16th Oct, 2019

Salt Fest returns to Droitwich THIS WEEKEND - and it's set to be bigger and better than ever

Harry Leach 7th Sep, 2018

VISITORS will be flocking to Vines Park and Droitwich town centre this weekend for this year’s Salt Fest, the annual celebration of Droitwich Spa’s unique salt heritage.

The popular event, now in its 13th year, will run tomorrow and Sunday and will once again feature a range of live music and entertainment across the action-packed two days.

Salt Fest has always provided a great opportunity for visitors to find out more about how the salt came to be in Droitwich.

Coun Richard Morris, Wychavon District Council’s portfolio holder for economic growth and housing, said he hoped this year’s would be bigger and better than ever.

“Last year was a momentous time for Droitwich as it was the first time in 100 years the town’s pure brine salt went back on sale.

“Salt Fest is a chance for people to come together to enjoy local produce and to promote the town’s rich brine heritage.”

The free event will have food stalls to enjoy and a selection of craft beers and local ciders to try with alcohol being served until late on Saturday and 6pm on Sunday.

Children can look forward to activities such as face-painting, bouncy castles, learning what life was like as a Roman and dog show.

‘Salt Alley’, a place where you can taste Churchfields Farm ice cream and buy products such as Droitwich Salt Fudge and the Droitwich Salt itself, returns.

‘Probus 87’ will be providing demonstrations showing how salt was made from Droitwich Brine in the Iron Age over 2,000 years ago.

Finally, visitors can take some time out and enjoy a trip along the canal on the Pamela May.

The event will be officially opened at 10.30am tomorrow by Coun Tony Rowley, Chairman of Wychavon District Council, and Coun Christine Bowden, Mayor of Droitwich Spa.

St Augustine’s Church will also let the town know Salt Fest is open by ringing its bells loudly for all to hear.

Visit www.saltfest.co.uk for more information.

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