Welcome to our fabulous food and drink festival – a great day out for all the family
A statement from the organisers of the festival
We have now completed the 6th year of the Droitwich Spa Food & Drink Festival and despite the weather being a bit duller this year we had a great couple of days on 16th and 17th June.
So thank you to all our 106 exhibitors for attending on the Saturday and thank you also to all the entertainers and of course the public for turning out in great numbers – it all helped to make it a great couple of days in the Lido Park Droitwich Spa.
This year we had a smaller event on the Sunday and from the feedback it is clear that you would like the full festival on both the Saturday and Sunday so we will therefore work towards making a full 2 day event in 2018.
We haven’t decided on the date at present but likely to be in the second half of June 2019 and will advise once decided. So enjoy the rest of the summer and thanks to everyone for supporting the food & drink festival.
Droitwich Spa Food & Drink Festival Organising Committee
About the festival
The Droitwich Spa Festival was first set up in 2013 and after only 5 years has become a leading foodie festival in the Midlands with over 100 exhibitors and an estimated 15,000 visitors. A couple of years ago we were a finalist in the Visit Worcestershire Awards but this year we won our category “Best Community Festival and Event” which we were thrilled with. Obviously lovely to be recognised in this way but it couldn’t have happened without our exhibitors and visitors – so thanks everyone.
This year the main festival was held on Saturday 16th June in the Lido Park Droitwich with a smaller event on the Sunday 17th June. The main aim was focussed on attracting “local” quality producers of food & drink or related products – within a 30 mile radius of Droitwich Spa.
The format of the event was as follows:
- Our Food Celebrity Steven Carter-Bailey, finalist of the Great British Bake Off 2017, opened the event on Saturday and provided a food demonstration
- A demonstration kitchen was held on Saturday featuring local and national chefs and presenters
- Entertainment and music during the festival on both days
- Seated areas for people to sit and enjoy food & drink and entertainment
- Children’s entertainment area on the Saturday which was free of charge
Please visit the pages on this website and if you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.
2017 Photo Gallery
|A full selection of photos (sponsored by SN Financial) from previous festivals can be seen on our photo gallery.|
Our Vision is for the Droitwich Spa Festival to be regarded as one of the best family-friendly 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. Centred between Bromsgrove, Redditch, Kidderminster, Stratford-upon-Avon and Worcester 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 Mid Worcestershire
“My very warm congratulations to you and the entire team on the organisation of the wonderful Droitwich Spa Food & Drink Festival last weekend. It was such a fantastic event for our community and was an excellent opportunity to showcase so much of our local food and drink produce”
Brian Turner CBE – TV Celebrity Chef
“The weather was fantastic, the crowds were wonderful, it was great to be at such a well organised event and made so welcome. My demonstration went well because the audiences were great, the produce was fantastic, loved the show!’
Katie Johnson – Wots Cooking
“We have organised the cookery theatre at the Droitwich Food Festival since it started 5 years ago. We feature in all the main food festivals in the Midlands and have to say this is one of the best in terms of organisation and interest from the public”