CHESTERFIELD: Attractions at market festival

1940s market in Chesterfield during the annual Market Festival
1940s market in Chesterfield during the annual Market Festival
0
Have your say

Wartime music and a 1940s flea market launch an annual festival in which there will be no rationing when it comes to fun.

Wartime music and a 1940s flea market launch an annual festival in which there will be no rationing when it comes to fun.

Chesterfield Market Festival includes a bargain hunt on October 31, led by TV experts Anita Manning and James Lewis, with treasures being auctioned off in aid of the Mayor’s Appeal.

Budding traders between the ages of 3 and 14 will be able to boost their pocket money by selling unwanted toys and books, and clothes that no longer fit at a children’s market on November 1.

Try a taste of the variety of food Chesterfield has to offer when Calabria, Lambarellis, Aubergine, The Galleon Steakhouse and Casa Hotel set out their stalls in the marketplace.

There’s an opportunity to vote for your top market trader and be in with a chance of winning one of five £50 vouchers to spend on the outdoor market or in the Market Hall. The closing date for nominations is Saturday, October 26.

Cllr Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council’s executive member for leisure, culture and tourism said: “With a history dating back almost 900 years, Chesterfield is world renowned for its market.

“Chesterfield is on the up in terms of investments and the markets festival is a great opportunity to showcase the wonderful range of produce our market traders have to offer.”

A Battle of the Beers challenge takes place in the newly refurbished Market Hall Assembly Rooms. This will be part of Chesterfield & District CAMRA Market Beer Festival, on November 1 and 2, where drinkers can choose from more than 35 beers from Derbyshire and South Yorkshire.

There’s also an opportunity for budding Mary Berrys or Jamie Olivers to try their hand at creating a Chesterfield cake. Entries in the under 16s and over 16s categories will be judged by the townb mayor, Cllr Paul Stone, and Trevor Jackson, of sponsors Jacksons the Bakers, on November 2, starting at 10am.

For further details of the festival, contact 01246 345777/8 or email: tourism@chesterfield.gov.uk; or visit the festival website at www.chesterfieldfestival.co.uk