Spring Makers Market

A maker’s market designed for you.

If you’re looking for that perfect, something.

That something unique, different, a gift that your everyday high street retailer doesn’t sell, look no further than FarGo Village up-and-coming makers’ market.

On the 1st and 2nd of April, why not head down to FarGo Village in Coventry, where you will find a bustling array of independent stalls run by the very best local artists, makers, designers, independent businesses, and more.

From plants to prints, ceramics to jewellery, some incredibly tasty treats, and great music to keep you going, FarGo Village is not only bringing communities together, but it’s bringing them alive.

Unusual, often homemade, and locally sourced, the quality and choice of goods and food you will find in FarGo Village make this event (the first in 2023 with others planned in the summer and autumn), not one to be missed.

Independent makers and designers….

….at your service.

Designed exclusively for creative, independent businesses, visitors to FarGo Village never leave disappointed.

With a rich cultural heritage, Fargo Village Makers Market is so much more than an opportunity to purchase amazing art, unique gifts, and delicious food.

It’s also about meeting with friends and family, and enjoying the taste of fresh ground coffee with a delicious, homemade cake in the other hand. It’s about feeling the creativity as you meander through the stalls and see what’s on offer. It’s about taking in the array of colours, intrinsic designs, smells, and sounds, that make you feel a million miles away from the high street.

From beautiful hand-embroidered designs by Ada Brown, Modern Hand Embroidery to paper flowers, greeting cards, and creative home décor pieces by Eliza Grace Makes, FarGo Village is the place to be this April weekend.

In addition, if you’re a plant lover like us, FarGo Village has traders available to dress up your plants! That’s right, Bits of Colour and Prickly Subjects are just two of the traders that will be available, waving goodbye to your dreary-looking plant pots and instead, introducing you to fun, colourful and unique designs that will certainly add character to your home.

Pop-Ups featuring….

Bryony Criddle, Owner, The Nine of Hearts Jewellery:

“I make a selection of handcrafted chunky Sterling Silver and gemstone jewellery using both traditional silversmithing techniques and also wax carving and casting. My work is inspired by my time in the tattoo industry (I do love a skull!) and also my love of vintage and antiquities.

  My work isn’t designed to be gendered, it’s simply designed to be worn by anyone who likes it, and I aim to make pieces people will really treasure. I’m trying to do my bit for the planet, so I have just started to work exclusively with recycled silver and the gemstones are use are all ethically sourced.”

This year, Fargo has more traders than ever before.

From some regular faces to new traders with new offerings and delights for visitors, and that’s not all….

There is a £5 entry fee for the clothes swap, and once inside, you can swap up to five items (all must be clean and usable). Whether you’re looking to disown the jacket that your distant Aunt Margot got you for Christmas or maybe the handbag that just brings back too many memories, at the clothes swap, one person’s pre-loved is another person’s, new love.

Why Fargo Makers Market?

Because it’s different. Relaxed. Unique. And every stall, every local independent business, oozes creativity and style.

Above all?

It brings people and communities together. Showing your support to local artists, designers, craftspeople, performers, and artisan food traders.

“I love Fargo, and the vibe is always really relaxed and it’s great seeing such a collective of talented designer makers all under one roof,” Bryony Criddle, Owner, The Nine of Hearts Jewellery.

FarGo Village will be a hive of activity from Saturday, 1st April, as it makes way for a dazzling local community market. So make sure to treat yourself or someone you love this spring with a locally produced gift that is as unique as them or brightens up the walls in your home with a piece of artwork that pulls you in and lets you drift away.

A unique and creative shopping experience

From handmade jewellery to bowls, handbags, eco-friendly products, and even taxidermy and entomology creations, you truly don’t know what you need until you see it at Fargo Village.

These markets are extremely important to many small businesses that rely on local trade and visitors to boost sales.

So what better way to kickstart the beginning of spring, and the lighter nights and warmer weather, than with a weekend of indie shopping at Fargo Village Makers Market?

Saturday 1st April, 11am – 5pm

Sunday 2nd April, 11am – 4pm

If you’ve got any questions, you can email the event organisers direct at fargo@fargovillage.co.uk. Alternatively, if you’re interested in trading at our next event, you will find an application form here: https://forms.gle/GwPabvtQeCjWK29F9.