Orange Pip breaks the record again!

The attendance record for Orange Pip Market was once again smashed as crowds flocked to the monthly street food celebration.

Official crowd figures put the number of people at the August instalment of Orange Pip as around 10,600 – even more than attended the Summer Special in Centre Square in June.

As well as benefiting from the good weather the event also landed on the same day as a Boro home game with many fans in attendance before and after the match.

The Summer Special Orange Pip attracted more than 9,000 people and the average attendance for the event has been put at around 6,500.

Cllr Charlie Rooney, Middlesbrough’s Deputy Mayor and Executive Member for City Centre Strategy, said: “It’s great to see more and more people enjoying Orange Pip Market. It’s designed as an open and inclusive event with the aim of offering something for everyone so to see such high numbers is really pleasing.

“As well as being a great day out Orange Pip is also playing an important part in the local economy and I want to say thank you to everyone who makes the event run so smoothly as well as the traders and all local businesses who help make the event a highlight in so many people’s calendar.”

Orange Pip Market launched in May last year offering street food, art and live music performances on Baker Street. It quickly expanded onto Bedford Street and after a summer sojourn to Centre Square is now bigger than ever having expanded further onto Albert Road.

Each month now sees more than 40 traders pitched up selling their artisan produce and many punters enjoying the craft beers and real ales of the popular micropubs in the centre of Middlesbrough.

• The next Orange Pip Market takes place on Saturday, September 30.

Hey Hello!

Sorry for leaving you for so long -the market got a teensy bit busy and we had to attend to that. We are a small team so please forgive us.

Anyway, we’re back and its almost springtime!

Orange Pip Market re launches on March 25 from 12 noon until 7pm and it will be as fabulous as ever. Glorious food, arts and live music – you know the score. Full line-up coming soonish.

In the meantime, get us in your diaries – here are our dates for the whole year!

  • Mar 25
  • Apr 29
  • May 27
  • June 24
  • July 29
  • Aug 26
  • Sep 30
  • Oct 28
  • Nov 25
  • Dec 24

Coming soon – Orange Pip Merch!

Hey, it’s been a while since we updated the website due to the immensely busy year we’ve had. We want to thank all of our lovely visitors, traders, staff, artists and musicians for all the support and kindness you’ve shown us in 2016.

We are sad to have had to cancel the Christmas Eve special but it’s safety first and Storm Barbara was not going to be kind to us.

We are happy to announce our new line of branded merchandise is coming very soon. Tea towels, mugs, art prints, stickers and some limited edition A3 wall calendars are here in the office, ready to be photographed to show you all!

Details of where you can buy will be online shortly.

Happy Christmas to you all and see you when we return on March 25th 2017!