Continental Flavours Come to Carlisle

Carlisle city centre will be filled with the sights and sounds of spring as the International Market makes its annual visit.

Marking the start of Easter and the first bank holiday of the year, the city will family friendly atmosphere as more than 35 traders each offering something unique set up shop for the weekend.

Taking place between Thursday April 13 and Easter Bank Holiday Monday (17) the five day event will feature an explosion of authentic continental flavours offering visitors the opportunity to visit a number of countries as they make their way through the stalls.

Traders  will be representing a number of countries from all over the globe including India, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Kenya, Holland and many more, all found within the centre of Carlisle.

Hoping the Cumbrian weather holds out for the four day event, Allan Hartwell of Market Place Europe, said: “Market Place and its Global traders are delighted to be returning to Carlisle. The beautiful city offers a fantastic backdrop to the International Market. The city will be bursting with Continental goodies from all over the world and will be offering a fantastic family atmosphere.”

Just some of the tasty flavours which will be drawing in visitors to the International event include Catalan tapas, Greek gyros, a traditional German Schwenkgrill selling Bratwurst and Currywurst Sausage, French crepes, a Thai noodle bar and even ostrich and kangaroo burgers.

Carlisle’s International Market goes further than just food featuring a range of multicultural crafts, gifts and clothes so once you have filled up on all the continental treats on offer, there will be an abundance of crafts and unique gifts to feast your eyes on including South American Jewellery and Knitwear, Italian Silk Scarves, Handmade Amber, crystal and gemstone jewellery. There will also be the famous Dutch Plant Garden selling a huge array of shrubs, bulbs, beautiful plants and trees with some great garden ornaments – something for everyone to enjoy.

As part of the event, Market Place will also be celebrating Easter by hosting a free Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday for all visiting families. The traditional Easter Bunny will be joining in all the fun and helping the children find hidden eggs amongst the trader’s stalls for their chance to win a free chocolate Easter egg.

Market Place Europe are the UK’s leading operator of Continental and Special event markets. Their markets are renowned throughout the UK and Ireland, not only for their high quality but also for the variety of products.

The market will be open from Thursday to Monday between 9am and 7.30pm.


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