International market heading for Clitheroe at Easter

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  • 20+ international stalls coming
  • Easteractivitied planned by market traders
  • Art, jewellery, food and fashion on sale

PAELLA, perogi and posh pork pies, churros, cheese and chutney – some of the finest foods and artisan products in Europe will be up for grabs at Clitheroe Market this Easter.

The market will once again play host to an international market and Easter Extravaganza from this Thursday, April 2nd, through to the end of Saturday, April 4th.

We are inviting shoppers from across Lancashire to join us over this Easter weekend for a feast of family fun

Head of regeneration and housing Colin Hirst

More than 20 stalls selling a range of fine foods and artisan items, including African art, Balkan jewellery, French pastries, German sausages, Italian scarves and a Polish barbecue, will come to town during the three-day bonanza.

And Clitheroe’s regular Market traders, whose own stalls stock a wide range of more localised delights, will ramp up the fun with a host of Easter activities, including a bumper tombola, cake raffle and children’s quiz, with free mini-chocolate eggs for participants.

Ribble Valley Borough Council’s head of regeneration and housing, Colin Hirst, said: “Clitheroe is famed for its independent retailers, while the Ribble Valley Food Trail and Clitheroe Food Festival attract thousands of shoppers and food enthusiasts to the borough every year.

“We are delighted that the international market is returning to town and Clitheroe Market traders are boosting the event with a host of extra activities.

“We are inviting shoppers from across Lancashire to join us over this Easter weekend for a feast of family fun.”

Clitheroe has hosted a regular market in the shadow of the landmark Castle Keep since the Norman Conquest in the 12th Century.

More than 80 stalls now sell fruit and vegetables, bread and cakes, fish and meat, a range of clothing and lingerie, pottery and craft items, curtains and fabrics, rugs and household textiles, flowers and electrical goods.

It is also home to a number of specialist food traders, including Ferguson’s Deli – which is featured on the Ribble Valley Food Trail – and legendary fruit and veg stall Burney’s.

This is the third year that Clitheroe Market has hosted an international market. It is set up on the market car park, at the top end of the market site.