the beard & sabre cider company's
cirencester twilight market
live music - craft drinks - street food
every fourth saturday of the month
april through to august
17:00 to 22:00
Since our very first open-day at our founding location, the Beard & Sabre Cider Press at Norcote Workshops, Cirencester, we have always been welcomed by the Cirencester and wider Gloucestershire community. Whilst we have expanded and relocated to be closer to our orchards near Bristol, we return annually during peak cider season to host our signature Summer events in partnership with Cirencester Town Council.
First conceived of in 2017, after the significant marketplace investment, we have brought together local musicians, producers and street food artisans to create a series of events lasting late into the twilight hours. Join us on the fourth Saturday's of April, May, June, July and August from 5pm at the Cirencester Marketplace; sample our craft ciders alongside a rotating selection of real ales, wines and gins from our partner producers - and most importantly, enjoy live music in the sun. (Note to legal professionals: Sun not always guaranteed!).
Our events are family friendly, although they can get a little lively as the evening progresses. Beard & Sabre operate a challenge 21 policy, partner bars are responsible for their own regulation. Toilets are located at the Abbey Grounds and free parking is available at The Forum and Brewery car parks. If you would like further guest information, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Event updates are distributed via Facebook and through Cirencester Town Council's website. Explore our trader section below to plan your visit.
our core traders
Each event consists of 1 to 3 local and regional acts, sourced on rotation. Priority is given to musicians based closest to The Twilight Market, although new acts are chosen for every event, year on year. Themes vary event-to-event, from singer songwriter, acoustic, classic rock, folk and covers to DJ sets at the end of the evening. Turnout varies from 200 to 500 over the course of the evening, with the very brave hanging on to the end - even in adverse weather as in the second outtake below. If you are interested in performing at The Twilight Market, contact the market manager: Angus@beardandsabre.co.uk.
trade with us
The Cirencester Twilight Market is a community led event, managed by Beard and Sabre. Your pitch fees are put towards the marketplace rent, musicians and advertising. It is our intent to cover the organization and booking costs (not-for-profit) and then join you as a partner trader. Fees vary annually, although the typical booking costs range between £35-45 for craft wares, local produce and cold food up to £70-100 for on-sales and hot food. Power can be provided for a small supply fee. Traders must bring their own gazebo and stall. Block booking is available at a discounted rate.
To register your interest as a trader and receive an application form please email our events manager at - . Guest traders are rotated and we aim to allow no more than three hot food stands, preferably with a vegetarian option available at all times. We can only accommodate one trader specializing in each alcohol format, e.g. gin, wine, cider - guest beers are offered at the Beard & Sabre bar. We are always on the lookout for unique craft concepts such as alcohol free cocktails/spirit vendors.