Leek United Heritage Spice Trail

This year’s Leek United Heritage Spice Trail was a great success with over 100 families taking part during the two days.

Congratulations to the winners; in the Child’s category Miss Isobel Cartwright and in the adults category Mrs Gloria Bates.

Iris sponsored by Mincher-Lockett & Co Opticians, Market Drayton, was the winner of the Best Dressed Gingerbread Person!

Best Red Head Contest

Redheads make up less than 2% of the world’s population with only a few of us who are lucky enough to a be a natural red head.

Congratulations to Mrs Hannah Roberts for winning the Best Red Head Contest 2019! Thank you to sponsor Francesco Group Market Drayton.

Dining Contest

Taking into account the scores for each Restaurant and the number of entries for each, we are delighted to announce that the winning eatery in our 2019 Dining Contest is the Hinds Head Village Pub & Restaurant in Norton-In-Hales. As judged by the participants in the 2019 dining contest!

Landlady of the Hinds Head Pub in Norton In Hales, Donna Hand, said: “We are so delighted to be chosen as the winners for the Ginger & Spice Dining Contest 2019! Many thanks to our wonderful customers who visited, took part and gave such fantastic feedback”.

The winner of the prize draw for dinner for two at the Hinds Head, Village Pub and Restaurant plus a hamper of artisan goodies, was Mrs Karen Turner.

Karen said:  ‘’We really enjoyed the whole festival with so many different attractions over so many days. Really special festival to have in our town.’’

 Congratulations to both!

Best Ginger Cat or Dog

We had 39 entries into this year’s Best Ginger Cat or Dog Contest which we were pleased with!

The Quintessential Quarters judging panel picked the winners in accordance with the criteria listed on our website.

To find out who won, please click here.

To see all the entries to the hashtag #gingerpets19 on Instagram or click here to see the video!

Thanks to both Quintessential Quarters and Life of Riley Pet Bakery and Boutique.

Best Produce Contest

Market Drayton Country Markets team ran a produce contest under the Covered Market near the Town Hall.

Results can  be seen here.

Best Decorated Gingerbread Contest

Congratulations to the following children in the best decorated gingerbread contest judged by Image on Food and the Ginger and Spice Festival:-

Under 8’s Winner

Isabelle Brett – Market Drayton (Aged 3)

8 – 12’s Winner

Lucy Davies – Marchamley  (Aged 8)

13 – 17’s Winner

Emily Bentley – Market Drayton (Aged 14)

Sales and Marketing Director of Image on Food, Sarah Hopcroft, said:

”There were three age categories, under 8’s, 8-12 and 13-17. We had over 50 entries, hopeful of winning their category prize. The standard was very high, and there were lots of amazing designs created, making the judge’s decision very hard. We are delighted with the success of the event and the pleasure and fun this seemed to bring to everyone who participated.

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