Come and celebrate the Spring Season at Fordhall Organic Farm!
Come and visit the lambs, enjoy the falconry display and perhaps enter your own four-legged friend into the Fordhall Dog Show! Meet exotic animals and enjoy a tractor and trailer ride, take in the scenery and enjoy a fun day at the farm!
Price: £3.00 Entry, Under 4’s free!
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Proceeds from this event go to Fordhall’s Education Programme.
***FREE ENTRY*** start 3.30pm
Understories’ is a brush with the new folklore of Shropshire, featuring award-winning musicians and poet Whalebone and Jean Atkin. Here are urban – and rural – myths, and tales just out of living memory. They are the common uncommon.
Discover Shropshire’s last wolves and cloggers, its haunted roundabouts, pigs, railway lines and oak trees, not to mention the boy who burrowed under a church.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Enjoy a wonderful Plant Hunters’ Fair at Hodnet Hall Gardens with a special reduced entry price of only £4.00 for the gardens and plant fair. The plant fair boasts top class nurseries from across the country including RHS Gold Medal Winners and National Collection Holders offering a tremendous variety of plants and it’s just the right time to pick up some Summer flowering plants to give your garden a boost and the nurseries will have just the right plant for your garden with nurseries specialising in plants of all sizes for a wide range of garden situations from hot sun to cool shade.
Hodnet Hall has over 60 acres of breathtaking gardens with grand vistas, intimate, secluded areas, magnificent lakes and a walled kitchen garden. What more could you want on an early summer’s day?
The plant fair runs from 10am-5pm both days. Special Low Entry Price for Gardens and Fair £4.00 (Half Standard Price Entry) Children Free. Free parking. Light refreshments available in the picturesque restaurant. Dogs welcome on a lead. Full details of nurseries attending at www.planthuntersfairs.co.uk
Take to the skies and make breakthroughs possible! We’ve teamed up with Skydive Tilstock to bring you this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Ever wondered what free falling at 10,000 feet feels like? Well now’s your chance! Tick this off your bucket list and raise vital funds to help Alzheimer’s Research UK make breakthroughs in dementia research. Join us at one of our skydive days running on 8th June and 21st September 2019.
To find out more and for details on how to book your place go to https://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/support-us/fundraise/skydive/tilstock-skydive-day/
A friendly and welcoming Antique and Collectables Fair.
Over 40 stands, with a diverse collection of traders, Antiques, Collectables, Vintage.
Fully accesible for disabled visitors, free parking, and a fabulous award winning cafe.
Great North Shropshire Location.
Children under 12 free.
The award winning Ginger and Spice Festival is making a welcome return this September 2019 for a four day celebration of all things spicy during British Food Fortnight. Set in and around the centre of the medieval Shropshire town, Market Drayton, the festival celebrates the town’s culinary heritage, links to the ancient spice routes and what is thought to be the oldest gingerbread in the country!
The fun packed festival includes many inspiring festival fringe events plus an abundance of speciality food and drink with plenty of produce featuring a ginger twist! Saturday 28th September only features the Spice Exchange Street Market where visitors can journey into an exotic and fascinating world of spice, secret recipes, ancient gingerbread guilds and delicious hot & spicy street food .
The Spice Exchange Street Market will include everything from ginger teas, spicy pies, enrobed chocolate gingers, spice-infused jams, aromatic gin, local real ale, cured gourmet meats as well as a host of ginger-themed delicacies! Visitors can also watch live cookery master classes from top, regional and local chefs all at the back of the Clive and Coffyne Pub. Plus there will be educational cookery and food related activities for the little ones with Fordhall Organic Farm, The Original Biscuit Bakers and Savuer Spices! Also join in our annual gingerbread baking contest as well as our best-read head competition!
Over two days there will be a heritage spice trail and competition dedicated to exploring the town’s culinary history, including tastings in shops, cafes, the brewery, Church, Museum, Festival Drayton, Covered market and more. This is free and there will be prizes for lucky winners!
Visitors can also enjoy many festival fringe events such as live music, comedy, pop-up restaurants; foraging walks, ginger inspired competitions, talks and more.
Whilst the Spice Exchange Street Market on Saturday 28th September 2019 is free, visitors should expect to pay for some events taking place in the evening and at private venues in the town. Booking ahead for these private events is essential.
For all festival fringe events, please visit the What’s On section of the website: www.gingerandspicefest.co.uk