First ever ‘I Love Market Harborough’ festival date announced
A date has been announced for a new festival taking place in the town square this summer. The free event called ‘I Love Market Harborough’ is set to take place on Saturday 19th July.
The festival, organised and run by Sustainable Harborough, will feature stalls in the Market Square, activities across the town, and guest speakers at the Angel Hotel. It hopes to raise awareness of the importance of sustainability and environmental consciousness within the Harborough community.
The event will provide activities for all ages, including stalls for the children, and information on a variety of topics surrounding sustainability for the adults. Children are invited to join in with the arts and crafts stall, creating banners from recycled cloth, whilst adults will be able to enjoy cookery demonstrations focussing on how to create less food waste.
Although the main focus of activity will be based in the square, activities will spread across the town and include a drop in centre for advice on energy bills, a live roadshow from Harborough FM, a girl guiding stall, and talks on topics such as community gardens and renewable energy at the Angel Hotel.
Sustainable Harborough will also launch its new project, the Food Map, at the festival. The map shows all the producers and stockists of local produce, demonstrating to the public exactly how easy it is to source their food and drink sustainably.
Jo Sharman, Community Project Officer at Sustainable Harborough comments: “We’re really excited to announce the first ever I Love Market Harborough festival, and are sure that it will be a fun and informative day for all.”
“Families, business owners and home owners are all guaranteed to gain something from the day, as there will be plenty of information on saving on energy, sourcing local produce, and generally becoming more sustainable as a community.”
Sustainable Harborough is a lottery funded project which aims to create a more inclusive and vibrant community, with improved environmental awareness and lower carbon emissions. The project focuses on different aspects of sustainability, from social housing to water supply and the production of local produce.
To get involved in the day or to find out more, contact the Sustainable Harborough team on 01858 466207 or email firstname.lastname@example.org