FOOD LOVERS were in their element at this year’s scrumptious Droitwich Spa Food and Drink Festival which was held throughout the weekend.

The day ticked all the boxes for foodies as the event provided plenty of mouth-watering food with lots of fun entertainment.

Now in its seventh year, the annual event was held in the town’s historic Lido Park.

There were 120 food and drink stalls in place across the weekend, running from 10am on Saturday, with entertainment through to 9pm in the evening.

The fun continued from 10am until 5pm on Sunday.

With its strong focus on promoting local producers, the foodie heaven offered a host of local award-winning products.

Patrick Davis, who founded the Droitwich Spa Food and Drink Festival, said: "I am really pleased with how the festival is going.The quality of products have improved year after year.

"I have never seen it as busy as this year."

Almost 90 per cent of products produced came from within a 30-mile radius of the town itself.

Marie Vernon, from Belgian Waffle Hut said: "It has been really fun today and everyone seems really happy. There is a good atmosphere at the festival and it has been super busy."

Exciting entertainment was provided on the park’s bandstand which featured artists such as Jazz Alchemy, Knight and Hodgetts duo and the Coventry Brass Band.

There was also entertainment for the children, such as bumper cars and boot camps.

The more adventurous sort had the opportunity to take take part in a daring chill eating competition, which was presented by the Clifton Chilli Club, as seen on YouTube.

The Love Food Roadshow were welcomed at the festival, as expert chefs put on live cooking demonstrations in the outdoor kitchen and provided information on the Love Food Hate Waste campaign.

Demonstrations included a masterclass in making cocktails, a champagne tasting session, and an array of sweet baked goods.

Going back to Saxon and Roman times, Droitwich has been famously known for its salt. In celebration of the town’s salt heritage, on Sunday guests took part in activities including demonstrations supported by local Droitwich salt producers, Churchfields Saltworks.

Families took part in the challenge of completing an ‘A-Salt’ course where personal trainer, Clive Sanders of Sanders Fitness led the activities.

There were many Droitwich-based organisations who sponsored the event. A few included Churchfields Ice Cream and Saltworks, Ballards LLP – Accountants, Chateau Impney Hill Climb, Deliciously Squared Catering, Ormerod Rutter – Accountants, Worcestershire County Council and Wychavon District Council.


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