UTTOXETER is set to be transformed into a bustling market place of continental traders as a popular market is to return for a second year running.
Residents are invited to sample some of the delights of the continent as The Traditional European Food and Craft Fair will be once again returning from 9am to 5pm on Sunday, October 6 to the Market Place following on from its success last year.
The town centre will see professional continental market traders all the way from France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Holland, Poland and many more countries return wearing traditional costumes.
They will be selling high quality products including Brittany biscuits, olives, Italian nougat, delectable cheeses, sausages, tartiflette (a cheese and potatoes dish from the Alps), charcuterie, fresh bread and croissants among other items
For those with a sweet tooth, there will also be freshly made crepes on offer.
As well delectable tasty goods, visitors will also be able to choose from a wide range of products including hand bags and leather items, Marseille soaps, lavender, children’s toys and pashminas.
A spokesman for Traditional Markets LTD, which is organising the event, said: “There really will be something for everyone.
“Most of the products on sale will come from each stall holder’s region, where they are produced by small organisations such as family businesses, farms or small factories using traditional methods, maintaining a high standard of quality.
“All of the traders will also wear their traditional local costumes from 100 years ago, as well as decorating their stall to represent the region of the country they come from.
“The market will therefore provide you with a true flavour of the continent.”
Uttoxeter mayor Hugh Montgomery invited residents to check out what the market has to offer.
He said: “I hope that the market will once again do very well and it will again increase footfall in the town.
“I am very pleased indeed that it is returning to Uttoxeter.
“It will be in the Market Place and will have lots on offer including Corsican dry meat pate, French and Swiss cheeses, Italian delicatessen, charcuterie, soaps, lavendar and Peruvian and much more.
“I shall be attending myself in my official capacity as mayor at some point in the day.
“I would ask every one to please come along and have a wonderful day and buy lots of nice stuff.
“I would also like to ask the shops to please stay open on that Sunday and hopefully you will get lots of extra custom.”