Last week the 2018-19 committee met for our final meeting of the year, where we discuss how things went on the day and find out just how much money we raised for our local organisations. Lots of thanks needs to go out to all the stallholders who attended and all the people from far and wide who came to our event and made it such a great day, not to mention all the members of the village who helped. The Street Market is run totally by volunteers, and without them it simply would not happen. So, how much did we make this year then?

£11,000

Yes, £11,000 in one day, the highest we’ve ever made! Partly due to some clever cost cutting from the committee (not to mention fabulous work on the programme from Gabby), and partly down to the tremendous success of the evening event, we now have more than ever to share amongst the many groups we support. More news of that later.

Want to help out for next year?

So, planning will soon start for next years event, but first of all we have a number of vacancies we really need to fill on the 2019-20 committee. Most notably of all our long standing chairman, Andy Mathers, is standing down after 3 years – and he will be sorely missed. His steadfast guidance and many hours of behind the scenes work has ensured the continued success of the Street Market, but all our attempts at convincing him to stay on have failed! I guess he deserves the break 🙂 So, if you fancy getting involved yourself we currently need to fill the following positions:

  • Chair
  • Vice-Chair
  • Entertainment
  • Publicity
  • Scouts Rep

What’s involved?

You’ll need to attend one meeting a month, and depending on the role take some responsibility, along with others, for organising one or more aspects of the Street Market. It’s all be done before, many times, so there’s plenty of guidance to help you along the way. On the day itself the committee normally help out in some capacity, whether checking traffic, manning gates, or just general troubleshooting problems as and when they occur.

Next Meetings

We’re holding our AGM on Tuesday the 29th of October at 8pm in The Lamb, where we’ll be handing out cheques to our beneficiaries, and everyone is welcome to attend. The first official meeting of the 2019-20 committee will be held on the 12th of November at 8pm, again in the The Lamb, so please do come along if you’d like to get involved for 2020. The more the merrier!

Less than 2 weeks to go now until our “Beach Party” street market. All the stalls are sold, the entertainment is booked, the beer is brewed … all we need now are some people looking for a fun day out!

Interested to know what you’re going to get? Download our brand spanking new programme, or read on …

On the entertainment side of things we have our usual entertainers like Dan the Hat and Punch & Judy, plus Jabrock, Wacky Races and of course the Tug-of-War. They’ll also be face paining, bouncy castles, glitter tattoos and a surf simulator. The Mangled Wurzels will be playing at the Lamb Inn and you can see the posters from the children’s competition in St Mary’s Church.

Food wise we’ve outdone ourselves this year. Not only will Grillers in the Mist and Devon Dogs be returning, but also Thai Style Food, Pink Cloud Crepes, Liddicones Ice Cream and Go Local coffee. New this year we have Pizza a Legna, Krispy Kreme donuts and Edgy Veggie for all you vegan fans. The Methodist Church will also be serving teas, coffees and cakes all day.

For Drinks our two pubs will be serving as usual, plus we have our stalwart the Exe Valley Brewery pop-up pub on the little rec, alongside our very own Beach Bar.

The raffle will be drawn at 3:30pm, and as ever we have some fab prizes up for grabs. Just head along to our Raffle prizes page for more info about what you might win.

The weather looks promising for the Beach Party at this year’s Silverton Street Market and come rain or shine it is sure to be a brilliant day. Free car parking is available in Up Exe Lane (just before the village on the left hand side as you come up from the main Exeter to Tiverton road).

Fore Street will be lined with stalls

There’s enough food to feed several armies, including vegan ones, also burgers, crepes, pizza, coffee, and Cream Teas served in the Methodist Church Hall. There will be live music and children’s entertainment all day, craft stalls to meander through, and in keeping with the beach party theme, there’s a ‘super surfer’ to try your hand or legs at, a giant deckchair and a children’s beach treasure hunt – collect the Clues sheet from the Face Painting Tent on the Little Rec. There is also a bouncy castle, the inimitable ‘Dan the Hat’ and Silverton School Art Work will be on display in St Mary’s Church.

Entertainment and food at the Little Rec

Grown up entertainment includes a raffle with some amazing prizes, a specially crafted beer from the Exe Valley Brewery, aptly named ‘Exe on the Beach’, a Beach Bar run by the Twinning Association serving Pimms, Prosecco and stunning Cocktails and, towards the end of the day, the ever popular Tug of War. The day’s activities will end with a play list so you can chill out, have another beer or cocktail and just listen to some music while the kids run off the last of their energy.

The all important Tug-of-War

If you are lucky enough to get tickets for the evening event  ‘Life’s a beach…Party on’ the line up  is impressive with ‘Still Hate thatcher, Reckless and Lazy Snacks’ .With a hog roast and in house bar what’s not to like.

So don’t miss this year’s Silverton Street Market Beach Party. Everyone is invited; come in fancy dress if you are brave enough and enjoy ‘the best value day out’ with all the family for £2.50 adults, 50p children.

As ever we have some wonderful raffle prizes coming for this years Street Market – do make sure you pick up some tickets when you come! Here’s what we have so far:

Bicton Park, Tickets for 2 adults & 2 children
Big Sheep, 2 tickets
Boden, Voucher for £50
C & R Repairs, Free MOT
Devon Railway Centre, Family ticket
Exeter Racecourse, 2 Premier racing tickets
Kent’s Cavern, 2 tickets
Merlins Cinema, 2 tickets
Morwellhan Quay, Tickets for 2 adults & 2 children
National Marine Aquarium, Tickets for 2 children
Princess Theatre, 2 tickets to the Mousetrap
Seaton Tramway, Return ticket for 2 people
South Devon Railway, Family return ticket
Taunton Racecourse, 2 tickets
Tropiquaria, Complimentary ticket
Watermouth Castle, 2 tickets
Wildlife & Dinosaur Park, 2 tickets
Wildwood Escot, 2 tickets

Still looking for a stall for this year? You’d best hurry, we only have 15 left! Check out our new booking website if you’re interested, they’re going fast:

http://silverton.org.uk/opencart/

This Tuesday the Exe Valley Brewery brewed “Exe on the Beach”, the beer for Silverton Street Market 2019 – with assistance from some of the Street Market Committee! A light gold beer, brewed with local spring water using Maris Otter malt + Magnum, Cluster & Idaho 7 hops – at 3.9% abv it will be a very drinkable refreshing beer with tangy orange undertones. Can’t wait to try it! On that note, the official launch will be on Thursday 11th July 2019 6pm – 8pm at The Lamb Inn, Silverton – so everyone will have a chance to have a taste then.

Silverton Street Market is on Saturday 3rd August 2019 with a Beach Party theme this year. There will be over 100 stalls lining the village, selling everything from artisan bread to hand crafted pottery, and home made jams to antiques. We have bands lined up for the little rec next to the Square in the heart of the village, plus the usual suspects like Punch and Judy, face painting, bouncy castles, etc. There will also be lots of eat and drink, including pizzas, burgers, crepes, donuts, and of course the Exe Vallery Brewery themselves and our infamous Prosecco bar. We round things off for the day events with our traditional Tug-of-War. Finally, there’s a separate evening event (tickets only, available in the Spar in the village) to round things off – for those who still have the energy!

Exe Valley Brewery has been brewing a special beer to support Silverton Street Market for about 25 years. Guy Sheppard, the owner of Exe Valley Brewery, says that he is delighted to help support this annual village event. As a business in the community it is a great to be able to do something for the village with the products that we make.

Silverton Street Market 2019 is on Saturday 3rd August and this year has a Beach Party theme. Various names for the beer were suggested with “Exe on the Beach” being chosen as the favourite.  Head Brewer James Fryer has formulated the recipe for the beer with the Beach Party theme in mind; with the beach being such a part of the traditional British holiday he will be brewing the beer with Maris Otter malt, a very traditional old British barley variety, but to capture the feel of a Beach Party the hops will be from around the world, Magnum, Cluster and Idaho 7 hops which will give the beer a tropical flavour.

At 3.9% abv, Exe on the Beach will be an easy drinking, light gold beer with a tropical zesty flavour – it will be available in local pubs from 1st July and of course you will be able to find it in Silverton itself at the Street Market on Saturday 3rd August.

If you’re hoping to have a stall at our Street Market this year, you might want to think about getting a booking in soon. Our new online system has been working well, and we’ve got less than 30 stalls left in the main street now. You can take your pick from Fore Street South, which runs up from the square, or alternatively Fore Street North, which runs down from the Lamb Inn. Both will be crammed with people come August the 3rd, eager to see what stall holders have brought this year.

