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New attractions give a big boost to Salt Fest
THERE is not long to wait until the annual Salt Fest returns to Droitwich.
The event is being held this weekend and will include the Romans, canal boat trips and a duck race, along with some new additions.
Saturday’s programme starts at 11am with live entertainment, stalls, a farmers’ and craft market and farm animal corner with live music and a real ale bar in Vines Park from 7pm to 10pm.
On Sunday there will be a retail market in the High Street and Worcester Re-enactors Living History display and dog show in Vines Park.
The dog show, organised by local vets MacArthur, Barstow and Gibbs, features classes, an agility area and a vets corner, with trophies for best dogs in the show.
Salt Fest also sees the launch of the first Droitwich Canal Fun Run, which takes place on Sunday at Vines Park at 10.30am. For those who prefer more gentle exercise, there is a cream tea saunter starting from the park at 1pm. It goes along the canal, and will take in cream teas being served at the Gardeners Arms.
Wychavon Festival of Brass also takes place on Sunday. Performances will take place at the Norbury Theatre and Droitwich High School.
Janet Yates, Droitwich area partnership manager for Wychavon, said: “Salt Day has become a very popular event for the town so it’s great this year that we can make it a weekend-long Salt Fest to attract more visitors.
“The addition of the new attractions, along with the Festival of Brass, will mean there is plenty going on in town to tempt people to visit.”
For details, visit wychavon. gov.uk/saltfest or collect a programme from venues around the town.