Monthly Archives: April 2013

Magic comes to Market Rasen’s BIG May Market – Sat 4th

Market Rasen’s BIG Magical Market for May is only a couple of days away! So to get you in the magical mood we’re having a Pop Up Cinema experience on the high street, on Friday 3rd May at 4pm, we’ll be screening Tangled FREE for children at 10a Queen Street (previously Indulgence) with a few tuck shop treats to buy – well, it just wouldn’t be the same without popcorn!

Market Rasen gets Magical - Saturday 4th May from 9am

Market Rasen gets Magical – Saturday 4th May from 9am

The Magical Market itself will kick off around 9am in the Market Place and Festival Hall – we’ve got some new banners and arrows to direct visitors along to Festival Hall so they really sample all the delights Market Rasen has to offer.

Each of the 35+ stalls on the market place will have a poster promoting Festival Hall too, we’d love any of our lovely high street independents to run special market day offers too (please tell us what they are on our Facebook page so we can share them for you with all our followers on Twitter too) and if you have any flyers or leaflets please pop them along to the Big Corner Shop so we can share there too. As you can see we’re trying super hard to encourage footfall all around town, with new banners for the auction shed, we want to attract visitors to take advantage of Market Rasen’s free parking.

We’re delighted to add FREE face painting for children to the fun filled drop in circus skills workshops on the Market Place, laid on for us by the talented team at Party Workshops once again, so kids can try their hands at juggling, unicycling and lots more. Most exciting of all is thanks to lovely Louise from Market Rasen’s iconic Queen St sweet shop, Garnett’s, we’ll have the first ice cream van of the season. So that means spring is officially launched at Market Rasen’s Magical May Market with delicious Lincolnshire ice cream from Dennett’s available from around 11am – so there’s plenty of time to have a bacon butty in Ffeisty’s Festival Hall Happy Cafe first, then pop back for a Hog Roast lunch!

Last month’s Grand National market was a great success and we’re hoping that the sun will shine on the magical delights we have in store for you in May, including a fancy dress competition open to all shop keepers, stall holders and children!

Great montage of Instagram images from our Big April Grand National Market

Great montage of Instagram images from our Big April Grand National Market

Delicious eats and treats abound with local favourites Propa Pies, Parvins, Jenny’s Jams, Goatwood Dairy Cheese, Green Dog Deli, Love from Italy, Scrubby’s Crisps, Lymn Bank Cheese, West Wold Deli, Greenfield Bakery and many many more so remember to bring your I Love Market Rasen shopping bags to fill them up with scrumptious local fayre to enjoy all bank holiday weekend.


Open Invitation: MR BIG Meeting with Businesses & Traders – 22nd April 2013 at 7.00pm Rase Park

Running a business can be hard work and very lonely at times but with the right help and support you are far more likely to succeed and survive.

With this in mind MR BIG would like to invite you to attend a traders’ meeting on at 7.00 pm on Monday 22nd April at Market Rasen Town Cricket and Football Club, Rase Park.

This is a great opportunity to update you on the activities of MR BIG over the last few months but also to understand what you, the traders, would like from MR BIG in the future.

The MR BIG team is keen to engage with all our traders and we value your feedback. If there is specific subject that you would like to feature at the meeting or a matter which you would like to discuss in more detail prior to the date then please do not hesitate to contact us. Please email Nicola Marshall with your thoughts:

We look forward to seeing you on the 22nd.

Natasha Travis, Director
Nicola Marshall, Town Centre Manager.

Saturday 6th April Mr Big Grand National Market

Gallop into Market Rasen this Saturday to experience Britain’s Best Small Speciality Market for yourself. Hopefully the sun will be shining as you taste and shop your way around our historic Georgian market town, sampling all your favourite food and drink, gifts and goodies stalls in the Market Place with many more fabulous treats, sweets, arts and crafts in the Festival Hall too.

Come along to Market Rasen's award winning market - April's theme is The Grand National

Come along to Market Rasen’s award winning market this Saturday 6th April. As a racecourse town what else would the theme be but The Grand National!

We are also delighted to welcome the AMAZING Party workshop back, so all the family can try their hands FREE at circus skills in the Market Place. Plus we’re incredibly grateful to our friends at Market Rasen Racecourse for the loan of some racing “props” , so that you can get up close and personal with horse racing paraphernalia like silks, and saddles and bridles to get in the Grand National mood. We’re even fortunate to have a bookmakers near to the Aston Arms on the Market Place so you don’t even have to miss out on placing your bets for the big race!

Keep your eyes peeled for Lincs Young Farmers who will be around and about with details of Market Rasen’s next race meeting on Sunday 14 April – grab a leaflet and you can receive admission into Tattersalls Enclosure for just £10 – normally £14! And of course, children under 18 are admitted free  to our racecourse – another great reason to come back to Market Rasen next weekend too!

With 36 stalls expected in the Market Place and 20 in the Festival Hall ranging from popular favourites like Redhill Farm, Chapman’s Fishcakes, Jenny’s Jams, Parvins and Tom Woods to newcomers like Greenfield Bakers it promised to be a bumper field so be sure to come early and don’t forget to clip clop up and down the high street too – to shop with Market Rasen’s independent traders, cafes, tearooms, pubs and restaurant with plenty of FREE parking – click the link for a map.

Just a few of the IG snaps gathered to date at Market Rasen's award winning markets

Just a few of the IG snaps gathered to date at Market Rasen’s award winning markets

Once again we’d like to invite local Instagrammers to come to Market Rasen, take and share photos of our market, although it’s not an official Instameet you’re very welcome to use the hashtags so we can use share in your photographic storytelling of our BIG events. We’ll be using #BIGAprilMarket please feel free to contribute!