The picturesque village of Clarinbridge will take its annual step back in time on Saturday September 1, when it once again holds its hugely popular market day. This year's event is expected to be bigger and better than ever before.
This is a day when the local community displays local culture and fare for all to see and enjoy. The market day kicks off on the village green at 12 noon on the day and continues through the afternoon until 6pm. Throughout the day, costumes, practises, and wares from days gone by will be on display. There will be in excess of 50 stalls on and around the village green, displaying a mixture of home produce and beautiful hand crafted goods. In addition to the many and varied stalls, there will be, throughout the course of the day, demonstrations of traditional farm practises, including threshing, churning, spinning, traditional hand crocheting, traditional open-fire baking, and much more.
For the mechanically minded, there will be a display of vintage machinery around the edge of the green. Possibly the biggest attraction of the day each year is the array of farm and other animals with their young. There will be goats, donkeys, cows, calves, and poultry. Children can also enjoy face painting, hair braiding, and much more.
No market day would be complete without musical entertainment, and to that end, various local musicians and dancers will perform all day. Clarinbridge offers a magnificent day out for all the family on this first Saturday in September. It is an experience not to be missed.