‘Dancing Grannies’ get into the groove at the expanded Sutton Farmers Market

Home News & Events News ‘Dancing Grannies’ get into the groove at the expanded Sutton Farmers Market

There will be dancing in the streets this weekend in Sutton Coldfield town centre when an unusual act gets into the groove at a newly-extended Farmers’ Market.

Organisers of the popular monthly market have booked a hilarious trio of ‘dancing grannies’, who mingle with shoppers before breaking into impromptu dancing amid the stalls.

The groovy grannies will be appearing this Sunday (April 30th), which will see 36 traders fill the Parade, with hours now extended from 10am-3pm.

Michelle Baker, Sutton Coldfield BID Manager, said “Our Farmers’ Market is proving to be really popular, and we have had so much positive feedback from residents who are happy to see the town centre come alive with new events.

“We have extended the hours of the market for an hour until 3pm, and we have also added a fruit and veg stall due to public demand.

“And, of course, we try to organise a little entertainment to bring the market alive and the Dancing Grannies have to be seen to be believed. They are hilarious, and I’d recommend anyone come down on Sunday to see how grannies can get into the groove!”

The speciality market is just one of the BID’s ideas to raise the profile of the town ­– following the launch of a vibrant new ‘Visit Royal Sutton Coldfield’ brand – with special events, competitions and improvements designed to make it a destination to spend time, eat, drink, shop and relax.

The following weekend, The Royal Town’s centre is set to host a day of regal festivities from 10am-3pm on Sunday 7th May, the day after His Majesty the King is crowned at Westminster Abbey.

The day will include Royal stilt walkers, living statues, living flower men, a brass band and a steel band, free face painting, free balloon modelling and a ‘bubbleologist’. There will also be 20 food and drink traders, with picnic benches along The Parade to create a street party feel.

If you are interested in trading at the new Farmers & Craft Market please contact Michelle Baker email bidmanager@suttoncoldfieldtowncentre.co.uk

Traders confirmed for the Farmers Market on April 30th

  • Bakes for the Soul – Brownies and cakes
  • Mermazing Bath Bombs – Handmade bath bombs
  • Secret Garden Crafts – Jewellery, artworks, handpainted vases & clocks
  • Kura Ilera – Botanical soaps
  • Beaudesert Park Farm – Home produced meats (Beef, Goat, Venison, Pies, Sausages, Bacon etc)
  • On The Brink Catering – Steak Burgers, olde English hot dogs, German bratwursts with a range of hot and cold drink
  • Brummie Honey – Honey, candles, fudge
  • JustinTime Coffee Co – Takeaway barista coffee, tea and hot chocolate
  • Cheshire Pie Company – Pies
  • Karen Jane Handmade Memories – Handmade memory bears and toys
  • Yvettes Cakes – Cakes and bakes
  • Claynco – Handmade polymer clay ear ring 
  • OnTheBreadLine – Bakery – Bread, Cakes & Pastries 
  • Bramble Berry Fairies – Decoupaged homewares
  • The Kashmiri Guys – Asian curries and starters.
  • Bake4lov Ltd – Plant Based Desserts and Cakes which includes Gluten-Free, Gluten-Free and sugar Free
  • CakesADaisy – Cakes and brownies
  • Project Doughnut – Doughnuts
  • Brook Farm – Eggs, lamb, free range chickens, local honey, organic cereals
  • Soul Inah Bowl – Caribbean food
  • Invincible Pies (Nick The Fish) – Pies
  • Nick The Fish – Fresh fish
  • Ministry of Doughnuts – Doughnuts & bronuts
  • The Gift Range UK – Personalised gifts
  • Brockleby’s Pies – Award winning handmade pies to consume at home from Melton Mowbray
  • Revolution Wax Melts – Wax Melts & Home Fragrance
  • Baked in Boldmere – Sourdough bread and treats
  • The Cheese Cavern – Cheese and charcuterie
  • Menear Kitchen – Homemade Scotch-eggs and Savouries
  • Robinson’s Bakery – Baked Goods 
  • Frank’s Sauces – Sauces and seasoning
  • Angel Beads – Home made beaded jewellery
  • Tan Rosie Foods – Caribbean sauces and rubs
  • Military Chef – Handmade chocolate
  • Mel’s Bead Cove – Crystals/crystal gifts
  • Barrett’s Fruiterers – Fruit & Veg