Traditional food and craft market in Antrim

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Thomas Hogg launches Antrims Market in the Square with Bethany and Isabella Douglas and Bill McBride, Paper Maker from Pogues Entry.
Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Thomas Hogg launches Antrims Market in the Square with Bethany and Isabella Douglas and Bill McBride, Paper Maker from Pogues Entry.

Antrim will be buzzing on Saturday when the town’s Market Square plays host to a traditional food and craft market.

The free family event, organised by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, will run from 10am to 4pm.

Come along for family entertainment including a mobile fun farm, face painting, balloon modelling, walkabout characters, cupcake making and arts and crafts.

The Armagh Rhymers will be entertaining the crowds with their unique blend of poetry, music, drama, song and dance.

In keeping with the March theme of Northern Ireland’s Year of Food and Drink 2016, Heritage and Tradition, you will be able to experience traditional paper making, paper quilling, traditional bread and butter making, harvest knot making and quilt making.

Local businesses in the town will be selling their wares so come along and support them.

Lough Neagh Eels will have a stand for you to sample some fried and smoked eels cooked fresh for your delight!

Speaking at the launch of the event, Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Thomas Hogg commented; “This is going to be a great family day out with many traditional activities on offer including the entertainers in period costume and a Hobby Horses Carousel.”

For more information, visit www.antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk