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Thousands expected at Cookstown’s Continental Market

Thousands of people are expected to converge in Cookstown on Saturday and  Sunday for the Continental Market.

The hugely popular event, which is now in its fourth year, will this year see the first appearance of  a German beer stall.

The stall, which offers a selection of speciality beers, as well as a variety of wines and spirits, joins an already impressive list of stalls and exhibitors.
 
This includes everything from exotic foods to fashion, jewellery to sweet treats, and crafts to coffees, all sure to entice and delight the crowds over the weekend.
 
Organised by Mid Ulster District Council, in partnership with Cookstown Town Centre Forum, the continental market features over 40 traders from as far afield as Morocco, India, Belgium, France, Russia, Holland, Spain and China.
 
Saturday sees the stunning aerial dance performance of Fidget Feet taking place at intervals throughout the day as well as a musical set from Grafton Street buskers The FitzaFrenic who will be performing later that evening at Ranfurly House, Dungannon.
 
Sunday promises to be an afternoon of dance and music from a range of local talent, with Lauren McCrory, Glór Tíre winner 2017, bringing the market to a close.
 
There will also be face painting, balloon modelling and some famous faces making an appearance sure to amaze and entertain children over the two days.
 
The continental market takes place along William Street in Cookstown town centre from Saturday 20 May (9am – 9pm) and Sunday 21 May (11am – 7pm).
 
To facilitate the expected increased visitor numbers in a safe environment, a road closure will be in place from 11pm on Friday 19 May through to approximately 10pm on Sunday 21 May 2017. The road closure will be in place from the Orritor Street/Coagh Street junction to the Burn Road/James Street junction.
 

 

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