Shropshire In September

25th August 2019

You don’t need to worry about the £ vs the $ if you enjoy a staycation in Shropshire this September. What you might need to watch out for is the lbs vs the waistline if you're not too careful though.

September is a great month to enjoy some of Shropshire’s finest festivals. This year sees the 25th annual Food Festival in Ludlow from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September. Ludlow was the original town to develop a food and drink festival. Every year it showcases the fine culinary delights that this area produces.

The festival has grown and grown over the years. As well as over 180 exhibitors within the castle grounds there are many stalls in the market square and streets around the town. Fortunately, there is a very good park and ride bus service with car parks to both the north and south of town.

Just remember when you are buying all that lovely cheese and chocolate that it doesn’t have to be eaten before you go home. You may want to enjoy a piece of Shropshire blue cheese with a pint of Ludlow ale at the weekend and take home of bottle of gin from Chase or one of the other local distillers to have with your 'Fuffle' (is that fudge or truffle?).

During the first weekend in September there is a very different sort of festival when the Bucknell Show is held on Saturday 7th September. This is the day which many locals have been looking forward to so that they can display their home grown produce and enter competitions in classes such as “pair of courgettes – between 5” – 8” long”, “freaky vegetable or fruit” or “longest nettle”. We may decide to enter Molly in the Bucknell dog show again. Last year she came home with a first place rosette in the “waggiest tail” class. Molly has been practising hard all year to get that wag to perfection. The afternoon also has a display of veteran vehicles and some fine local ale produced by the Clun brewery.

The day after the Bucknell Show, on Sunday 8th September, Chapel Lawn hosts a Ramble & Lunch when you can enjoy a lunch in the village hall after stretching your legs on a walk around our wonderful Shropshire Hills.

Other events in September include the Redlake Valley Artists Exhibition on 20th – 22nd, The Bishops Castle Michaelmas Fair on the 21st and Kington Walking Festival. From 19th – 22nd.

The School House B&B boasts relaxing rooms in the Shropshire Hills, ideal for your September Staycation.

Shropshire. Yours to discover. Yours to explore.