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Countdown on to this year’s Cookstown Continental Market!

30 May 2018

The renowned Cookstown Continental Market returns to the town centre this weekend, Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 June, for two days of food and fun for all the family.

Organised by Mid Ulster District Council, in partnership with Cookstown Town Centre Forum, the continental market is part of Market Place Europe’s spring tour, and will see over 50 traders, from as far afield as Morocco, India, Belgium, France, Russia, Holland, Spain and China, descend on William Street, including the return of favourites the German Beer Stall, Dutch Pancakes, Dutch Flowers and French Pastries.

As well as mouth-watering dishes, from freshly made Paella to delicious Bratwurst Sausages, visitors to the market over the two day event will also be kept entertained with a variety of street entertainment and music including Meet and Greet Elsa and Anna, a Drumming Circle Workshop, Circus Workshops and Puppet shows as well as musical performances from Emma Horan, The SwingTime Starlets, The Knotty Pine String Band, The Hub Choir, Fusion, the Cookstown Folk Club, and many more!

A designated Kid Zone offering free face painting, balloon modelling, kids craft making and a photo booth will be available both days sure to put a smile on children’s faces!

An added feature to this year’s market is ‘The Brickx Club’ which will take place at the Burnavon over the weekend. During two-hour sessions children and adults alike will have the opportunity to utilise LEGO through creative brick building. There will be construction zones and brick pits where LEGO enthusiasts of all ages can build and create. Places should be booked in advance at: www.burnavon.com.  

The continental market takes place along William Street in Cookstown town centre from Saturday 2 June (9am – 9pm) and Sunday 3 June (11am - 7pm).

To facilitate the expected increased visitor numbers in a safe environment, a road closure will be in place along William Street from 6.30pm on Friday 1 June through to approximately 10pm on Sunday 3 June 2018. The road closure will be in place from the Orritor Street/Coagh Street junction to the Burn Road/James Street junction.

To find out more, including a full list of traders and entertainment, visit www.midulstercouncil.org/market or call Mary McCullagh, Regeneration Manager on 03000 132 132 or email mary.mccullagh@midulstercouncil.org.

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