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!
- 0101.February.Fridayhttp://meltonmowbraymarket.co.uk/farmers-market/Melton Mowbray Farmers Market33 Scalford Rd, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY, UK
Friday’s at Melton Market are well worth a visit, and of course if you can’t make Friday, there’s always the livestock market on a Tuesday.
Free on-site parking and free admission.
Melton Farmers have developed a reputation for quality meats and produce.
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. Melton Mowbray Market are passionate about the Farm to Fork philosophy and welcome local producers of good quality meat and vegetables alike.
Every Friday from 8am, lots of stalls with local produce; fruit, veg, meat fish and cheese. Local craft stalls offering quality gifts, preserves and plants. Bakery with fresh bread, and desserts stall. Dickinson & Morris Pork Pies, local egg vendor, and lots more.
We also host a bric a brac section, vendors can have a table £5 first table, £2.50 thereafter.
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:
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.
Home cooked Asian and Chinese food freshly prepared to eat on site or take away.
Cards by Marilyn
Unique handmade cards for all occasions. Special orders by request.
Fair Game Foods
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.
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 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!!”
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.
In September 2008, Julian Carter and Tim Hart opened Hambleton Bakery to produce top quality traditionally made bread for Hambleton Hall and Hart’s Nottingham. In addition to a growing list of wholesale customers (pubs, restaurants, delis, etc.) the bakery now has retail outlets in Exton, Oakham, Market Harborough, West Bridgford, Melton Mowbray and Stamford.
Initially the aim was to rediscover the taste of good bread. Not the taste of sugar, malt, cheese, onions, olives, sundried tomatoes, poppy seeds etc. etc., but the magical flavour that can be conjured from unadulterated organic flour, salt and water using the slow, traditional processes that made the bread that fed our ancestors.
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
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!
Selling a range of homemade décor & crafts. Notice boards, bunting, peg bags, bird seed bags, doorstops & much more.
Mrs Twells Eggs
Kit & Kabudle
Aloe vera products and cakes.
Sharon’s Fruit & Veg
Fresh locally grown fruit & vegetables.
A great range of hand-made children’s knitwear.
A great range of plants for indoor & outside. Including hanging baskets and
Opening Times 8am – 2pm, Traders allowed entry from 6am
For more information please contact Annaleise Burrows on 01664 784 704 or email her on [email protected]
- 0101.February.Fridayhttps://www.facebook.com/dickiesbutchers/Dickie's ButchersPlungar 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
- 0101.February.Fridayhttps://www.facebook.com/events/304304017076542/permalink/319432472230363/Harby Village HallHarby Village Hall, School Ln, Harby, Melton Mowbray LE14 4BZ, UK
Snow White and the Dwarfs (a pantomime by Eddie Lilley)
BOX OFFICE: 01949 860713
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”
- 0101.February.Fridayhttps://www.iacf.co.uk/newarkNewark ShowgroundUnnamed 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.
- 0101.February.Fridayhttp://www.regalcinemamelton.com/Regal CinemaMelton Mowbray LE13, UK
1st February – 7th FebruaryFriday 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.