The first Global Village Market to visit Irvine has arrived in Bridgegate and will run until Sunday 18th August.
The market will play host to an incredible array of food, drink, gifts and more exotic items, with traders coming from across Europe for the event.
Organisers hope the major new addition to the Marymass festivities proves to be a big hit. They are, in fact, so confident in the popularity of the event, they have announced it will run for 11 hours each day.
Opening at 10am, the market will run until 9pm each evening, giving you the chance to visit and sample the atmosphere and products beyond the usual 5:30pm closing time. The event will end at 5pm on the Sunday.
Traders include a French Baker and a popular Meats of the World BBQ. Other foods on offer include crepes, Chinese, Thai, toasties, cheese, jams, chocolates, German sausages, waffles, tarts, cakes and more.
Other than food, visitors can visit stalls selling a range of items including jewellery, clothing, books, gifts, coins and much more.
There also looks set to be a pop-up bar in Bridgegate as part of the market.
Laura Kerr, Marymass Festival Committee said:
”We are very excited to welcome the Global Village Market to Irvine.
“Months of hard work and planning has gone into the event, now we are looking forward to visiting the market and sampling what’s on offer.
“The extended trading hours should hopefully help pull in extra people and bring a real buzz to the town centre.”
*Information via Marymass Committee.