With less than two months to go until the ninth Deepdale Christmas Market, our thoughts are very much turning to the festive season and the preparations for the biggest event of our year. Deepdale Christmas Market takes place on Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December, open from 10am to 5pm each day.
Deepdale Christmas Market is a wonderful celebration of the festive season on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast. Dalegate Market, Deepdale Backpackers & Camping and St Mary’s Church welcome over 120 local artisans and producers to the little coastal village of Burnham Deepdale, creating one of the East of England’s largest festive markets in a tiny village of just 30 permanent residents.
You can always tell when Spring has started in Burnham Deepdale, from the sound of artisans and producers selling their wares from the beach hut pop up shops at Dalegate Market.
Today is the start of the Pop Up Shop season, which runs from late March to the end of October. Throughout the seven months, Dalegate Market welcomes a whole host of artisans and producers with all manner of products.
There are four beach huts, open each Thursday until the following Tuesday. On Wednesdays Dalegate Market waves goodbye to the last week’s artisans and welcomes four new artisans.
This weekend sees Burnham Deepdale really waking up for Spring. The second annual Deepdale Spring Market opens its doors for three days of ‘not on the high street’ shopping on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm. The inaugural Deepdale Hygge, Deepdale’s weekend long festival of the North Norfolk Coast, kicks off on Friday evening. And to top off the weekend, the first North Norfolk Coast Hygge Fair takes place on Saturday.
Deepdale Spring Market hosts over fifty Norfolk artisans & producers at Dalegate Market, and visitors are invited for three days of Spring shopping. The stalls are in large marquees amongst the permanent shops and Deepdale Cafe. You’ll find very tasty food & drink, toys, homewares, clothing, jewellery, accessories, art, photography, soaps, beers, spirits and of course chocolates.
What a difference a year makes, and 2017 is going to be a great year in Burnham Deepdale, with a new team running the hostels and campsite at Deepdale Farm, the return of Deepdale Conservation Weekends, the second Deepdale Spring Market, the inaugural Deepdale Hygge, and the first ever North Norfolk Coast Hygge Fair. And that just tells you what’s happening up until the first weekend of Spring at the end of March. Beyond that there is so much more planned, but we’ll come to that in due course.
The new team at Deepdale Backpackers & Camping are really beginning to make good their plan to return the award winning facilities at Deepdale to their best. The redecoration is almost complete, the new shower blocks are under construction, the electric hookup cables are in and the worst of the trench digging is done. 600m of hedges are due to be planted at the next Deepdale Conservation Weekend over the first weekend of February.
This week, the original creators of Deepdale Backpackers & Camping are back at the helm for the first time in seven years. Jason Borthwick and a whole new team, headed by Chris Haycock, are immensely excited about the future.
As the old tenants leave for pastures new in Cumbria, there will be a regeneration at Deepdale. This Winter, visitors will see a whole series of improvements and additions. Amongst those changes will be new shower and toilet facilities for the campsite, electric hook-ups on some pitches, a completely refitted visitor information centre, huge planting programme of trees and hedges, and new services such as bike hire.
With so much going on in 2016 at Dalegate Market, we thought we would provide you with an update on some of our events to celebrate Dalegate Market 10th year.
There are the regular events like OAP Wednesdays, Pasta Thursdays and Fishy Fridays at Deepdale Café throughout the year. From May to September One Stop Nature Shop run Beginners Guided Wildlife Walks each Wednesday.
As we continue to support independent producers and artisans, Dalegate Market will be hosting Pop Up Shops again in the beach huts, changing weekly from Easter to the end of October.
Two Norfolk businesses are celebrating after being listed as finalists in the Countryside Alliance Awards, ‘The Rural Oscars’. Friends Crawford White, of G. F. White Butchers in Aylsham, and Jason Borthwick, of Dalegate Market in Burnham Deepdale, have won awards in the past, but to be finalists in the hotly contested national awards is superb news.
“We’ve won the regional butcher award in the past, but to be up for the national award is great. Fingers crossed we’ll be celebrating with Jason and the Dalegate Market team in April, when we all attend the awards ceremony at Westminster.” Said Crawford.
GoGoKingTut has returned to his beach hut at Dalegate Market in Burnham Deepdale on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast for a few days rest and relaxation.
GoGoKingTut has been part of the fabulous GoGoDragons 2015 Trail around the streets of Norwich, which thousands of people have enjoyed throughout the Summer.