Grand Day Out and West End Food Fayre this weekend

The end of major refurbishment work at Plymouth Market will be celebrated with a Grand Day Out this Saturday.

The event features family fun, including live music and entertainment to mark the market’s £3.5m revamp.

A highlight will be the West End Food Fayre, which is making a return to Frankfort Gate for the second consecutive year.

Michelin-starred chef Peter Gorton will once again be cooking up a storm in the kitchen. 

We own a number of shop units in and around Frankfort Gate.

Using seasonal produce provided by market traders, Peter will be showcasing a number of tasty treats that can later be tried at home. The cooking demonstrations will take place at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm.

Peter will also be judging a children’s cup cake decorating competition. Sponsored by Lawson’s, Sweet Harmony will be showing how to decorate a cup cake with the Cookie Monster (10.45am), unicorns (12.15pm) and roses (2.15pm). Head along to the Food Fayre to pick up tips on how to decorate a winning creation before making your own. Prizes will be awarded to the best creations.

The marquee will include a selection of food and drink traders selling a range of delights, such as fudge, flapjacks, oils, Scotch eggs, cheese and Riverford boxes. There will even be an oversized signature cake on display, made by Sweet Harmony.

As well as food there will be a pop-up Prosecco Bar and The Jagger Gin Bar, workshops and demonstrations, classic cars, street entertainers and the final of Plymouth’s Top Talent.

Angie Scott, Head of Strategy, Communications and External Relations, said: “There are some really interesting and well-established shops in Frankfort Gate so with all the celebrations going on, there’s sure to be a great atmosphere and something for everyone on Saturday.”

The event runs from 10am to 4pm in and around Frankfort Gate and Cornwall Street.