Holker Hall in Cark-In-Cartmel is preparing for its largest ever Winter Market in 13 years, with 80 stalls already confirmed.
From small beginnings back in 2004, the Winter Market has grown in popularity with both exhibitors and the general public. “We’re thrilled to see that this event is thriving and that businesses are booking stalls as it’s a really popular date on our event calendar for visitors. We always find there’s a lovely atmosphere across the weekend as people are getting in that Christmas spirit and want to find something a little more unusual for gifts and stocking fillers,” comments Jillian Rouse, Head of Visitor Services.
Visit Holker Hall in Cark-in-Cartmel, Cumbria this winter and find seasonal fun for all the family including the annual Winter Market. Set in the Holker Courtyard with braziers roaring and a warming cup of mulled wine in hand - it’s the perfect opportunity to start your Christmas shopping early; the Winter Market showcases the best produce on offer for the winter season. Stock up on crafts, artisanal food, home wares and decorations. Watch street entertainers including Andy Jester - stiltwalking and performing circus skills with children. Watch Juggling Inferno perform spectacular fire eating stunts on both days, and listen to live music from Palladium Quartet.
New for 2016 – Holker welcomes mobile kitchen - The Liver Cottage. The comedy chefs – Hugh Fearn and Lee Whittingstall present a cookery demonstration like no other. As the mobile kitchen garden moves through the crowds they create ‘fusion food on the move’, blending home grown ingredients with food foraged from the corner shop, the streets and of course the audience.
Holker Winter Market - 5th & 6th November. 10.30am – 4pm. £2.50pp. For more information on all of Holker’s autumn and winter events visit the website at www.holker.co.uk or telephone 015395 58328.
Winter weekends at HolkerThe Holker Café, Food Hall and Gift Shop will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from early November until 18th December. 10.30am to 4.00pm. Free parking.
Visitors to this year’s Holker Garden Festival (3-5 June) are encouraged to take some time out and venture up to the main Holker Gardens to see and hear The Ulverston Music Festival playing from 2-4pm on each day of the show.
Experience the very best of classical music played by top artists and professional musicians in the serene setting of the formal Gardens. A full line up of musicians is planned including:
A selection of local artists will be showcasing their work at this year’s Holker Garden Festival in the very first Arts Village to be staged at the show. Organised by local artist, John Driskel, the Arts Village will allow visitors to get up close to a wonderful selection of art and, weather permitting, there will be demonstrations taking place throughout the three day Festival. “I’m delighted to be able to help bring the Arts Village to Holker this year. It will be fantastic for these artists to showcase their work to such a large audience and we hope, of course, that visitors will enjoy seeing their artwork, with many pieces inspired by Cumbria and the local landscape.”
Couples planning to say ‘I Do’ in Cumbria now have the opportunity to choose one of the County’s finest and romantic stately homes as their wedding venue.
Home to the Cavendish Family for over 400 years, Holker Hall and Gardens, near Cark-in-Cartmel, has been granted a licence to hold wedding ceremonies.