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Further Plans Under Way for Hailsham Summer Market

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Preparations by the Town Council’s festivities team are under way for a fun event taking place in the town centre this summer.

Plans are being made for this year’s Hailsham Summer Market, which will take place in Vicarage Field on Saturday 23rd July, and organisers of the event are confident that it will be a great family event offering something for everyone.

Vicarage Field will be home to a range of street market stalls selling locally sourced food, as well as gifts and accessories and one of the highlights of the event will be a specialist French Market, courtesy of traders France At Home.

The French traders mostly come from different ‘departments’ in Normandy and cross the Channel every week to offer a wide range of high-quality products in different parts of the UK. Products on sale include local and regional cheeses, freshly baked bread, patisserie products, olives and dried fruits, as well as jewellery, accessories and more.

There will also be a candy floss stall courtesy of Hailsham Lions, live music will be provided by the Sussex Stompers and Hailsham FM will also be in attendance.

There will be a road closure in place along the High Street on the day.

“Visitors can expect everything from the finest food and gifts on sale at the market, to some amazing live entertainment and more!” said Town Mayor Councillor Paul Holbrook.

“Our Summer Market events attract traders and visitors from across the region and is an annual highlight for Hailsham town centre, despite having not taken place since 2019 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and associated restrictions.”

Deputy Town Clerk & Business Enterprise Manager, Mickey Caira said: “Whilst there are further arrangements to be made, we are confident that the Summer Market organised by the Town Council will be well received by the public and offer fun for residents and visitors alike.”

Mr Caira added: “Our main aim is to work with partner organisations to establish community led festivities – not only during the summer but throughout the year – all of which benefit the residents of Hailsham, whilst supporting local traders and increasing the footfall in the town on event days.”

Further details about Hailsham Summer Market will be announced in the coming weeks. To book a stall at the market, please contact the Town Council on 01323 841702 or by email:

Enquiries relating to this media release

Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
Telephone: 01323 841702 | Email: