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Darlington World Food Day Event – 27th October

World food day

Following a wintry start the World Food Day Event proved a popular day out for the people of Darlington

After being postponed on the 13th October due to unsafe wind levels, Darlington’s World Food Day Market went ahead this weekend. We have not had too much luck with the weather, as the morning saw an unseasonably cold start with the first snow of the season, but the Market went ahead along West Row and inside the Covered Market.

World Food day trader

There were a range of stalls including chocolates, cakes, brownies, cheeses, jams & chutneys, Indian savoury snacks, macarons and hot food options including Thai, Indian, and smoked meat sandwiches and soups. There was also the exciting addition of The Battle Bus, a double-decker bus offering the ultimate gaming experience with video games consoles for single-players or groups. Free face-painting and arts and crafts activities were offered in the event space of the Covered Market, which saw some very happy (painted) faces!

Despite the chill in the air, the people of Darlington came out to browse and there was a great buzz as people wandered down West Row, grabbing food and meandering into the Covered Market where the amazing regular offer of fantastic fresh food was supplemented with tasty treats, savoury snacks and entertainment.

World Food Day Trader

Darlington Covered Market will be experiencing a spooky Halloween on Wednesday (31st) which will see The Cool Science Guy giving science shows and Halloween workshops throughout the day. Get ready for slime, bubbles, witch’s snot and (of course) explosions! Free family fun suitable for all ages, so if you’re looking for something to do this Halloween why not drop into the Covered Market – don’t forget your fancy dress!

Produce at world food day

Darlington Covered Market sits in the heart of the town and will benefit from a multi-million-pound investment. It will remain sympathetic to its Victorian heritage but will transform into a 21st century retail destination based on the already excellent fresh food offer with a more cosmopolitan feel. It will blend its solid and dependable value for money shopping tradition with an afternoon/evening family based leisure experience.

Urban Fudge Cheeses World food day


The Market Hall is open Monday to Saturday from 8am until 5pm.

The Outdoor Market is held on Mondays and Saturdays, 8am to 5pm.

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Darlington Continental Market
Darlington Continental Market