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The Circus Elf visited Retford Big Market

Retford Big Market Days - November 2022

21 November 2022

On Saturday 19th November, Retford Big Market Day welcomed great entertainment for families from the Circus Elf and a free Christmas cracker and tree decorations workshop.

The unicycling and juggling performed by the Circus Elf amazed and astonished children and adults alike. With his call of “Merry Christmas!” and cheery smile the Circus Elf brought a smile to everyone even though the weather tried its best to be miserable. The Christmas Cracker and tree decorations workshop helped to show people how they could have a happy Christmas without paying a fortune for some basic items.

Many people tried to give the Circus Elf money for his merry antics, only to be astounded that there was no charge thanks to the support of Retford Business Forum (RBF), North Notts BID and Bassetlaw District Council (BDC) - sometimes some of the best things in life can be free.

The Craft Market was open from 08.30am to 2.30pm and this goes from strength to strength with more stalls every month, and now with a café.

The Farmers Market had an excellent range on offer from 08.30 am -1.00pm including porridge oats, cheese, various meats, Jamaican rum cakes, bread, pies, Christmas puddings and even quince jelly! The Traditional Market, as always, offered great value and service from some of the friendliest market traders around.

The next Retford Big Market Day will be on Saturday 17th December with a visit from Santa, who will welcome visitors to his grotto, and a “top shelf elf” who will spread cheer around the town.