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Ribble Valley Artisan Market Set to Be Super!

Updated: Jan 28, 2023

More than 50 makers, creators and start-ups will showcase their creative work, art, food and creations this weekend in WHALLEY.

Ribble Valley based event promoters Crafty Vintage continues to evolve their collaboration with Whalley Chamber of Trade to produce the now monthly Artisan Market on The Swan Pub Courtyard and brings thousands of visitors to the village.

Award-winning Lancashire Tourism Superstar, Laura Johnson who founded Crafty Vintage in 2011 has built a community of creatives and start-ups who all support each other.

She said, “Each month it gets busier and busier. We’re seeing a record number of applications from start-ups. It’s people who are usually sick of working 9-5 and are wanting to pursue that creative idea whilst generating an additional income.”

The monthly market presents a diverse set of talent from every inch of Lancashire and the Monthly Artisan Market is a celebration that invites visitors to come along and see the best of local art, food, accessories and vintage fashion - all on their doorstep delivered with a sustainable ethos.

Visitors can expect a huge range of items on offer from cakes to candles, jewellry to jams, honey to homewares, cheese to ceramics, doughnuts to dog treats, and fudge to flowers.

Local musicians will entertain visitors throughout the weekend alongside a selection of DJs spinning vinyl.

Streetfood is served by 112.Pizza from a former Fire Engine alongside a vintage horse trailer that serves ethically sourced and freshly ground coffee.

Seating will be dotted around the market, with visitors encouraged to explore the village, including the historic Abbey and its many boutiques. An afterparty will take place at The Salvage House on Sunday evening featuring a Spanish Flamenco guitar duo.

For the finer details and to view all upcoming events, including The Halloween Spooktacular and Pickwick Weekender please visit the website:

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