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Market Weighton FEASTival 2022

Date
Mon, 07 Feb 2022
Article

The East Riding of Yorkshire FEASTival heads back inland for stop number 3 in Market Weighton.

The FEASTival is an exciting fun filled weekend. Street foods, bars of distinction, alfresco dining, live music, comedy, children's entertainment, select grocery food & craft all served up with big helpings of humour, colour and character.

Following the development of town centre recovery plans with local elected members, we have identified locations that have the potential and desire to explore new events or markets. These events will act to generate interest and footfall in town centres and is an exciting opportunity for businesses to reach new audiences.  

These events are being commissioned by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, through the ERDF Welcome Back Fund. They are being delivered by Market Square Group Ltd, a specialist events company with significant experience of running events such as this.  

Details for the Market Weighton FEASTival are as follows:

Dates: 12/13 February 2022

Opening Times:
Saturday 9am - 7pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

Location: Market Hill, Market Weighton

Music and Comedy Line up

*Please note that performance timings may vary slightly up to and during the event.

SATURDAY

11am -12.45pm: Eleanor Grace

1pm - 2pm: The Comedy Checkout

Interactive stand-up comedy for a family audience.

SUNDAY

3pm - 5pm: Av-It!
A high-energy female fronted rock band.

TRADERS

*The list of traders is continually updated as the event approaches.

HOT FOOD

Chipotle Burrito

Mexican street food including burrito, fajita, nachos, chilli con carne and tacos.

Red Star Catering

Chicken katsu curry, chicken teriyaki karagge, chicken with plum sauce, Japanese style chicken grill, Japanese style yakisoba noodles, fried rice and veg gyoza.

CRAFT, ART, HOME, GARDEN, ETC

Working for Wildlife

Providing charity information and memberships.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Providing information about their charity and standard or gift membership options.

Objectify

Handmade jesmonite (resin) decorative homeware including candle holders, plant pots, jewellery trays, coasters and handmade cushion covers.

Wild Garden Cam Ltd

Garden themed t-shirts, hand crafted art items, stained glass window decorations, fairy LED domes, fairy LED wands, floral head bands, paint/build your own kits - flower pots, butterfly and bee dishes, bird houses, insect hotels, hedgehog shelters, driftwood wildlife statues and wildlife plushies.

GROCERY FOODS

Passion du Fromage Ltd

Spanish & French saucisson, French cheese and more continental fine foods.

The Great British Cheese Company

Award winning, flavoured, waxed cheese truckles.

Taste of Yorkshire

Freshly made from locally selected ingredients, their range of biscuits include a wide selection of savoury cheese nibbles and sweet shortbread bites.

BEVERAGES

Forged Spirits

Bottles of gin for consumption offsite.

Rum to you Limited

Introducing Bytchmix, a premium premix cocktail solution. They blend the alcohol to their own recipes and then include careful instructions of which mixer to add in order to create the perfect cocktail every time. Affiliated products such as cocktail shakers, jiggers and gift sets will also be on sale.

Hogg Norton Fruit Liqueurs

A fruit liqueur producer based in the Peak District, Derbyshire passionate about their products. Liqueurs are made using the freshest fruit possible mostly from their own farm and gardens or the local area.

Want to be part of it?

Local businesses can still get involved and have 3 ways they can take advantage of these events in their towns: 

  1. Take a stall at the event in your town or all the towns. Stalls will be available to local traders at a concession rate, this is a great opportunity to engage with a new audience in a different setting.  
  2. Run a promotion at the same time as the event and the council will work with you to promote this as part of the event 
  3. Extend opening hours to capitalise on the increased footfall in the town centre 

If you would like to express an interest in taking part in these events, and receive more information please contact office@marketsquaregroup.com, Tel: 01832 281274 or visit https://www.marketsquaregroup.co.uk/core/events   

Councillor Jane Evison, portfolio holder for economic development and tourism at East Riding of Yorkshire Council said: "We are really looking forward to the FEASTival event in Market Weighton and it will be a terrific way to bring communities together and back out to our high streets.

"I would very much encourage residents in these areas to visit the 'FEASTivals' when they are in their town and also continue to support the local retailers in the area as we all hope for a prosperous start to 2022. I very much hope these events bring interest and joy to our market towns during the darker winter months."

For more information, visit www.eastridingfeastivals.co.uk.

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