run throughout the festival weekend and focuses on making dishes that are quick and easy, so everyone will leave with an increased recipe range, not to mention some extra knife skills.
New for 2017
Shropshire’s biggest festival is getting even bigger. Never one for standing still, this year sees some exciting developments such as a new craft area - which will be filled with potters, glass blowers, artists, and photographers - plus an opportunity for the more adventurous to learn bushcraft skills. Foraging anyone?
Fun for all the family
Beth Heath, festival co-founder, is not called the Director of Fun for nothing. There is a huge array of entertainment, such as live music performances from bands, choirs and singers on The Buttermarket stage - providing the perfect opportunity to sit down, have a drink and soak up the festival vibes.
Katie’s Kids Kitchen will be offering classes to a range of young budding chefs. And, if cooking is not quite to their taste, the huge children’s area will keep them occupied for hours. It is full of free activities such as the climbing wall, a creative area, a “Have a Go” music tent - plus an onsite crèche, allowing parents to have some uninterrupted shopping time!
Getting bigger and better every year, the event in Shrewsbury’s Quarry is not to be missed!
Adult tickets are very reasonably priced at £7, children £2 and family tickets are £15.