So what did 2018 have? Well everything you'd expect at Oktoberfest, Shropshire style....

Real Ales, Huge Gin Den, Comedy Club, Live Music, Bar Games, Lager Bar, Street Food, Stalls, Tasting Theatre and much more...

Oktoberfest is brought to you by Shropshire Festivals - the team behind organising Shrewsbury Food Festival, Shropshire Kids Festival, Shrewsbury Winter Festival and Telfood to name but a few....

So what did 2018 have? Well everything you'd expect at Oktoberfest, Shropshire style....

BEER – We had around 150 Real Ales all served up by awesome brewers from across the region. These are people who know and love their beer better than anybody – so they’re always able to help you choose the perfect pint whatever your taste.

And if real ale isn’t your thing then we have the Wye Valley Lager Bar, serving up the very best handcrafted local lager from across the region to bring you a unique taste with every drop. Remember, you’ll find NO national brands at this festival!

CIDER AND PERRY - So it's harvest time and you fancy some apple or pear juice. Well we have it in its finest form and you'll definitely be able to get one or two of your five a day sampling the delights of the producers on hand. From Applesecco to real Herefordshire perry, there will be something for all taste buds.

GIN - We love the stuff and prove it with a whole tent full of gin – and a tasting theatre too. Grab a cocktail, grab it neat or try something a bit different. 

If you're less of a pint person and more of a spirit connoisseur then you will find heaven in the prosecco parlour, can relax in the gin den or even enjoy a mixology class or two.

COMEDY – Drink and laughter are the best combination since salt and vinegar. That’s why we stage our own Comedy Club to make the smiles go miles further. We are pulling together some of the funniest people on the comedy circuit and you’ll be able to enjoy them in the comedy zone.

MUSIC - Music is a must at any good beer festival and we won’t let you down. From Oompah bands to the best of Shropshire Talent we can promise you sounds to make you swing. The full line-up is being put together so check or social media for regular updates!

Remember we are a 5-minute walk from the train station so why not come early and make a day of it?

WHAT ELSE - Come and have a play at the DM Recruitment games area - time to get a giant chess game on the go, or perhaps master the skittles!

Or if you ever wanted to fly through the air with the greatest of ease go and see the Midland Gliding Club - who are on site all weekend!


We are going to be the biggest party Shropshire again in 2019. If you have suggestions we would love to hear them…. Email