It’s difficult to resist the lure of a good market. Stumbling upon your new favourite foodie haven and discovering one-off gems that were made by hand just minutes from your home are some of life’s simple pleasures. Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift, jazzing up your living room or indulging in some baked goods, you’ll be spoilt for choice this month with a heap of new markets and old favourites, each bursting with our region’s best local traders.
10am-8pm, 14-17 April, Trinity Square, Hull.
Get yourself along to Trinity Square this weekend for a spectacular Easter market featuring personalised gifts, a colourful display of Spring plants and handcrafted garden furniture plus Indonesian woodcraft, exclusive artisan products and tasty food. There’ll be children’s entertainment with French boules and more, plus live music from Salty Sea Dog for the whole family to enjoy.
The market will open from 10am to 8pm on Friday and Saturday and will open from 10am to 5pm on Sunday and Monday.
8am-4pm, 15 April, Market Place, Beverley.
A firm local favourite, Beverley’s Saturday market brings together a full spectrum of traders specialising in everything from vintage clothing to antiques, crafts and beautiful garden plants. The foodies amongst us will be well catered for with cakes, pies, olives and fresh bread, all washed down with an irresistible cup of specialty coffee.
Beverley Market opens from 8am until 4pm every Saturday, but be sure to get there early to avoid missing out on some scrumptious treats and top bargains.
9am-1pm, 16 April, Humber Bridge Viewing Area.
Stock up on your groceries or treat yourself at the Humber Bridge Farmers Market, taking place from 9am until 1pm on the first Sunday of every month in the stunning surroundings of the Humber Bridge.
This weekend’s Easter market will host a children’s Easter bunny hunt, where chocolate eggs can be won by locating hidden Easter bunnies on 20 of the market stalls. The area’s best-known traders, including Hull Pie, The Pizza Kitchen, The Blending Room and The Great Newsome Brewery will be out in force too.
If you fancy trying something new, head to Fountell’s and ask for a Yorkshire pudding wrap – you won’t be disappointed.
11am-4pm, 16 April, Früit, Hull.
Wander down Humber Street on the third Sunday of every month and you’ll struggle to miss the aroma of delicious food and the acoustic sounds of Hull’s up-and coming-musicians at the Humber Street Market.
Organised in collaboration with Made in Hull Markets, this month’s market is an Easter special, so get down to Fruit between 11am and 4pm for an eclectic mix of local eateries and traders, plus live acoustic music and an exclusive keg of Beavertown Brewery’s Bloody ‘Ell craft beer.
There’s an Easter egg trail too, so don’t forget to bring the kids!
4pm-9pm, 20 April, Trinity Square, Hull.
Dubbed as Covent Garden meets Marrakech, Hull’s very first Street Food Night kicks off this month with an enviable list of fifteen local food and drink connoisseurs.
If you fancy tickling your taste buds with treats from Shoot The Bull, KerbEdge, Tapasya, Go Dutch Pancake House, Handheld Food Co and Roots, this is the place. You may even be able to sample one of the Brewculture beers, designed to celebrate Hull’s year as UK City of Culture, over at the Yorkshire Brewing Company stand.
Live music, dancers and DJs will be entertaining crowds from 4pm until 9pm so head down to Trinity Square for a quality night out.
10am-4pm, 14 May, Flemingate, Beverley.
Not able to make this month’s markets? The second instalment of Flemingate’s brand new Food Fair hits Beverley on 14 May from 10am to 4pm so don’t forget to pop it in your diary.
This month’s traders included White Rabbit Chocolatiers, BeeLoved Honey, Arnold’s Oyster Bar, Coleman’s Cider and tea specialists Leaves of the World, so we’ve got high hopes for the next fair, which will continue to run on the second Sunday of every month.