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Shrewsbury Food Festival seeks out new exhibitors

Shropshire Festivals are preparing for a season of late summer events, including the Shrewsbury Food Festival on September 4 and 5 at Shrewsbury Quarry.

The eighth Shrewsbury Food Festival will take place in September
The eighth Shrewsbury Food Festival will take place in September

The award-winning events team are in search of new exhibitors of food, drink, and crafts, as well as businesses for their home and garden section, which is brand-new for their 2021 festival.

Beth Heath, Shropshire Festivals Director of Fun, said:

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“This is a call out for all those businesses in the region looking to kick start their sales, brand presence and profile in the area. Exhibit at the Shrewsbury Food Festival and put yourself in front of 30,000 people from the local area looking for the best in food, drink, and local products!

“I’m very sad to report a few of our regular exhibitors are no longer trading after a very tough year, so we have some spots to fill. I want to root out all the hidden gems out there that may not have considered the huge benefits of exhibiting at a festival before. This might include businesses that started in lockdown, kitchen table bakers turned business owners and businesses that after a hard 2020 want to catapult their brand by standing in front of thousands of people at our festival!

“We’re thrilled that lots of new and exciting businesses have already signed up – including The Beefy Boys from Hereford which I predict will be a popular stand this year!

It will be the eighth Shrewsbury Food Festival with plans for 200 food, drink, and craft exhibitors in the 29 acres of parkland at the Quarry, with live demonstrations and talks on the Shropshire Distillery stage, a chef school, live performances on the music stage and a range of children’s activities.

Shrewsbury Food Festival will be held on September 4 and 5 at Shrewsbury’s Quarry and around the town centre.

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