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The Teenage Market is coming to Horncastle

The Teenage Market is coming to Horncastle on Saturday 2nd July and is giving young traders and performers a chance to showcase their creative products and talents for free.

The Teenage Market is a fast-growing nationwide initiative set up by teenage brothers Joe and Tom Barratt in Stockport to transform our town and city centres with the creativity of young people. Supporters of The Teenage Market include businessman Theo Paphitis, designer Wayne Hemingway and retail guru Mary Portas, who described the initiative as being "innovative and inspiring".


The energy, diversity and vibrancy of the young people who take part in Teenage Markets is helping to breath life back into high streets, town centres and market areas all across the country, with events now being run in over 25 locations.


Getting involved couldn't be simpler. Simply create your trader or performer profile on the Teenage Market website and then apply to take part in the Horncastle Teenage Market by visiting


After you've applied to take part, the organisers will be in touch to let you know if you have been allocated a free stall or performance slot.


Co-creator of The Teenage Market, Joe Barratt, said "The Teenage Market really is the key to identifying a new generation of market traders by making young people an active part of our town centres."


"We are delighted that Horncastle is giving young people a free platform to get their businesses off the ground and showcase their creative talents."


He added, "I'd encourage any creative young person to get involved with The Teenage Market as there are so many positive opportunities that can come out of it."


Councillor Adam Grist, Portfolio Holder for Market Towns and the Rural Economy said: "What an amazing opportunity for young people to get involved with this unique market. The aim of this event is all about inspiring the next generation of market traders in East Lindsey and hopefully we will see some of the traders coming back in the future."


Support local young traders and performers by visiting the Teenage Market at Horncastle on Saturday 2nd July.


To apply to be a trader or performer visit


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