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There are many annual events that take place in Shropshire that you may want to attend and require accommodation for the period of the event.

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There are many annual events that take place in Shropshire that you may want to attend and require accommodation for the period of the event.

In no particular order… (actually in Date order)

May

Ironbridge Walking Festival

Various locations, Ironbridge | May | 10 mins from Church Farm

A programme of 60 walks over nine days in and around the stunning Ironbridge Gorge. All walks are free but pre-booking is essential. Dates and the full programme is available online here. Or call 01952 433 424

Free

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Clun Greenman Festival

Castle Field, Clun | May | 1 hr from Church Farm

Enjoy a day of music and entertainment including maypole dancing, magic shows and traditional craft demonstrations. Not forgetting the famous battle between the Green Man and the Snow Queen.

11am-5pm

Entry fees apply

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Bridgnorth Lions Walk

Various locations, Bridgnorth | May | 15 mins from Church Farm

Annual Bridgnorth Walk and Marathon all for charity.

The Bridgnorth Walk was established in 1967 as a way of raising money for local, national and international charities. In 2017 Bridgnorth Lions took over as organisers.

The event regularly raises over £100,000 for good causes and attracts both competitive and weekend walkers who enjoy a wonderful community atmosphere along the 22 mile route.

In 2019 Bridgnorth Lions announced a major expansion to the Walk weekend by adding a Marathon for runners. The event was judged by runners to be extremely challenging but rewarding as the route took in some of the most beautiful Shropshire countryside, including a visit to the top of the 1770 foot high Brown Clee.

From 9.30am

Entry fees apply

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Eyton Races

Eyton on Severn | May | 25 mins from Church Farm

Enjoy the excitement of steeplechasing at one of the UK’s leading point-to-point courses. Bring a picnic and enjoy the panoramic views over Wenlock Edge, as well as a fairground and stalls with local produce.

Entry fees apply

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Bishop’s Castle Walking Festival

Bishops Castle | May | 1 hr from Church Farm

Join guided walks through the Shropshire countryside with a variety of scenic routes and levels of difficulty to choose from. From family-friendly to the more strenuous which are aimed at experienced walkers.

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Lifestyle 2022 Show

Telford International Centre, Telford | May | 10 mins from Church Farm

For anyone wanting to make the most of their leisure time, this event is packed full of inspiration. From holiday homes and gardening to an artisan fair and live theatre. 

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Spring Model Railway Weekend

Sat 7th May – Sun 8th

Severn Valley Railway

Displaying some of the best modellers from around Worcestershire, Shropshire and the West Midlands. Refreshment rooms will be open throughout the weekend.

Vintage and Handmade Festival

Sat 7th May – Sun 8th

RAF Museum, Cosford

Celebrating music, fashion, design and style through the decades. From the glamorous art deco era of the 1920s, through to the bold colours and power suits of the 1980s. Vintage stallholders will be selling a wide range of products including art prints, vintage jewellery, clothes and homeware. With handcrafted items in the handmade marquee, a variety of vintage cars and caravans on display, a pop-up beauty parlour and a fairground for all ages to enjoy.

Ludlow Spring Festival

Fri 13th May – Sun 15th

Ludlow Castle, Ludlow

Step into Spring with this weekend packed full of fun, feasting, live music and motors. Full details along with early bird tickets can be found via the website.

Spring Diesel Festival

Thu 19th May – Sun 22nd

Severn Valley Railway 

The biggest diesel bash around; three days of visiting heritage and modern diesel locos. It’s a real hit with those who love the sounds of English Electric, Maybach and Sulzer diesel engines.

Party in the Park

Fri 20th May – Sat 21st

The Quarry, Shrewsbury

Party in the Quarry to a live music stage bringing a variety of sounds from local bands and musicians. Enjoy the local beers, ales, ciders on offer. Visit the gin den or enjoy a cocktail on the grass and sample some tasty street food.

Race for Life

Sat 21st May

Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard

Join Cancer Research Race for Life and raise money for an amazing charity. You don’t have to be sporty to take part, just go onto the website, sign up and have fun raising money in whatever way you like.

Creation Day Festival

Sat 28th May – Sun 29th

West Park, Wolverhampton

A brand-new two-day festival celebrating the Creation Records label and the legacy of its founder, Alan McGee. With a line-up featuring the Idles, Echo & The Bunnymen, Happy Mondays, Friendly Fires and many others. Weekend and single day tickets are available.

Shropshire County Agricultural Show

Sat 28th May

West Midlands Showground, Shrewsbury

Returning with its first full programme since 2019. Expect exciting main arena attractions, competitive livestock classes, a qualifying round for the Horse of the Year Show, a kid’s zone and a vintage rally.

Weston’s Spring Fling

Sat 28th May – Sun 29th

Weston Park, Weston-under-Lizard

Enjoy a fabulous line-up of local artisan food producers, unique crafts, street food, live music from the Dirty Rockin’ Scoundrels and fairground rides to keep all ages entertained. Bring your picnic rugs and chairs and relax. Last admission is at 4pm. Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

Krazy Races

Sun 29th May

The Quarry, Shrewsbury

Soap-box derby is back! So come and cheer on the Krazy, wacky and outrageous soapbox downhill racers. With local food and drink stalls, and entertainment throughout the day.

