Major events are listed below – look also at the monthly listing that Enterprise House produces >>HERE<<
BISHOP’S CASTLE REAL ALE TRAIL Friday & Saturday July 12 & 13
Based in and around the town’s six historic pubs and two real ale breweries. A huge variety of Beers and ciders from Shropshire and the surrounding borders are represented as well as a great selection from the rest of the UK. Live music across the town on both the Friday and Saturday.
Contact any of the pubs for details.
*THE BRITISH STONE SKIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday, July 14
At Walcot Hall, Lydbury North lakes from 12.00 noon to 5.00 p.m. ( date to be confirmed asap see website)
Take part in the various stone related events or just watch the fun. Bring a picnic.
Heather Ashton email@example.com
BISHOP’S CASTLE PARTY IN THE PARK Saturday July 20
One day music event organised by local ‘About Music Project’ AMP committee. Continuous music from 12.00 noon until late, featuring a varied selection of local and guest bands. This is a relaxed family event so bring a deck chair and enjoy the music. Featuring bar, food and children’s activity. 07813 007 464 and 07850 423 081
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Clun Art and Craft Show Saturday 27 July until Sunday 4 August 10am- 6pm (Sunday 4 August closes at 12 noon) at Hightown Community Room, Vicarage Road, Clun SY7 8JG.
Contact: Joan Kerry 01588 640401
*CLUN CARNIVAL Saturday July 27 – Sunday August 4
Several events, starting with an Art & Craft Exhibition in the Hightown Community Room on July 27 (closes August 4). On Show Day, August 3, a procession including marchers, carnival floats and historic vehicles starts a tour of the town at 1.00 p.m. followed by Crowning of the Carnival Queen in The Square. From 2 pm there will be a large horticultural and homecraft show on the Castle Meadow, together with a tea tent, bar, stalls and entertainments including a bouncy castle and other attractions free to children.
FARMER PHIL’S FESTIVAL, RATLINGHOPE Friday – Sunday August 9 – 11
Rock festival in the hills! Weekend tickets available. Camping from 7 – 13 August included in ticket price.
Contact Phil Harding (01588) 650459 www.farmerphilsfestival.com
*BISHOP’S CASTLE CHALLENGE WALK Saturday August 3
A 24 mile walk with 4,000ft. of ascent through stunning landscape to the north and west of the town with a 11 & 13 mile options on parts of the route. £20 to enter including certificates and refreshments. The walk starts and finished at the Town Hall and is fund raiser for the hall.
Contact Jane Carroll (01588) 638467 firstname.lastname@example.org.
PURSLOW SHOW Bank Holiday Monday, August 26
A small country show at Purslow Farm just past the Hundred House Inn at Purslow in the Clun Valley with something for everyone from 1.30 p.m. to 5.30p.m., dog show, gymkhana, beer tent and entertainment.
Anne Sutton (01588) 660141 . email@example.com
*NEWCASTLE VILLAGE SHOWSaturday September 7
The show is held on the Millennium Green and in community centre in the village from 12.30pm -5.00 p.m. and includes Garden and Produce Show, Dog Show , children’s games, live music, bar and hot food, cream teas, local produce & cake stall etc firstname.lastname@example.org
NATIONAL HERITAGE OPEN DAYS IN
BISHOP’S CASTLE SaturdaySeptember 5
Look out for Heritage Open Day opportunities in early September 2019 at www.heritageopendays.org.uk
*MICHAELMAS FAIR Saturday, September 21 12 noon -till Late
Bishops Castles Streets will be buzzing with entertainment including: live music; dance; street performance; stalls; steam and vintage vehicle processions, stalls and an evening lantern procession – plus much more. There’s nothing like it! There’s nothing like it!
CLUN VALLEY BEER FESTIVAL Friday – Sunday, October 4 – 6
All the pubs along the beautiful Clun valley join in this event. Transport is provided between pubs.
*RUSSET RAMBLE Saturday October 12
A 13 mile way marked walk around the local footpaths in aid of Bishop’s Castle Bowling Club.
Barry & Linda Jones jbarry54@Hotmail.com
Pre-Christmas Craft Fair, St George’s Church, Clun Saturday 23rd November SY7 8JG
20+ artists selling a wide range of quality craft items. Open 10am – 2pm. Refreshment available.
Contact: Joan Kerry 01588 640401
*BISHOP’S CASTLE CHRISTMAS
CRACKER Saturday December 7th, lights switch on at 6.00 p.m
Street food, music, Santa’s Grottos, parade, fireworks and late night shopping.
www.bcchristmaslights.co.uk 01588 638141
*CRAFT SHOW AT ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
CHURCH, BISHOP’S CASTLE Saturday December 7th From 2.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
In conjunction with the Christmas Light Festival the church opens its doors to crafts from the area. (01588) 638269
CLUN CHRISTMAS LIGHTS Sunday December 8
From 5.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
*BISHOP’S CASTLE ARTS FESTIVAL February 19 -23
Bishop’s Castle’s Arts Festival with music, literature and art, workshops, talks and exhibitionsat venues throughout the town. (01588) 630200