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Local Folk Band to Play at Autumn Market

With over 30 local exhibitors, we’re sure you will enjoy wandering around the array of stalls here in the grounds of Raby Castle on Sunday 21st September 2014.  Enjoy the musical and family entertainment we have lined up, including the famous Punch & Judy show from Brian Llewellyn, and up and coming local folk group Gegenforde.

Hailing form the village of Gainford, this group of 8 friends had a love for playing their instruments, so after deciding to set up their group in 2013 they now have a repertoire of over 90 folk songs, Gegenforde will be playing a number of acoustic sets throughout the afternoon. As well as many local food producers and gift stalls, we will be welcoming Wild North Discovery who will be demonstrating traditional green wood turning, come along and try your hand at this rural craft.

From chutney to charcuterie, cheese to cheesecakes, pies and pasta, bread, ale, scotch eggs and sausages, there’ll be an abundance of award-winning local food and drink, as well as gifts and home wares, jewellery, handbags, aromatherapy and photography. There’ll also be the chance to purchase some freshly caught venison and game from the Raby Estates and the Castle’s Stable Tearooms will be open serving light lunches, cakes and drinks.

On the day the usual admission charge to the Park and Gardens of £6 for adults and £5 for seniors will apply, children will be free as part of a special one-off  promotion for the event when accompanied by a paying adult. Raby Castle itself will also be open from 1pm until 4.30pm for which normal admission fees apply.

Please see a list of all the stalls that will be at the Autumn Market:

Preserves, Honey, Mustard & Ale:

  • Just Williams – Preserves of all kinds.
  • Cumberland Mustard - Honey mustards & condiments.
  • The Honey B Company – Beekeepers and honey producers.
  • Turks Head Products – Homemade preserves, chutneys, jams & jellies.
  • Richmond Brewing Company – Traditional Yorkshire ales.

Meat & Dairy

  • Leaside Cheesemakers – Local handmade cheeses including curd cheeses, 'Teesdale Blue' & ‘White Hilton’.
  • Raby Estates Venison & Game - Venison and game reared from the Raby Estate.
  • Westnewton Artisan Charcuterie – Artisan charcuterie.
  • The Clucking Pig – Gourmet Scotch eggs.
  • Sutherfields Sausages – Homebred pork sausages.
  • Shirl’s Shakes - American style blended ice cream milkshakes & real fruit smoothies.
  • Archer’s Jersey Ice Cream - Ice Cream made with local luxury Jersey milk. 

Confectionary & Cakes

  • Loopy Lisa's Fudge - Authentic handmade crumbly fudges.
  • Chunk Chocolates – Handmade Belgian chocolates.
  • Chapman’s Cheesecake Company – New York style baked cheesecakes.
  • Crumble & Slice – Layered cakes, mini meringues & slices.
  • Jenkins & Hustwit – Luxury, traditional farmhouse fruitcakes.
  • The Olive Tree – Olives, Turkish delight and Baklava.

Bread & Bakes

  • Sue’s Bread - Luxury breads.
  • Prince of Pies – Proper pies made with centuries old recipes.
  • Yorkshire Dales Real Food - Wholegrain granola cereals & bars, muesli, porridge & oat based gluten free products.
  • Rise Artisan Bakehouse – Handmade sourdough breads.
  • Taste Italiano – Handmade pasta and Italian goods.

Art & Crafts

  • Lillypad – An array of handcrafted heart themed items for house, home & her.
  • Handmade by Judith – Handmade wooden home wares & gifts with a shabby vintage theme.

Jewellery & Fashion

  • By Deezine - Ladies hand-painted tops & t-shirts.
  • The Handcrafted Boutique - Tweed, leather & fabric handbags & unique and individual gemstone jewellery.
  • Bewitched – Handmade quirky bags of all descriptions, covered notebooks & handmade gifts.
  • Jewellery Nights - Statement costume jewellery, scarves & handbags.
  • Diane Stewardson Seaglass Jewellery - Handmade jewellery using sea glass collected from North East beaches.
  • Just For You – Hand crafted gemstone jewellery.

Gifts, Home & Aromatherapy

  • Phoenix Trading – Greetings cards and stationery.
  • Mountains + Sky - Photographic prints, greeting cards & calendars.
  • Had 2 Buy – Handbags, purses, scarves, jewellery and children’s gifts.
  • Raby Castle Gift Shop – Souvenirs, confectionery, home and giftware, toys and books.
  • TOC Aromatherapy Ltd - Handmade organic soaps & skincare products.
  • Raby Estates Logs - See and order your delivery of good quality, dry firewood.

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