Bolton Food and Drink Festival

Bolton hosts a variety of speciality markets throughout the year including the annual Bolton Food and Drink Festival and the monthly Artisan Market... read on for more information.

Bolton Food & Drink Festival

Bolton Food and Drink Festival is one of the biggest of it’s kind in the North West and celebrated its 12th successful year in 2017.

The event saw over 267,000 people flock to Bolton town centre last summer to enjoy a great range of food and drink on offer in our award winning market.

Each year the town is packed with families and food fans who come from across the UK, all attracted by over 180 stalls and cookery demonstrations from top chefs such as James Martin, Ainsley Harriott, Mary Berry, Gino D’Acampo, Michael Caines and the Hairy Bikers. As well as great live music in our festival bars there's plenty for the kids to do too with fabulous street entertainers and interactive children’s activities.

Market Trader opportunity - Come and join the party and help us make 2018 a year to remember - applications are now open for quality food and drink and arts and craft traders.

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Please complete and return the Trader Application Form by Friday 27th April 2018 to:
Market Management Office, Bolton Market, Ashburner Street, Bolton, BL1 1TJ.

On receipt of confirmation of stall offer, full payment must be received by Friday 25th of May 2018

For additional information please email or call us on 01204 333612.

Visit the Bolton Food and Drink Festival website


Bolton Teenage Market

Bolton is excited to be holding its Third Teenage Market on Victoria Square in the Heart of Bolton Town Centre, and welcomes young people aged 13-25 from across the Borough to get involved and showcase their talents and entrepreneurial spirit.

The Market will run from 10am-4pm Saturday 4th March, we are delighted to once again be supported on the day by Bolton FM who will be coming along to help create a great atmosphere for our Teenage Market, This event is completely FREE to take part in and you don’t have to be an established trader or performer either.

Find out more on the Teenage Market website

Artisan Market

Bolton's popular Artisan Market is on the third Sunday of every month from 10am - 3pm at Heaton Fold Garden Centre, Overdale Drive, Bolton, BL1 5BU.  The market is held under cover in bad weather.

Visitors will find an exciting range of high quality and locally sourced food, drink and crafts from specialist producers and suppliers.  There is free parking on site as well as a gift shop and self-service café.

Find out more on the Heaton Fold website

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