Like all towns in the country, Pershore’s events calendar has been hit hard over the last two years with the pandemic, but there will FINALLY be cause to celebrate on the August Bank Holiday weekend as the town’s two biggest events are working collaboratively to present Pershore’s Welcome Back Weekend!

Following the recent accountment of the relaxation of Covid restrictions, the Pershore Plum Festival and Pershore Carnival are able to confirm that an event will take place on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 August. Whilst the event won’t be the traditional make-up of the events locals and visitors have come to love over the years, some key aspects are still included with some wonderful additions, too.

A two-day market will be the predominant feature in Abbey Park alongside lots of activities and entertainment including music, a fun fair, dog show, ferret racing, plus plenty fun things for the youngsters to do. Pershore Plodders will also be going ahead with their traditional 10km run, finishing on the park on Sunday morning.

As well as all the park-based activities, there will also be things to see and do in the town itself, including stalls and entertainment in Plum Alley (Chapman Court), music and entertainment at The Angel via their Little Plum event, as well as themed shop windows throughout the town.

The Saturday night also sees the return of the highly successful outdoor cinema with the public having a say on what film is shown. Keep your eyes on the Vale & Spa Facebook page for more details. Whatever the film though, what better location than Abbey Park on a summer evening is there to enjoy a family friendly classic, tucking into a picnic or one of the town’s takeaways?!

It’s hoped people will come and support the event and help sick start the return to some sense of normality.  There will be measures set out, mindful of the risks still out there and all activities will take place outside with appropriate social distancing and sanitisation stations in place wherever possible.

It’s a great opportunity to also help Pershore’s businesses who have suffered tremendously via the various lockdowns, so it seems appropriate to name it “Pershore’s Welcome Back Weekend”.

The full schedule for the weekend will be available at www.pershoreplumfestival.org.uk