It wasn’t just traders and shoppers enjoying the first Saturday of trading at the new Edgbaston Village Market on Greenfield Crescent
Families with dogs who want to go somewhere else have a new outing destination they can look forward to each month. And that’s a visit to the Edgbaston Village pedestrian market in the heart of the 300-year-old Calthorpe Estate.
After trial sessions last year with 24 stalls, the market is now enriched with 60 stalls that line up back to back on the large crescent. The Suntrap Road is between the Boston Tea Party corner of Harborne Road (Harborne at Five Ways) and Calthorpe Road (Five Ways at the University of Birmingham/Edgbaston Cricket Ground). Five Ways Station, one stop from New Street, is less than a ten minute walk away.
With no cars on site and a wide road with pavement to enjoy compared to the much tighter St Mary’s Row area of the Moseley Farmers’ Market at the end of the month, there is plenty of room so that many visitors can browse and reflect. as well as shopping while their well-behaved dogs can also join in the fun of spotting new four-legged friends.
With local businesses, including hospitality venues along the crescent, there really is something for everyone. The market will return on the second Saturday of each month.