The first Treacle Market held in Macclesfield Market Place this year will take place on Sunday April 25th, from 10am to 3.30pm.
Due to the the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and lockdown restrictions in place during much of 2021 so far, the popular market has been unable to take place since December. While regulations had permitted the market to go ahead, concerns over the risk that it would lead to large groups of people congregating together, the Treacle Market has been put on hold.
The first of event of 2021 will be smaller than usual, however subsequent markets are expected to return to their usual size from May 30th.
Precautions will be taken to maximise customer safety. All traders will be wearing masks, hand sanitiser will be widely available for shoppers, and customers are asked to also wear a face mask if possible and adhere to social distancing guidance.
During changing restrictions last year due to the pandemic, smaller Lockdown Larder and Tiny Treacle events were held. From April 30th, the popular markets which launched in 2010 are set to return to Macclesfield town centre on the last Sunday of every month.