The Festival 

The award winning Ginger and Spice Festival champions the local food and drink scene in Market Drayton and explores the culinary heritage and history of the town celebrated as the Home of Gingerbread.

Launched in 2017, the festival takes place in September, annually during British Food fortnight.

This year the festival will take place on Saturday 25th September 2021 and will include a FREE spicy street market on Cheshire Street, a FREE heritage trail around the town & a FREE floating market on the Shropshire Union Canal PLUS a ticketed Fodder & Tipple Trail.

See What’s On by clicking below.

Festival Map

I loved the way the Ginger & Spice Festival celebrated their culinary history – this is often lost and it’s important we retain these taste links to the past.”

Cathy Higgs, Co-Op

The Ginger and Spice Festival is a great opportunity for bringing the local community of Market Drayton together to celebrate different local food & drinks producers of North Shropshire and beyond.

Sarah Hopcroft , Original Biscuit Bakers