There’s lots to look forward to later this year in Retford town centre

by | 3 April 2024 | Community Event, Retford

Retford Healthy Sunday 2024

Retford Business Forum (RBF) is currently putting the programme together for this year’s Healthy Sunday on Retford Market Square on Sunday 14th July (between 10.00am and 2.00pm). Last year was a really successful event with a wide range of health-related professions taking part… and, of course, there was the Barnsley Premier Leisure (BPL) Dolphin… the star of the show!

RBF would be delighted to hear from any individual or organisation working in the health industry including sports, exercise, nutrition, wellbeing, etc who would like to take part in the event or help to organise it – please contact

Retford Big Cheese Festival 2024

Retford Business Forum (RBF) organised the first Retford Big Cheese Festival in recent times on Retford Big Market Day, in September 2023. It was a great success with, not just cheese but cheese pottery, jewellery, German sausages, scones, toasties and even advice on complementing beers. This year, The Big Cheese Festival will take place on Saturday 21st September 2024 and RBF is looking for even more interesting ‘cheeeesy’ offers – how about paintings of cheese, poetry about cheese, cheese recipe books, cheese-shaped bags etc etc? If you would like to be included please contact

Congratulations to Limited 2 Art

Celebrating 20 years since Limited 2 Art was established, business owner Ruth Stone has moved Limited 2 Art to bigger and better premises on Bridgegate in Retford. RBF wish the very best of luck to Ruth with the new location.

Latest Retford Business Forum (RBF) member

Top Pick Toys on Bridgegate – Dan is the founder of Top Pick Toys, and after starting out with dinosaurs, expanded to include action figures from Marvel, DC & Star Wars, plush toys, Schleich figures and play sets, and, of course, Barbie.

Best of luck to Dan.

Retford Big Market Days

Enjoy great free family fun for all at Retford Big Market Days on the following Saturdays: 20th April, 18th May, 15th June, 20th July, 17th August, 21st September, 19th October, 16th November, and 21st December.

Festive fun

Retford Christmas Market 2024 will be on Sunday 24th November and The Winter Festival of Light / Late Night Shopping event will be on 12th December 2024.

Retford Business Forum (RBF) events are delivered in partnership with North Notts BID, and Bassetlaw District Council. RBF is very grateful to its partners and everyone who supports its events.
To find out about membership, and to join (for only £24.00 per year), please contact