Welcome to our fabulous food and drink festival
The Droitwich Spa Food and Drink Festival started in 2013 and has grown rapidly to become one of the main events in the town. The success of the Food and Drink Festival means that 2017’s festival will be held on Saturday 17th June and the event area will move to Droitwich’s Lido Park. We are also pleased to welcome TV chef Brian Turner to open the event.
Our Vision is for the Droitwich Spa Festival to be regarded as one of the best Festivals in the Midlands attracting people to the town, its facilities and attractions.
Droitwich Spa is a great place to stage and run such a Festival – We have the perfect history and heritage – Salt. Going back to Saxon and Roman times Droitwich has been famous for Salt and Salt and Food are perfectly connected. Salt to preserve food and to enhance the taste.
Droitwich is surrounded by some of the best quality food and drink producers in Britain – as well as our own producers in Worcestershire, we have some excellent food and drink producers in the surrounding counties of Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire. We really are at the centre of England’s Foodie Heaven and we are geographically perfectly placed to attract many visitors.
Don’t just take our word for it – here’s what some of the exhibitors and visitors said about last year’s Festival.
Nigel Huddleston – MP for Mid Worcestershire
“Congratulations on organising yet another highly successful food & drink festival. The range of events, entertainment and variety of stalls was very impressive. You are certainly helping to put Droitwich on the map”
Lizzy Hughes of Our Lizzy Cooking
“The festival was excellent I loved the way the whole town got involved too. I hadn’t been to Droitwich for a while and it was fabulous to see the town buzzing. When my mother in law was alive (she lived on Vines Lane) we used to come a lot, it was lovely to see the town thriving.”
Jemma Phillips – Andrew Grant
“At Andrew Grant, we started participating in the Droitwich Food & Drink Festival 3 years ago and were astounded by how many people were drawn to this fantastic event. The streets were full of stalls, musicians, catering areas. People both from within and out of the town really were enjoying themselves. Each year the festival has grown and has become something very special on the event calendar, we look forward to it every year as it is a tremendous platform for bringing tourists to the area as well as the local residents into their town centre. The festival is very well organised, in our opinion it is by far the best food and drink festival in the region and we are extremely proud to sponsor it.”
Matt Nicol – Nicol and Co
“You really need to be there on the weekend to see how the community enjoys it. It’s another great reason that puts Droitwich & Worcestershire on the map. I’ve been to others and none compare, friends are still talking about it!”
2016 Photo Gallery
A selection of photos from this year’s festival can be seen on our photo gallery.