If you’re looking for some inspiration on which local event to support with family, friends & kids especially during school holidays and busy seasonal times, you will find plenty listed on the calendar below.  Don’t forget there are lots of options on eating & dining on the site too. With Melton Mowbray being the Rural Capital of Food, there’s no shortage of fabulous foodie events to choose from plus a great range of sporting events, live music and dramatic productions.  Don’t forget to check out the accommodation listings if you are planning a longer stay!

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    Melton Mowbray Market - Farmers Market every Tues, Fri & Sunday

    08:00 -14:00
    Melton Mowbray Farmers Market
    33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK

    Free Friday & Sunday On-site Parking – Refreshments and usual stalls available


    Melton Farmers have developed a reputation for quality meats and produce from our field to fork Market Traders.

    The main objective of a Farmers Market is to give an opportunity for local producers to sell fresh quality produce to local consumers. To create an understanding of quality that the seller can promote to the buyer creating a fair and familiarity to the product.

    Please read the information below, for a little insight into just some of our regular traders that we are thrilled to host twice a week providing stunning quality wares and ingredients to our customers:

    Dickinson & Morris – Tuesday & Friday

    Melton Mowbray Pork Pies
    Dickinson & Morris has been baking Melton Mowbray Pork Pies since 1851. We are the oldest remaining bakers of the authentic Pork Pie.
    Premium ingredients, time-honoured recipes and attention to detail have made the Dickinson & Morris name what it is today. The host of awards collected by both the shops – through the pork pies, sausages and most importantly the staff – along with media recognition, reflects this achievement.

    Melton Mowbray Pork Pies

    Dickinson & Morris has been baking Melton Mowbray Pork Pies since 1851. We are the oldest remaining bakers of the authentic Pork Pie in the town centre today.

    Feast and Furious – Tuesday

    At Feast and the Furious we smoke all sorts of foods over real wood and make delicious hot sauces to go with them!

    We cold smoke cheeses such as Stilton, Red Leicester, Cheddar, Halloumi, Brie and Mozzarella over oak, beech and applewood for example. We smoke nuts such as salted roasted peanuts which are really popular and a great snack item. We also smoke salted butter, salt, garlic and many other things that we are adding to the list over time.

    We also hot smoke beef brisket and pulled pork which we will sell portioned and packaged for you to enjoy at home and it’s what we normally serve on our food truck as well. We take our food truck to events, weddings and festivals and it is available for private hire events.

    Turners Quality Bakers – Tuesday

    Turners quality bakers produce a full range of traditional English bread and rolls as well as a fantastic evolving range of sour dough including spelt, rye, corn, Mediterranean and soda bread to name a few.

    Based at Cropwell bishop they have recently joined us in the Farmer’s market in one of our Units.

    1324 Espresso – Tuesday, Friday & Sunday

    Beautiful brewed fresh coffee to drink in or take away ran by the wonderful Darryl and his wife Angela.

    Why 1324? It was the year Melton Mowbray Market got royal approval from King Edward 2nd. It was running for 300 years before that with tolls, so this Market has been in existence for over 1000 years, in fact it was mentioned in the Doomsday Book.

    Jenny’s Cuisine – Tuesday, Friday & Sunday

    Home cooked Asian and Chinese food freshly prepared to eat on site or take away.

    Fair Game Foods – Tuesday

    Fair Game Foods invite you to come and try our famous Farmers Market succulent pork roast rolls. You can create your own Meat Feast with the selection of cooked meats that we have to offer. Professional, quality outside catering, with over 15 years’ experience, we seek to promote locally sourced ingredients. Customer satisfaction is our number 1 priority.

    Chris’s Fruit and Vegetables – Tuesday

    Chris sells a wide range seasonal and high quality of fruit and vegetables

    Sharons Fruit and Vegetables –  Tuesday & Friday

    Sharon has supported our Market for many years and sells a fantastic range of seasonal & high quality fruit and vegetables on her weekly stall.

    Sharon has a great customer base who buy from her each week at the Market

    Slightly potty – Friday

    Slightly potty is a small business, dealing with every aspect of silk flowers. Whether an arrangement, loose flowers, a special occasion, or something in your own pot. I was awarded a Royal Warrant in 2009 by the Queen, and have provided silk flowers for most of the Royal Residences. I started in the Friday farmers market, about twelve years ago, and have remained faithful to this market ever since.

