Run, run as fast as you can! The Ginger and Spice Festival is coming! There is a lot happening in Market Drayton on 24th September. Thanks to 200 years of Billington’s Gingerbread being made in the town, ‘the home of gingerbread’, there is a reason to celebrate all things spicy.
The main event is focused around a street market on Cheshire Street. There will be a range of local businesses exhibiting their wares. Spices, spicy sauces and other kitchen essentials. Street food vendors. And probably lots of things that aren’t spicy too if you like it a bit milder. And I should imagine quite a lot of gingerbread.
Activities at the Ginger and Spice Festival
While you are there, take part in the free town heritage trail. There are tasters en route and prizes available through the heritage quiz. You can pick your own favourite in the best-dressed gingerbread competition. A children’s cookery theatre is the highlight for me, hosted by Palethorpes Bakery. And big people can enjoy cookery demonstrations too with a stellar lineup of chefs. National and regional big hitters like James Sherwin of Wild Shropshire and Michael Nijsten of the British Bread Company will be on stage.
All of the details are on the website, with tickets available to book now. It’s worth popping over right away, because there is also an online shop where you can pick up even more tasty goodies in advance of the event.
🐐 Cheshire Street, Market Drayton
🐐 24th September. Activities and the market run from 9am to 5pm.
🐐 Admission is free