13th Nov, 2019

Less than a week to go until this year’s ‘bigger and better’ Droitwich Salt Fest

THERE is just a week to go until this year’s ‘bigger and better’ Droitwich Salt Fest which celebrates the spa town’s brine heritage.

The event runs over the whole weekend, starting at 6pm next Friday, September 6, with live entertainment and a fireworks display at 8pm.

The extravaganza then continues in Vines Park between 10am and 11pm next Saturday and from 10am to 7pm on the Sunday.

There will be more than 160 stalls showcasing products and services from a mass of local and regional merchants, craftspeople and food and drink suppliers.

The Pamela May 2 will be on display and the new all-electric boat will be running short canal boat trips.

A large marquee will be stocking a specially selected range of ales from leading national small breweries, there will be activities for children, two full days of live music to suit all tastes, a duck race, fishing competition, traditional salt making and a wide range of outdoor catering from burgers to Greek street food.

Other attractions include a dog show and plenty more.

Coun Mark Craigie, who is organising the event with Gardeners Arms landlord Simon Berry, said: “The aim of the festival is to provide a fun day out for local people and their families where they can experience some of the history of the town, wander amongst the displays from local businesses and buy products from the farmers’ market and artisan manufacturers.

“We want everyone from across the West Midlands to join us for the weekend and make it a real celebration of all things Droitwich.”

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