There is a great pride, tradition and passion about Oswestry and Oswestry Town Council celebrates this in their day to day role within the town.
As a council, Oswestry believes that by supporting many of the community activities and attractions throughout the year, the vibrancy of the town will be enhanced and visitors and locals alike will enjoy being in Oswestry and will want to return. Year on year the Council’s efforts are recognised by the National Association of Local Councils, winning Council of the Year in 2017.
The markets are an inherent part of Oswestry’s identity. The traditional markets continue every week and often include speciality themes – why not visit the bustling monthly Artisan Market, Continental Markets or our Autumn Apple Day. The indoor market, open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, is a lively place and offers an eclectic mix of traditional and unusual speciality stalls.
Oswestry is fast becoming known for the events that are happening all year and the council supports many of them. The first Hot Air Balloon Carnival took off in 2018 and is set to return on August 24th and 25th 2019. In July, the town streets host the free and tasty Food and Drink Festival on the 13th and 14th July and December wouldn’t be so special without Christmas Live when Oswestry’s streets are transformed into a festival of fairground rides, foodie feasts, live music all topped off with a firework finale. Something quite different but equally enjoyable is the Youth Music Festival in February. It attracts almost 1000 young musicians and the finale concert features the very best of these and is free.
Award winning Cae Glas Park is one of the main focal points of the town – wonderful flowers, traditional games such as bowling, tennis and crazy golf and a children’s play area surround the Victorian bandstand and arena. This is the place to be on a summer Sunday when the band stand comes to life with an eclectic mix of free concerts.
Oswestry Visitor & Exhibition Centre is a landmark building in the town; built in 1407 it was the second oldest grammar school in the country. The building is now a magnet for visitors looking for information and to see its arts and craft exhibitions and sales and enjoy the traditional coffee shop.
For more information on Oswestry Market visit:- www.oswestrymarket.co.uk