Enjoy free market for St George and beer!

Sleaford Market Place.
Sleaford Market Place.

Preparations are nearly complete for a free St George’s Day Market planned to be held in Sleaford on Saturday April 19.

The regular market traders will be joined by anyone wishing to have a ‘flea market’ stall, a charity stall or a general market stall for a full and varied cross section of market goods.

Stalls are not provided but pitches can be booked. The pitches for this special market are free of charge. You will need to provide proof of public liability insurance (some household insurances have this included). Gazebos are available to hire on a first come, first served basis, by booking and paying £5 in advance. Market pitches need to be booked by April 14.

The market will be officially opened at 10am by Rev Philip Johnson, followed by the presentation of prizes to the winners and runners up of the primary schools colouring competition. Reverend Johnson will also be carrying out a Blessing for the market.

Kesteven Morris Dancers will be performing in the Market Place between 11am and midday. There will also be a display of vintage bicycles at the market.

For younger children, a letter search will be held on Boston Road Recreation Ground, from 11am. Entry forms on the day from the kiosk. Entrants will be given a chocolate egg on completion. Eggs will be available on a limited basis.

For further information or to book a market pitch, contact Sleaford Town Council on 01529 303456 or email enquiries@sleaford.gov.uk

○ The Rotary Club of Sleaford Kesteven will hold its tenth St George’s Beer Festival in St Denys’ Church Rooms, off Sleaford Market Place, between April 24 and 27. An extensive range of around 25 local beers, lagers and ciders will be available. Entry is free. It opens Thursday 6-11.30pm, Friday 11.30am-11.30pm, Saturday 10.30am-11.30pm and Sunday 11am-3pm.