Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Roll up roll up for another family fun weekend at Morecambe’s Festival Market

Roll up, roll up - for this year's Festival Market Family Fun Weekend taking place in Morecambe on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July.

There will be family friendly entertainment all weekend at the Festival Market, including the Astral Circus, Punch and Judy shows, gladiator jousting and other inflatable fun as well as trials bike displays and live entertainment from local dance troupes.

Throughout the weekend you can try your luck at one of our competitions or have a go on the tombola. Lancashire Fire and Rescue will also be on hand with a display.

For the first time ever, the market with play host to its very first charity bake off event, when budding local bakers will be given the opportunity to show off their cake and biscuit making skills and be in with a chance of winning some great prizes.

The Bake Off will take place on the Sunday and there are several categories including best cupcake, best biscuit, best scone and most unusual cake as well as a prize for the best cake made by under 12s.

The winner of each category will receive £10 worth of market vouchers and the overall winner will find themselves sampling afternoon tea delights for free at town's iconic Midland Hotel. Everyone who enters will receive a free cotton market shopping bag for taking part.

Masterpieces should be brought along on the day for exhibiting and judging will take place at 12 noon on Sunday 7th July.

Free entry forms and instructions for the Bake Off are available from the Festival Market office and to download at www.lancaster.gov.uk/festivalmarket

All the entries will be on sale once judging has taken place to raise money for St. John’s Hospice in Lancaster.

The family fun weekend has been organised by Lancaster City Council with funding from Morecambe Town Council.

Admission to the festival is free.

• For more information visit www.lancaster.gov.uk/festivalmarket

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