THOUSANDS of people flocked to Droitwich over the weekend to celebrate the town’s history.

Salt Fest, which started in 2006, offers a fun packed weekend for local people and their families to enjoy.

The aim of the festival is to provide a day out where people can experience some of the history of the town, wander amongst the displays from local businesses and buy products from the farmers’ market and artisan manufacturers.

This year saw a massive turnout as the event was over-booked with more than 160 stalls.

Stall holders offered products and services from a wide range of local and regional merchants, craftspeople and food and drink suppliers.

Ann Greaves was selling handbags that she’d made herself. It was her fourth year at the festival.

All the profits go to Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire and Lurcher Link.

She said: “It’s been a very busy day. It’s interesting to see a different layout this year. It’s very well organised and they’ve done a really good job at organising the event.”

Matt Thomas, from Sibes Snaxx which is a company that sells natural dog treats, said: “It’s our first year at Salt Fest and so far, the day has gone really well. There’s been a lot of footfall.”

The festival was supported by a large marquee stocking a range of ales.

There were activities on offer for children, such as a duck race and a new all-electric boat was running short canal boat trips.

A wide range of outdoor catering was on offer for visitors to dazzle their taste buds.

Live music took place over the weekend to suit all tastes in the marquee.

The event, which took place from Friday to Sunday, was held in Vines Park, Droitwich.

Ben Davies from Blacks Cheese in Shrewsbury said: “It’s been so busy. This is the first time we’ve been here. The Blacks charcoal dust cheese has been the most popular. Customers have loved it.”

It was Cihan Dasgin’s first time at Salt Fest. He was the stall holder for Mercury Gifts.

He said: “So far so good. I am enjoying myself here and there’s a good atmosphere all around.”