Enjoy a taste of the Continent

One of the stalls coming to the Continental Market at the Spa Gardens over the bank holiday weekend

One of the stalls coming to the Continental Market at the Spa Gardens over the bank holiday weekend

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SAMPLE the tastes and delights of Europe when Bridlington hosts its first ever continental market, from Friday, 27 to Monday, May 30.

The Spa Gardens will be transformed into a bustling market place and will help draw the annual Bridlington Arts Festival, which is now in its 25th year, to a close.

The event has been held in the town since 1986, but this year the street festival moves to its new home outside the Spa, with a host of exciting street entertainers to complement the unique market.

Professional continental market traders from France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Holland and Poland will be selling high-quality products, including Swedish cider, Italian nougat, pungent cheeses, fresh breads, croissants and, for those with a sweet tooth, there will be freshly cooked crepes, as well as Muscadet wines from a French family vineyard.

Alongside the food, a wide range of products, including handbags and leather items, Marseille soaps and lavender, children’s toys and pashminas are on offer – most produced by small family businesses in the traders’ home countries.

All of the traders will wear traditional local costume from 100 years ago, as well as decorating their stall to represent their local culture.