Markets achievements marked with Extraordinary Pop Up Market on Tuesday 20th May

2 years ago this May, Market Rasen launched its journey to become a Portas Pilot with an        Extraordinary Portas Pop Up market.

Tuesday 20th May sees an extra BIG weekday Market in Market Rasen to celebrate the 2014 Love Your Local Market campaign. Representatives from Government and Boots will visit the town to learn from Market Rasen’s achievements as one of the first 12 Portal Towns.

Favourite Jenny Smith will be attending the BIG Market on the 20th May.

Favourite Jenny Smith will be attending the BIG Market on Tuesday

The town’s extra Market is a collaboration between Market Rasen Business Improvement Group (MR BIG) and Market Rasen Town Council, which also falls in Love Your Local Market (LYLM) fortnight.

“The High Street and the Market rely on local people showing their support at these key events. Please take the time to come down and join the fun from 9am” said Jackie Smith, MR BIG Markets Director.

Maria from Greens of Lincolnshire will be doing cooking demonstrations with the very best local ingredients. Sarah from Bricktree Gallery at Jim’s Yard will be demonstrating how to use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Middle Rasen Primary School choir will be entertaining shoppers from just after 11am.

View from St Thomas' Church

View from St Thomas’ Church

Market day visitors can find free parking everywhere. The Advocate Arms is offering shoppers a free Scone with every tea/ coffee bought on the 20th May, plus special offers and deals along the High Street wherever you see the MY MARKET RASEN sticker.