October Fest returns to Market Harborough this weekend

Published Tuesday 9 October 2018

The eagerly anticipated October Fest returns to Market Harborough this weekend, featuring a ‘World Village Market’ on the Town Square.

Live entertainment, seasonal activities and a Craft Beer Festival will accompany the market on the adjacent Commons Car Park.

October festHosted by Zoom Events, working with Harborough District Council, the three-day October Festival will take place from Friday 12 to Sunday 14 October 2018. Around 30 stalls and attractions will be present, plus a live music stage and seating area for relaxing with friends and family.

The event is expected to increase footfall in the town centre and pull in visitors from throughout the district, providing a welcome boost to the local community.

Visitors can expect to savour a diverse selection of local and international street foods including pork or chicken souvlaki, Polish sausages and dumplings, sweet and savoury crepes, hog roast, burgers with homemade toppings, Thai and Chinese dishes. A range of artisan and homemade grocery products will be available to take home and enjoy ranging from olives, nuts, baklava, speciality German chocolates, sweets, award winning British cheese truckles to a continental food selection.

Those looking for early Christmas gift ideas or tasteful clothing and home decor will be able to browse a plethora of arts, crafts, clothing, accessories and vintage items. From Indian rugs, Italian clothing, hand crafted glass art, Natural Baltic amber jewellery, fragrance lamps and African ornaments to wool products from South America, visitors will be sure to find plenty of unique gifts and home inspiration from around the world!

Market Harborough October Festival is free to enter and will be open on Friday 12 October 2018 from 12pm to 7pm, Saturday 13 October 2018 from 9am to 7pm and Sunday 14 October 2018 10am to 6pm.

The bottom section of the Commons car park will be closed during this time and a section of the car park opposite to B&M Stores has been allocated for blue badge parking.


Information for Editors

Zoom Events is the primary consumer facing brand operated by family-friendly events operator, The Market Square Group.  Established in 2008, The Market Square Group has steadily expanded from its base in Cambridgeshire and currently hosts approximately 50 events per annum, predominantly across the Midlands and South East England. The business is led by founders Paul and Lesley Kennedy with event formats including Food & Drink Festivals, Craft Beer Festivals, World Village Markets and Christmas Fayres. All events are designed to provide family-friendly entertainment and showcase local, national and international traders with high-quality, homemade and unusual products. Please see photos and logos provided separately.

More information can be found at www.zoomevents.co.uk and https://www.facebook.com/events/131461517698496/


For additional information, please contact Matthew Jolly, PR and Marketing Specialist and Director of Lightning Transformations Ltd by phone on 01284 332 738 or 07803 206 166. Alternatively email matthew@lightningtransformations.co.uk