    Scarborough Fayre – Tuesday & Friday

    Scarborough fayre has been trading for 18 years, selling top quality fresh fish, shellfish and game in season. We pride ourselves on the products that we supply to both retail and catering customers. Our trademark is “Fish so fresh the next of kin have not yet been informed!!”

    Melton Cheeseboard – Tuesday & Friday

    We offer the widest range of cheeses in the county with over 150 different varieties to choose from, many of which are sourced locally from Leicestershire and the surrounding counties. We also stock some of the best cheeses that the UK has to offer, in addition to a wide variety of continental cheeses.

    Stilton is our speciality, and we are unique in sourcing our cheeses directly from Long Clawson Dairy, based just five miles outside Melton Mowbray and Cropwell Bishop Creamery, based just over the border into Nottinghamshire.

    Our Stilton is graded to our own specifications at the dairies, before being delivered to our shop, we can therefore guarantee the quality of our Stilton to ensure that you get the best possible cheese without exception.

    However, it’s not all about Stilton! The Melton Cheeseboard are the cheese specialists in Melton Mowbray with a host of other fantastic cheeses to offer, from local Leicester’s – so much better than the bland supermarket offerings – and other great British Farmhouse cheeses.  With a complimentary range of Continental cheeses there’s always a treat in store for the cheese lover.

    Grasmere Farm – Tuesday, Friday & Sunday

    At Grasmere Farm quality, flavour, and tenderness are integral to our philosophy. We are passionate about providing you with affordable, delicious food that is hand crafted by our dedicated butchers and cooks. We combine the benefits of old fashioned farming methods and a blend of innovative yet traditional recipes, to satisfy today’s discerning food lovers. We aim to source all of the ingredients from the local area and try to minimise the use of packaging to limit our environmental impact.

    Grasmere Farm is proud of its reputation for delicious sausages. We are passionate about wholesome, affordable food that is well made and tastes good. From our traditional Lincolnshire Sausage seasoned with sage, to the unique flavour of Smoked Rutland Sausage, there is a sausage for every palate and mood.

    Robert Bowring Farmer & Butchers – Tuesday & Friday

    Robert Bowring Farmer & Butchers was established over 30 years ago supplying quality British local meat to customers throughout the East Midlands. Sold mainly through our shops at Mansfield, Woodhouse, Chesterfield, Shirebrook and Bolsover. We also sell at Farmers Markets in Newark, Bingham, Retford and Melton Mowbray where we stand twice a week Tuesday and Fridays.

    All beef sold through the business is born, reared and fattened on our family farm at Warsop.

    Although business has been established over 30 years both the farming and butchers have changed and keep changing and you have to change with it!

    Handmade Mary – Tuesday

    Hand crafted Silver jewellery made by Mary and Karl. Beautiful Murano beads and sterling silver chains.

    Braysby Farm – Tuesday

    Free range fresh eggs.

    Hollands Nursery – Tuesday

    Plants, flowers and hanging baskets. All grown at the Hollands nursery.

    Opening Times

    Tuesday – 08.00am – 2.00pm

    Friday – 8am – 12.30pm

    Sunday 08.30am – 12.30pm

    For more information please contact the main office on 01664 562 971/01664 784 704 or email [email protected]


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    'From the Butchery' menu, Dickies

    Dickie's Butchers
    Plungar Ln, Nottingham NG13 0JN, UK


    Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening throughout Jan and Feb.

    Inspired by Secret Steak Club you will still be able to chose your steak personally but we have upgraded the offering with more choice. We will offer 4 amazing starters each week and 4 mains which are not steak based for those who would rather sample our amazing chicken, pork or fish. Not forgetting a fantastic vegetarian option!

    The steak will still be dry aged to the max and we have developed some fantastic sides to accompany and enrich our fantastic meat. We will publish the full menu shortly so stay tuned and get booked in to try this fantastic new experience.


