There’s no doubt that the popularity of Artisan Markets is growing and Glossop’s monthly Artisan & Crafters Market is definitely one of the regions favourites. Opening this Saturday 11th August why not get your weekend off to a fantastic start by visiting Glossop’s Artisan Market?

A hub for creative’s, artists and taste-makers; Glossop Market Officers, Artisan Market initiative has not only boosted both the outdoor & indoor market footfall, but has gone a long way in promoting and supporting many local crafters through their events.

Colin Deeley, Glossop Markets Superintendent give his view on Glossop Market’s Artisan events increase in popularity, “People who visit our monthly events appear to be more interested in finding those unique, one of a kind, handmade, custom made products, than by mass produced items that are readily available in many traditional shops.”

“Artisans here specialise in everything from handmade Jewellery to Chutneys’ & Jams’ from wooden carved items to Scented candles and melts and a whole host of individually crafted items in between.”

As well as providing a great monthly selling platform for a wide selection of craftsmen and women, Glossop’s traditional indoor market combines, with the creatives’ to attract hundreds s of visitors from across the region and as they look to pick up everyday bargains and bag themselves something unique.

The Artisan Markets are recognised locally as a welcome addition to the picturesque Derbyshire Town. But far from simply being a nice place to visit, they play a much more important role in the local creative community – helping to cultivate home grown talent and offering many entrepreneurial people their first step into the world of business.

And after you’ve finished filling your bags with bargains, amidst a backdrop of musical entertainment take a stroll around the many traditional stalls situated within the well loved Market Hall. There you’ll find bargains galore from Fresh Fruit and Veg’, to Fine Art Paintings; – from Modern Furnishings and Quality Meat products to traditional Sweets and Confectionery, where you can go back in time and pick-up those lines that you used to find on the ‘penny-tray’!

After all that shopping, why not try dropping into one of the town’s many pubs, bars, cafés and tea rooms for a glass of wine, fine cask beers, coffee and cakes, afternoon tea, or a full blown delicious meal from one of the town’s numerous restaurants many who specialize in a diverse variety of authentic dishes!

So bring friends and family and come and join the many visitors between 10 and 2 for a wonderful day out

If you can’t make it to one of Glossop’s Artisan Market event on Saturday 11th August – there’s a thrice-weekly market in the Market Hall next to the Town Hall every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9am until 5pm.

For further information regarding the hidden gem which is Glossop Market, please contact:      Colin Deeley on: 07794 768495 or email:

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