Sunday 7th June 2020 in Shrewsbury's Quarry Park & on the Severn

 

 

Shrewsbury River Festival set for Shropshire shores this Sunday...

The eighth Shrewsbury River Festival is set to offer yet another day of free, family fun, on both water and land – this Sunday 2nd June. This year, the event is raising much-needed funds for West Midland Air Ambulance, and the Rybrook Shrewsbury Raft Race – the heart of this Sunday’s event – promises to be yet another riotous rout. All teams will have the same quantity of barrels, pallets and rope to make their rafts in only one hour earlier in the day, with the battle taking place in the afternoon – ensuring that several may end up as shark bait!

Back on dry land, we’ve this year secured the services of the fabulous Ronaldos, together with our ever-popular Chicago Swing Katz, to keep you entertained on the Morris Oils Stage all afternoon.

 This year’s Festival Fancy Dress Competitions are aimed at 10 years and under, over 10s and adults – anything goes this year, as long as it’s related to river or sea. We’re looking forward to seeing bands of pirates, mermaids… and maybe sharks? – and the lucky winner will be judged by the Mayor of Shrewsbury Cllr Phil Gillam.

Buy your ducks online or on the day for the Reclaim Tax Duck Race, and you never know – you may see some unlucky victim walking the plank on the Sabrina Boat’s sister pirate ship, which will be running every half hour from 10am.

Shrewsbury River Festival is set to be held in the Quarry Park and on the River Severn 10am-5pm this Sunday, 3rd June 2018.

It's a great free family day out, offering a range of entertainment including boat and duck races, various demonstrations on the river and in the Quarry, coracles, canoeing, trade and food stalls, children’s pirate fancy dress and other competitions, as well as live entertainment. The event is organised by volunteers and supported by a number of organisations including Reclaim Tax, Rybrook Shrewsbury BMW and Mini, Salop Leisure, Salop Computer Centre, staff from Marks & Spencer Shrewsbury, Sabrina Boat, Shrewsbury Canoe Hire, Kaz Burgoyne ADI Driving

 Instructor, Shropshire Fire & Rescue and West Mercia Police, to name but a few.

 

“We’ve put months of planning into this year’s festival,” said Jamie Burgoyne, committee member of the Shrewsbury River Festival. “It’s been amazing watching it all come together, and we’re hoping for the usual fantastic turnout – we’ve ordered the nice weather for the day – so don’t forget to come on down!”

 

 

Tuesday, 28th May 2019

Rybrook Shrewsbury continue support for River Festival; another team needed!!!

Rybrook are once again sponsoring the raft race, as well as entering a team at this year’s event, in a bold attempt to defend their crown of 2018. This year, all proceeds will go to West Midlands Air Ambulance.

 

The Rybrook Shrewsbury Raft Race is the heart of the Festival, which is taking place in the town’s beautiful Quarry Park, 10am-5pm on Sunday, 2nd June 2019 and is now in its eighth year. All teams will have the same quantity of barrels, pallets and rope to make their rafts in only one hour earlier in the day, with the battle taking place in the afternoon – ensuring that several may end up as shark bait!

 

We are still looking for another challenger to the 2018 raft race title, so please e-mail us, if you think you're up to it, on bookings@shrewsburyriverfestival.com.

 

 “We’re extremely pleased to have Rybrook Shrewsbury on board again this year,” said Phil Gittins, Shrewsbury River Festival’s raft race organiser.
“For those of you who are not scared of getting wet, and want to have fun while

 

 “We’re extremely pleased to have Rybrook Shrewsbury on board again this year,” said Phil Gittins, Shrewsbury River Festival’s raft race organiser.
“For those of you who are not scared of getting wet, and want to have fun while

raising money for charity, we still have equipment for one or two more raft race teams to build their rafts and compete on the day!”

 

14th May 2019

Ronaldos to play at 2019 Shrewsbury River Festival

The organisers of the eighth annual Shrewsbury River Festival are excited to announce that well-renowned local band, The Ronaldos, are to play at this year’s event in the town’s Quarry Park on Sunday, 2nd June 2019. The Ronaldos will also be joined by the Chicago Swing Katz, a firm favourite at the event and kindly provided by Shrewsbury Town Council, on the Morris Stage.

The Ronaldos are an acoustic band with a huge local following, and so don’t really need any introduction – the venues at which they play are always packed to the rafters. Four incredibly talented musicians, including Ronnie Rogers of 1980s T’Pau fame, playing acoustic guitar, accordion, banjo, drums and double bass, will perform on the Morris’s stage in their truly amazing, inimitable style.

 Already boasting entertainment for all the family, the last few trade and food pitches are waiting to be snapped up by traders in an event which has previously attracted around 7,000 visitors. Festival organisers are also hoping to hear from potential raft race teams, for the few slots that are left.


The Festival is a great free family day out, offering a range of entertainment including boat and duck races, various demonstrations on the river and in the Quarry, coracles, canoeing, trade and food stalls, children’s pirate fancy dress (judged by the Mayor of Shrewsbury) and other competitions, as well as live entertainment. The event is organised by volunteers and supported by a number of organisations including Sabrina Boat, Kaz Burgoyne ADI Driving Instructor, Shrewsbury Canoes, Shrewsbury Town Football Club in the Community, Salop Leisure, Salop Computer Centre, Team Shrewsbury, Shropshire Fire & Rescue, West Mercia Police and the RNLI – to name but a few.

“We defy anyone, whether pirate or landlubber, to be able to stay still when this amazing band perform!” said Jamie Burgoyne, one of the Festival's organisers.                           5th May 2019