People are being encouraged to come along to a series of events being held at Stockport Market as part of the ‘Love Your Local Market’ campaign which is being supported by Stockport Council.
‘Love Your Local Market’ is a national campaign led by the National Association of British Market Authorities.
To support the national campaign here in Stockport, the Council is working with market traders to host a series of events over two weekends beginning on Friday 17th May. The 70s-themed events will showcase the best that Stockport Market has to offer, both as a shopping and social destination.
Stockport’s first street food festival will be held on Friday 17th May to launch ‘Love Your Local Market’.
The event begins at 4.00pm and runs until 9.00pm and is being held in Stockport’s historic Market Place. The market will also remain open until 7.00pm.
The event is to be hosted by Guerrilla Eats, a co-operative of gourmet street food traders, fresh from their famous street parties.
Food on offer at the event will include marinated meats slow-cooking above hickory and charcoal in their own barbecue pit, freshly made pizza and the best hot dogs around, plus an appearance by its very own Lord of The Pies. Refreshments will also be available from High Peak Beer’s pop-up bar in the Market Hall.
Councillor Iain Roberts, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “We are delighted to be hosting a series of events at Stockport Market as part of ‘Love Your Local Market’. These events offer something for everyone and I would encourage people to take this opportunity to enjoy the late opening at Stockport Market and share the atmosphere of the street food festival.”
On Saturday 18th May, there will be a Funky Weekend including a marquee with classic 70s disco and Northern Soul sessions, live music from Raised on Radio and Le Funk and a mini event market showcase, with stalls from the Vintage Village, Teenage Market and Book and Record Fair.
Over the late May Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May there will be Wacky Weekendincluding a a 70s disco roller rink, best dressed trader and shopper competitions, pop-up bingo, face painting and balloon modelling offering a range of entertainment for all ages.
John O’Mara, President of the National Market Traders Federation Stockport Branch and Stockport’s first Town Team Chair, said: “We realise that many people who work in the Town Centre may not be able to visit the market during our standard opening times or do not live nearby.
‘Having this street food festival to support the launch of ‘Love Your Local Market’, is the perfect incentive for Stockport’s workers, families and late afternoon shoppers to sample the joys of market shopping.”
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