Or then again, why not try Newcourt Road, running south from the square? Almost all visitors who come by car pass through Newcourt Road, so you can guarantee pretty much everyone will come by your stall at least twice. It’s also right next to the bustling hub of the market at the square, and the little rec where we host all our entertainers and our food and drink providers.

Whichever you choose, simply select the stall you want from the page, pop it into your basket, and you can pay straight away either with PayPal or a debit/credit card. How easy is that?

Come and join us – it’s gonna be great!

Will our “Beach Party” be blessed with this sort of weather? We certainly expect so, it’s not let us down yet!

What a glorious Easter break! Here’s hoping our Silverton Sands Beach Party will be equally blessed with good weather – things are gradually taking shape. Our French Twinning friends will be in Silverton that weekend so it will be lovely to be able to welcome them to the Street Market. Already a free barrel of beer has been sponsored from Exe Valley Brewery who support us every year, as does The Lamb Inn. Enterprise have donated a free van for the weekend; we have received generous sponsorship from RGB, McKinley White and Whitton and Laing and negotiations are well underway with other potential benefactors. There is still time to place an advertisement in the Street Market Programme so please contact maxineedwards843@gmail.com for details. 

The competition to design the cover for the programme was enthusiastically pursued and we had a lovely time choosing between the posters designed and drawn by the children at Silverton School.  They were all fab but we chose Hannah Hudson’s (year 4)  for the programme and poster.  Others will be used throughout the programme and all will be laminated and displayed at the Street Market.

A reggae band is booked for lunch time on the little Rec and ‘Still Hate Thatcher’ are playing in the evening event along with Reckless and Lazy Snacks. The ever popular Tug of War will be held on the Little Rec. at 4.30pm straight after the Raffle draw. We are hoping that local groups, organisations, clubs, pubs, churches etc will put out  a team. There will be three categories: men, women, primary.   Contact John (861423) for enthusiastic support. 

The Street Market Committee meets once a month at 8pm in The Lamb Inn. Please come along and share your ideas. The next meeting is tonight (24th of April) and the one after on Tuesday 21st May.

A first for this year, we invited the children at our local primary school to design the cover for our 2019 programme – and what a response we had! All years responded, from the very smallest to those just about to leave for the next stage of their educational journey, with some lovely ideas from the children.

Now comes the hard bit – all we have to do is pick a winner! Which one would you choose?

The theme this year is Silverton Sands Beach Party and everyone is invited! Street Market has always been a village event and it is the village and its outlying neighbours that make it such a warm and wonderful day. The Theme is a way of creating a uniquely different atmosphere every year, but we need people to take on activities to help achieve this atmosphere. Could you and your family run a ‘pin the tail on the donkey game’? Could you organise a ‘best beach hat competition’? Have you got any ideas for ‘message in a bottle’ ?? Any and all ideas are really welcome . All funds will support your chosen local group.

In terms of the day’s programme a lot has already been achieved and stalls are booking up fast on our fantastic new interactive web site: food stalls like Devon Dogs, Pink Cloud Crepes, Pizza, Grillers in the Mist, Ginger Pig Company along with the thirst quenching ‘Prosecco and Pimms Bar’ who by popular demand are going to include more gin and cocktails this summer. The Exe Valley Brewery are working on this year’s celebratory brew unanimously named ‘Exe on the Beach’. This is due to be launched at the beginning of July.

There is an exciting programme of entertainment planned with old favourites like Punch and Judy, face painting, Dan the Hat. Also theme specific activities like a limbo or volleyball competition, a giant deckchair, treasure hunt around the village…A competition to design the front cover for the programme by local children is already underway.

The day will end with the traditional tug of War on The Little Rec at its usual time of 4.30. The evening event which starts at 7pm is really taking shape with ‘Reckless’ and Lazy Snacks booked, along with a Hog Roast and in house bar. Tickets prices are being held at £7.50.

Street Market meets once a month at 8pm in The Lamb Inn. Please come along and share your ideas. The next meeting is on Wednesday the 24th of April.

This year, make Silverton Beach Party Your Beach Party.