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Fakenham Town Council Stall

A recent addition to the Thursday Charter Market is the introduction of the Pop-Up Market stall provided by Fakenham Town Council.

After reading about the many enticing stalls on the market over the last 3 years now, maybe some of you would like the idea of joining in and running a stall yourself at this friendly popular market? This new stall is for those who have their own business and wish to test out running a stall here without first having to invest in their own gazebo. Usually newcomers are encouraged to book for 4 weeks, and then if they are happy and successful, they can acquire their own stall with a regular pitch.

The stall is normally positioned in front of the War Memorial to give the best footfall while anyone is starting out.

A few regular stalls have recently retired or left for personal reasons, so although the market still appears vibrant and full, there is currently space for some newcomers.

When not booked by businesses, the stall can be available for use by charities.

For further details please contact The Town Clerk : tel 01328 853653 or email info@fakenhamtowncouncil.co.uk

Fay at Minnie Letitia Designs & Alterations

@ Sweets ‘n’ Things

15-16 Market Place,
Fakenham, Norfolk
NR21 9BG

Sewing alteration service alongside couture bespoke Milinery designs by Fay. Ready to wear items and custom orders taken.

Professional alterations and repairs to women’s men’s and children’s clothing.

  • Trousers, jeans, dresses and skirts shortened
  • Zip replacement
  • Dresses, skirts, blouses and trousers taken in
  • Sleeves shortened
  • Bridal and prom dresses

No appointment needed. Fitting service available.

Fakenham Music Festival

Saturday 18th August. All day and into the evening – 12 to 8pm in Fakenham Market Place

Folk, Soul, Rock including many great classics

Stalls, local beers and ciders, hot food, afternoon tea and more.

Fakenham Market Place and then from 8.00pm venues around the town.

Click the picture to download the poster.

The Almond Kitchen

The Almond Kitchen is an unusual arrival on the market, and these delicious cinnamon flavoured caramelised almonds make a very welcome warming treat! I have tasted some before from Copenhagen but this is a lot closer…. The stall can be found close to the war memorial in the Market Place. I talked to Karen to find out more:

Where are you from?
North Walsham.

How long have you been at Fakenham Market?
I started here on the 1st February!

What are your opening times here?
8.30am – 2pm

What other markets do you attend?
I am just starting out so I am currently trying out various markets and events.

What led you to running this stall?
This is a totally new venture for me. I had seen this being done in several countries in Europe, but had not come across anyone doing it here. There are lots of slightly different versions of the coating so we have practised to come up with our own recipe.

What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market?
It’s very friendly, a lovely market town and the other stall holders are very friendly too.

What do you sell ?
Coated almonds – cooked with cinnamon, sugar and water until caramelised. They are freshly cooked on the stall and sold warm.

Interview by Dawn Wakefield

This stall is currently (2019) no longer at the market, but the article has remained to give an idea of the variety of stalls we attract, and more are always welcome.

Benbows Fruit & Vegetables

benbows-fruit-vegDenise and Carol run the colourful Benbows Fruit and Vegetable stall in the Upper Market, close to Betfreds.

Where are you from?
Holt.

How long have you been at Fakenham Market?
15 – 20 years.

What are your opening times here?
7am – 2.30pm.

What other markets do you attend?
Sheringham Saturday Market.

What led you to running this stall?
Nigel who runs Benbows shop, told me his father was a grower, and it has been a family business for 45 – 50 years. They have been running their Fakenham shop about 30 years.

What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market?
We love it. We like Fakenham as a town. The people are friendly. We look forward to coming here on a Thursday.

What do you sell ?
Fruit and vegetables – local grown wherever possible. We have Sharrington strawberries in season, and also free range eggs.

Interview by Dawn Wakefield

This stall is currently (2019) no longer at the market, but the article has remained to give an idea of the variety of stalls we attract, and more are always welcome.

PPS Pet Supplies

pps-pet-suppliesSarah runs her well stocked PPS Pet Supplies stall in the market area just off Cattle Market Street.

Where are you from?
Foxley.

How long have you been at Fakenham Market?
The stall has been here over 30 years, I took it over about 15 – 20 years ago.

What are your opening times here?
7am – about 2.30pm, sometimes earlier in bad weather.

What other markets do you attend?
Aylsham (Monday& Friday), Sheringham (Wednesday & Saturday).

What led you to running this stall?
I don’t know really! I used to run the pet shop in Fakenham years ago and somehow ended up out here!

What do you like about coming to Fakenham Market?
I have regular customers every week. It’s just like a big family – we all get on well.

What do you sell ?
Wild bird products – food and feeders, pigs ears, biscuits, chicken feet, lots of natural treats for dogs. Also a larger selection of pet bedding, accessories such as collars and leads and also local fresh eggs!

Interview by Dawn Wakefield

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