The county town of Shropshire, Shrewsbury is set to host a huge new food festival this summer in the grounds of the Quarry Park.
As readers of my event ramblings, you’ll probably know that I enjoy foodie events, with Ludlow food festival being one of my favourites.
So I was chuffed to be told that the organisers of the Ludlow food festival will be bringing their magic to Shrewsbury this June.
The organisers have predicted that the food event could bring in tens of thousands of pounds for Shrewsbury’s economy, and are expecting thousands to descend on the Shropshire county town.
This event will run separately from the towns other major festival, The Shrewsbury Flower Show which will be held in the park on 9 and 10 August, for more information on tickets to the flower show go to BritEvents.com.
The food festival is being scheduled for 29 and 30 June 2013, where scores of the best restaurants in the town and dozens of producers to suit all tastes and budgets will be taking over the top end of the Quarry Park, from The Dingle to St Chad’s Church, which is within easy walking distance of the town centre.
The stalls are expected to be arranged in a courtyard style setting with 70 hand-picked artisan producers, and a marquee for cooking demonstrations.
There will also be plenty of talks and demonstrations, with ‘have-a-go’ at baking and a chance to learn some of the skills that local food producers use day-in-day out.
There will be plenty for the kids to do with music, entertainment and a crafts area during the event weekend and for the parents there will be a chance to try fine food and wine from across the county.
Some of the many great restaurants that Shrewsbury has to offer will be taking part in this unique experience, with menus to suit all tastes and pockets, with many taking part in the restaurant safari. The participating restaurants will be offering low-cost dishes that will give you a chance to sample their menus.
It’s also nice to see a great website called www.findmyfood.co.uk being involved in what is going to be an exciting and tasty weekend!
Entry to the Food Festival in Shrewsbury will be just £5 and for more information on tickets go to BritEvents.com