This year's Shrewsbury Food Festival has been postponed until 4 & 5 September.​

Organisers Shropshire Festivals released the following statement on their Facebook page yesterday evening: "We were planning on waiting until next month to make a decision on whether our food festival could go ahead this June, but the council have now told us we cannot go ahead with our June dates.

"The important thing is we are just planning to postpone the festival and not altogether cancel at this time. Your tickets to Shrewsbury Food Festival will be automatically transferred to the new dates, unless you tell us otherwise. If you can’t make the 4 or 5 September 2021, you could transfer your tickets to next year’s food festival - which will be the 25 & 26 June 2022. If that still doesn’t work for you, just let us know at tickets@shropshirefestivals.co.uk.

"If it isn’t possible to hold the event in September, we will take that decision nearer the time and give you as much notice as possible, but we are very hopeful, with the amazing vaccine rollout going so well, that won’t be the case.

"Until then, stay well and stay safe."