22nd Sep, 2019

Thousands descend on Droitwich for town's new-look Salt Fest

Tristan Harris 9th Sep, 2019 Updated: 10th Sep, 2019

ALMOST 18,000 people descended on Droitwich Spa over the weekend for this year’s new-look Salt Fest.

It began with fireworks and live music on the Friday night and after the official opening on the Saturday, Vines Park was awash with more than 160 stalls from local businesses, charities and community groups.

On board the Pamela May 2 state-of-the-art narrowboat with Roger Tapping –

Posted by Droitwich Standard on Saturday, 7 September 2019

There were rides on the new state-of-the-art community narrowboat the Pamela May 2 and children had the chance to dress as Romans in Saltbarrow Market.

Picture by Marcus Mingins

On the Sunday there was the naming ceremony of Robert Maxwell Sinclair lock gate at 10.30am before the Salvation Army service.

There was then children’s magic shows, Dave Laine‚Äôs much-acclaimed 60s tribute to the Winter Gardens, Droitwich, and a host of other bands and artists, including Ellie Goulding tribute act Chelsea Jade and local favourite ska band Skabucks.

Tracie Godden(Events Manager) from Churchfields lets people know about the great taste of Droitwich Salt. Picture by Marcus Mingins 3719002MMR10 www.buyphotos247.com

Sunday also featured a very popular duck race and dog show.

The event was organised by the landlord and landlady of the Gardeners’ Arms Simon and Edith Berry and Coun Mark Craigie.

Mr Berry said: “This year is the first year of the Salt Festival reorganisation and next year the event will be slightly changed to make it even better.”

Coun Craigie added: “It exceeded our expectations and more.

“We have had loads of visitor questionnaires back – I’ve only gone through half of them so far but every person said they would be returning next year.”

He added the statistics showed a lot of people spent a couple of hours there and the feedback from the traders had been amazing.

Many of them sold plenty of produce on the day and took orders to be sorted out later.

Got2Sing performing at Droitwich SaltFest –

Posted by Droitwich Standard on Saturday, 7 September 2019

“The entertainment also went down really well – from the fireworks on the Friday to the live music and the children’s entertainment.

“The best thing for us was that a lot of people said it had a real community feel to it which was what we wanted.”

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