Market gaining momentum
Organisers behind Horsham Family Market at Horsham Scout Hall in Baillie Street hope to lock in the event for the third Sunday in every month.
The market, a collaboration between market organiser Cindy Hammond and Horsham Scouts, is gathering a dedicated following, with the next one scheduled for 10am to 2pm on Sunday.
Much of the money raised from stallholder fees as well as a sausage sizzle goes to a fund to help the Scouts upgrade their hall.
Sunday’s market, following previous events in May and July, will feature more than 40 stalls.
Ms Hammond said the markets had started with a children’s-product theme but had since evolved to include a variety of vendors and products.
“This means we now have stalls with a bit of everything,” she said.
“For example, we’re going to have a book stall this time around and we have a new lady with wonderful art works. There will be a lot of craft and artisans and speciality and homemade food.
“We’ll have a jumping castle and face painter and as well as the sausage sizzle there will be coffee, ice-cream and take-home food packs as well.”
Ms Hammond said the hope was to make the market, also scheduled for October 20, November 17 and with a Twilight Christmas Fair on December 13, an ongoing event.
“We’ve committed to the Scouts and they’ve committed to us and we’re keen to promote it as a nice intimate and friendly market that is in town and within walking distance for many,” she said.
“We encourage people to come along and support us as well as the many local artisans who have also jumped on board.”
Saturday Scout market
Meanwhile, Horsham Scouts will host its annual market under the grandstand at Horsham Showground on Saturday.
Visitors can expect a wide range of stalls, Scout demonstrations, a sausage sizzle, raffle and more.
Entry to this market is by gold coin, with all money raised going directly to the 4th Horsham Scouts group.