TV SENSATION AND BAKE OFF WINNER, NADIYA HUSSAIN, TO HEADLINE THE DROITWICH SPA FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL THIS JUNE.
The Droitwich Spa Food & Drink Festival has become one of the main events in the town during the summer and is fast building a reputation as one of the leading foodie festivals in the Midlands. Last year the festival attracted 130 exhibitors, many of whom are local to the area, and drew an estimated 18,000 visitors. This year, with Nadiya baking up a storm, festival organisers hope to receive even more interest and increase the number of visitors.
Festival organiser Patrick Davis said; “We are thrilled to have secured Nadiya Hussain to join us for the day on Saturday 18th June. The Great British Bake Off has become hugely popular with an estimated 15 million people watching the final on BBC last Autumn. Having Nadiya with us will help to put Droitwich on the map and bring even more visitors to our beautiful town. And who knows, she may even inspire a new wave of bakers in the area!”
The Droitwich Festival was first set up in 2013 and after only 3 years has become a leading foodie festival in the Midlands with some 130 exhibitors and an estimated 18,000 visitors. Here is what some of last year’s exhibitors said about the festival:
• Nigel Craig Pie Creator “The best food festival of the year for us”
• Dave Checketts Checketts Fine Foods Ombersley “ Droitwich was one of the first festivals we attended 3 years ago and it is one of our favourites and most successful and on our door step”
• Gillian Kerton Churchfields Farm Ice Cream “ Great event for us and so good to see local producers supported and promoted in this way”
Some key facts about the festival:
• A two-day festival taking place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June in Droitwich Spa town centre
• A quality Food & Drink festival with a strong emphasis on “local” food & drink produce
• Up to 150 exhibitors with a wide range of food & drink and related products
• A demonstration kitchen featuring Nadiya Hussain and local chefs and food & drink producers
• Street entertainment throughout both days
• A “Kids Zone” with free access to activities
The Droitwich Spa Food & Drink Festival is run by a committee of volunteer representatives and is supported by Wychavon District Council. If you would like to find out more please contact the organisers or visit the website www.droitwichspafestival.co.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org.