Celebration of Northampton’s market to be held this month

Northampton Market Square
Northampton Market Square

A celebration of Northampton’s market is set to be held later this month featuring games, sideshows and competitions.

Northampton is one of only six venues in the UK chosen to host a National Market Traders’ Federation Making Markets Matter roadshow on Saturday, July 25 and organisers are promising a festival atmosphere with number of activities to entertain the crowds.

A professional chef will be demonstrating how to create dishes using fresh market produce and there will be a range of market stalls selling a traditional mix of fresh produce, continental foods, arts and crafts, clothing, flowers and household goods.

The aims of the roadshow are to raise public awareness of the benefits of market shopping, encourage more shoppers to shop local and support their local market and attract new traders.

Councillor Jonathan Nunn, Northampton Borough Council assistant cabinet member for regeneration, enterprise and planning, said: “Making Markets Matter is a great campaign that demonstrates the importance of local markets, both to our economy and our sense of community. The roadshow promises to be a fun day for all the family and a busy one for the traders. There will be plenty of entertainment and I really hope people will come along and join in the celebration.”

The Making Markets Matter roadshow is at the Market Square in Northampton on Saturday 25 July from 10am to 3.30pm. The market trades Tuesday to Saturday every week, with fruit and veg stalls open on Mondays.