Honley Market is coming!

by | Jul 16, 2021 | News

Visit Honley Market:

Last week we told you more about what Honley Business Association does for local people. And in a couple of weeks we’ll be cutting the ribbon on their latest initiative – Honley Market.

The first Honley Market is planned for Saturday 31st  July and, all being well, markets will also take place on the last Saturday of August (28th) and September (25th).

To enjoy the atmosphere, wander up to Honley Park between 10am and 4pm. All the stalls are businesses from the local area, with lots of handmade goods alongside other gifts and treats. There are bottled beers, handmade bags, vegan friendly soaps and even (dare we say it while the sun’s shining) Christmas decorations.

And that’s not all…

A fun vibrant atmosphere

To give Honley Market a real buzz, talented local buskers will be performing throughout the day, with something for everyone.

Altitude, a young duo will be entertaining the crowds with the latest hits. Folk singers, Fishing4compliments and Holme and Dry – ‘possibly the most landlocked group of sea shanty singers in the country’ according to their website – are also on the programme for the day.

If you’re interested in busking at the Honley Markets in August or September, email: junemacc@talktalk.net.

A local affair

Honley Market is all about creating a vibrant atmosphere that will encourage people to visit the village and shop locally. It’s taking place in Honley Park so that visitors can pop along to one of our many cafes, bars and eateries for a rest and refreshment. June McLean, owner of Zebra and Secretary of Honley Business Association, explains:

“It’s all about supporting local businesses. The market is aimed at people who live in or near Honley. We want to give them a reason to walk into the village and spend time there during the day, rather than just calling in for a paper or pint of milk.”

If Honley Market is a success, Honley Business Association will look at putting more events on in the future. So pop along on the 31st July and enjoy a fun, vibrant day in the village.