Shropshire Hills & Ludlow


Festivals in South Shropshire

Shropshire Hills Annual Festival Calendar 

There are annual arts festivals in some of the main towns across the Shropshire Hills – Ludlow, Church Stretton, Bishop’s Castle and Much Wenlock – as well as walking festivals in and around Bishop’s Castle. And, of course, Ludlow is celebrated for its various food and drink festivals, celebrating the very best of local produce. Ludlow Fringe Festival brings the town to life in the second half of June  Church Stretton and South Shropshire Festival takes place across two weeks at the end of July and the start of August, at a range of venues in and around the town.

Other popular festivals include  Michaelmas Fair is a day full of colour, dancing, steam, music and entertainment (see video here). Plus we have a fair selection of Beer  Festivals  – unsurprising given the number of craft breweries.

Here is a list of the festivals which run every year in the Shropshire Hills and nearby. More details on dates and times can be found on the Events page, 


Bishops Castle Arts Festival


Borderlines Film Festival


Shropshire Way 80k


Hay International Literature Festival
Clun Green Man Festival
Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival
Bishop’s Castle Walking Festival
Ludlow Spring Festival
Shropshire County Agricultural Show
Marches Transport Festival


RAF Cosford Air Show
Much Wenlock Arts Festival
Ludlow Fringe Festival
Haydn Festival Bridgnorth


Bishop’s Castle Real Ale Trail
Royal Welsh Agricultural Show
Wenlock Olympian Games
Festival At The Edge
Ludlow Green Festival
Ludlow Dog Day


Clun Carnival
Bishop’s Castle Challenge Walk and Festival
Shrewsbury Flower Show
Shrewsbury Steam Rally
Burwarton Show and Country Fair
Church Stretton Arts Festival
Shrewsbury Folk Festival
Farmer Phil’s Music Festival Ratlinghope
Presteigne Festival
Minsterley Agricultural show


Ludlow Food Festival
Much Wenlock Walking Weekend
Bishop’s Castle Michaelmas Fair
The Borders Classic Bike Show
Michaelmas Fair, Bishop’s Castle
Clun Valley Beer Festival
Apple Day Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre


Tenbury Wells Apple Festival


Ludlow Winter Festival
Bonfire Celebration Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre


Tenbury Wells Mistletoe Festival
Tinsel Tuesdays in Ludlow