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Salt Fest fever grips Droitwich residents
3:10pm Monday 9th September 2013 in News
THE final preparations are being made ahead of this weekend’s Salt Fest, which this year features new attractions as well the usual favourites.
There is a jam packed line up for this year’s event which annually celebrates the town’s salt history and its community.
The main programme gets underway from 11am on Saturday, (September 14), when the event is opened by Wychavon District Council chairman Gerry O’Donnell and Droitwich Spa Major Tom Noyes.
The traditional parade through the town will then take place, led by the Droitwich Air Cadets band.
Visitors can learn more about the town’s salt history in Salt Alley, which hosts displays and activities such as salt making demonstrations and salt carving.
The Roman’s will be making their annual visit, this year setting up camp in Vines Park for the whole weekend.
They will be joined by Worcester Re-enactors, who will also be depicting living history through the ages.
New for this year will be the Community Services Zone. Based in Victoria Square on Saturday, it gives visitors the chance to find out more about the emergency services and other organisations who help the community.
Displays include fire engine and rescue boats, Droitwich Carers Group, West Mercia Crimestoppers, Festival Housing and Droitwich Private Hospital.
Live music on Saturday includes a performance from Youth Music in Vines Park. Following this is an evening line up featuring Droitwich Community Choir, Terry Walls, Tina V, and headline band HannCoxx.
On Sunday, visitors can enjoy a jazz and blues afternoon in Vines Park or a music showcase in St Andrews Square Shopping Centre.
Janet Yates, Droitwich Spa Area Partnership Manager, said: “Salt Fest is the town’s main event and it’s great to see so many community groups and businesses getting involved to showcase what we have to offer.”
For more details about Salt Fest visit saltfest.co.uk, follow @Droitwichfest on Twitter, or search for Droitwich Spa Festivals on Facebook.
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