Things get spooky with an eventful weekend

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Toddlers enjoy Scarefest

With autumn well and truly rearing its golden head and Shropshire so filled with pumpkin patch awaiting their big day, it would be a travesty not to mention the wealth of spooky events happening in the region from this weekend. end and beyond. .

Alton Towers’ Scarefest begins Friday for the 15th celebration of the park’s spooky season. Closer to home, Wednesday saw the start of Alderford Lake’s Nightmare Island, a breathtaking wonderland for those 18 and over, not the faint-hearted.

On a lighter note, farms have opened for the now popular fall activity of pumpkin picking, and many are heading to the fields for the perfect pumpkin and family photo opportunity. Teams from Little Wytheford Farm, Telford Exotic Zoo, Apley Farm Shop and more are ready and open to help families choose their own spooky gourds with a range of Halloween themed events.

Over the weekend, steampunk fans and the curious are invited to Shrewsbury for a thrill-filled festival at St Mary’s Church – the perfect setting for the spooky-themed sci-fi event Victorian filled with songs, stalls and, I imagine, quite a bit of steam power.

If pumpkin spice lattes aren’t your favorite drink, there’s plenty more to whet your appetite across the county this weekend.

Over the whole weekend:

  • Historic Rally Festival – Car fanatics are welcome at the Historic Rally Festival, which returns with a two-day motorsport event with stops at the iconic Ironbridge Power Station and Weston Park. £25 per day or £40 for a weekend ticket.

  • Paste & Oil continue their takeover of Shrewsbury Castle with The Bavarian Village, from Thursday to Sunday. The free event features DJs, live music, and a variety of food, craft beers, cocktails, and German beers.

  • Telford International Center hosts the PCA Fitness and Bodybuilding Expo. Day tickets £28, weekend passes £48.

Friday:

  • The Butter Market, Shrewsbury, 6.30pm: Frankie Allen, ‘Britain’s most feared comedian’, visits the iconic venue to deliver a set ready to offend the less offensive. Tickets £19.50.

  • Knock & Snitch, Oswestry, 7:00 p.m.: Comedy & Cocktails featuring Pheonix Nights star Archie Kelly. Tickets £15.

  • Drayton Center Festival, Drayton Market, 7:30 p.m.: China Crisis performs hits from their seven studio albums. Tickets £23.

  • Telford Theatre, Oakengates7:30 p.m.: All-Star Superslam Wrestling. Adult £15.50, child £10.50.

  • Severn Theatre, Shrewsbury, 7:30 p.m.: The crooners arrive in Shrewsbury with a brand new musical that brings the Rat Pack back to the main stage. Adult £24.50, child £10.00.

  • The Firefly, Oakengates, 8pm: West Midlands rock bands Eternity Road and The Original Wanted perform originals and classics. Tickets £5.50.

Saturday:

  • Belmont Hall, Wellington9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Flea market and collection garage sale.

  • Fordhall Farm, Drayton Market, 10am-2pm: Mushroom Mosey, a guided walk in search of mushrooms. Tickets £30.

  • St. Mary’s Church, Shrewsbury, 10am-4pm: Shrewsbury Steampunk Spooky Spectacular, entertainment, stalls, music, dancing, food and drink and more. FREE ENTRANCE.

  • Ellesmere Library, 11am: Visiting author Ruthie Lockyer to talk about her book detailing her experiences as a young passenger on the shipwrecked RMS Hildebrand III. Tickets £3.

  • Severn Theatre, Shrewsbury, 2 p.m.: Unbelievable Science showcases captivating chemistry, phenomenal physics and wacky biology in this fun science show for the whole family. Tickets from £10.

  • Shrewsbury College, 5:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.: Halloween screening of Hocus Pocus with Shrewsbury Outdoor Cinema. £9 for children, £14 for adults or £34 for a family ticket.

  • Oakengates Salvation Army, Telford, 7 p.m.: The mixed Salvation Army choir from Sale, near Manchester, performs live. Ticket £3 for adults, £1 for children.

  • Drayton Center Festival, Drayton Market, 7.30pm: The Mercian Regiment Band features Army Reserve musicians from across the Midlands. Free, donations welcome.

  • Housekeeping Building, Shrewsbury School, 7.30pm: A Shropshire Lass, the retold life of Mary Webb in poetry and song by the Shropshire Music Trust. Free tickets for under 25s, £16 for 25+.

  • Shrewsbury Abbey, 7.30 p.m.: Abbey Choir and organ concert for Christian Aid. Tickets £10 in advance, £15 on site.

  • SpArc Castle of the Bishops, 7.30pm: Mid Wales Opera’s SmallStages presents a beautifully crafted one-act version of Puss in Boots. Adult £16, child £8.

  • Miners Weapons, Priest Weston, 8 p.m.: Presentation of an evening with solo electro-acoustic guitarist and singer, Steve Edwards. FREE ENTRANCE.

  • Belfrey Theatre, Wellington, 8 p.m.: One Night With Elvis, with impersonator Andrew Memphis. Tickets £12.

  • Severn Theatre, Shrewsbury8pm: An evening of live music reproducing the experience of Pink Floyd on stage in the 70s. £25

Sunday:

  • Hawkstone Park Follies, 10:00-16:00: The steampunk party continues in the 19th century attraction, with free entry for everyone wearing their steampunk attire.

  • Telford Theatre, Oakengates, 7:30 p.m.: Comedy Alfie Moore: Fair Cop Unleashed. Tickets £18 Concessions £16

  • Severn Theatre, Shrewsbury, 7:00 p.m.: Little Bits of Ruined Beauty – A darkly comedic play examining the subtle shift from caretaker to care giver and how dignity and independence are maintained in remote rural areas. £15.50

  • Severn Theatre, Shrewsbury7:30 p.m.: Flying High with Dead Ringers’ Jon Culshaw, a funny, loving and poignant celebration of the much-missed comedy legend, Les Dawson.

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