Wigan town centre is to come alive once again with a real taste of the continent.
From Thursday to Sunday March 16 to 19 traders from around Europe and some from a little further afield will descend on the borough.
And there will be a charitable side to the event too with fund-raising for two good causes.
Over 30 stallholders will be bringing a real international flavour and beyond with wonderful foods and a great range of crafts and gifts from around the globe. Tastes include Catalan tapas, Greek gyros, a traditional German Schwenkgrill selling Bratwurst and Currywurst Sausage, French crepes, a Thai noodle bar and even ostrich and angaroo burger.
And while you meander around the stalls sampling some of the great fresh food products, visitors can relax and browse some of the great craft and gift stalls including South American jewellery and knitwear, Italian silk scarves, handmade amber, crystal and gemstone jewellery.
A spokesman said: “Our friendly traders look forward to welcoming visitors who are certain to experience a fun family day out with a difference. We’re holding a Time for a Cuppa tea party so we can raise awareness and funds for Dementia UK and much needed Admiral Nurses. This is the only UK charity offering specialist one-to-one support and advice to people living with dementia and their families. Admiral Nurses are specialists providing practical, clinical and emotional support directly to families living with dementia, so they don’t have to face it alone.
“For your chance to win a Time for a Cuppa hamper we will be selling raffle tickets at £1 per strip and you can purchase tickets from the market, all monies raised will be donated to this fantastic charity. We will be announcing the winner on stage in the town centre at 12.15pm after the half-marathon.”