Cookery demonstrations, face painting and competitions will be held in the town centre this weekend as part of a campaign to encourage shoppers to use the market.
'Making Markets Matter' is a national campaign. Traders will encourage shoppers to buy local produce.
Master chef Geoff Tookey will give demonstrations on the hour from 11am using products from Barnsley Market. He will be cooking dishes including potato and cauliflower curry with flat bread, spicy chicken with couscous and aromatic creamy mushrooms with pilau rice outside the markets entrance on Cheapside.
And shoppers will be able to grab a bargain inside the voucher vault - an inflatable chamber, pictured, that blows the vouchers around.