Sunday 10th September 2017 in Shrewsbury's Quarry Park & on the Severn



June 2016 event details - watch this space for 2017!!!

Thousands of people basked in the glorious sunshine as the Shrewsbury River Festival returned to the banks of the Severn. About 7,500 visitors flocked to The Quarry for the pirate-themed extravaganza. A host of family friendly events took place and visitors arrived in their fancy dress with a Fancy Dress Competition for the Best Dressed Young Mediaeval Lady or Gentleman. Judging took place in The Quarry, followed by a presentation of a Cup and Prizes.

The day featured the Morris Lubricants raft race, with a one

hour raft building workshop

(ensuring that many raft racers on the untested rafts needed to learn

to swim well in advance), a duck

race, coracle demonstrations, live music and other entertainment, workshops and local craft & food

stalls from all over the county. The Quarry Park was an amazing spectacle, and river users joining in with the landlubbers on the banks.


What happened previously??!


Morris Lubricants

Salop Computer Centre

Salop Leisure

Shrewsbury Town Council

sportsMODE pr & design

Team Shrewsbury



5/60th Rifles

Army West Midlands Recruiting

Environment Agency

Inland Waterways Association

National Trust Attingham Park

Puddle Ducks Swimming Lessons


Salop Leisure

Severn Rivers Trust

Shrewsbury Canoe Club

Shrewsbury Hydro

Shrewsbury Sub Aqua Club

Shrewsbury Town Football Club

Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service

Shropshire Wildlife Trust

STA Health & Safety

Telford Sea Cadets

More soon...


Food & drink outlets

Cafe Continental

Craig Kelly's Secco Cart

Darwin's Creperie

Drink Up

Explorer Drinks

Joles Gourmet

Ken's Icecreams

Rigatoni's Pasta

Mr T's Roasties



Adult Pirate Fancy Dress Competition

Army Airsoft Range & Military

Boat rides on the Sabrina

Canoe demonstrations

Caravan exhibition from Salop Leisure

Chicago Swing Katz Band

Children's Pirate Fancy Dress

   competition judged by Shrewsbury
   Town Crier Martin Wood

Climbing Wall


Demonstrations from Shrewsbury Sub
   Aqua Club

Duck race

Face painting



Free Radio

Historical re-enactments  -

Battle of Waterloo (1815)

Hook a duck

Pengwern Boat Club junior rowing

     Safety boat demonstration

            Shrewsbury Town FC (in the

            STA Health & Safety


     with appearances & marshalling by Telford Sea Cadets


For Festival map, click here

For map legend, click here


Postcode for Quarry Park:


Trade stands

Mark Antony's Gifts

Apley Castle Cakes

Cottage Garden Plants

Crossbank Farm Plants

Follow the River

Forever Living

Jennico Handbags & Scarves

Kenya Krafts

Laura's Sweet Creations

The Liquorice Stall

Salop Computer Centre

The Sweetie Shop

Usborne Books

Utility Warehouse