The organisers of Pershore’s cancelled Carnival and Plum Festival have teamed up to arrange a bank holiday Welcome Back Weekend.


The event on Saturday and Sunday (August 28-29) will feature a wide range of attractions throughout the town. 


At the heart of the event will be a two-day market on Abbey Park. On Sunday, the park will also host music, a fun fair, dog show, ferret racing and a wide range of activities and entertainment for children. 


Meanwhile, running group Pershore Plum Plodders will be arriving at the site for the final steps of their traditional 10k plum festival run.


As well as these park-based activities, there will be much else to see and do around the town. Chapman Court — also known as Plum Alley — will be hosting stalls on Saturday.


Over at the Angel Inn, the popular Little Plum BBQ returns with the usual mix of fine food and great music. The event runs from 3-11pm on Saturday and Sunday, and from 3pm-6pm on Monday. For tickets and details, visit


There will also be decorated shop windows throughout the town and a Plum Heritage Art exhibition at the Town Hall. Art lovers might also want to follow an Art Trail created by the town’s innovative graffiti artist Mr Sce.


Film lovers are also in for a treat with the return of an outdoor cinema on Saturday evening. Following public requests, the film, which starts at 8pm, has been confirmed as Paddington. 


A message from the event organisers said: “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.


“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’.”


For more information, go to and explore the site’s event diary.