The Ginger and Spice Festival is making a welcome return this September (26-29 Sept 18) for a four day celebration of all things ginger & spice related, including gingerbread, secret recipes and a town with links to the ancient spice routes. Artisan Spicy Food Market is Saturday 29th September only!
Visitors can step into the exotic and fascinating world of gingerbread whilst also enjoying an abundance of specialty food and drink with plenty of produce featuring a ginger twist!
There will be the Leek United heritage Spice Trail dedicated to exploring the town’s culinary history including tastings of local specialty food and drink. Visitors can also enjoy many fringe events such as a Gin and Jazz Evening exploring Gin and Ginger/Spice; a live music concert with Deacon Blue’s Ricky Ross & local singer song writer Heidi Browne; pop-up restaurants; foraging walks; film night; ginger inspired competitions & a vibrant and spicy street market (the Spice Exchange) on Saturday 29th September in the centre of Market Drayton. The Spice Exchange Street market will include food tastings, spicy beer, cookery demos, live music plus educational outreach about seasonal and local food. There’s everything from ginger teas, spicy pies, chocolate enrobed ginger, spice-infused jams, aromatic gin, local real ale, cured gourmet meats as well as a host of ginger-themed delicacies!
Whilst the spicy street market is free, visitors should expect to pay for some events taking place in the evening and at private venues in the town. Booking ahead for these private events is essential. The festival takes place during British Food Fortnight!
Sunday 18th November 10 – 4, Festival Drayton Centre
We are pleased to announce that Market Drayton Winter Fair will be returning to Festival Drayton Centre again this year! Following the success of 2017, we have a delightful array of local creatives, artisans and producers joining us to showcase their wares and offer visitors an excellent opportunity to peruse the many stalls and purchase the perfect Christmas gift for that someone special.
With over 40 Traders attending, you will be sure to find something to suit. Shopping ‘local’ is fundamental to the Chantilly Grey ethos and we are immensely proud to say all of our stands are unique and special.
The award winning coffee shop will be open for the duration of the event and will have a delicious selection of locally sourced faire, so please do come along and make a day of it!
Entry is free, but we would kindly ask visitors to voluntarily purchase a raffle ticket in support of our two chosen charities, both very close to our hearts, Severn Hospice and SANDs.
Festival Drayton Centre, Frogmore Road, Market Drayton TF9 3AX
Event organisers – Chantilly Grey