Month-long Pershore Plum Festival starts

Related Stories

A Victorian-themed plum festival has been opened in Worcestershire to celebrate the harvesting of the fruit.

The month-long Pershore Plum Festival marks the ripening of the soft fruit for which the area is famous.

The recent hot weather, together with the wet winter, will prove a "blessing" for this year's harvest, organisers said.

Every food stall will feature plums in some kind of guise including in sausages, pies, cocktails and beer.

Angela Tidmarsh, Wychavon District Council's tourism officer and festival organiser, said: "What makes this event special is Pershore and its people.

"The whole community joins in - shops dress their windows in purple, people wear purple to all our events and there is a carnival atmosphere throughout August within the town."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Hereford & Worcester

Weather

Worcester

12 °C 8 °C

Features

  • The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge and Prince GeorgeGorgeous George

    Baby steals show as tour reveals rise in support for monarchy


  • Houses of ParliamentBig impact?

    How a Scottish Yes vote would change the UK Parliament


  • Kim Jong-un visits a children's campThe Notepad Men

    Who are the people who take down Kim Jong-un's every word?


  • Donald Tusk7 days quiz

    What made Poland's prime minister become an internet hit?


  • Beebcoins logoMaking money

    How easy is to coin your own virtual currency?


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.