Celebrating the best the market has to offer

Aylesbury Market Square
Aylesbury Market Square
  • Aylesbury market is taking part in the Love Your Local Market celebrations
  • Two weeks of activities are planned from May 13 to 26
  • Plans include events to mark anniversaries of VE Day and the Eurovision Song Contest

A programme of activities are planned to celebrate what Aylesbury market has to offer.

As part of Love Your Local Market celebrations there will be two weeks of fun events focusing on VE Day and the Eurovision Song Contest as well as a chance to get involved with food and photographic competitons.

Aylesbury is a modern market town with a thriving market four days a week

Aylesbury town centre manager Diana Fawcett

The event launches with free cake and giveaways on Wednesday May 13.

Highlights include a 1940s style swing trio who will be marking 70 years since VE Day at the Tuesday vintage and craft bazaar on May 19, and a celebration of the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday May 23, featuring a live tribute act and Eurovision themed crafts and activities.

The monthly Farmers Market is also joining in #LYLM2015, with the Posh Nosh challenge – where the aim is to find the most appetising combination of treats and share them with the hashtag #PoshNoshAylesburyMarket to be in with a chance of winning £20 of vouchers to spend at the farmers market in June.

Magician Paul Megram will also be entertaining shoppers with street magic.

Running throughout May is the Love Aylesbury Market photography contest, where budding photographers can show off their skills by submitting photos of Aylesbury Market – whether it is a bunch of fresh carrots waiting to be cut, crunched, cooked or casseroled, the historic clock tower and cobbles or favourite finds on the vintage and craft bazaar.

The winner in each age group (18 and under, and over 18) will receive a canvas of their winning shot.

To get involved e-mail your entry to info@snappysnaps-aylesbury.co.uk by June 1.

Town centre manager Diana Fawcett said: “Aylesbury is a modern market town with a thriving market four days a week located in the historic Market Square.

“Our new vintage and craft bazaar has gone from strength to strength and now hosts a range of delightful locally made products and a treasure trove of finds every Tuesday.

“Our Love Your Local Market event this year promises to showcase all of our markets and visitors can take the opportunity over this fortnight to enjoy the array of entertainment whilst also talking to local traders and producers and discovering new delights.”