Farmer Phil's Festival campsite 2018

We now declare Farmer Phil’s Festival 2018 OPEN!

On what has been a lovely day in the Shropshire Hills, we’ve welcomed our first campers of the week as keen festival goers arrived on site throughout the day.  It’ll get busier and busier as the week progresses and more and more traders, entertainers and artists arrive for our special 20th anniversary weekender. It would […]

The Horny Cow Ale & Cider Tent returns!

It’s full-on, straight ahead, no-messing-about graft here in Ratlinghope right now, as preparations continue for this year’s Farmer Phil’s Festival.  Today we erected the beer tent that will be home to The Horny Cow real ale & cider bar AND the Pink Flamingo cocktail bar at this year’s festival.  A welcome sight for many, we’re […]

Farmer Phil's Got Talent

Farmer Phil’s Got Talent, Exotic Zoo and more

Every year, Farmer Phil’s Festival opens welcomes visitors from the Monday morning before the Friday, Saturday and Sunday that form the main event.  The fields buzz with activity as more and more campers arrive to secure prime tent-pitching positions and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the surrounding Shropshire Hills. As the week progresses, more and […]

Barnabas Community Projects

Barnabas Community Projects to benefit from food bank

Farmer Phil’s Festival is pleased to confirm that it will again be supporting the Barnabas Community Projects – home of the Shrewsbury Food Bank. What are Barnabas Community Projects Barnabas Community Projects aims to help people out of crisis and poverty whether that’s resources, relational or identity and empower clients to enable them to make […]

Farmer Phil's Festival camp site 2017

Exclusive interview and competition in next week’s Shropshire Weekly!

Farmer Phil and his daughter Jessica were interviewed this week by Thom Kennedy, editor of the relatively new Shropshire Weekly magazine, part of the Midlands News Association’s portfolio of titles which includes the Shropshire Star, Express & Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle among others. The exclusive piece is scheduled to appear in next week’s magazine alongside […]

T-shirt design competition!

As you’ll have seen on Facebook, a few artists for this year’s 20th anniversary spectacular have been announced and we want to continue building that excitement while the team works hard preparing what we hope you’ll agree will be the best Farmer Phil’s Festival yet! So we thought we’d launch a little competition.  We want […]

Festival Kidz Awards 2017

Farmer Phil’s: Festival Kidz Awards winner!

We’re absolutely ecstatic to report that Farmer Phil’s Festival has been named ‘Best Tiny Festival’ in this year’s Festival Kidz Awards. It’s the second time Farmer Phil’s Festival has won the accolade, following success in 2015, and we couldn’t be happier! The Festival Kidz Awards are special to us because they are voted for by […]

UK Festival Awards 2017

Vote for Farmer Phil’s in the UK Festival Awards!

We’re delighted to confirm that Farmer Phil’s Festival is in the running for several awards in this year’s UK Festival Awards. We love the UK Festival Awards because the awards themselves are voted for by the festival-going public, so it really reflects the collective views of the festival scene’s lifeblood – you guys! You can […]

Farmer Phil's Festival

Farmer Phil’s Festival 2018 dates announced!

What a week(end) that was!  You guys all seemed to enjoy yourselves – we’ve been inundated with wonderful messages on our various social media accounts and via the website, and we can’t begin to thank you enough for all the love, memories and feedback you’ve shared with us.  It really does make all the hard […]

The Shrewsbury Ark

Farmer Phil’s Festival supporting local causes

People travel from all over the UK and further afield to partake in our wonderful week of music and laughter, enjoying the beautiful Shropshire Hills scenery throughout their stay.  At Farmer Phil’s Festival, we are all too aware of our impact on the local environment and the community.  Wherever possible, we’ve built facilities from reclaimed […]