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.


Welcoming Markets back for 2021

Vintage In The Village is back.  Welcome a fabulous day of all things vintage this May, for one day only, we want to bring some true vintage treasures, as well as some real bargains! Independent retailers, creatives and artists have everything ready for you starting from vintage clothing & accessories to homeware, vintage cars  and cookies.

We’ve thought really carefully about the best way to run this market to keep everyone safe, for our traders, staff, and of course, you! Read on to find out what to expect and the top 10 things you can do to support fiercely independent in a safe way this weekend.


  1. Social distancing

We’re  limiting numbers inside the market hall, to no more than 60 at any one time, so you’ll have plenty of space to move about and socially distance properly. Please maintain a distance of 1.5m from anyone not in your household or bubble. Please remember you cannot socialise inside with anyone outside of your household or bubble.

  1. Queuing

Because we’ve got a limit on numbers inside the Market Hall, if we’re full when you arrive, you may be asked to queue for a few minutes until someone leaves. Please be patient, and queue 1.5m from people outside of your household/ bubble – we’ll have a designated spot for you to wait, and some lovely staff to direct you.

  1. Track and Trace

We will need to collect Track and trace information from every person entering the Market Hall. To make this process smoother and so you can enter faster, we recommend you download the NHS track and trace app before you get to FarGo, so you can scan our QR code at the gates or the Market Hall entrance, and then you just need to show your screen to the door staff instead of signing in manually! This is a legal requirement so you will need to register if you’d like to shop.

  1. Staff

We’ve got even more of our fab team than normal at this market, to make sure we can keep track of everything, and keep you guys safe. There will be someone on the door taking Track and Trace info, someone on the exit counting you out, and another person floating around to make sure we can answer questions, guide you round our one way system, and make sure everyone stays safe inside the venue.

  1. One way systems

So we can avoid overcrowding and problems with social distancing, we’ll have a one way system at this event. You will enter via the Market Hall entrance between Gourmet Food Kitchen and Choc N Roll, and exit through the shutter next to Pop Bang Colour. Inside, arrows on the floor will  guide you around the market. You can loop back round for another look still, but make sure you’re doing this where the arrows indicate!

  1. Face Masks

We will be asking everyone, including staff and traders, to always wear face masks inside the venue, unless exempt. This is necessary to enter the venue- please remember to put it on before you enter, so our staff don’t need to ask you!

  1. Wash your hands

We’ve got hand sanitizer stations at both the entrance and the exit of the market, for you to use. We also have sinks for handwashing too, so if hand sanitizer is getting to your skin a bit, we’ve got plan b ready!

  1. Shop Online

If you’re not entirely comfortable joining the market in person this weekend, you can still support our fiercely independent makers by shopping online at our online marketplace! Check out makers profiles, see product previews and follow the links to order online and enjoy the market from the saftey of your home.

  1. Please follow traders requests

All our traders have got measures in place to keep their stalls safe and clean for you, but this means you will need to ask before touching products and may be asked to use hand sanitizer first. Please listen to our lovely traders, they’ve got your safety in mind!

  1. Pay by card

Where possible, please pay by card, as this is much more hygienic than cash, and helps our traders keep you safe. Some traders may be operating card only over the weekend, so please bear this in mind and come with your card at the ready!

There will be plenty of signage about on the day, and people to help out, so you can shop safe in the knowledge that we’re doing everything we can to keep you safe. Our cleaners will be regualrly cleaning touch points to kee the venue hygenic. If you see something that you think we could be doing better, please let us know! We can’t wait to see you back in the village, exploring our indie makers, permanent shops, and maybe grabbing a spot of lunch (we’d definitely recommend it!) so we’ll see you on this weekend, Saturday 24th 11am-5pm and Sunday 25th 11am-4pm!