2017 Festivals in the Shropshire Hills
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Wednesday 22 – Sunday 26 February, Bishop’s Castle Arts Festival
Music, poetry and art at venues throughout the town.
Friday 7th-Monday 10th April Wellington Spring Festival
Walks, talks, poems, films, comedy etc in Wellington
Saturday 29 April – Sunday 7 May, Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival
Varied and rewarding walks around the World Heritage Site.
Sunday 30 April & Monday 1 May, Clun Green Man Festival
The Green Man and Frosty the Snow Queen battle over the coming of Spring to Clun. Stalls and entertainment in the Square and Castle grounds.
Saturday 13 – Wednesday 17 May, Bishop’s Castle Walking Festival
The first and friendliest walking festival! 5-day programme of friendly guided walks to suit all abilities. Evening entertainment also.
Saturday 13 May, Church Stretton MusicFest
The heart of the Shropshire Hills comes alive with the sound of music of all kinds. Fun for all the family with lots of workshops to have a go.
Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 May, Ludlow Spring Festival
Beer, bangers, bread and classic cars, along with a toe tapping music line up in Ludlow Castle.
Saturday 3 – Sunday 11 June, Shropshire Hills Arts Week
Showcasing the best art from the Shropshire Hills. Open studio’s, exhibitions, shows and arts trail.
Saturday 17 June – Sunday 2 July, Ludlow Fringe Festival
Music, street theatre, dance, comedy, performing and visual arts.
Thursday 22 – Sunday 25 June, Church Stretton Walking Festival
Guided walks in the heart of the Shropshire Hills, led by local walks leaders. Includes the Mynd Drover Challenge Walk, a 26 mile sponsored walk on 24 June.
Saturday 24 June, Hay Meadow Festival, The Bog
A fun-filled family day to celebrate traditional hay meadows. Have a go at scything, hay-bale lobbing, guided walks, music, BBQ, bar and children’s craft tent.
Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 June, Clun Gardens Open
Gardens open in Clun Under the National Gardens Scheme.
Sunday 9 July, Ludlow Green Festival in Castle Square
Celebrating all things ‘green’. Eco-friendly stalls, food, music, kid’s activities and much more.
Saturday 29 July – Thursday 13 August, Church Stretton Arts Festival
The 51st consecutive festival of music and visual arts in the heart of the Shropshire Hills.
Friday 11 – Sunday 13 August, Farmer Phil’s Music Festival, Ratlinghope
Rock Festival in the hills. Weekend tickets and camping available.
Friday 8 – Sunday 10 September, Ludlow Food & Drink Festival
Inside Ludlow Castle over 180 local food and drink producers and suppliers: real food, ale, cider, perry, wine and more from the Marches, with samples, tastings and trails.
Monday September 11th to 17th Wellington Walking Festival
Lovely walks in and around historic Wellington
Saturday 23 September, Michaelmas Fair, Bishop’s Castle
Steam engines, theatre, music, street performers and funfair. Evening lantern procession, Samba Band and Fire Show.
Friday 6 & Saturday 7 October, Clun Valley Beer Festival
A chance to sample the great variety of ales brewed locally. Transport provided between pubs, 01588 640305.
Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November, Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre
Celebrate the start of the festive season medieval style! Over 100 stalls, music, entertainment and workshops in Ludlow Castle.