We are delighted to announce this year’s Ginger & Spice Festival will be going ahead on Saturday 25th September as a one day event!

ARTISAN SPICE MARKET kindly supported by Market Drayton Town Council

Enjoy a FREE spicy street market on Cheshire street from 9am to 4pm. Here you will be able to find a range of local, artisan producers and traders many selling wares with a ginger and spicy twist!

HERITAGE TOWN TRAIL kindly sponsored by Leek United Building Society 

Enjoy a FREE OF CHARGE self-guided heritage trail & contest available for families. This incudes visiting buildings and places of historical significance, with a fun ‘best dressed gingerbread person’ contest for the little ones, plus a heritage quiz with artisan hampers prizes for 2 lucky winners! Pick up a trail leaflet outside the Leek United Building Society on the High Street.


Meander through the streets of Market Drayton and out into the Shropshire countryside – including the Shropshire Union canal & Floating market- on the brand new ‘Fodder and Tipple’ Tasting Trail. This ticketed event will include local tasting courses & refreshers at several stop offs along the 5 mile route, plus a goody bag with local artisan produce and LIVE MUSIC at the Red Lion Inn at Joules Brewery the end of the trail!  Tickets must be brought in advance.

FLOATING MARKET  – Sat 25 & Sun 26 September

The Roving Canal Traders Association are also coming along for the first time with their Floating Market! They will be located between bridges 63&64 opposite ladybird mooring form 10am to 5pm on both Sat 25th and Sun 26th September.


In homage to being the home of gingerbread the festival has invited food historian, writer and gingerbread aficionado, Sam Bilton, to give an online talk about the history of the biscuit.

Plus, there is an annual gingerbread decorating contest!

*The floating market is also taking place on Sunday 26th. Every other event is one day only!

For further information & tickets, visit What’s On below.