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Chesterfield gears up for market festival

There is fun for all ages in store as Chesterfield gears up for the annual market festival.

The popular series of events, organised by Chesterfield Borough Council, takes place from Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 October with a variety of activities held at Chesterfield Market, Chesterfield Market Hall and Chesterfield Museum.

The festival features the return of the ever-popular 1940s market on Thursday 26 October featuring traders in 1940s costumes, exhibits and 1940s entertainment and a Spitfire in New Square.

There will also be the usual Thursday flea market with a variety of stalls and bargains to be had.

There is a free Crack the Code event at Chesterfield Museum on Thursday 26 October allowing visitors to find out more about code breaking in World War II. Visitors also have a last chance to see the Crooked Spire exhibition at the museum celebrating the town’s parish church. The successful exhibition ends on Saturday 28 October.

The Market Beer Festival takes place in the Assembly Rooms of Chesterfield Market Hall on Friday 27 October and Saturday 28 October with more than 35 beers, ciders and country wines on offer – tickets available from Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre.

Friday 27 October also sees a children's fun day in New Square with arts and crafts, and an art competition. There is also a creative crafts session at Chesterfield Museum – this month’s theme is Halloween.

The traditional market is also open on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October.

There is the chance to get into the groove with our Music @ the Market event on Saturday 28 October featuring music and dancing.

Sunday 29 October sees the return of Chesterfield young persons’ market featuring traders aged from five to 25 and also the monthly artisan market in association with The Market Co. with some of the very best produce and gift items from local suppliers.

Councillor Steve Brunt, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy, said: “Each year visitors flock to Chesterfield for the market festival and I am sure this year will be no exception.

“We have a wide range of activities for all ages so it will make an ideal day out for all the family.

Chesterfield Market Festival is part of Chesterfield Borough Council’s commitment to make Chesterfield a thriving borough and to improve the quality of life for local people.

For more information, see the Visit Chesterfield website.


First published on 24 October 2017 Last updated on 24 October 2017