Crafty Vintage returns to the spectacular Holmes Mill with an eclectic mix of vintage wares, handmade crafts, art and quirkiness from some of the finest makers, creators and collectors in the land!
It is the ultimate gift buying experience for you and your friends and will be laden with handmade gorgeous gifts, trinkets, treasures and treats. Plus culinary eats, live music and merriment over the whole weekend.
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Due to the new layout of the venue and location of the event, it is necessary to operate a staggered entry system throughout the weekend to prevent overcrowding, queues building up and maintain a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. Therefore it is essential that you order your free tickets for the approximate timed session you’d like to arrive by.
==WANT A STALL?==
We seek applications from creators, makers, vintage collectors, artists, photographers, artisan food producers and street food traders. Apply now at: craftyvintage.com/traders
==ABOUT CRAFTY VINTAGE==
Crafty Vintage is a regular social gathering where like-minded folk can meet, socialise, share ideas, gather inspiration and sell their wares at our bespoke unique marketplace.
We are purveyors of classic vintage, collectables, retro wares, quirky handmade, fine foods and delectable cuisine.
Come along and see a magnificent showcase of talent from the finest creators, makers collectors and artisans in the land.
Live music, entertainers, magicians and lots of merriment ensures a wonderful weekend with something for all the family to enjoy.
1. Your spending boosts the local economy
Research on spending by local authorities shows that for every £1 spent with a small business 63p stays in the local economy, compared to just 40p with a larger business. At Crafty Vintage more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers, and farms — continuing to strengthen the economic base in the North West.
2. You will be supporting British entrepreneurs
Crafty Vintage markets help foster the talents of the next generation of British designers and retailers. There is a constant turnover of new products, and sellers listening to customers’ demands.
3) Help keep the area unique
Where you shop, where you eat and have fun — it all adds to the culture of this area. The one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of this county. Other tourism businesses also benefit. When people visit us they generally seek out destinations that offer them the sense of being someplace, not just anyplace.
4) Shopping local creates jobs
Independent businesses create local employment and self-employment. These people in turn spend in the local economy. By visiting Crafty Vintage, you will not only be helping to support the exhibitors you see, but also an array of suppliers such as local farmers, artists, musicians, makers, brewers, growers and barbers.
5) Reduce Environmental Impact
Locally owned businesses make more local purchases requiring less transportation. This generally means contributing less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss, and pollution.
6) Local shops value you more
Evidence from numerous surveys shows people receive better customer care and service in local shops. Traders survive by their reputation and repeat business – so shopping local at Crafty Vintage means that you get a higher standard of service.
7) Encourage Local Prosperity
Economic research shows that in an increasingly homogenized world, entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character.