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  1. Our next Farmers Food and Craft Market in Sunday the 10 September 2017 - we have our monthly Farmers Food and Craft Market at Market Place and inside the Civic Hall in Ramsbottom.   It is also the annual Black Pudding Championship!!! This is literally a world famous event, the championship takes place on Bridge Street - it isn't to be missed!  There is also the weekly Car Boot at the Railway Car Park and many of the shops, bars and cafes are open in Town.

    If you haven't been to the black pudding championships before what should you expect?   Well in this annual competition the story goes that it is in honour of ancient grudge between Yorkshire and Lancashire which is re-enacted by hurling Black Puddings at a pile of Yorkshire Puddings on a 20-foot high plinth.  You can come along and take part, Competitors have three turns in an attempt to knock down as many Yorkshire Puddings as possible (they are arranged in a pile of a dozen) and must throw underarm from a purpose built stand.The competition dates back to the 1980s but the Yorkshire-Lancashire rivalry is pretty much a legend, again the story goes that  during the Wars of the Roses the two sides exchanged fire with foodstuffs when their ammunition ran out!  Expect a lively, fun atmosphere and hundreds of puddings!  This has often appeared on TV, local news, the Hairy Bikers visited one year and This Morning.  It is something a little different and definitely worth a visit.

  2. We are looking for new food and craft traders to join our monthly farmers food and craft Market in Ramsbottom.  The markets take place on the second Sunday of every month and the next one is the 9 July 2017.  

     

    There are two options for traders - we have stalls inside the Civic Hall which are particularly suitable for craft traders, cold food and new traders who don't as yet have their own stall.  We provide the table - you simply need to book in and bring along your food or crafts to sell.  The tables are a generous size and this is a friendly indoor craft market.  Stalls cost £20 for crafts and £25 for food - if you would like a double table then the fee is £35.

     

    We also have space for traders outside.  As an outdoor trader you will generally use your own table and marquee.  (Although we do have a small number of marquees which we can hire to you for the event if you have not got your own).  The prices as an outdoor trader are £20 fo crafts and £25 for food (when using a 3x3m or under marquee) for over 3x3 the fee is £35.

    We are looking for new traders to join our markets, we run the regular monthly market and also the Ramsbottom Christmas Markets and would invite new traders to join our events.  If you have any queries please feel free to get in touch we will be happy to have a chat about the event.