05:10PM, Wednesday 09 September 2015
Windsor Night Market will be the ‘place to be’ when it returns to Peascod Street on Saturday.
That is the opinion of Windsor and Eton town manager Paul Roach, who is hoping this year’s event will once again attract thousands of revellers.
The evening street market was launched last year after Maidenhead resident Jeff Lloyd came up with the idea and won funding from the Royal Borough’s 'Bright Idea' challenge.
Following its debut success, the market is set to return with more stalls, live music and food from across the globe.
The event, which will be running from 6.30pm-11pm, will feature more than 20 stalls.
Food lovers will be able to try a range of culinary delights, from hog roast to Spanish paella.
The Windsor and Eton Brewery has been put in charge of running the market’s bar and a host of real ales, special beers and soft drinks will be on offer.
The brewery’s latest unique beer, Zinzan’s World Cup Drop, will also be available at the market.
Graeme Crompton, WEBrew experience member, said: “It’s great for us as a local producer to take up the responsibility of supplying the whole market with beer.”
Organisers have also hired 40 tables and 100 chairs so market-goers can sit down and enjoy their food amongst the lit-up scenery.
Paul Roach said he hoped this year’s changes would help bring visitors together.
“It becomes a little bit more of a community atmosphere. People can also choose to stand up and dance if they want to," he said.
“Several thousand people stayed with us until the very end last year so we want to try and replicate that this year."
Live music will be provided on the market’s main stage from 8pm by Twisted Secret, a band that specialises in music spanning from the 70s to modern day hits.
Paul said that the food and music on offer should make the market a certainty for the diaries of Royal Borough residents this Saturday.
“If people want to sample some great food and great entertainment then Windsor Night Market is the place to be.”
More than 50 street parties are set to take place this weekend across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the surrounding areas.
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