The Ginger and Spice Festival is a community fringe festival which takes place annually in and around Market Drayton during British Food Fortnight. This year the festival will take place between 25th to 29th September 2019.

The five day festival celebrates the town’s history and culinary heritage via an eclectic mix of fringe events incorporating talks, demonstrations, walking tours, pop-up restaurants, tastings, community meals, trails, theatre performances, films, stand-up comedy, musical performances, competitions and much more, with a particular focus on promoting seasonal and locally produced food, often with a ginger twist!


We give talks to group and organisations about the festival, here are the topics we talk on:

  • Shropshire’s Spicy Secrets – links to the ancient spice routes
  • The Truth About Spices –  How Clive changed lives
  • The History of the Curry

To book a talk, please email