Rasen market event set to be another blooming success

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The popular two-day Gardeners’ Fayre event returns to Market Rasen this weekend - in the Market Place and the Festival Hall.

Organised by Market Rasen Lions, in association with Steve Penney of Waltham Herbs,the event will see a number of stalls in the market place offering a wide range of garden-related items.

At the visitors shop this Saturday and Sunday, they will be entertained by a number of local musicians.

Da Capo folk band will be performing, as will teenage award-winning singer Felicity Turner from Wragby and Market Rasen accordion player Peter Hickin.

The market runs from 9am to 4pm on both days and members of the Lions group will be on hand under the market shed, near the catering van, for any queries or advice needed.

On the Saturday, June 4, St Thomas’s Church will be joining in with the occasion by holding an open church event.

The market place church will feature flower displays on the theme of China.

“Everyone is welcome to come and look around the church, which will be open from 9am until 4pm,” said the Rev Stephen Johnson, vicar of Market Rasen.

Alongside this event, the neighbouring Church Rooms will be open for tea, coffee and priced at £1.50, and there will also be a selection of stalls and a raffle to raise money for the upkeep of the church.

Those with a good head for heights can take advantage of the tower tours which will be on offer too.

Climb the steps to get an aerial view of the Gardeners’ Fayre below and a bird’s eye view of the whole of Market Rasen, stretching out to the villages far beyond.

The craft and gift fair is now well on the way to being a recognised calendar event and teamed with the Gardeners’ Market it provides an opportunity for the local community to learn about local craft specialists and their products.

This year, there are 19 exhibitors, with some emphasis on youth - the schools’ young gardeners planter competition and a childrens’ games room.

A local singer and organist will hopefully keep all exhibitors and public in tune while browsing the craft work or trying their hand at the Lions Club shuffle board game and the Station Adoption Group crazy golf game

Craft exhibitors on both days include charity stalls, a freelance writer, sports artist action paintings,cottage crafts,hand made jewellery,gem stones sales,specialist hand made cards for all occasions, two wood working products exhibits and a live Owl with specialist lady handler.

Light refreshments - tea, coffee, cake - will also be on sale throughout the event.