Market is BIGger than ever

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See first-hand how the town is being transformed by one of the core Portas Pilot promises of “putting the market back in Market Rasen”.

Saturday, December 8, will see the biggest ever daytime market in Market Rasen, presented by Market Rasen Business Improvement Group, the team behind the Portas Pilot work.

Volunteer market director Jackie Smith has confirmed there will be more than 70 stalls in the town.

She said: “In addition to the Market Place, we’re really putting the ‘festive’ into Festival Hall, with more hand made, home made arts & craft stalls than ever before, plus a pop-up Happy Café serving delicious drinks and snacks with a chance to put your feet up over a cuppa, and more stalls in the car park too.”

Many stalls offer the finest Lincolnshire food to feast upon over Christmas, much of which will also be available in Greens of Lincolnshire, MR BIG’s new fruit and veg shop which has just opened on Queen Street.

It’s been an amazing year for Market Rasen, beating more than 360 towns to become one of the 12 original Portas Pilots back in May.

The smallest town among the winners has possibly made the biggest strides with a vibrant market already taking expressions of interest for its dates in 2013.

And MR BIG’s second shop, Big Corner Shop, is about to open to sell locally made arts, crafts and gifts.

Due to stalls, parts of the Festival Hall Car park will be out of use from Friday afternoon to Saturday afternoon, with access and spaces retained for residents use to the left hand side of the carpark. The market will take place from 9am to 4pm.