Attending this weekend? Here's everything you need to know ahead of your arrival...
Saturday 24th June - 10:00 - 18:30 & Sunday 25th June - 10:00 - 17:00
Shrewsbury Food Festival is in Shrewsbury Quarry Park, SY1 1RN.
You can buy tickets at the gate, but they are cheaper if you purchase online in advance. If you have purchased in advance, please bring the confirmation email with you.
If you have not yet received your tickets, please check your junk folder!
Roads and car parks will be extremely busy on Saturday. We strongly recommend using public transport and the park & ride service to get to the festival.
The festival will be operating a Bike Creche, please bring your own padlocks and chains.
- Park & Ride
A Park & Ride service is available in to the town centre on Saturday only. Visit Original Shrewsbury's website for more information: https://shorturl.at/gmMP5
Regular trains will be in and out of Shrewsbury Town Centre on both days, courtesy of West Midlands Railway. Check their website for more details and to book tickets.
Buses run into Shrewsbury Town Centre on a regular basis with just a short walk to the Quarry on Saturday only. Take a look at Original Shrewsbury's website for more information: https://shorturl.at/gmMP5
The lower entrance can be found by The Boathouse bridge at the lower end of the Quarry, accessible from Victoria Quay, or from St. Julians, and the top entrance can be found at the top of the Quarry next to the large blue gates.
Shrewsbury has designated on-street parking spaces for disabled badge holders on:
• Shoplatch – SY1 1HF
• Castle Street – SY1 2BQ
• St. Mary’s Street – SY1 1DS
• Claremont Street – SY1 1QG
• Roushill – SY1 1PN
Parking is free if a blue badge is displayed. Normal car parking charges apply for the designated disabled parking spaces in Raven Meadows multi-story and Abbey Foregate car park. There will be NO parking or disabled parking on site.
Your four-legged friends are welcome! Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times, and they are not allowed under any marquees - we have a Dog Creche, run by Dogs Trust if you'd like to drop them off in safe hands while you shop!
We expect this event to be very busy which may be overwhelming for some animals, so please bare this in mind before bringing them along.
We recommend bringing cash as well as your bank card, Wi-Fi can be a little hit-and-miss in the Quarry, and we don't want you to miss out!
FOOD & DRINK
We have a whole bunch of incredible vendors onsite, but you are also welcome to bring your own food and drink, but strictly NO alcohol!
Any reusable water bottles will need to be empty on arrival, you can fill up once inside.
We will have toilets all over the Quarry for you to use. There will be blocks close to the lower entrance, on the hill, and near to the bandstand. We also have baby-changing facilities onsite.
We have our own reusable cups, thanks to our sponsors, Fibre Heroes, these are free, and we do ask that you return these at designated return points so we can use them again!
WATER REFILL STATIONS
We will be joined onsite by Bob, the Wenlock Water dispenser who can be found near the entrance to the Home & Gardens area, please fill up your reusable bottles here.
On arrival, you will be given an Aaron & Partners Solicitors wristband that you will need to write your contact number on, should we need to get in touch.
We also ask that you take a picture on arrival to the festival in front of one of our child safety banners that can be found next to both entrances.
We are expecting Sunday of Shrewsbury Food Festival to be a little quieter in numbers, so if crowds aren't your thing, we suggest choosing a Sunday ticket. We'll have all the same epic entertainment, just less people, leaving you more time to chat to our exhibitors, and get involved in chef activities!
We have a number of amazing volunteers that work tirelessly over the weekend, so if you see anyone in a pink t-shirt please give them a HUGE thank you, without them, Shrewsbury Food Festival wouldn't be the event that it is!
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