    Be sure to book ahead 01949 869733

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    Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs - Harby Harlequins

    Harby Village Hall
    Harby Village Hall, School Ln, Harby, Melton Mowbray LE14 4BZ, UK

    Snow White and the Dwarfs (a pantomime by Eddie Lilley)

    BOX OFFICE: 01949 860713

    19.30-22.00 nightly
    plus Saturday matinee performance 14.00-16.30

    The Harby Harlequins are currently rehearsing for the production of Snow White and the Dwarfs (penned by writer/director Eddie Lilley). In their 21st consecutive year of pantomime, they bring humour, music, colour and warmth to this fairytale classic. As usual, the storyline does not conform to typical renditions of Snow White. Is Snow White really whiter than white? Will she find the Prince without kissing a frog? And how “Charming” will he be?

    With five performances and Saturday evening giving the final curtain, the cast of 20 can unwind after three months of intense rehearsal. Complementing them will be the musical director and live five-piece band, wardrobe manager/team, scenery manager, audio and lighting engineers, stage management, choreographer, make up personnel, box office, bar and front of house. Production involves over 50 personnel.

    Performances commence Wednesday 30th January through to Saturday 2nd February. Evening performances commence 7:30 pm, Saturday matinee 2 pm. Tickets on sale from Monday, January 7th (10am – 7pm) from JUDITH NEALE, tel: 01949 860713. Tickets: adults £8, children £4 (u/16). ALL Saturday evening seats charged at £8. Senior citizens free admission Wednesday evening (please book through box office). Licensed bar, tea, coffee, ice-cream.

    The Harby Harlequins are acclaimed for presenting highly original scripts and slick performances with talented actors and musicians. Some past comments include:
    “Far better than the professional pantomime we saw”
    “Saw the Nottingham Playhouse panto last week, Harby’s one knocked it into a cocked hat”
    “Never miss it, will definitely be back next year”

    Harby Harlequins

    For the complete list of pantomimes this season….



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    IACF Newark

    All day
    Newark Showground
    Unnamed Road, Winthorpe, Newark NG24 2RB, UK


    The Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair is world renowned. The ultimate of treasure hunting grounds, it is the largest event of its kind in Europe – a world-wide phenomenon; this is one IACF event that needs to be experienced to be believed!

    Please check website for opening times.


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    Regal Cinema Listings 1-7 Feb

    All day
    Regal Cinema
    Melton Mowbray LE13, UK

    1st February – 7th February

    Friday 1st February
    Stan & Ollie (PG) 6.00pm
    Holmes & Watson (12A) 8.15pm

    Saturday 2nd February
    Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG) 1.30pm
    Stan & Ollie (PG) 4.00pm
    Holmes & Watson (12A) 6.00pm
    Stan & Ollie (PG) 8.15pm

    Sunday 3rd February
    Stan & Ollie (PG) 1.00pm
    Holmes & Watson (12A) 3.00pm
    The Favourite (15) 5.15pm
    Stan & Ollie (PG) 7.45pm

    Monday 4th February
    The Favourite (15) 6.00pm
    Stan & Ollie (PG) 8.30pm

    Tuesday 5th February
    Stan & Ollie (PG) 2.00pm
    Stan & Ollie (PG) 4.15pm
    EOS: Young Picasso 6.30pm
    RBG (PG) 8.15pm

    Wednesday 6th February
    Stan & Ollie (PG) 6.00pm
    The Favourite (15) 8.15pm

    Thursday 7th February
    RBG (PG) 2.00pn
    Stan & Ollie (PG) 6.00pm
    The Favourite (15) 8.15pm

The Vale of Belvoir is a vibrant and lively area with a wealth of events ranging from brilliantly organised sporting events to food fayres and long-established music festivals.  We spend a lot of time searching for events in Melton Mowbray and the surrounding villages and receive many contributions from the community and event organisers.  If you have an event in Melton Mowbray or the surrounding area that you know about or are involved in running, please let us know and we’ll include it. There’s no charge for this and we are happy to support local events.

Please contact us if you would like to include anything on the events page.

As well as the events happening in Newark, Melton & Grantham, the busier towns of Nottingham, Leicester and Derby are also within an easy drive.  Check our Facebook & Twitter pages for the very latest news.

Make sure you also check out the list of the area’s main attractions listed here. From beautiful National Trust properties to the thrill of skydiving centres, there really is something for everyone.  There’s also a wealth of great quality local accommodation if you’re planning a longer stay.