The Festival will be taking place in locations around Shrewsbury town centre on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June, and tickets are available from the website. I’ve been given a press pass for the event, and plan to visit on Sunday. For a flavour of what to expect at this year’s show, take a look at my post from last year’s Shrewsbury Food Festival.
As last year, the main Festival location will be in Quarry Park, with stalls and entertainment spread throughout the town. There is also a Vegan Fringe Festival being hosted at the Wightman on Saturday 25th June.
Two days of cookery workshops are planned, and you can book tickets for these at the Shrewsbury Food Festival website. The organisers are asking for donations of just £2 per workshop, and all of the money received will be going to charity.
New for this year is the Cake Trail, which takes place on Saturday 25th June. Starting from the Market Hall, you’ll follow a trail and try more than ten different cakes. Tickets cost just £1 but be quick because there are only 500 tickets available!
The popular Pudding tasting is back again, and tickets are just £2 for 3 tasting. Shrewsbury Baptist Church in Claremont Street will be hosting this event on both days, raising money for Save the Children and for the Church itself. Visitors to the Shrewsbury Food Festival will be able to choose from a range of more than 120 puddings this year!
I’m really looking forward to looking around the exhibitors’ stands in the Quarry Park – there will be 200 stands to explore. Local producers will be exhibiting as well as those from neighbouring counties, and I can’t wait to sample the produce. There will also be live music playing on the Bandstand stage and the Buttermarket Music Stage.