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03 Sep 2017

Best in Baking (part of the Garden & Craft Festival 2017)

Do you love to bake?   Then enter our Best in Baking competition at this year's Garden & Craft Festival 2017.   The Festival is on over 2 days, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September with the Baking competition on Sunday. We give trophies, prizes and certificates for the winners at our Awards Ceremony on Sunday at 2pm.   All the entries are displayed ready for the judges in our competition marquee on the market place, see timings below:   Register & display baking from 8.30am to 9.30am Judging takes place from 9.30am to 10.30am Marquee open to the public to ...

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02 Sep 2017

Mansfield Garden & Craft Festival 2017

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September 2017 - 10.30am to 3pm both day.   Gardening Schedules & Best of Baking forms are vailable for this year's annual Garden & Craft Festival, held inside 2 large marquees on Mansfield Market Place. Organised by the Mansfield BID on behalf of The Trustees of the Allotments for the Labouring Poor.   Saturday's show features the Best of Fruit, Vegetables, Flowers and Wine takes place on Saturday with Best in Baking on the Sunday. Cash prizes of £15, £10 and £5 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places are awarded along with medals in each ...

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02 Sep 2017

Enter your school to win prizes!!

At this year's Garden & Craft Festival The Marquee, Mansfield Market Place   A newly added category at Mansfield Garden & Craft Festival is 'Our School' where schools are encouraged to show off a collage of pictures of their gardening work, produce or floral designs for a cash prize of £100 for the winning school and runner-up prizes  of £30 & £20. Every school who enters the competition will receive a gardening gift of seeds, tools and useful gardening pots etc. donated by Wilko of Clumber Street   Download an information pack and entry form from here   ...

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01 Sep 2017

'I Love Mansfield' Tiny Tot 2017

Do you have the cutest kid?   Then enter your child into the brand new 'I Love Mansfield' Tiny Tot 2017 competition.   Photo sessions are being held at various times from 10.30am to 6.30pm  inside the Marquee, Mansfield Market Place on  Thursday 31st August and Friday 1st September by our professional photographer, Jason Parnell.   It’s FREE to enter and there are great prize packages to be won. The competition is open to children in three age groups: 0 to 9 months 10 to 18 months 19 months to 36 months (must be before the child’s 3rd birthday)   Purchases ...

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12 Aug 2017

NEW DATE: Mystery of the Star-Eaters

NEW DATE: SATURDAY 12TH AUGUST 2017   Mansfield BID are proud to present this new, one-day live adventure game in partnership with Casebook Events.   We need you to be a detective for the day and help solve this incredible mystery.... here's the story so far.... Detective Inspector Ranney of the local constabulary has asked for your expertise with a difficult case. The disappearance of Professor Macclesbury, a university Professor who was researching Mansfield’s hidden subterranean areas. The Professor was a well-connected man. With pressure coming down on the Inspector from the university and the local council and ...

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09 Aug 2017

Life's a Beach

Every Day from 31st July- 26th August, 10am to 4pm Mansfield Market Place Mansfield’s own beach is in town for four weeks organised in partnership with Food for all Seasons. Feel the sand between your toes whilst you enjoy making castles & playing in the sand. Or bring along a picnic to eat on the beachside decking… The children can have lots of free fun whilst you relax and have a minute.      Oh you will like to be beside the seaside here in Mansfield!

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09 Jul 2017

Party on the Market 2017

Join us on the Market Place for a fantastic day out!   The fun starts at 2pm with live acts  and some great music from: Little Fix - the UK's leading tribute to Little Mix Kevin Simm - Liberty X star and The Voice winner 2016 ABBA Fever Ginny Brown & Soul Collective We've huge digital screens in place, crowd karaoke, 'Pop up' Bar and a Prosecco Bar! Lots of food choice with our Artisan Street Food on West Gate, a VIP area and for the younger ones some entertainment and face painting!   This FREE event is ...

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25 Jun 2017

Mansfield's Armed Forces Day - 'Thanks & Fun'

Join us in the Market Place for a fantastic day on Sunday 25th June from 10.30am to 3pm   There will be representation from all the armed forces and groups including:   Help for Heroes HMS Sherwood The Royal British Legion 384 Cadets Royal Air Force Royal Navy Reserve Mercian TA regiment Mansfield Sea Cadets Police Cadets   There will be lots to see and do with:   A short parade from The Buttercross on West Gate (near the library entrance) to the Market Place lead by St Edmund's Drum & Bugle Corps Make a paper Spitfire & paint a ...

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13 May 2017

Photography Exhibition to Light-up Mansfield Town Centre

From 29th April to 13th May 2017 Mansfield Market Place     First Art will light up Mansfield Town Centre with an illuminated photo exhibition this April and May. The exhibition features award winning and internationally renowned artists who have created new work about the people and places of the area. The work will be displayed outdoors, in Mansfield Market Place, in stunning lightboxes that first came to the town in 2015.   The exhibition is part of a 2-year international touring project, Flâneur – New Urban Narratives, which started its epic journey in Mansfield with First Art’s ...

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17 Apr 2017

WIN Easter goodies!

Have fun over the Easter break and win one  of our super Easter prizes! Pick up one of the entry sheets and follow the clues to find hidden bunnies and chicks in town centre shop windows.    It's free to enter!   Clue sheets are available from this website, Four Seasons Customer Service Desk & participating stores from Thursday Saturday 1st April,  the competition closes on Monday 17th April 2016 at 5pm.   Winners will be notified and listed here and on the 'I Love Mansfield' Facebook page.        

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