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Economic Impact of Iconic Events: Royal Lancashire Agricultural Show Boosts Local Businesses

The Royal Lancashire Agricultural Show, a cherished tradition and one of the oldest events in the Northwest, opens its doors today, the 21st of July 2023, ushering in a weekend of excitement, creativity, and community engagement. Crafty Vintage, the organisers behind the Crafty Vintage Village, are elated to be part of this special occasion that showcases the best of our local talent and creativity.

Crafty Vintage Village, a vibrant hub of close to 100 makers, creators, and start-ups, is a treasure trove of unique and exquisite products, exemplifying the finest in local ingenuity. Visitors will be captivated by the diverse array of handcrafted goods, including stunning artisanal jewellery, vintage fashion pieces, exquisite home decor, organic beauty products, and delectable artisanal foods. Beyond being a marketplace, the Crafty Vintage Village is a true celebration of creativity and entrepreneurship, providing aspiring businesses with an opportunity to test the market and connect with a diverse range of customers.

Over the years, Crafty Vintage has played a pivotal role in nurturing over 500 start-ups, empowering many to turn their creative passions into thriving enterprises. Countless entrepreneurs have successfully transitioned from their 9-to-5 jobs, now following their dreams full-time, while others have found a valuable means to supplement their income. Supporting local businesses not only strengthens families but also bolsters the economic vitality of Ribble Valley.

In addition to the fantastic shopping experience, the Royal Lancashire Agricultural Show and Crafty Vintage Village will resonate with the soulful melodies of live music, enchanting visitors throughout the event. Local musicians will take centre stage, seizing the opportunity to advance their careers by connecting with a broader audience. Crafty Vintage is proud to be a platform that not only supports makers and creators but also fosters the growth of all local talents, promoting a strong sense of community and encouraging artistic development throughout the borough.

While excitement mounts over the possibility of guest appearances by esteemed personalities, including the renowned Gary Barlow and Gok Wan, attendees can anticipate the chance to capture a special celebrity selfie! However, the true essence of the event lies in the unity of the community, the spirit of creativity, and the unwavering support for local businesses and artists. The Royal Lancashire Agricultural Show and Crafty Vintage Village offer an exceptional day out for the entire family, where everyone can bask in the charm of the farming community, connect with local artisans, enjoy live music, and partake in a day filled with joy and entertainment.

Crafty Vintage extends a warm invitation to you to embrace this opportunity, share the good news, and support local economic development. Together, we can celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship, uplift our farming community, boost the careers of local musicians, and showcase the remarkable talents that make Lancashire a flourishing and vibrant community.

Crafty Vintage is a thriving platform that fosters creativity and entrepreneurship, providing talented makers, creators, and start-ups with opportunities to showcase their exceptional products to a broader audience and support the local community in Ribble Valley. For the finer details and to exhibit at upcoming events visit:

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