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Get a taste of historic Market Drayton on the Leek United Heritage Spice Trail

Discover the town’s hidden secrets during the Ginger and Spice Festival 2018

Join us at this year’s Ginger and Spice Festival (26-29 September 2018), take part in Leek United’s Heritage Spice Trail and explore a hidden side of Market Drayton and its historic links to ancient spice routes.

You’ll visit shops, restaurants and pubs – as well as buildings of historical importance – on this free guided tour as you follow Leek United’s children’s mascot, Humphrey the camel.

Throughout your journey, there’ll be free samples of food and drink along the way, plus an exclusive ‘Stations of the Spices’ trail at St Mary’s Church.

What’s more, you’ll also have the chance to win a box of Joule’s Ale and a hamper packed with food, vouchers and other goodies from local businesses worth over £350, over 18’s only of course! Take part in the Leek United Heritage Spice Trail to have a chance of winning!*

All children completing the spice trail will receive a free sticker and spice tin for taking part.

Where can I collect a Leek United Heritage Spice Trail leaflet?

Leaflets are available from 1 September 2018 from:

  • Leek United Building Society, High Street, Market Drayton
  • The Visitor Centre, Market Drayton
  • Market Drayton Town Library

Alternatively, visit the Ginger and Spice Festival information desk in the Clive and Coffyne beer garden on Saturday 29 September 2018.

Where should I submit my completed competition entry?

From 26 September 2018, completed entries should be submitted at:

  • Leek United Building Society, High Street, Market Drayton
  • The Visitor Centre, Market Drayton
  • Market Drayton Town Library
  • On 29 September they can also be handed to The Ginger and Spice Festival information desk in the Clive and Coffyne beer garden

What is the Ginger and Spice Festival?

The Ginger and Spice Festival is a four-day celebration of exotic and fascinating spices in Market Drayton, a Shropshire market town with ancient links to India and the spice trade.

The winner of ‘Love British Food 2017’, the Ginger and Spice Festival features a raft of events, including a gingerbread masterclass, cookery demos with Olivier Blanc, and a community celebration meal.

*T&C’s apply.