Following this week’s relaxation of Covid restrictions, the Pershore Plum Festival and Pershore Carnival are delighted to confirm that we are working together to put on a “Welcome Back Weekend” over the August Bank Holiday.  


A two-day market will be the predominant feature in Abbey Park on Saturday and Sunday alongside lots of activities and entertainment (on Sunday) including music, a fun fair, dog show, ferret racing, plus plenty fun things for the younger ones to do. Pershore Plum 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 be things to see and do in the town itself, including stalls in Plum Alley (Chapman Court) on Saturday, music and entertainment at The Angel via their Little Plum event (throughout the weekend), themed shop windows, a Plum Heritage Art exhibition at the Town Hall (running from 21st – 29th August) and the wonderful Art Trail by Pershore’s very own Mr Sce


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 Facebook for more details.


We hope you all come and support us and help us to kick start our return to some sense of normality.  We will of course continue to be mindful of the risks still out there and all activities will take place outside with appropriate social distancing and sanitisation measures in place wherever possible.


More details will be provided very soon, but in the meantime please put Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 August in your calendars. 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”.