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Attending this weekend? Here's everything you need to know ahead of your arrival...

Attending this weekend? Here's everything you need to know ahead of your arrival...

Saturday 29th June, 10:00 - 18:30 & Sunday 30th June, 10:00 - 17:00

Shrewsbury Food Festival is in Shrewsbury Quarry Park, SY1 1RN, with the festival entrance at the top near to the blue gates.

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!
Don't worry if you still can't find your ticket, we will be able to search for you on our system.

Roads and car parks will be extremely busy on Saturday. We strongly recommend using the park & ride or public transport to get to the festival.
This year, the only entrance to the festival will be at the top of the Quarry, next to the blue gates.
- Bicycle: We will be operating a Bike Creche, please bring your own padlocks and chain, any bikes left are at your own risk.
- Park & Ride: A Park & Ride service is available in to the town centre on Saturday only.
- Train: 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.
- Bus: Buses run into Shrewsbury Town Centre on a regular basis with just a short walk to the Quarry on Saturday only.
Please visit Original Shrewsbury's website for more information on public transport:

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-storey 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 will have a dog welfare area, sponsored by Pure Pet Food, that you are welcome to use during your visit, this area includes water, paddling pools to cool off in, poobags, and a designated waste bin.
We expect this event to be busy which may be overwhelming for some dogs, so please keep this in mind before bringing them along.

We recommend bringing cash as well as your bank card, due to the number of visitors at the festival WiFi can sometimes drop in and out.

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 or knives!
Any reusable water bottles will need to be empty on arrival, you can fill up once inside with our Wenlock Water dispenser found near the Cornovii Homes Home & Garden area.

We will have toilets all over the Quarry for you to use. There will be blocks close to the bottom, on the hill, and near to the bandstand. We also have baby-changing facilities onsite sponsored by Tiny Swimming.

We have our own reusable cups, these are free, and we do ask that you return these at designated return points so we can use them again!

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 in case you are separated.
We also ask that you take a picture on arrival at the festival in front of one of our child safety banners that can be found next to the entrance area.

The safety of our visitors is our top priority, therefore there will be increased security measures at this year’s event.
All visitors will be searched on arrival to the event, please be patient if the queue is taking a little longer than normal.
There will be an explosive dog team on site across the weekend and during our festival setup, who will be completing searches across the festival site.

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 able to happen!

We are so excited to be seeing you in Shrewsbury Quarry this weekend☀️