Indulge in local food and produce at Victorian Fayre

Food and drink lovers alike will delight in the 'fare' that will be available at this year‘s Worcester Victorian Fayre from Thursday 29 November until Sunday 2 December.

The Victorian Fayre is a veritable hunting ground for homemade sweets, cakes and bakes, cheeses, ales, ciders, sauces, jams and chutneys – which all make great and very affordable Christmas gifts.

A record number of leading producers from the region are making a special effort to tickle the taste buds of the thousands of visitors expected to throng to the city, with some brand new tastes and flavours.

Look out for Croome Cuisine’s innovative and award winning cheeses; Wychbold Fudge’s mouthwatering wares and Pershore based Roly Poly Ltd’s gourmet hog roast.

Located in the middle of the high street, you won’t want to miss Barbourne Cider & Perry.  As well as offering hot cider by the cup to keep out the winter chill, they are also selling real ale and and cider gift packs – a present which is guaranteed to go down a treat with your loved ones this Christmas.

If you’re looking for special and unique gifts, there’ll be a wide range of jewellery, homewares, and lots of lovely handmade items.  A huge number of these have been made by local craftspeople.

Look out for Mike Price of Malvern‘s totally wacky jewellry, made from recycled bike spokes, at Respoke Designs.

“We make jewellery from spokes sourced from local bike shops,” explains Mike.  “The Victorian Fayre is a totally awesome event – all the stallholders dress up, and there’s a great festive atmosphere there.”

Look out too for Worcester based Quirky Slate Company, Gloucestershare based Broadlands Pottery  and Hereford based Dragonwood Art.

“Worcester’s Victorian Fayre is one of the highlights of the Midlands’ festive calendar, and with all sorts of culinary delights available, you definitely won’t be leaving hungry!” says Worcester City Council’s events organiser, Helen Mole.

“Coming to the Fayre is a great way to support local businesses, as a huge number will be selling food, drink and unique handmade gifts this year.”

There will also be lots of entertainment throughout the weekend, including a Victorian Carousel, a recreated Victorian slum inhabited by raucous residents, and much much more…

For further details go to www.worcesterchristmasfayre.co.uk or visit the Tourist Information Centre, next door to The Guildhall on Worcester’s High Street.

A Christmas Shelter for rough sleepers is being set up at the Worester Salvation Army Church and Community Hub, The Trinity, Worcester. Preparing for the opening are (From the left) Jasmine Edwards, Senior Support Worker, Ross Webber, Service Manager for CCP, Major Diane Henderson, Church Leader, Kerry Rastall, Senior Support Worker and Coun Adrian Gregson, Deputy Leader of Worcester City Council. Pic Jonathan Barry 14.12.18

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