A day of activities is planned this month to showcase Hinckley Market, which has been at the heart of the town centre for over 700 years.
The celebration, which is provided by the Borough Council, will take place on Saturday 18 May in Market Place from 10am to 3pm.
Visitors will receive a free Hinckley Market cotton ‘Love Hinckley Market’ bag with any purchase over £3 from one of the market stalls during the event (subject to availability).
As part of the entertainment, there will be performances throughout the day from Professor Paul Temple’s Traditional Punch and Judy show. Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist 2017 ‘Hoop Guy’ will be entertaining crowds by stilt-walking and juggling. There will also be free face painting with Nettie's Faces and a market trail for children, taking them up Castle Street to search for the fruit and vegetables across the market stalls. And Fosse 107 will be following proceedings and providing the soundtrack. Hinckley District Past and Present will also be at the event showcasing a collection of Hinckley Market photographs from over the years.
In addition to the special activities, a range of Saturday market stalls will be present, selling everything from greetings cards and wrapping paper to fabrics, cosmetics, electrical goods, coffee beans and loose tea, jewellery, bakery items, eggs, confectionery, shrubs and plants, fruit and vegetables, vacuum bags and spares, wild bird food and timer products.
John Coward, Assistant Town Centre Manager, said:
The local market in Hinckley is an integral part of our town centre and offers a wide variety of products and services. Come along and take a fresh look at what the local market has to offer and enjoy some family entertainment at the same time.