June

The 90s Revival Festival

Fri 3rd Jun – Sat 4th

West Midlands Showground, Shrewsbury

Wave your hands in the air like you just don’t care and dance like nobody’s watching you. Local DJs Dave and Benno will be joined by some of the best artists of the 90s music scene, as well as some great tribute acts. Spread over two days with a family stage, interactive games, and food and drink stalls.

Much Wenlock Festival

Fri 3rd Jun – Sun 12th

The Church Green, Much Wenlock

With a fantastic line-up from theatre to live music, fascinating speakers to dance events. This year’s festival really does have something for everyone. Featuring the much-loved favourite ‘Proms on the Green’, ‘Hamlet the Comedy’ performed by Oddsocks and a ‘Little Mix Tribute Night’.

English Haydn Festival

Tue 7th Jun – Sat 11th

An annual celebration of music featuring Steven Devine, the current conductor for the festival, and the English Haydn Orchestra. There will be a special lunchtime concert on Tuesday to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Year, with a rendition of ‘God Save The Queen’.

Wellbeing Festival

The Quarry, Shrewsbury | June | 40 mins from Church Farm

Find out the secrets of a healthy and happy lifestyle from some of the UK’s fitness and wellbeing specialists. There will be something for everyone to embrace with four key areas: wellbeing, fitness, nutrition and kids. Plus, a yoga and mindfulness zone set to uplifting house music.

Fees apply

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Bridgnorth Open House Arts Trail

Various addresses in Bridgnorth | June | 15 mins from Church Farm

Around 40 Artists will display their crafts to the general public in 27 Bridgnorth homes and business premises over the weekend.

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Deva Dubs Volkswagen Rally

West Midlands Showground, Shrewsbury | June | 36 mins from Church Farm

Visit one of the UK’s best VW shows, a weekend full of cars, live music, funfair trade stalls, all with a fun festival atmosphere. There will be themed displays, a charity auction, cars for sale area and plenty of entertainment for the kids. But will this year’s be the last one?

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Cosford Air Show

RAF Museum, Cosford | June | 17 mins from Church Farm

The Midlands premier air event offers non-stop entertainment. With displays from a variety of aircraft, hundreds of exhibits, stalls, trade stands, military demonstrations, and children’s entertainment. This is an advance ticket-only event.

Fees Apply

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Airshow International!

Weston Park | June | 18 mins from Church Farm

Prepare to be dazzled at this action-packed show, with plenty to keep the whole family entertained. With model and full-size aircraft displays, and a variety of stalls including trade, craft fair and food and drink. There’s a funfair for the children to enjoy and live music in the evenings. Saturday will see a fun after dark fireworks and aerial pyro show. 

Fees apply

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Beardy Folk Festival

Hopton Court, Cleobury Mortimer | June | 44 mins from Church Farm

A four-day Midsummer music festival featuring folk, roots and acoustic music. With two outdoor music stages, a secret walled garden with real ale, cider, and cocktail bars. Plus, artisan street food, trade village, workshops, wellbeing activities and family entertainment. It is a summer festival not to be missed. 

Fees Apply

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Broseley Festival

Broseley | June | 12 mins from Church Farm

Promising a great line-up of live music, delicious street food, bars and craft stalls, and a family funfair. Don’t miss your chance to attend this two-day award-winning family festival. 

Fees Apply

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Secret Gardens of Ludlow

Various Venues, Ludlow | June | 50 mins from Church Farm

Eleven private gardens will open their gates for this popular annual event. Ranging from a small riverside garden specialising in cut flowers to spacious formal gardens, and everything in between. Tea and homemade cakes, ice creams and plants from Mellington Nurseries will be on sale in various gardens, with a prosecco bar and a little light jazz on the lawn. A fundraising event organised by LARFE. 

Fees apply

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Shrewsbury Food Festival

The Quarry, Shrewsbury | June | 40 mins from Church Farm

Returning again with a fabulous selection of local food and drink producers. Featuring a host of exhibitors, cookery demonstrations, chef schools, classes, kids’ entertainment and live music stages. It makes the perfect day out for the whole family.  

Fees apply

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Armed Forces Day

Broadoaks Playing Field, Telford | June | 18 mins from Church Farm

An image of a park with people on bikes in the foreground.

Come and celebrate Armed Forces Day with music from the Bluebird Belles and sporting activities for children including team games such as an egg and spoon race and sack race.

Look around the military vehicles on display, take part in 1940s school activities, watch the WW2 re-enactment group and take part in arts and crafts.

A great day out for all the family!

Free Event

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July

Large Model Air Show

RAF Museum, Cosford | July | 17 mins from Church Farm

A range of large model aircraft will be on display, along with more than 50 trade stalls including a range of craft and food stalls to enjoy. There will be entertainment and activities for the little ones.

Fees apply, under 16s free.

Call  08712 301083

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Telford Balloon Fiesta

QEII Arena, Telford Town Park | August | 17 mins from Church Farm

purple hot air balloon in the sky

Come along to the 5th annual Telford Balloon Fiesta with a packed programme of activities throughout the whole weekend.

Watch more than 20 hot air balloons take to the sky and watch the action from LED performers and fire eaters, parkour free runners and BMX stunt riders.

Food and drink available along with a local music stage.

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