02 Nov 2023
Chesterfield 1940s Market
Rummage through the stalls at one of the biggest flea markets in the country - you might even find a hidden treasure or a priceless antique. Enjoy 40s music, entertainment and exhibits and meet the stall holders in period dress.
When: 2nd November 2023, 10:00am
Shop in style at the Chesterfield 1940s Market
Residents and visitors to Chesterfield can enjoy themselves during half term as the annual 1940s market returns for 2023.
Taking place on Thursday 2 November between 10am and 3.30pm, visitors can enjoy 40s music, entertainment, exhibits and meet the stall holders in period dress.
Kalamazoo dance band will once again be back by popular demand performing throughout the day in New Square. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes and join in the fun!
The weekly flea market will take place in the market place with traders in 1940s costume. There will be a competition for the best dressed stall and visitors are encouraged to get into the 40s spirit by dressing in period costumes.
Entertainment includes a a variety of 1940s singers located around the town centre and even an escapologist. There will also be a display of classic cars, a vintage fire engine and a full-size replica spitfire.
Chesterfield Museum staff will also be attending in 1940s costume with handling objects from their WW2 education box,
There will be lots to see for all the family.
Visitors are encouraged to use public transport to attend the event but there is also lots of parking available in Chesterfield. Full details of both council owned and private car parks can be found here
Free coach parking spaces are available for groups or organisations visiting the event when pre-booked, please contact Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre to reserve your space.
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