Jillian Rouse, Head of Visitor services says that the event is now fully booked, “We’re absolutely delighted with the level of interest in this new event here at Holker. We were getting enquiries a few hours after announcing the date which was very encouraging and we now have a fantastic selection of businesses and producers confirmed for the two days.
“There is a varied mix of stalls and produce on offer from jewellery and art, to plants and cakes and we also have live entertainment from local swing/jazz singer and guitarist Andy Reay.
“Our Winter Market last year was so popular that we’ve added in more space to wander through the market and more seating for people to relax and enjoy the atmosphere or a bite to eat.”
FOR ALL THOSE CANINE COMPANIONS: The Holker Spring Market is a dog friendly event! Dogs on a lead are welcome in the Courtyard and market – there will be plenty of water bowls too!
Visitors to the first ever Holker Spring Market will discover a spring showcase of delicious artisanal food, glorious flowers and plants and beautiful handmade gifts alongside lively entertainment including a circus workshop. Gates open at 10.30am – 5.00pm. Entry is £2.50 per adult, accompanied children free of charge, includes parking and entry to the Café, Food Hall and Gift Shop. Hall & Gardens open, discounted admission charge applies.
Holker Hall & Gardens, Café, Food Hall and Gift Shop are open until Sun 29 Oct 2017. Wed – Sun (+ Bank Holiday Mons.) 10.30am – 5.00pm (Hall 11 – 4.) For more information on all of Holker’s 2017 events visit the website at www.holker.co.uk or telephone 015395 58328.
This weekend’s damp weather didn’t affect the fiery fun at Holker with a full house for the chilli eating competitions hosted by Darth Naga. A packed Courtyard watched on as 10 competitors (on each day) took part in the lively competition. Saturday’s competition was the most entertaining yet with Darth commenting it was best one he had ever hosted - humorous contestants were encouraged by the lively crowd - with Jordan from Barrow taking centre stage. Joint winners took the trophy on Saturday and Ed Duffy was crowned Sunday’s winner after reaching around 250,000 scovilles.
Do you know your Jalapeños from your Scotch Bonnets? Whether you’re a fiery food fanatic or a chilli newbie, the new trend for specialist chilli events across the country gives everyone the chance to experience the delights of the Capsicum.
Now in its 4th year, the Holker Chilli Festival in Cark-in-Cartmel, Cumbria is an entertaining combination of chilli plants and produce, speciality food and good old family fun. Taking place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2017 and staged in the bustling Holker Courtyard, this lively event is growing fast with over 4,000 visitors last year.