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Shrewsbury Food Festival returns to the town’s picturesque park on June 29th and 30th 2024.


It has been named the Festival of the Year at the West Midlands Tourism Awards 2024 for the foodie, family fun it provides, where the region’s best producers and chefs will serve up fine food and drink.


The chef lineup for the Talks and Demos Stage and Monks Chef School will be led by Festival Head Chef, Chris Burt. He will be joined by Marc Wilkinson from Fraiche, Carla Ernst and Ben Hall from The Walrus, Stuart Collins from Docket Restaurant, and James Sherwin from Wild Shropshire, to name but a few. The Kids Cookery School is also back by popular demand.


The organisers at Shropshire Festivals pride themselves on only accepting quality food and drink producers and making sure there’s a wide choice of products across the board.


You can pick up award-winning handmade farmhouse cheese from Bexton Cheese, cool down with locally made treats from the Shropshire Ice Cream Company, enjoy healthy brownies and blondies from Skinny Slabs or Portuguese tarts from The Sunrise Patisserie, and for the first time you will be able to pick up a bottle of Shrewsbury Gin – as recently received by Her Majesty The Queen Consort on a trip to the town. In total, there will be around 200 independent stalls offering quality food and drink, and homeware and garden items in the Cornovii Developments Home and Gardens Area.


The festival is all about supporting local, and that extends to the Live Music Stage with a selection of top bands from the Midlands. Acts include Two Blank Pages, Ego Friendly, Dirty Rockin Scoundrels, and Groove Dynamite.

The family entertainment bandstand will showcase some of Get Your Wigle On’s stars, along with the Ludlow Concert Band. Shrewsbury Morris Dancers will be performing on Saturday 29th.


As always there will be an entire field of free kids’ activities in the Adcote School Kids Area, with some new inflatable additions from AJS Bouncy Castles this year.


The Reconomy Field to Fork area will continue to educate visitors on the food and farming sectors, focussing on sustainability.


Beth Heath, Director of Fun at Shropshire Festivals, said, “It’s way more than a food festival, and now, knowing it’s the best festival in the West Midlands makes it unmissable! There’s something for the whole family – whether you want to shop the best food and drink in the region, relax with a locally made tipple and the tastiest street food in front of the live music stage, cook along with a top chef, treat yourself in the Reclaim Tax VIP area, or wear out the kids in our field of free kids’ activities and family entertainment stage. Come along and support an event which is all about championing local, with a day of non-stop fun.”

Tickets are cheaper in advance from www.shrewsburyfoodfestival.co.uk.

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