We’re getting set to welcome well over two and a half thousand people to the delights of the 10 Parishes Festival Street Market on Sunday September 8 and there will be masses of stalls selling everything from local produce to crafts; great music all day and a fantastic atmosphere and Carnival.
Over 60 stalls will be lining the road in West Street (which will be closed to traffic all day), looking very festive and continental with their colourful awnings and wares. They were carefully selected to ensure a rotation of new stallholders and old favourites, with many businesses having to wait until next time as demand exceeds supply.
“There are lots of new arts and crafts stalls and we’re quite foodie orientated this year. We have all sorts of local producers with everything from Moroccan wraps and Sushi to local ales and venison; preserves and confectionery to ice cream, cider and pizzas,” said Street Market Co-ordinator Linda Featherstone.
Local shops, cafes and pubs are also joining in with special Festival openings and offers, while arts and crafts stalls plus community groups and charities, will all take part in the razzmatazz of the Market, which runs from 10am – 4.30pm.
Music co-ordinator Fodo Higginson has organised a fantastic range of entertainment throughout the day in the town’s Jubilee Gardens – from Reed Rage Sax Quartet to a Voice of the People choir, and you won’t be able to miss the sounds of bands Skintight Samba and Tim Hill’s Big Noise who will get the Carnival atmosphere going as they accompany the Procession at 3pm.
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