NEW STREET FAIRS FOR WATCHET – CALL OUT FOR STALLHOLDERS

Watchet’s Coastal Community Team, who are working to develop tourism and economic growth in the town, are putting the call out to all interesting stall holders for new monthly Street Fairs in Watchet. The Street Fairs will be starting in May and will run on the first Sunday of every month.

The Street Fairs will include bands, food and entertainment and particularly welcomes new start-ups, craft, vintage, up-cycling and artisan food traders. Each month there will be a particular theme for the Street Fair with associated food offerings and entertainment. The themes will be:

Sunday 1 May – May Day Street Fair

Sunday 5 June – Royal Street Fair

Sunday 3 July – American Day Street Fair

Sunday 7 August – Sand & Sea Street Fair

Sunday 4 September – Indian Summer Street Fair

Sunday 2 October – Apple Sunday Street Fair

Sunday 6 November – Autumn Leaves Street Fair

The organisers of the events, Watchet Coastal Communities Team is made up of local people, businesses and organisations in Watchet and includes Town Council, District Council, Watchet Chamber of Trade, Onion Collective CIC, Conservation Society, Market House Museum, West Somerset Railway, Watchet Boat Owners Association and other local business representatives. The Street Fairs aim to attract more visitors to Watchet, celebrate local festivities, as well as helping to support start-up businesses in the area. The Fairs are funded by the central government national initiative Coastal Communities which aims to boost Britain’s coastal towns. Watchet is one of 118 Coastal Communities Teams set up last year by government to help drive forward coastal areas growth.

Watchet Conservation Society’s Molly Quint says:

“The new Street Fairs will bring entertainment and life into Watchet, and we are excited at the prospect of working with new interesting stall holders, we hope that the Street Fairs will help them to develop their business as well as bring lots more visitors into Watchet.”

Pitches will be from £15 with a gazebo and £5 without.

To book a pitch contact Molly Quint tel: 01984 632592 or email: quint407@btinternet.com

 

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