IT WAS standing room only at Alcester Food Festival last Saturday as it returned post pandemic for the first time in two years.
The crowds were so great the park and ride team had to lay on another bus, while many traders sold out and either packed up early or had to send for more produce!
“It really was incredible,” said Alcester Mayor Councillor Kathryn Cargill.
“It was heaving – and so nice to see so many people out enjoying themselves and filling the streets and around the church.”
This weekend is also a busy one for Alcester with the Royal British Legion coffee morning on the Saturday followed by the Alcester 10k run.
This will lead on to the Jubilee celebrations which commence on Thursday, June 2 from 6pm with a picnic on the Centenary Field with a fancy dress competition – both for people and their canine companions – with music from the Alcester Victoria Silver Band and choirs culminating in the church bells ringing out, the singing of the National Anthem and the lighting of a beacon at 9.15pm.
Then on Sunday it’s picnic time again with the High Street closed to traffic and picnic and music on the church green featuring the fabulous Tarantala Choir, Sally Rose Duo, Emma Skip Band, and Euphoria Group with final words from the Mayor before the road re-opens at 7pm.