Congleton’s pedestrian area was transformed from 10am – 3pm this Sunday as the town experienced its first ‘Artisan’ style monthly Sunday Market.
Over 50 traders offering a range of goods from pies to plants and vintage clothing to beer soap filled the pedestrian area – and the public loved it!
The market was organised by City Market with the support of Congleton Town Council and the Traders Group. PJ Doherty, Managing Director of City Markets said: “This first market was a great success and fills us with confidence for the future of Congleton’s Artisan Market. We have received lots of positive comments from the shops, the market traders and the public. The sun shone and there was a great buzz in the High Street. We are already 70% booked up for the next market on Sunday 11 May.”
Congleton’s Artisan Market will run on the second Sunday of each month – with the exception of June when there will not be an artisan market as the town’s infamous Food and Drink Festival takes place on Sunday 15th June.
Town Centre Manager, Jackie MacArthur said: “Every year after the successful Food and Drink Festival people say ‘we should have a market like this every month’…it’s too much to ask volunteers to arrange an event on this scale every month and great that City Market have invested the time, capital and energy to make it happen. Congleton public turned out in force and it was great to see so many people in town.”
As it was an Easter Market, City Markets and the Town Council teamed up to run an Artisan Egg Hunt. People collected stickers from 10 of the stalls and swapped their forms for an egg. An excited Mia Parkinson, aged 5, from Upavon in Wiltshire won the giant Chocolate Egg. Mia was staying with her grandparents in Congleton.
For more information about Congleton Artisan Market or to book a stall contact Laurence Hodson on 07739 529525 or see www.congletonartisanmarket.com.uk