Spring has sprung- and soon we’ll be welcoming the Summer Makers Market!

A month ago, the first FarGo Makers Market was wrapping up- and what a weekend! Thousands joined us to welcome Spring in with some true FarGo artisanal style- and the sun almost came out too!

Shoppers were greeted at the Spring Makers Market with live music, cakes, and all the colours of Spring! We had some of the best makers, designers and artists from the local area, ready to welcome people to FarGo. With everything from artisan jewellery, ceramics, artworks, woodwork, and everything in between, it was an independent shoppers dream. It was all accompanied by Adam Kibble, and The Gloria Sunset Duo, playing everything from pop classics to rock’n’roll.


The streetfood was delicious! Cornography made everyones favourite corn on the cob, corn dog bites, and amazing nachos. We also had some fantastic vegan desserts from Cake Doctor– just what you need after a long morning shopping!


All the stalls were so good it’s hard to pick favourites. Some of the highlights had to include Seasonal Souls with her beautiful Spring inspired artwork, the fab fun jewellery from Frilly Industries, the amazingly delicate ceramics from Rolling Roses, and the most adorable tiny plants from The Cluttery– not forgetting the amazing psychedelic llama from Andrew J Mason, and the cutest pet rocks from Pie Art!

The Summer Makers Market is coming!

We’re very excited to announce the Summer Makers Market is coming! We’ve got the Summer edition coming up on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July- and we’re so excited! We’ve got more fab traders lined up. Some are returning for another fun weekend, and some brand new to FarGo, so make sure you follow the Facebook event for more details about traders, streetfood and performers!

For a sneak peak, we can reveal we have some fab fudge, concrete jewellery, tiny clay animals and much more from our talented traders, and even more great food from our friends Cornography! Keep you eyes peeled and stay up to date!


See you soon for a stroll in the sunshine!


Many thanks to Thompstone Photography for capturing our weekend!

FarGo Village Launch FarGo StrEat!

FarGo Village are launching their very own street food Friday event this Friday! On the last Friday of every month, FarGo Village are inviting some of the best street food traders to come together in Coventry and cook up a storm from 6pm – 11pm! There will be drinks, great music, delicious street food and a fab atmosphere- this is definitely the place to be on Friday night.

The first of FarGo StrEat was on Friday the 27th of April, we opened with our Pizza Festival! This event had a great turnout included street food from The Wandering Pizza Company, Bare Bones Pizza, Pizza Traders and Handmade Pizza Company. There was a range of toppings from classic Margherita, Cornish Brie & Caramelised Onion to a sweet Rocky Road pizza!

Event organiser Elyse Cadden says “We’re channelling London vibes where people can come to the village after work with their friends or work colleagues, grab some food, have a few drinks and have a great time! From pizza this weekend to tacos in October, everyone’s happy!”

After the Pizza Festival comes ‘Indian Takeaway’ on Friday the 25th of May, which will include all of your favourite Indian dishes!

FarGo StrEat event dates:

April 27thPizza Festival 
May 25thIndian Takeaway 
June 29th2Tone 
July 27thMediterrania 
August 31stBourbon & Soul 
September 28thAround the World
October 26thTaco’s & Tequila

FarGo Village Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/fargovillage.coventry/

FarGo Village Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fargovillagecov/

FarGo Village Twitter: https://twitter.com/FargoVillage

Guest Blog: FarGo’s Independent Gin Mini-Festival

I was invited to come along to FarGo’s very own Independent Gin Mini-Festival on Saturday 24th March. I’ve always been a fan of FarGo and what it stands for as they support small growing businesses and put on a wide variety of events from vegan festivals to beer festivals. FarGo is so diverse which I am sure helped Coventry to win The UK City of Culture for 2021. I am looking forward to seeing what they have planned.

When it comes to gin, of course I’m there! If you hadn’t already gathered, I am a HUGE lover of gin. This is something I’ve got into over the past year or so and now it’s almost always my alcoholic drink of choice. I loved the fact that this was an independent gin festival which showcased the best in gin surrounding the midlands area, opposed to the well known brands that we all know and love but get so used to drinking. What was great about this festival, was that there was no pressure to be a gin connoisseur, it was totally chilled, relaxed and you could have a chat with everyone.

First on my list to try was Burleigh’s Gin. I knew that the distillery is based in Loughborough, close to where I live, because a few of the local pubs sell Burleigh’s gin. I made sure I went for something totally new to me and tried the PINK edition gin.
It contains Japanese cherry blossom, hibiscus, rose and pink grapefruit. It was served with a Fever-Tree aromatic tonic and a garnish of pink grapefruit. I really loved how delicately sweet and floral this gin was having not tried anything like this before.

I then tried a (Minus) -33 gin cocktail which I think was called gin fizz. It was very citrus-y and oh so tasty! This gin is a botanical infused spirit that contains juniper, citrus, lavender and elderflower – a flavour combination I was a huge fan of! They had set up a cocktail station to look a bit like a laboratory which instantly attracted my eye, and everyone else’s it seemed as it was very popular!

Next was the Shakespeare Distillery gin. I love that they are trying to recapture the Tudor period of innovation by fusing traditional and in some cases forgotten ingredients with modern techniques.
I tried the Mulberry gin which is made by combining mulberries with Stratford Gin and leaving them to steep for a few months. It was served with prosecco and was utterly decadent with it’s very rich flavour. I am tempted to get myself a bottle as I love adding new flavours to my glass of bubbles!

Brockman’s Gin was a favourite of mine from the evening. Traditional notes of gin are combined with citrus and aromatic wild berries such as blueberries and blackberries. It was so smooth to drink and had the most wonderful flavour. It was served with fresh orange peel which really brought out the flavours in the gin. I definitely recommend this gin.

Lastly, I tried Sovereign Spirits, Elderflower and Gooseberry Liquer which was very syrup-y and sweet. That’s not to say I didn’t love it as it reminded me of elderflower cordial which I drink on a daily basis! It would be lovely to add this to a glass of sparkling wine.
Overall, I think FarGo did a pretty good job at selecting such varied gin distilleries across the Midlands. I was introduced to gins I had never heard of before and will definitely be supporting them over the bigger distilleries in the future. It was an evening filled with great chat, English culture and a hint of luxury. I will be talking about these gins for months!I also vlogged the event which you can view on my YouTube channel.
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