13 May Incredible Todmorden Markets Event
The national ‘Love Your Local Market’ campaign comes to Todmorden on Saturday May 18 when the area around the market becomes the hub for a day of events and activities promoting Todmorden as the ‘incredible’ town. From food tastings to cookery demonstrations and ‘live’ entertainment including ‘Elvis’ tribute to an evening ‘street food’ festival, the market area will become a focus of activity.
Market traders are so confident they have commissioned commercial radio advertising to promote the West Yorkshire town as a destination for people living in East Lancashire. Burnley-based 2BR will, for the first time ever, promote Todmorden as the town offering ‘the great taste of Yorkshire on your doorstep’.
The market hall and outdoor market will be full of traders many with new lines and promotions. Throughout the day there will be free entertainment and in the late afternoon, around 4.30, the outdoor market will take on a new life with street food stalls offering everything from cakes to curries. There will be food and ‘live’ song and dance until around 7pm. Visitors will include MP Craig Whitaker who recently held a constituents surgery on the outdoor market.
The event is part of a national campaign to highlight the importance of local markets and the vibrancy and opportunities they bring to local communities. The market offers a shoppers wide range of choice plus a first step for entrepreneurs wishing to start a new retail business. ‘Todmorden market has it all” said Calderdale council’s markets manager John Walker.
Picture courtesy of www.incredible-edible-todmorden.co.uk