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5 Original Event in Shrewsbury this October

If you're stuck for something to do in Shrewsbury, then make sure to check out our guide of the best events happening this October.

Pride Month at The Old Market Hall

The Old Market Hall, September 22nd – October 27th

The OMH is celebrating Pride this month by screening a LGBTQ+ film every Sunday night, including documentaries and features.

Celebrate the movement's 50th year, by revelling in the stories of strong, defiant individuals, influential groups and naysayers.

Shrewsbury's finest hour

Theatre Severn, October 2nd - 5th

It's the glorious summer of '69, and Shrewsbury is about to beat the rest of Europe at a silly game.

Watch a new play about Shrewsbury's legendary success at the international finals of 'It's a Knockout'.

As 100 million people watched live on the BBC, Shrewsbury tied with the German team, from Wolfsburg, in a thrilling finale which concluded in an anticlimactic draw. Discover more at Theatre Severn, a true story – mostly!



The Quarry, October 4th - 5th

Shrewsbury's annual celebration returns, and this year Oktoberfest will be bigger and better than ever! With more than 150 real ales, the legendary huge lager, cider and perry, prosecco parlors and a gin den, to name just a few. Along with the best local food and fantastic Sunday Funday - just to make sure every box is well and truly ticked.

Model Railway Show

The United Reformed Church, October 19th

A fantastic day out for the family, for train enthusiasts and spectators alike. Discover the lovingly handmade layouts, peruse the trade stalls and discover a new hobby. All exhibitors and traders are passionate about model railways and are more than happy to offer advice and answer any questions.

Halloween events

October is not complete without Halloween. Rich in history and folklore, with more than a few hair-raising tales to tell, Shrewsbury is the perfect setting for spooky events. Here are some ideas to help you get into the spirit this Halloween.