After meeting with Mark from the newly formed Rawtenstall Farmers Market in May 2016, we decided early on in the year to hold a joint Christmas market on the town square. We had this on Nov 26th and it was a roaring success. Thousands of visitors joined us on the town square with over 50 stalls of fresh produce, handmade artisan items, vintage and food plus 5 charity stalls (who fundraised over £1000 for their charities). We had craft beer, wine, mulled wine and cider, prosecco, brass bands, cool acoustic singers and live bands playing in the evening. We had such positive feedback that we’ve decided to hold a few more joint events throughout 2017!