Durham Cathedral will host a craft fair on Saturday March 23 to round off its St Cuthbert Festival celebrations.
The St Cuthbert Festival has been four days of events running from Wednesday March 20 to Saturday March 23, to celebrate the life of Durham's nominal patron saint, St Cuthbert. Events have included music performances, services and free Durham Cathedral tours.
As well as the St Cuthbert Procession, the culmination of the St Cuthbert Festival on Saturday March 23 will include the St Cuthbert Festival craft fair in Durham Cathedral cloisters, which will include regional food and drink specialists.
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Colin Wilkes, managing director of Durham Markets, said: "Our traders love the setting of the Cathedral Cloisters, and for visitors it's the ideal opportunity to discover some of the region's finest food and drink producers, as part of a day full of events at Durham Cathedral.
"There are familiar and new faces at Saturday's market, and they're all specialists in what they produce, so we recommend shoppers take the opportunity to chat with the producers and find out about the food and drink on offer. There's a lot of knowledge and passion in the produce available at Saturday's market."
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Visitors to the market will be able to buy locally produced honey, cheeses, sausages, scotch eggs, cakes and desserts, sauces and spice packs, homemade jams and craft beers.
St Cuthbert's Festival, culminating in the St Cuthbert Procession, is an important time in the history of Durham, and there are plenty of events across the four days. St Cuthbert's Day falls on March 20 and, as well as the market, there have been a number of events taking place in the city as part of the St Cuthbert Festival celebrations. The annual St Cuthbert’s Procession from Chester le Street to Durham on Saturday March 23 will arrive at the Shrine of St Cuthbert at 2.10pm. During the day, there will be free Durham Cathedral tours and storytelling for children with Adam Bushnell, and a Sung Eucharist at 5.15pm.