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Crafty Vintage is back this year with even more treasured trinkets and curious knickknacks to enjoy.

Packed with purveyors of classic vintage, collectables and retro wares, this social gathering of various vintage market offerings is once again popping up all over Lancashire, Cumbria and the Greater Manchester, just in time for the warmer weather.

Crafty Vintage is a regular series of events where like-minded folk can meet, socialise, share ideas and gather inspiration, and 2019 is set to be the biggest year yet for these classic crusaders.

Not only will vintage-lovers see a magnificent showcase of talent, with live music, DJ’s and family entertainers but there’s also a whole host of contemporary, handmade crafts and fine foods. From Mother’s Day to Easter eateries, Crafty Vintage has it all and is the perfect place to pick up those one-of-a-kind gifts that can’t be found anywhere else from a selection of makers, creators and collectors.

Crafty Vintage is a family run business that has been pitching up markets and hosting events since 2011. The idea was formed to create the perfect retail environment for small independent traders to flourish, including Manchester stalwarts, Honest Crust, who first began their journey into the market world by hosting their stall at the Crafty Vintage markets.

Catch them all through spring and summer, with a number of dates confirmed dates at various locations across the North West below:

2019 Dates for Crafty Vintage

Mother’s Day Special

Crafty Vintage has it all for mums this Mother’s Day. From gorgeous gifts and vintage treats, there’s everything all under one roof that’s guaranteed to make mums feel extra special and pampered. Plus, vintage vocals throughout the day too! Expect more than forty stalls of all things crafty, vintage vocalists and acoustic sets, and even an outdoor creative courtyard.

Sunday 31st March - Holmes Mill, Clitheroe from 12pm to 5pm Free admission, tickets available here

Easter Takeover

Four Days of eggs-tra special events! Kick off the bank holiday with the superhero family rave on Good Friday, where parents can bring their kids for all the fun of dancing the night away without having to worry about a babysitter. Enjoy free glow sticks, top DJs, dancers, club lighting, bubble machines, inflatables and giant balloons! And when the little ones get tuckered out, they can head to the chill out area with activities such as craft tables, play doh areas, a chill out area, a book corner & face painting,

On Saturday, it’s a Wonderland Tea Party where guests are invited to jump down the rabbit hole and experience an enchanting tale, brewing the perfect tea, dancing the wacken and taking a lesson in elocution! Plus, face painting and cupcakes for all ages.

Then, across Sunday and Monday, it’s a classic Crafty weekender with an Easter twist. Attendees can enjoy all the usual vintage and handmade treats in addition to live entertainment on both days with street food, drinks and family friendly fun!

Friday 19th April - Monday 22nd April - The Last Drop Village, Bolton

Tickets prices vary for each event, visit for more details.

Darwen Live

Crafty Vintage will be taking over the square on Saturday 25th May to launch the huge Darwen Live event in Lancashire. Socialise and meet some of the finest makers, creators, collectors and vintage enthusiasts in the land with over 40 stalls of all things Crafty & Vintage. With everything from live music, fine food, a cocktail bar and lots of merriment, this is sure a spectacular day and great start to a retro weekend. Be there on the square!

Saturday 25th May - Market Square, Darwen

Darwen Live is a free annual music festival, for more information visit

Accrington Food Festival

The foodie festival favourite is back by popular demand! With details still yet to be announced about this year’s exciting event, 2019 is set to be the biggest yet and the Crafty Vintage team will be there with retro bells on - watch this space for further information as it’s announced.

Saturday 1st June - Accrington

For more details, visit

Crafty Vintage Fair

Award winning Crafty Vintage will be offering a huge selection of vintage and handmade gifts and treats from the finest makers, creators and collectors in land at the Crafty Vintage Fair. There’s live entertainment, street food, cocktails & mocktails too - enjoy fabulous day out with lots of merriment and free family themed fun!

Sunday 9th June - The Last Drop Village, Bolton

Sunday 30th June - Holmes Mill, Clitheroe

Free admission, visit for more details.

Boutique Festival

Back for its third year, join Crafty Vintage for an eclectic mix of creators, makers, collectors, hunters and gatherers. Be part of the fun with vintage folk who will be bringing their creative crafts, art, retro wares, vinyl, knits, woodwork and more. Don’t miss out on what promises to be a weekend of fantastic and unique handmade and vintage purchases.

Saturday 3rd- Sunday 4th August - Lowther Castle, Cumbria

Further details TBC

For all the latest information on these events and how to get tickets, visit

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