October 4, 2023

Everything you need to know about The BIG Autumn Market

A popular seasonal celebration of autumn in all its glory is returning to Lemon Quay in Truro this month.

The BIG Autumn Market – a collaboration with Cornwall Shop Small – is a bite-sized festival of autumnal food, drink, arts, crafts and vintage wares over an unmissable two days.

Taking place on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th October, 9am – 4pm, the market is the perfect opportunity to find cosy lifestyle inspiration for the seasonal shift.

Sarah Curley of Cornwall Shop Small said: “Our stallholders love The BIG Autumn Market as it conjures up that lovely Scandinavian sense of ‘hygge’ as we all seek to make your homes, wardrobes, and self-care rituals ultra-cosy again.”

She continued: “Amongst the sumptuous displays, visitors can expect to find sustainable slow fashion and accessories, vintage treasures, beautiful prints and ceramics, cosy textiles, and eye-catching jewellery from a myriad of local creators and curators.”

Meanwhile, our food and drink traders will be out in force, fresh from a busy harvest time and with a bounty of autumnal produce to offer marketgoers – from mushrooms to root veg, damson gin to apple pies.

These busy farmers and market gardeners will be laden with seasonal abundance. Meanwhile, Cornwall’s finest artisan food producers are ready to inspire home cooks with everything from alpine-style cheeses to nourishing kimchi. At The BIG Autumn Market you’ll find everything you need to take your autumn cooking repertoire up a notch or two!

The event promises plenty of opportunities to get involved, with a pumpkin carving competition on Saturday 28th and various workshops and demonstrations from artisan makers.

There will be around 60 stalls to peruse, live music, interactive demos, and street food – all designed to encourage shoppers to linger for longer in the city centre.

The autumn event is the last seasonal celebration of the year before The BIG Festive Market on 24th and 25th November which coincides with the Christmas lights switch-on, and The BIG Christmas Market which takes over Lemon Quay for a month from 29th November onwards.

Think of it as a handy practice run for the Christmas shopping. Come and meet the traders and get inspired – you’ll soon be planning a return visit to one of our high quality local markets in Truro in the run up to Christmas!

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