Aylesbury sees the return of the national Love Your Local Market celebrations, and the markets are joining in with their usual passion and enthusiasm.
The Love Your Local Market celebrations swing into action on Friday 17 May, and run until Friday 31 May. Visitors will be able to enjoy a selection of special live events over the two-week period:
Friday 17 May
Foodie Friday Live launches this year’s festivities to celebrate the national annual campaign for Love Your Local Market. This is an opportunity for market traders to showcase their products with live cooking demonstrations and food sampling. The event will take place between 11am - 3pm with a live compere.
Saturday 18 May
The Bluebird Belles, a vintage vocal harmony trio, will be giving three performances between 11am - 3pm, and will be accompanied by the MK Swing Dancers. Visitors should put on their dancing shoes and prepare to boogie!
Tuesday 21 May
Aylesbury’s Vintage & Craft Bazaar is proud to be hosting Antiques Roadshow's John Bly, who will be on hand to value your antiques between 10am - 2pm for free. There will also be a host of stalls for visitors to browse.
Wednesday 22 May
The Shave - Wes Venn from Mix 96 will be brandishing the scissors and removing Amy Moon's rainbow hair! (11.45am - 12.15pm). This is in aid of Cancer Research UK, and Amy can be sponsored here: https://www.facebook.com/events/347579465869452/
Saturday 25 May
Love Your Local Market celebrations between 11am - 2pm with musical entertainment from the ever-popular Ellesborough Silver band.
Wednesday 29 May
Family fun with giant games located on Market Square between 11am - 3pm. Families can enjoy giant Jenga, Connect 4, snakes and ladders, draughts, noughts & crosses, and big rubber Lego.
Aylesbury Town Centre & Regeneration Manager Diana Fawcett commented:
“Aylesbury Market continues to thrive with four markets a week located in the historic Market Square. The Love Your Local Market event this year showcases all of our markets, and visitors can take the opportunity over this fortnight to enjoy the array of entertainment while also talking to local traders, producers and discovering new delights. Visitors can also shop with confidence, because we’re signed up to the national Real Deal scheme with Trading Standards. So, come along and rediscover Aylesbury markets this May!”
More information on Aylesbury markets can be found here: https://www.visitaylesbury.co.uk/aylesbury-market. And Facebook users can follow the markets by going to: https://www.facebook.com/Aylesburymarkettraders