Popular antiques market is to return to Market Harborough over the bank holiday weekend

The market had been on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic but will restart with safety measures in place

Monday, 24th May 2021, 10:43 am
Updated Monday, 24th May 2021, 10:44 am
The Sunday Antiques Market will return to the town’s historic indoor market in the town centre from 10am-3pm on Sunday (May 30).

The popular antiques market is to return to Market Harborough over the bank holiday weekend – with a new Sunday carvery to whet your appetite too.

The Sunday Antiques Market will return to the town’s historic indoor market in the town centre from 10am-3pm on Sunday (May 30).

“The antiques market had been on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic but will restart with safety measures in place on the bank holiday weekend,” said Harborough council.

Social distancing measures, including a one in one out system at the entry on Northampton Road, a revised layout and hand sanitiser stations, will be in place.

Cllr Phil King, the council’s leader, said: “We are really pleased that we are able to run the Sunday Antiques Market again, albeit with a reduced layout.

“We look forward to restrictions lifting even further which will see a return for more antiques businesses and more opportunities for the public to re-use, recycle and re-purpose some fantastic products.”

The return of the Sunday Antiques Market also sees the launch of a new Sunday carvery at the Market Café.

Café owner Kris Moore said: “We are really excited for the return of the Sunday Market.

“We will be launching our new Sunday carvery menu using market produce, including meat from John Ross and Son Butchers.”

He added: “We have used the lockdown period to adjust our menu with a focus on fresh, local, market ingredients, so we can’t wait to get some feedback from Sunday visitors.”

Any businesses hoping to trade at the event can get in touch with [email protected] to be added to a waitlist.

Harborough Market, which has been thriving for over 800 years, is open from 8am-4pm Tuesday to Saturday and from 10am-3pm for the Sunday Antiques Market.