The Ruby Country Market which was held in Hatherleigh on Sat Dec 7th was a Festive Extravaganza. Thank-You to everyone who took part as it would not have happened without your help and support. Please be patient with us whilst we update the website.
Everything you need to make your Christmas celebrations go with a swing; from Christmas trees, firewood, cards, decorations, gifts, food, drink and absolutely loads to see and do, the market offers a unique buying experience, with over 200 stalls, many of whom are selling locally produced individual items that you will not find for sale in high street shops. Why not visit the Market Stalls page to have an insight into some of the businesses who will be attending.
Make sure to keep an eye out for Herbie, the billy goat mascot, even the organisers don’t know what Marion's & Herbie will be wearing!. Weather permitting (not too icy underfoot) Ben & Larry May's Shire Horses Tom & Joey will be giving Wagon Rides around Hatherleigh.
In the Midden Hall you can paint a piece of pottery and have it fired in time for Xmas watch woodcarving & spinning demonstrations. The Main Hall’s roof has been repaired (yip-ee) and it will be full of wonderful items along with the Bull Pens where you can also find Chicks Chucks & Mucky Ducks!.
As you enter the Food Hall, where there are more stalls than ever, the aroma of the fantastic food on offer just wafts up to greet you. Here you will find the Festive Raffle in aid of the Devon Air Ambulance Trust, please support them; it will be drawn by Hatherleigh Mayor Graham Alford at 1 pm.
During your visit you can listen to talented local musicians and choirs who will be performing a selection of carols and favourite tunes. Visit the Live Music page to find out more.
The booking line has been busy for the Festive market on Saturday Dec 7th and is now closed, if you would like to join us in 2014, the dates are below and we are already taking bookings, so please book early to be sure of a place.
Please Note: For those of you who have booked to use an electrical item at the Festive market, Zoe our PAT tester will be in Hatherleigh Market Auction Hall on Tuesday Dec 2nd from 9-10 am with her testing equipment. Items are £1 each to have tested so pop in and see her, avoid a last minute rush and be safe & legal.
Like or Loathe the social media sites, we have found both Facebook & Twitter very useful promotional tools & now they have become our Blog sites so to find out what's currently happening in the life of the Ruby Country Market please take a look at the Tweets to the left of this column.
For photos from our previous Markets see our Gallery Page.
Our 2014 markets run from 9am-2pm on these dates
- Saturday April 19th (Easter)
- Saturday July 19th
- Saturday December 6th
Have any questions please contact us here.