Events; see 'walking destination' page for main walking events.
"Clunton, and Clunbury, Clungunford and Clun, Are the quietest places under the sun"
Really? Not on your life….check out our events calendar. Our rural rambler’s paradise has lots going on.
The Heritage Trail guide is available from Clun Museum, which is situated in the 18th Century Town hall in The Square.
Clun Community Area has a children’s play area and the Castle ruins and river make an ideal spot for a picnic, riverside walk or a spot of fishing.
For eating and drinking, you will find pubs and eateries with a good selection of home cooked food and real ales throughout the Clun and Bishops Castle area.
2017 events in the Clun Valley and surrounding area.
Bishop's Castle Arts Festival
22-26 February 2017
Set in the Shropshire hills town of Bishop's Castle. The Festival will see venues of all shapes and sizes from galleries the pub, churches to libraries, hotels to shops all opening their doors to put on unique events.
CLUN GREEN MAN FESTIVAL
Sunday 30th April & Monday 1st May 2017
Frost Queen's Fair - Sunday 30th April - Street Entertainment, Stalls, Food, Live Music
Green Man Day - Monday 1st May 11:30am - Procession at the Bridge (12noon) and Craft Fair and entertainment in the Castle grounds
Clun Open Gardens
Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th of June>
Tickets are £5.00 which covers both days.
More information can be found here
BISHOP’S CASTLE MIDSUMMER REJOICING Date TBC
Fete on the Saturday and Rush Cart parade with Morris Teams on a Sunday the Sunday morning followed by service at St. John’s Parish Church and then Morris dancing in the Three Tuns Yard.
BISHOP’S CASTLE TANDEM TRIATHLON date TBC
Teams of 2 with tandems swim, cycle and run starting at The Community College and SpArC grounds Bishop’s Castle.
NEWCASTLE-ON-CLUN GARDENS OPEN July TBC
Gardens in the village open raising money for the Gardens Society and another charity.
BISHOP’S CASTLE CARNIVAL Date TBC
One of the oldest and possibly the best traditional town carnival with a parade of steam engines, vintage cars and floats around the town followed by fun, games and music on Bishops Castles playing fields.
Contact Martin Walter
BISHOP’S CASTLE REAL ALE TRAIL Date TBC
Based in and around the town’s six pubs, most of the breweries in Shropshire and the borders are represented as well as a great selection from the rest of the UK. There are usually more than 60 ales and ciders on offer at any one time.
Mandy 07971 213728 or Wayne 07747 877011
BISHOP’S CASTLE PARTY IN THE PARK Date TBC
Music event organised by the local ‘About Music Project’ committee. Continuous music on two stages from 12.00 noon to 10.00 p.m. featuring a variety of local and guest bands. This is a relaxed family event, bring a deck chair and enjoy the music.
(01588) 630092 or (01588) 638664
THE GUMBO FESTIVAL – TBC
A weekend of top international blues & roots bands. At The Crown & Anchor Vaults.
Mandy 07971 213728 or Wayne 07747 877011
CLUN CARNIVAL WEEK 1st July - 6th August
Several events, starting with an Art & Craft Exhibition in the Hightown Community Room on 30 July until 7th, on Carnival day, 6th August, a procession of carnival floats tour the town at 1.00 p.m. followed by Queen in The Square. From 2 pm there will be a large horticultural and home craft show on the Castle Meadow, together with a tea tent, bar, stalls and entertainments. (01588) 640629
FARMER PHIL’S FESTIVAL, RATLINGHOPE TBC
Rock festival in the hills! Weekend tickets available. Contact Phil Harding (01588) 650459
PURSLOW SHOW August Bank Holiday Monday 28th
Contact the Old Wheelwrights
A small country show at Purslow Farm just past the Hundred House with something for everyone from 1.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. A horticultural marquee with flowers and vegetables, a gymkhana, dog show, beer tent and entertainment.
Anne Sutton (01588) 660141
NEWCASTLE VILLAGE SHOW TBC
The show is held on the Millennium Green and in the community centre in the village from 12.30pm -5.00 p.m. and includes a traditional garden and produce show, craft and produce stalls, children's activities, tug of war, bar, hot food, live band, cream teas and family fun dog show!.
NATIONAL HERITAGE OPEN DAY IN BISHOP’S CASTLE September
Local venues open to the public by Bishop's Castle Civic Society & Heritage Resource Centre for those interested in history and heritage. Saturday afternoon between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
MICHAELMAS FAIR - September
For one day only - see details michaelmasfair.co.uk
CLUN VALLEY BEER FESTIVAL October 6th & 7th
All the pubs along the beautiful Clun valley join in this event. Transport is provided between pubs. 01588 640305
BISHOP’S CASTLE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS FESTIVAL TBC
Music, late night shopping and parades along with the lights switching on ceremony. Mandy Green 07971 213728
CRAFT SHOW AT ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH, BISHOP’S CASTLE December
In conjunction with the Christmas Light Festival, the church opens its doors to crafts from the area.
CLUN CHRISTMAS LIGHTS December 3rd
From 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.