PREPARATIONS are well underway for this year's Salt Fest in Droitwich, which takes place from Friday to Sunday, September 6 to 8.

The annual event, which celebrates Droitwich's salt history, starts at 6pm on Friday September 6, with a fireworks display at 8pm, in Vines Park.

There will then be further celebrations on the Saturday from 10am to 11pm, and on Sunday from 10am to 7pm, also in the Vines Park area, on the north side of the Saltway in the town centre.

A spokesman for the organisers said: "The aim of the festival is to provide a fun day out for local people and their families where they can experience some of the history of the town, wander amongst the displays from local businesses and buy products from the farmers’ market and artisan manufacturers.

"This year’s event is bigger than before and is already over-booked with more than 160 stalls, offering products and services from a wide range of local and regional merchants, craftspeople and food and drink suppliers.

"The Pamela May 2 will be on display and the new all-electric boat will be running short canal boat trips.

"The Salt Fest will be supported by a large marquee stocking a specially selected range of ales from leading national small breweries, activities for children, two full days of live music to suit all tastes, a duck race, fishing competition, traditional salt making, a wide range of outdoor catering from burgers to Greek street food, a dog show and plenty more, so please encourage friends from all over the West Midlands to come and have a fun day out in Droitwich."