Paella, perogi and posh pork pies – Clitheroe is gearing up for its second Continental market.
Some of the finest artisan products in Europe will be up for grabs at the three-day event to be held on the Clitheroe Market car park from September 26-28th.
The market has been organised by Ribble Valley Borough Council in association with Geraud Markets, which manages 55 Continental markets across the country, as well as the famous Covent Garden Sunday Market.
More than 30 stallholders from across Europe have already been lined up to take part in the three-day bonanza, which will feature fine foods including French creperie, German sausages, Polish perogi and Spanish paella, as well as top quality artisan items, such as Balkan amber jewellery and Italian scarves.
Stalls on the ever popular Clitheroe Market, adjoining the site of the Continental Market, are also expected to open for the duration of the event.
Ribble Valley Borough Council deputy leader Coun. Simon Hore, who is chairman of the borough’s economic development working group, said: “Clitheroe is famed for its independent retailers, while the Ribble Valley Food Trail and Clitheroe Food Festival attract thousands of food enthusiasts to the borough every year.
“We launched this year’s summer season with the town’s first Continental market, which was a great success, attracting thousands of enthusiastic shoppers to the town. Now we are inviting residents from across Lancashire to join us for what promises to be an even bigger and better event, with some exciting products up for grabs.”
The market will run from 9am to at least 5 pm each day.