Makers Market

Date 11th May

Location Fishergate, City Centre

Timings 10.00am - 4.00pm


Monthly Artisan Market to be Staged on Fishergate – Starting 11th May

Fishergate, Preston’s High Street, is set to stage a new monthly ‘Markers Market’ event from May 11th this year.

The ‘Makers Market’ is a food, drink, creative and musical event, staged by experts and supported by Preston BID.

The events have a loyal following with thousands of expectant visitors heading to their markets across the North West in Knutsford, Liverpool, at the Lowry Outlet, Chorton and at Spinningfields in Manchester.

At the Makers Market visitors get to meet unique creators, makers, designers, producers, bakers, musicians & artists.

The event, which is to be staged on the second Saturday of every month takes place between 10am and 4pm on Fishergate, which will be closed to traffic for the event.

Mark Whittle from Preston BID said: “We have been in talks with the Makers Market team for some time and have watched with interest, their growth. Their events are incredibly popular and chime a chord with customers looking for a uniquely independent visitor experience.

“Preston has a fantastic new market hall and some great independent businesses – the Makers Markets will provide an additional opportunity for quality traders and independents to promote their business”.

The Makers Market is a collection of independent artisan traders that come together to share their trades with the local community. Selecting the best local food, drink, art and music to showcase the vibrant local offer.

Vicky Crane, Director at the Markers Market said: “We are extremely excited to bring a monthly market to Preston. Taking place on the second Saturday of the month, showcasing the very finest in local food, drink, arts and craft. We welcome any local artisans and musicians who would like to get involved to contact us via the BID”.

Andrew Stringer, Chair of the City’s Retail Forum said: “we’ve been working hard to bring the Makers Market to Preston for a while and are delighted to announce the launch of the monthly event in the city. The authentic, local pop-up trade will both complement our existing retail line up and provide visitors from across the region an artisan market experience that has proved so popular elsewhere”

For further information on the event follow Shop Preston on Facebook.


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