You can “goblin” it all up at The Goblin Market this spring, making it hard to go back to the real world. Featuring magical performances, a goblin-themed tavern and market stalls, people are encouraged to dress up and get transported to another world.
The Goblin Market is taking place between May 17 & 19 at Tir Na nOg 45 minutes away from central Glasgow, creating a mythical land of ethereal beings. The market is set to boast three areas: The Goblin Hall, The Inn Of Many Lights and The Market Stalls.
The Goblin Hall
The Goblin Hall is a huge geodesic dome where all the performances are taking place. Goblins can expect to see an intimate and immersive performance, including food and/or drinks. Sitting no more than five meters away from the action depending on the ticket, guests will enjoy “story, circus, strange deeds and a magical soundscape”. What is more, guests are advised to book in advance, as spaces on the day are not guaranteed.
The Inn Of Many Lights
The Inn Of Many Lights is a tavern offering a range of ales, wines, liqueurs and food. For those who haven’t booked a meal within the performance, the inn is the place to grab a bite to eat and a wee drink. The website also states: “Although goblins famously accept only first-born children as payment, the Inn of Many Lights prefers cash, as the signal is patchy and card machines are often unreliable.”
The market stalls
The market stalls are said to accept “goblin gold, human gold, gems and other human money” as payment, so that’s also a relief no firstborns will have to be sacrificed. At the market, guests can expect handmade otherworldly trinkets from small businesses.
The Goblin Games
The Goblin Games will also be held, where everyone can participate in some friendly (or not), competitive fun. We have no idea what sport this will entail, but it sure will be entertaining for all.
The Gathering of The Goblin Courts
Saturday, May 18 will mark The Gathering of The Goblin Courts between 5pm and 11pm, where guests are encouraged to dress up as goblins and fae. The organisers state: “There will be faery intrigue, masquerade and dancing as the Courts vie for influence and secrets change hands.” Plus, The Goblin Courts is a separate event, so visitors need to book an additional ticket than the market.
Tickets for all events can be found on The Goblin Market’s website, starting from £24.50.